RHYTHM IS THE CARRIER OF LIFE
A company portrait of WALA Heilmittel GmbH
"If one day we understand the rhythms of nature – this will be natural science in itstruest form."
Dr. Rudolf Steiner
1 Dr. Ulrich Meyer, Member of the Management Board, and Karl Kossmann, co-founder and member of the WALA Foundation, at the employee information meeting
2 Calendula (Calendula officinalis), known for its anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties
3 Potentising is one of the central processing steps for WALA Medicines
4 Plants and their parts are crushed in a mortar to produce the aqueous plant extracts known as mother tinctures
5 Dr.Hauschka Skin Care carrier bag
6 Globuli velati, one method of administering WALA Medicines
Nature's treasures transformed for you
WALA has been developing natural products since
as far back as 1935. In the earliest days of its
history, the company was a pioneering force in
a society that had all but lost touch with natural
products. Today, more than 75 years later, it is
increasingly evident that the natural approach may
be the only one that can lead us to the future.
For WALA, this was always the natural choice.
Left: The white bryony (bryonia cretica) grown in the WALA medicinal herb garden is used to treat rheumatism, gout, muscular pains, colds and flu
WALA HEILMITTEL GMBH AT A GLANCE
Founded in Ludwigsburg in 1935 by Dr. Rudolf Hauschka (1891-1969)
Sole company location today: Bad Boll/Eckwälden near Stuttgart
Owned by the WALA Foundation since 1986
Approximately 700 employees
Develops and manufactures holistic productsExports to 40 countries on all continents
WALA Medicines since 1935: more than 900 different remedies conforming to the anthroposophic understanding of man and nature
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care since 1967: certified natural skin care with more than 130 different products for face, body and hair as well as a range of decorative cosmetics
Dr.Hauschka Med since 2009: natural special care products crafted to meet specific needs
Biodynamic WALA medicinal herb garden complying with Demeter standards
Supports biodynamic farming projects throughout the world
Has developed an original rhythmic manufacturing process to obtain aqueous plant extracts that remain stable without the use of alcohol
Important manufacturing steps performed manually, with care and great attention to detail, e.g. the potentising process
High priority given to environmental protection, such as EMAS (eco-manage-
Above: Oliver Digel from the WALA Graphics
ment and audit scheme) certification, environmental management system,
Department. Right: WALA employees at a
Social commitment, for example to families' and women's needs, profit-linked bonus schemes
THE WALA MANUFACTURING PROCESS
What is life?
An answer that may well have led to
Together with a team of anthroposo-
Rhythm is the answer
the formation of a company. It was in
phic doctors led by Ita Wegman, Rudolf
1924 that Viennese chemist Dr. Rudolf
Hauschka developed a series of medi-
Hauschka (1891-1969) travelled to
cines based on these aqueous medicinal
the Netherlands and attended the
herb extracts. The doctors using the
anthroposophic summer conference in
treatment were so enthusiastic about
Arnheim. Here, he met Dr. Rudolf
its effectiveness that Hauschka opened
Steiner (1861-1925). Hauschka had
a laboratory in Ludwigsburg in 1935 so
several conversations with the founder
that he could manufacture sufficient
of anthroposophy and asked him
quantities of the new medicines. He
what, in his opinion, life was. Steiner
named the new company after the qua-
answered: "Study rhythms, rhythm
lities that play a key role in the rhyth-
is the carrier of life." For many years,
mic manufacturing process: W
Hauschka dwelled on this answer and
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eventually applied it in his medicine research in 1929. At the time, he was
Even today, employees at the WALA
working at the Clinical and Therapeu-
plant laboratory still produce medicinal
tic Institute in Arlesheim, Switzerland.
herb extracts – mother tinctures –
He had been invited here by anthro-
using the methods developed by Rudolf
posophic physician Dr. Ita Wegman
Hauschka. The technique has since been
Above: An employee at the plant laboratory prepares rose petals for crushing. The crushed petals are ex-
(1876-1943) with a view to developing
included in the Homeopathic Pharma-
tracted in spring water using the rhythmic manufacturing process; this produces rose mother tincture
a natural technique for manufactu-
copoeia for German-speaking countries.
ring medicine, for example without
The mother tinctures are used by WALA
the need for alcohol as a preservative.
