Brand Focus: Weleda
These days so many brands claim to be natural, it is important to know what you are buying. Weleda has been growing and creating 100% natural, organic herbal medicine and body care products for over 95 years, often to the same authentic recipes that have stood the test of time. Weleda is committed to treating nature responsibly. The high quality and availability of the raw materials used in their products is secured through biodynamic cultivation in their own medicinal herb gardens. Here are just a few of our favourites:
Weleda Nipple Balm – from £6.95. Developed with midwives and pharmacists, this fragrance free nipple balm provides care and protection for sore nipples, cracked skin and chafing. Suitable for frequent use and safe for both mum and baby. Nipple Balm contains organic calendula extract and does not need to be removed before breastfeeding.
Weleda Nursing Oil – £11.95. It’s the most natural thing in the world, and breast- feeding is good for your baby’s health and your close bond with baby. Prepare for the experience to be the best it can be, using Nursing Oil during late pregnancy to warm and relax your breasts. Natural essential oils of marjoram, fennel and caraway are traditionally used to stimulate milk- flow, and encourage lactation, while breast massage supports healthy free milk flow, and releases tension in the breast during pregnancy.
Weleda Perenium Massage Oil – £11.95. It’s a day you’re looking forward to, but Mums would rather be without tears and cuts in their sensitive skin. From 34 weeks you can prepare, with regular massage using Perineum Massage Oil to enhance flexibility in the skin of the birth area. With sweet almond and vitamin E rich wheatgerm oil, the oil is especially formulated for massages which help the perineum to become more flexible and relaxed, ready for childbirth.
Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil – £16.95. During pregnancy your body needs extra tender care, so you can feel well and enjoy what nature is doing. Stretch Mark Massage Oil uses only pure natural ingredients to protect your skin and support it through the changes. With sweet almond oil, vitamin E rich wheatgerm oil and extract of organic arnica to prevent stretch marks forming, and precious oils of rose, neroli and myrrh unfolding a delicate perfume. It’s a pure, natural formula in harmony with your body through a wondrous time.
Weleda Baby Tummy Oil – £11.95. Baby’s first communication is through touch, and you both enjoy the closeness of cuddles. Gentle massage with natural baby oil warms and relaxes baby, helping digestion and easing wind. Developed together with midwives and pharmacists, Baby Tummy Oil carries pure natural essential oils of warming marjoram, relaxing chamomile and cardamom, in a base of light sweet almond oil. It’s a perfectly natural baby oil – made for special time together.
Calendula Oil (unfragranced) – £9.95. Treat dry, chafed or irritated skin, cleanse little bottoms, or enjoy a soothing massage together with this simplest of all formulations. Light organic sesame oil and an extract of organic calendula are all we need to offer you this treasure. Softening, warming, calming and relaxing – for tender moments with your little one from the first day.
White Mallow Body Lotion – £11.95. Weleda asked midwives to advise on the perfect moisturising lotion, and they helped us choose the most delicate formula we’ve ever made. Organic white mallow extract wraps baby in a cooling protective layer, kind- hearted pansy extract soothes irritation, and organic coconut and sesame oils nurture the skin. The fragrance free body lotion relieves itchiness and provides a pleasant cooling sensation on the skin.
White Mallow Nappy Change Cream – £8.50. Nappy time can be a happy time, with the soothing care of White Mallow on your baby’s sensitive skin. Especially formulated for hypersensitive and atopic skin in babies, this cream blends organic extracts from calming mallow and skin-kind pansy with organic sesame and coconut oils to help maintain healthy skin. Zinc oxide protects against damp, and the gentle scent comes from organic golden beeswax and organic coconut oil.
White Mallow Face Cream – £10.50. White Mallow Face Cream combines the tender touch of calming organic mallow and gentle pansy extracts with nourishing organic oils of coconut and sweet almond. Organic golden beeswax creates a mildly resistant layer, protecting the skin and part of the natural, gentle scent. Itchy and dry skin is soothed and protected, naturally.