Good for the skin, better for the world.

We are genuinely interested in all the people we meet around the world. Thanks to our loyal customers, we don’t need expensive ad campaigns. And as an independent foundation-owned company, we don’t have to pay dividends. Instead, we are free to invest in global raw materials partnerships, providing interest-free loans and enabling local farmers to pay fair wages.




Sustainable partnerships around the world.

Many of the plants we use in our formulations grow in our company’s own biodynamic herb garden or in the fields of our Demeter-certified biodynamic farm, the Sonnenhof. We purchase many other raw materials regionally. But certain raw materials are from plant species that do not thrive in our climate. One example is the macadamia nut, which we buy in organic quality from Kenya.



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Valuable collaborations: what makes our partnerships special.

  • Initiating organic growing projects.
    We prefer to use ingredients from organic or biodynamic quality for our products wherever possible. If these are not available on the world market in the desired quality, we will initiate specific cultivation projects to obtain high quality organic and biodynamic ingredients.
  • Long-term perspective.
    We don’t believe in short-term contracts. We enjoy a solid and long-term working relationship with many farming partners. Our shea butter partnership, for example, has been in place for 20 years. Binding, long-term commitments provide security for both our growing partners and us in planning and further development.
  • Better social conditions.
    For us, fair trade relations are a matter of course. Our understanding of fair trade partnerships includes facilitating and promoting good local working conditions as well as providing the necessary support, for example in the form of low interest equipment loans.
  • Financial independence.
    We always want our partners to achieve economic stability so they are not fully dependent on us. Therefore we help our partners sell their goods not just to us, but globally. We support their further development by providing advisers free of charge, who share our expertise for example, on agricultural issues, sustainable production processes and quality management.





Kenyan avocados

Organic avocados from our partner LIMBUA are good for the skin and better for the world. They grow in Kenya under ideal climatic conditions, cultivated traditionally with no additional irrigation.

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Macadamia nuts from Kenya

Dr. Hauschka Macadamia nuts from Kenya

Where do the macadamia nuts whose oil is found in Dr. Hauschka cosmetic products come from? Our Kenyan supplier LIMBUA can give a precise answer to this question.

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Mango butter from India

Dr. Hauschka Mango butter from India

Mango butter — In the past, this key raw material for cosmetics manufacturers did not exist in organic quality, but this is no longer the case thanks to Dr. Hauschka’s raw material project in India.

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Castor oil from India

Dr. Hauschka Castor oil from India

When we wanted to start using castor oil in organic quality, we found that it was not available anywhere in the world. We were able to change this with the help of Indian farmers.

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Rose water, essential rose oil & rose petals

For Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products, we use rose extracts that have been prepared in several different ways: essential rose oil, rose water, rose wax, oil extracts from dried rose petals, aqueous, rhythmitised extracts from fresh rose petals and extracts of wild rose fruits (rose hips).

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Essential rose oil from Ethiopia

Dr. Hauschka Essential rose oil from Ethiopia

When you think of essential rose oil, Turkey, Bulgaria, Iran or perhaps Afghanistan springs to mind – but Ethiopia? The Ethiopian Highlands are not only famous for their coffee, they are also the ideal place to grow the fragrant rose ‘Rosa damascena’.

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Essential rose oil from Afghanistan

Dr. Hauschka Essential rose oil from Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a stronghold of the opium trade. To offer people a sustainable alternative in order to protect their livelihood, Afghan farmers grow the Damask rose at the initiative of the German World Hunger Organisation. We support this project.

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Essential rose oil from Iran

Dr. Hauschka Essential rose oil from Iran

In Iran, fragrant roses grow at an altitude of over 2,000 meters. The Zahra Rosewater Company biodynamically cultivates them there with our help. Profits go to orphans via a foundation.

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Ice plant from South Africa

Dr. Hauschka Ice plant from South Africa

The heat-resistant ice plant, a key ingredient of Dr.Hauschka Med Skin products, comes from South Africa. We visit Ulrich Feiter, who grows the ice plant and goes back a long way with WALA.

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Shea butter from Burkina Faso

Dr. Hauschka Shea butter from Burkina Faso

Shea butter is women’s work in Burkina Faso. We have helped develop a certified fair trade and an certified organic project that now supports more than 4,000 women in this African country.

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A glimpse into our macadamia nut partnership in Kenya

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