employees to produce the homeopathi-
Aqueous medicinal herb extracts
With Steiner's answer in mind, Rudolf
cally potentised ingredients for WALA
The basis of WALA Medicines ingredients potentised in accordance with homeopathic methods
Hauschka integrated natural changes of
Medicines. Similar rhythmic processes
polar qualities such as light/dark, warm/
play a role in the manufacture of es-
cold, movement/calm in an extraction
sences and oil extracts that are used in
Aqueous-alcoholic medicinal herb extracts for WALA Medicines, Dr.Hauschka Skin Care
process for medicinal herbs – rhythmic
WALA Medicines and Dr.Hauschka Skin
and Dr.Hauschka Med products that are applied externally
Above: Dr. Rudolf Hauschka
changes that enhanced natural preser-
Below: Rose mother tincture
vation, thereby helping to counter the
decomposition process. The idea was a
Extracts from dried medicinal herbs with plant oils
winner: his aqueous extracts – initially
for WALA Medicines and Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products
using rose petals – kept for many years without the need to add preservatives, as was previously the case.
Pressed plant juices
The juices pressed from freshly harvested medicinal plants for use in WALA Medicines and Dr.Hauschka Med products
STAGES OF WALA'S DEVELOPMENT
Left: Machines in the WALA production facility
label the filled bottles automatically. Right: Nicole
Beuttenmüller, member of the current development
team at Dr.Hauschka Skin Care
Below: The founders of WALA in winter 1957. From left to right: Dr. Rudolf Hauschka, Max Kaphahn, Maja Mewes and Dr. med. Margarethe Hauschka-Stavenhagen
Company founded in Ludwigsburg, a town near Stuttgart; another laboratory exists in Vienna
Move to Dresden; opening of a London laboratory
WALA laboratory forced to close by the Nazi regime
. . . 1946. . .
WALA reopens in Munich-Höllriegelskreuth
. . . 1950. . .
Relocates to Eckwälden near Stuttgart
. . . 1953. . .
WALA OHG (unlimited company) founded
. . . 1954. . .
Laying of the foundation stone for WALA's first headquarters of its own at the end of Eckwälden;
creation of the WALA medicinal herb garden
. . . 1979. . .
WALA OHG split into marketing and production company WALA Heilmittel GmbH and holding company WALA-Heilmittel Dr.Hauschka OHG
Word soon spread about the exceptional Dr. Rudolf Hauschka and Dr. Margarethe
In 1950, the WALA laboratory moved to
. . . 1986. . .
quality of WALA Medicines. As a result,
Stavenhagen (1896 -1980), who were at
Bad Boll/ Eckwälden near Stuttgart. The
Founding of profit-making WALA Foundation as the successor to WALA OHG and sole owner of
the company moved to larger premises
the time jointly responsible for running
Healing and Educational Centre based
WALA Heilmittel GmbH as well as founding of the non-profit-making Dr.Hauschka Foundation
in Dresden in 1938, five years after it
the Kuranstalt Gnadenwald sanatorium
there made room for the fledgling
was formed. In 1941, the Nazi regime
in Austria, a branch of the anthroposo-
company, which employed seven people
. . . 1994. . .
New premises in Eckwälden
brought the up-and-coming compa-
phic clinic in Arlesheim.
at the time. By 1956, the company had
ny to a temporary halt by imposing a
Furthermore, WALA was declared illegal.
steadily grown and moved to the first
. . . 1999. . .
ban on anthroposophy. When Hitler's
In 1946, after the Second World War,
premises of its own. Today, there are
New quality control laboratory constructed
deputy Rudolf Hess (1894 -1987) fled
Hauschka recommenced manufacturing
five different building complexes in
. . . 2002. . .
to England, suspicions of a revolutio-
WALA Medicines in a temporarily con-
Eckwälden, where some 700 employees
Premises in Eckwälden expanded
nary conspiracy between Hess and the
verted military barracks on the grounds
are responsible for the research and
. . . 2006. . .
anthroposophic community prompted
of the Biological Homeopathic Hospital
development, manufacturing and mar-
Founding of WALA North America, a non-profit-making company owned by the WALA Foundation
numerous arrests. On 9 June 1941,
in Munich, where he supplied the hos-
keting of WALA products.
the Gestapo arrested, among others,
pital with homeopathic products.
