We all have that feeling of escaping and wanting to be pampered when we have those overwhelming days. If we could just get away to a spa retreat or indulge in some good aromatherapy to bring back some balance, that would be the answer for most of us. Well lucky for our June subscribers, they can create their own oasis getaway with the June Kneipp Takeover Box. This Box will give you life! It is full of plant-based bath and body products for your mind body and skin. We had a chance to talk to Kneipp, a health and beauty brand that’s fairly new to the US about its origins and the benefits of their products. Read all about Kneipp and some of the items that are featured in the June Box that you can add to your next self-care regime.
How and when did the brand get its start?
Kneipp was founded in 1891 by Sebastian Kneipp, one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine and of water therapy movements. He believed that using various applications of water in combination with plant ingredients could have healing effects. This evolved into the creation of various plant-based bath and body products as they are today. Kneipp is very popular and Europe, and has recently expanded into the US and many other countries.
How many countries are you in?
Kneipp is sold in over 30 countries worldwide.
When did you come to the United States?
We entered the US market in October 2016.
Kneipp offers some really great products for relaxation. Tell us about your Lavender Body Wash?
The “Relaxing” Lavender Body Wash is a customer favorite, since it features the ever-popular lavender scent. Lavender is used in many aromatherapy treatments to calm the body and mind, so it’s a perfect product to use whenever you’re feeling stressed, or just want to take some time to relax. It’s incredibly moisturizing too, and will leave your skin feeling soft.
What are the key ingredients in your bath salts?
Our Bath Salts are sourced from an ancient underground ocean, 1,500 feet below the earth’s surface. This makes the salt completely pure, because it is uncontaminated by environmental pollutants, free of toxins and chemical additives and rich with minerals like Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc. These minerals, used in combination with warm water, are known to soften the skin and ease muscles. Our salts are then mixed in with essential oils and nourishing plant oils to give your skin all the moisturizing and aromatherapy benefits.
How often can you add them to your bath?
You can add them in as much as you’d like! Our Bath Salts are a more concentrated formula however, so our full size Bath Salts typically make 10 baths.
What inspired you to combine Argan and Marula oils for the Sugar Body Scrub and the Bath Oil?
Argan Oil has been known for its effectiveness as a natural moisturizer. It is packed with skin healing Vitamins A and E, and is rich in antioxidants for anti-aging benefits. Marula Oil is also known for anti-aging, since it is intensely nourishing and helps build healthy collagen. Combining the oils can improve the skin’s elasticity, leaving skin looking younger. Both of these oils are frequently found in high-end beauty products.
What are the key ingredients in your Sandalwood Fruit & Grapeseed Oil “Beautiful Shape” Body Oil?
Our “Beautiful Shape” Body Oil’s key ingredients are Grape Seed Oil and Sandalwood Oil, which can help soften, tone and tighten the skin. In fact, Grapeseed Oil has the highest amount of unsaturated fatty acids over any other natural plant oil, so it absorbs into the skin very well. Sandalwood Oil helps strengthen the skin with its soothing properties.
What inspired to company to use plant-based ingredients?
Every single ingredient in our products have a working purpose, and they are carefully tested and recommended for its quality and compatibility to our skin. Time and time again, our research has found that plant-based ingredients are the best. Plant oils are similar to the structure of human skin, making way for easy skin absorption.
Kneipp is really concerned about the economy and social affairs. Tell us more about your sustainability efforts.
All of our products are sourced sustainability, but the Joint & Muscle collection, featuring arnica, has its own dedicated program called the Kneipp Arnica Cultivation Pilot Project. The Project is helping to stabilize and cultivate arnica fields. The wild arnica blossoms are hand harvested under strict guidelines to guarantee that only fully opened blooms are collected. This ensures that this prized medicinal herb will be available for generations to come.
What’s next for Kneipp?
The concept of “mindful beauty” is making Kneipp especially popular in US. Mindful beauty is when people set aside time in their day to take care of themselves. It’s something Kneipp has always believed in, but know it can be hard to do. For example, how many times have you gone to bed without taking off your makeup? Or brushed your teeth without thinking twice? It happens all the time, but we’re thrilled to see that folks in the US are really taking a step back and consciously taking care of themselves. It does not have to take a ton of time, it’s just about taking care of yourself while you get ready for the day, or wind down at night. It could mean taking a nice bath after a long day at work, smelling your favorite aromas in the shower, or using a body oil to make your legs look especially silky. Taking time for yourself and caring for yourself is so important, and we’re happy to bring that here.
Subscribers will receive all 7 of these Kneipp bath and body products. What is the one thing that you’d like to leave them with?
Our products were formulated for their efficacy – so they work. Our collections are named after the benefits they provide – for example, Arnica for your Joints & Muscles, Lavender to Relax, and more. We hope subscribers will try them and agree!
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