Biodynamic Gardens

What does an 80-year old, German farm have to do with Weleda? Everything. Literally and figuratively, the roots of Weleda’s NATRUE certified skin care grow in that very special soil. The teachings of biodynamic agriculture, a form of alternative agriculture similar to organic farming, is based on the ideas of Weleda’s founder, Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Developed in the 1920s, it was one of the first agriculture movements.

Recognized as a holistic, ecological, and ethical farming system, biodynamic agriculture includes gardening, food and nutrition, as well.

The teachings of biodynamically-centered agriculture have been practiced worldwide for nearly a century.The basic idea is that the farm itself is a living organism—a self-sustaining system that creates and sustains life, and supports and heals itself.


If it sounds like the principles Steiner applied to how the skin functions, it is because it is the same concept of self-healing and growth. At a glance, it is easy to see why biodynamic practices support NATRUE certified personal care.

Why Biodynamic Practices are Better:

  • Helps support body’s balance and vitality
  • Yields plants full of essential vitamins, minerals
  • Helps support the body’s own balancing system to deal with food/environmental allergies and chemical sensitivities
  • Farming based on biodynamic practices do no harm to the planet

Little has changed in Weleda’s gardens, because of our commitment to our founding principles.

Our 50 acres of Biodynamic® gardens in Germany— The Weleda Biodynamic Gardens in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany – are one of the largest in Europe.


These kind of pure farming practices make for high-quality Weleda products. These principles are in Weleda’s roots and continue to motivate us today.

To learn more about biodynamic methods and the Demeter certification process, visit Demeter USA