. . . 2007. . .
WALA acquires Dr. Schaette GmbH, a manufacturer of natural veterinary medicines and care products
. . . 2008. . .
Official opening of the second extension building, which is located at the entrance of the town
. . . 2010. . .
WALA Heilmittel GmbH and WALA Medicines celebrate their 75th anniversary
THE WALA FOUNDATION
. . . 1947-1952. . .
Dr. Rudolf Hauschka initially runs WALA as a sole proprietorship.
. . . 1953. . .
Legal forms adopted by WALA
WALA is transformed into an unlimited company (OHG). Founder members: Dr. med. Margarethe Hauschka-Stavenhagen (1896 -1980), businessman Max Kaphahn (1894 -1975) and laboratory head Maja Mewes (1909 -1996). These arelater joined by businessman Karl Kossmann (*1927) and anthroposophic physician Dr. med. Heinz-Hartmut Vogel (1914 -1995).
Focusing on people
Profit is a necessary basis for a
Businessman Karl Kossmann and
. . . 1979. . .
company's development. However, this
anthroposophic physician Dr. med.
WALA OHG is split into marketing and production company WALA Heilmittel GmbH
basis should not become the company's
Heinz-Hartmut Vogel – the sole part-
and holding company WALA-Heilmittel Dr.Hauschka OHG.
main objective, but rather remain a
ners in WALA at the time – founded
means of bringing its ideas to life.
the profit-making WALA Foundation in
. . . 1986. . .
This was the firm belief of Rudolf
Bad Boll/Eckwälden. The Foundation is
Karl Kossmann and Dr. med. Heinz-Hartmut Vogel transfer the company's assets
Hauschka, for whom profit was solely
responsible for WALA Heilmittel GmbH
to the WALA Foundation – the successor to the unlimited company – and to the
a means to an end. The objective of
in its entirety and holds 100% of its
non-profit-making Dr.Hauschka Foundation.
the company was to provide anthropo-
shares. Accordingly, all profits of the
sophic medicines for the people who
limited company belong to the Foun-
dation, which invests them primarily in
WALA Heilmittel GmbH. The part of the
This outlook begged a series of quest-
profits that is not required to safeguard
ions regarding the best approach to
the future of the limited company is
take for his company.
distributed among the employees as
Who is the owner of the company?
part of the bonus model. This is because
How can the corporate idea be pre-
the primary function of the Foundation
served in the long term?
is to preserve the WALA idea and to
How and to whom is the necessary
promote the continued development
Above: The Foundation's Board of Trustees.
operating profit distributed?
of WALA Heilmittel GmbH.
From left to right: Wolfgang Gutberlet, Dr. med.
Is private ownership even compatible
The advantage of this model is that
Wolfgang Schuster, Karl Kossmann, Dr. med. Marcus
Roggatz and Herwig Judex at the ground-breaking
with the company's mission of produ-
the company's equity does not belong
ceremony in 2008
cing anthroposophic medicines?
to any single person, and that the company primarily serves the pur-pose of the Foundation and cannot be bought, sold or inherited.
Further information can be found at www.wala-stiftung.de/english and www.dr.hauschka-stiftung.de.
Left: Once a year, children of WALA employees
can spend an afternoon helping out at WALA and
finding out about Mummy or Daddy's work.
Above: Karl Kossmann was co-founder of the WALA
Foundation in 1986 and is still a member of the
Foundation's Management Board today
One of the key factors shaping the work structure at WALA was the social maxim
THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
formulated by Rudolf Steiner in 1905: "The welfare of a group of people working together is all the greater when each person does not keep the fruits of his achievements for himself, i.e. when each person shares the fruits of his achievements with his colleagues, and when his own needs are not satisfied by his own achievements but by those of others."
Rudolf Steiner. Collected Essays. Humanities and the Social Question
(Gesammelte Aufsätze. Geisteswissenschaft und soziale Frage)
. October 1905. Complete works 34.
Dornach: Rudolf Steiner Verlag 1987.
At this morning's staff meeting, the Managing Director will once again address the current business situation and the Technical Manager will report on the new building that has been planned. Before the meeting, the lady from Production quickly drinks another free Transfair coffee in the company cafeteria. Because she is responsible for drawing up and monitoring the budget for her area, she observes the WALA business presentation with particular interest. If the year's financial result is a good one, she can also expect to share in the profits. After taking maternity leave, she was able to return to her old position, working part-time to begin with. She travels home by bus with the monthly ticket paid for by WALA and her son's school fees are subsidised by the company too.
For Rudolf Hauschka, the focus was always on people. He believed that people should not work at WALA solely as a means of income, but rather out of conviction and because it allows them to take on responsibility in their everyday work.
Employees receive 80% of their salary at the beginning of the month, so that they have the necessary finance for the month. Teamwork is of central importance – all employees are given responsibility and the opportunity to develop and apply their talents, which is to everyone's benefit.
Social structures at WALA
Employees are granted scope for independent work and decision-making within their sphere of activity80% of salary paid at the start of the monthRegular staff meetings to provide information on objectives, important events and the financial development of the companyProfit-sharing with employeesVoluntary social benefits such as financial, income-related contributions from WALA to child assistance, kindergarten fees, school fees for employees' children etc.
Further development and training for all employees, e.g. discussion circles, lectures, eurythmyFlexible working hours with a "time account" recording hours worked A recognised Equal Opportunities Company
Right: Korinna Dermartheaux from Medicines
Product Management. Above: Karl Kossmann
talking to Dr. Philip Lettmann, Member of the
FOCUSING ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Visitors are often taken aback to see
All of WALA's environmental measures
that the toilet bowls are flushed with
are based on four principles:
slightly coloured water. A notice on
Resource-friendly use of natural raw
the wall explains that this is actually
materials, if possible from biodynamic
rainwater collected in a cistern system
on the large roof of the company build-
Responsible processing of these raw
ing. This is just one of many examples
materials, recycling them wherever
of WALA's responsible use of natural
Above: Caraway (carum carvi), natural digestive
resources, which is completely inde-
Use of substances or source materials
and used in WALA Medicines. Right: WALA gar-
pendent of revenue growth. Sometimes
from renewable raw materials
deners compost garden waste and plant residue
from production and use the matured compost to
this can be seen in small details such
Minimum consumption of resources,
enhance the soil in the garden beds
as special sun protection blinds, which
using renewable energy sources
avoid a build-up of heat and reduce
the strain on the air conditioning in the production rooms. Or the courses
WALA's environmental commitment is
in environmentally friendly driving that
driven by one fundamental idea:
are offered to all WALA employees, or
that the Earth is a complex organism
the warehouse that is located so deep
in which various cycles interconnect to
in the ground that the more or less
form a stable system. However, it can
constant ground temperature helps to
only remain stable when human beings
keep the room cool. Outer air is used
integrate themselves effectively.
for cooling, waste heat from machines
In view of this, WALA sees protecting
for heating: a sophisticated energy
the environment as a responsibility for
management system distributes re-
preserving and healing the world for
covered heat internally, thereby reduc-
generations to come, in accordance
ing energy consumption. Every day,
with the beliefs of the ecological asso-
WALA's own water treatment plant
cleans some eight cubic metres of proc-ess wastewater, which takes the strain
Further information on this subject
WALA's commitment to the
Regular EMAS certification since 1999 (EMAS: eco-management and audit scheme)
off the local sewage plant. At WALA,
can be found in the WALA Environ-
natural resources are preserved on a
mental Statement and online at
First place in the Environment Award for Companies 2002 (Industrial Section) from
large scale – 100% of the company's
the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment and Transport
power is generated hydroelectrically.
Certified by the German Bicycle Federation (ADFC) as a "bicycle-friendly company"
Sustainable economics for
Nature's treasures transformed for you. More than just the motto of WALA, this is
an expression of the entire company culture and its fundamental approach to all its products – be it WALA Medicines, Dr.Hauschka Skin Care or Dr.Hauschka Med.
Fine vegetable oils such as almond oil, avocado oil or olive oil. Natural waxes such as jojoba wax, beeswax, candelilla wax or rose petal wax. Medicinal herbs such as kidney vetch, eyebright or ribwort. Natural essential oils such as lavender oil, rose oil or lemon oil. This is just a small selection of the many ingredients used by WALA Medicines, Dr.Hauschka Skin Care and Dr.Hauschka Med products which are central to their unmistakable quality.
Producing medicines and cosmetics based on natural ingredients is quite a chall-enge, particularly given that consistently high quality and availability must be ensured at all times. Renewable raw materials require far-sighted planning and thorough quality control.
Many of the medicinal herbs required are grown by gardeners in WALA's own bio-dynamic garden. All components sourced externally by WALA are subject to strict quality control by the company's internal analytical and microbiological control laboratories. Wherever possible, these are grown biodynamically, organically or harvested in the wild.
By means of cultivation projects all over the world, WALA ensures sufficient sup-plies of high-quality ingredients for its products. In this way, the company pro-motes biodynamic agriculture and allows people in countries with less developed infrastructures to shape their own future. Two examples are shea butter from the
Above: In the African state of Burkina Faso, some 350 women from two villages came together to form a producer association which harvests and sells shea nuts.
African nation of Burkina Faso and castor oil from India.
The organisation calls itself "IKEUFA", which roughly translates as "Do good and do better in Diarabakoko". Left: The management of IKEUFA. Right: Crushed shea nuts.
Below: Essential oil from Damask rose blossoms (petals left), jojoba nuts and almond oil (right) are just a few of the natural ingredients used for Dr.Hauschka Skin
Further information can be found at www.wala.de/english (heading: "Quality").
WALA'S MEDICINAL HERB GARDEN
At one with nature's rhythms
A medicinal herb garden on the heavy,
What is meant by biodynamical
loamy soil at the edge of the Swabian
Alb? More than a few eyebrows were
This method, which was invented by
raised in Eckwälden's farming commu-
Dr. Rudolf Steiner in 1924, views the
nity when WALA began to seek out a
garden as a largely closed cycle. For the
piece of land for its new project at the
most part, seeds, compost and sowing
end of the 1950s. Rudolf Hauschka ac-
soil are produced internally. The garde-
quired a marshy meadow right behind
ners use a variety of natural prepara-
the site for the new company building,
tions to aid the compost rotting process
which the gardeners have tended with
and to render the plants more resistant
biodynamic methods ever since.
to pests and diseases.
After many years of intensive mainte-
At WALA, working by hand is essential
nance, the soil became fine and crumb-
when growing plants. When sowing and
ly – ideal for its intended purpose.
harvesting, the WALA gardeners work
Today, more than 150 different medi-
in tandem with the rhythms of nature.
cinal herbs for manufacturing WALA
This leads to healthy plants – the basis
products are grown in the company's
for WALA Medicines, Dr.Hauschka Skin
gardens, which are now 4.5 hectares in
Care products and Dr.Hauschka Med
size. The water lily pond, stream, bee-
"The soil does not
hives, woods and flowery meadows are home to many dragonflies, toads and
Further information can be found
at www.wala.de/english (heading: "Quality").
plant – the plant brings forth the soil."Albrecht von Herzeele
Above: Rolf Bucher, Head of the WALA medicinal herb garden, harvesting pale purple coneflower
The Origin of Organic Substances, 1879
(echinacea pallida). Left: The fruits of the milk thistle (silybum marianum) are used to maintain liver
health and to treat diseases of the liver. Most of the seeds for sowing are harvested in the WALA
medicinal herb garden
FROM THE SOIL TO THE FINAL PRODUCT
A transporter with attar of roses from
Needless to say, the quality control does
Bulgaria drives up. WALA employees
not end here. During the entire manu-
unpack the containers with the valu-
facturing process, employees monitor
able produce and a quality control em-
critical parameters such as pH values
ployee takes a sample of the oil. With
and consistency. In addition, a quality
the aid of modern analysis techniques
control employee visits each WALA
such as gas chromatography, the spe-
manufacturing area every day and
cialists in the company's own analytical
takes samples of all finished products.
control laboratory will test the attar
Whether globuli velati, ointments, bath
of roses for identity and purity. If the
essences or mascara mass – they must
Bulgarian oil passes these tests, it is
all pass microbiological, sensory and
approved and can be used to manufac-
analytical tests before being sold. These
ture WALA Medicine and Dr.Hauschka
extensive controls are in line with the
Skin Care products.
international pharmaceutical manu-
Waxes, oils, plant materials: all incom-
facturing standards and are applied by
ing ingredients for manufacturing
WALA not just for medicines but also
WALA products are subjected to a
variety of tests such as microbiological studies, purity and identity tests with thin-layer chromatography or content determination e.g. with HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography).
WALA quality control
Product development and manufacturing in accordance with anthroposophic principles Responsibility towards people and the environment by integrating an anthroposo-phical understanding of man and nature Use of high-quality natural substances, from biodynamic sources wherever possible Special manufacturing process based on the rhythms of nature Manufacturing in accordance with international pharmaceutical manufacturing standards (GMP – Good Manufacturing Practice) with regard to medicines and cosmeticsExtensive quality and environmental management systemTraining to enhance quality awareness among employeesCareful selection and support of suppliers and trading partners with a view toreaching the quality targets together
Above: Employees from the company's own analytical control laboratory examine the purity and quality of
Right: Microbiological studies are part of the stan-
essential oils with the aid of gas chromatography
dard work of the company's own control laboratory
Rhythmised natural substances
What exactly was it about WALA Medicines that elicited such enthusiasm among doctors as far back as 1935? Without a doubt, it was the rhythmic manufacturing process used to prepare the medicinal herbs. Of equal importance is the fact that each individual product is carefully composed of natural substances. WALA Medi-cines were developed by a committed group of doctors – initially led by Dr. med. Ita Wegman, and later by Dr. med. Margarethe Hauschka. Given their involvement in anthroposophy, they took a different approach to that of conventional medicine: the aim of the final composition was to help the organism to heal itself, thereby allowing the body, soul and spirit to recover. Studies have confirmed the intrinsic value of this approach and the effectiveness of anthroposophic medicine. Today,
What is anthroposophic medicine?
Anthroposophic medicine is a holistic and integrative addition to conventional
over 110 million people in Europe put their trust in complementary medicine.
medicine. It uses modern diagnosis methods and therapies and supplements them
Today, the WALA range of medicines contains some 900 different remedies for both
with medicines, artistic therapy, counselling and physiotherapy. This type of therapy
acute and chronic ailments, including many self-medication products.
was founded almost a century ago by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) and Dr. Ita Wegman (1876 -1943). Anthroposophic medicines are modern remedies made from natural substances, either in the form of individual remedies or compositions. Through heating, rhythmising and potentising processes, they are prepared in such a way that they approximate human processes and acquire healing powers.
Further information can be found at www.walaarzneimittel.de/english.
1935 Market launch
Made of natural substances based on an anthroposophical understanding of
Above left: Globuli velati (pellets), an important method of administering WALA Medicines.
Above right: Markus Giesder, Head of the Potentising Laboratory, potentising a mother tincture.
Contains some 900 different products for both acute and chronic ailments,
Right: Mortars are used by plant laboratory employees to crush medicinal herbs – this is done to prepare the
manufacture of aqueous medicinal herb extracts known as mother tinctures. The mother tinctures are the
including many self-medication products
basis for the homeopathic powers of WALA Medicines
Medicines in the form of globuli velati, injectable solutions, ointments, suppositories, eye and ear drops, gels, oils, essences and capsulesMedicines for internal use without alcohol
BASED ON NATURE‘S WISDOM
The moisture-rich ice plant (Mesembryanthemum
In 2009, drawing on over 75 years of experience in developing its products, WALA
crystallinum) is at the heart of the Dr.Hauschka
Med Skin products
launched the Dr.Hauschka Med range of natural special care products crafted to meet specific needs. With their soothing and balancing properties, Dr.Hauschka Med products go a step beyond normal care and help to maintain healthy skin, lips and teeth.
At the heart of these products are natural oils and medicinal herbs that have been meti-culously developed in co-operation with dermatologists, estheticians, dentists, universities and independent testing laboratories in accordance with the latest scientific findings with a view to producing precise and effective compositions.
The medicinal herbs used in these cosmetic products are not only selected on the basis of their active substances – also of great importance is their holistic effect on the human body. Wherever possible, the medicinal herbs used are sourced from WALA's own bio-dynamic herb garden or from certified organic biodynamic cultivation or are harvested in the wild. All components are subject to strict quality control.
Launched in 2009, natural special care products crafted to meet specific needsDr.Hauschka Med Skin: care for very dry and hypersensitive skinDr.Hauschka Med Lips: soothes tight, tingling lipsDr.Hauschka Med Teeth: strengthens teeth for natural caries preventionfree from synthetic dyes, fragrances and preservativesbear the international NATRUE quality label for natural and organic cosmetics
A SKIN CARE RANGE GOES ITS OWN WAY
"Since receiving your letter
I have been in love with you."
This could be the start of a love story.
Rather, these words – addressed by
In 1967, the basic range came onto the
Dr. Rudolf Hauschka to Elisabeth
market, originally sold under the name
Sigmund (*1914) – signified the be-
"Kosmetik-Präparate nach Elisabeth
ginning of Dr.Hauschka Skin Care. The
Sigmund" – Cosmetic Preparations
year was 1962. Viennese doctor Rudolf
by Elisabeth Sigmund – and later as
Hauschka wanted to extend the WALA
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care. In 1998, the
product range by adding an exceptio-
entire range was modernised with a
nal type of cosmetic that reflected the
uniform brand profile. Since then, a
ideas of the company and enhanced the
distinctive coloured band on a white
health of the skin – the body's largest
background has ensured worldwide
organ. He wrote a letter of inquiry to
success for the products. The avant-
cosmetologist Elisabeth Sigmund, also
garde natural skin care range now
a native of Vienna. Hauschka was so
extends to over 130 products: from
enthusiastic about her reply – which
face and body care products to body
was filled with exceptional ideas about
wash and bath oils, lipstick, make-up
new approaches to cosmetics – that he
and much more besides. What they all
invited her to Eckwälden.
have in common is that they are made of high-grade natural ingredients with
Unconventional ideas for exceptional
medicinal herbs that stimulate the
skin care products
skin's natural activity. All Dr.Hauschka
Elisabeth Sigmund lost no time in pack-
Skin Care products carry the "natural
ing her bags and leaving Stockholm,
product" seal of German industrial as-
where she was living at the time, and
sociation BDIH and/or bear the NATRUE
making her way to Eckwälden. In a
phase of intensive work, the new "WALA" skin care range was developed
by a diverse team consisting of pharma-
cists, chemists, anthroposophical
doctors and cosmetologist Elisabeth
Above: Dr.Hauschka Rose Day Cream
Right: Elisabeth Sigmund in 1954 in her
Swedish beauty salon, historical packaging
Elisabeth Sigmund, the mother of
The Classic Dr.Hauschka Treatment is
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care, not only pro-
extremely relaxing, leaving a feeling of
Qualified beauticians trained as
vided the basic recipes and ideas for
inner balance and vitality – from head
Dr.Hauschka Estheticians by WALA
two beauties, an
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products, but
In over 25 countries worldwide – in
inner and an
developed a whole new kind of cosme-
selected beauty salons, wellness hotels
tic treatment in her Stockholm beauty
The Dr.Hauschka Holistic Body Treat-
ment is the perfect complement to the
Holistic treatment, beginning with
She was well aware of the importance
Classic Treatment, as both are based on
of touch in her treatment. Because
natural rhythm. During the treatment,
Dr.Hauschka developed the Holistic
of this, lymphatic stimulation – per-
which lasts roughly an hour and a half,
Body Treatment specially as an
formed with fine brushes and gentle
the Esthetician massages the entire
additional skill for Dr.Hauschka
hand movements – continues to be the
body. The rhythmic ‘breathing' quality
cornerstone of her treatment. This acti-
of touch and the flowing movements
vates the fluid processes in the tissues,
create a conscious, stimulating expe-
enhances regeneration and improves
rience. The treatment boosts the for-
general health, cleansing the tissues
tifying vitality, stimulating the lymph
and removing waste products.
current and enhancing regeneration
Dr.Hauschka Estheticians begin their
and general health.
classic facial treatment with a fra-grant foot bath, banishing the day's
For addresses of Dr.Hauschka Estheti-
stress with a combination of warmth
cians and further information, please
and care. With rhythmic ‘breathing'
see www.dr.hauschka.de/english, under
and flowing movements, the Estheti-
the heading "Cosmetic Treatment".
cian administers the treatment with the utmost care. Needless to say, the treatment includes facial cleansing and care with natural Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products as well as extensive skin care consulting for men and women alike.
Left: A Dr.Hauschka Esthetician mixes the cleansing
clay mask to suit the client's individual skin condi-
tion. Right: Judith Weber from International Sales
enjoys lymphatic stimulation
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