Local processing.

With the support of Dr. Hauschka, since 2021 the final step in the value chain – processing the avocados into oil – has also taken place in Kenya. Contrary to the usual practice of building large production systems, LIMBUA has factories in several locations in the immediate vicinity of the farms. This means that transport routes between farms and processing plants are short and freshness, quality and low CO2 emissions are guaranteed. Since 2021, we have been using the organic Fair for Life certified avocado oil produced by LIMBUA in Dr. Hauschka products.

The great advantage of processing in Kenya: people are more closely involved in the value-added process. Most of the factory employees come from the farming families in the surrounding area, meaning that they are processing their own raw materials. They learn new processing techniques and gain valuable know-how in their home country. So there is plenty of work: both simple jobs, which only require manual labour, and those that require specialist knowledge of food technology or agronomy. This provides many young people with the chance to stay close to home, even if home is in a rural area.

 

Fair for Life certification.

Responsible for buying all of the raw materials for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is naturamus GmbH, an independent subsidiary of WALA Heilmittel GmbH. Like LIMBUA, naturamus has the Fair for Life certification. As a particularly demanding fair trade standard, this seal represents a socioecologically sustainable value chain from the source through to the final product. naturamus also supports the Fair for Life fund managed by LIMBUA by adding 5 percent to the purchase price. The fund has been used in recent years to buy textbooks and notebooks for school children from financially disadvantaged families and to acquire new seedlings and organic fertiliser, for example.

LIMBUA’s commitment is clearly evident throughout the region: The people experience how the added value remains in Embu, how training and further training are actively encouraged and how there is price continuity for the sustainably farmed avocados. That’s really the best thing about it all.

Organic avocado

Good for the skin, better for the world.

Precious, healthy, nourishing: the avocado is an important raw material in the food industry. Thanks to vital fatty acids and vitamins, it is also a popular moisturising ingredient for skin care, but its ecological balance is devastating. In Central and South America, in particular, avocado farming often means monoculture, forest clearance, high water consumption and poor working conditions. Whereas avocados from our partner, LIMBUA, are good for the skin and better for the world.

 

 

 

In harmony with people and nature.

Cultivation, harvest and processing at LIMBUA are carried out in harmony with people and nature. The Mount Kenya region provides the ideal climatic conditions and sufficient rainfall, so no additional irrigation is necessary. This enables organic avocados to grow at the foot of Africa’s second highest mountain, alongside multiple crops of organic mangoes and macadamia nuts in agroforestry systems. Although this sounds like a contemporary farming method, it is actually the traditional, sustainable system used in rural regions. Around 5,000 independent smallholders work with LIMBUA. If we count their families, this organic farming in harmony with nature feeds around 25,000 people.

 

100% traceability.

We have been working closely with our partner LIMBUA since 2015 – first of all in the area of organic macadamia nuts and then on our organic avocado project in 2016. The farming methods may be traditional, but the traceability of the crops is in keeping with the times: the avocado’s entire journey can be digitally traced. So-called ‘field officers’ collect the avocados from the farms and weigh the crops on site with mobile digital scales. The farmers are identified by their fingerprints and at the same time confirm the results of the weighing. Payment is made there and then via a mobile payment system on a mobile phone, where receipt of the payment can be seen right away. The avocados are then transported in crates that are labelled with a barcode. This allows us to find out where the fruit came from at any time – even during processing in the factories.

 

 

Dr. Hauschka Firming Mask - face care
Firming Mask
  • enriches and activates
  • for noticeably smooth skin
  • creates a refined complexion
  • for dehydrated, dry skin
Content 30 ml
£41.00 *
Dr. Hauschka natural cosmetics: Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • suitable for all skin conditions
  • smooths and relaxes
  • retains moisture and refreshes
  • ideally supplements your usual day cream
Content 12,5 ml
£32.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Balancing Day Lotion: for reduced shine
Balancing Day Lotion
  • regulates oily skin
  • soothes blemishes
  • reduces shine
  • ideal base for make-up
Content 50 ml
£28.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Soothing Day Lotion: day lotion for skin prone to redness
Soothing Day Lotion
  • strengthens and soothes skin prone to redness
  • for skin prone to enlarged capillaries
  • lends skin an even appearance
  • ideal base for make-up
Content 50 ml
£29.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Shower Cream
Shower Cream
  • gently cleanses and cares for the skin
  • with skin-friendly surfactants
  • with a refreshing, tangy scent
  • for daily use with all skin conditions
Content 150 ml
£13.00 *
Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream - Dr. Hauschka natural cosmetics
Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • relaxes body and mind
  • supports the skin’s natural barrier function
  • preserves moisture
  • leaves skin feeling silky soft
Content 145 ml
£27.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Almond Soothing Body Cream
Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • rich, nourishing care
  • preserves moisture
  • leaves skin feeling silky smooth
  • nourishes dry, sensitive skin
Content 145 ml
£27.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence - soothes and protects
Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • warms and strengthens
  • relaxes when restless
  • with protective moor extract
  • for a full tub or foot baths
Content 100 ml
£18.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Quince Day Cream
Quince Day Cream
  • for normal skin
  • maintains moisture
  • fortifies, protects and refreshes
  • uncomplicated care
Content 30 ml
£26.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Hand Cream - natural cosmetics
Regenerating Hand Cream
  • for demanding, mature skin
  • leaves the hands smooth
  • activates moisture
  • protects against environmental influences
Content 50 ml
£21.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Day Cream
Regenerating Day Cream
  • for demanding, mature skin
  • protects and regenerates
  • fortifies the skin
  • reduces wrinkles
Content 40 ml
£59.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Day Cream Complexion
Regenerating Day Cream Complexion
  • for mature skin
  • contains light-reflecting pigments
  • provides a radiant complexion
  • protects and nourishes
Content 40 ml
£49.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask, face mask for dry skin
Hydrating Cream Mask
  • protects the skin
  • nourishes and smooths
  • regulates moisture
  • for dry, stressed skin
Content 30 ml
£41.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Bath Essence - Organic bath essence with rose oil
Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
  • strengthens and provides structure
  • nourishes and revitalises
  • provides harmony for body and mind
  • suitable for babies
Content 100 ml
£19.50 *
Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream: Daily face care
Rose Day Cream
  • for dry and sensitive skin
  • balances and fortifies
  • supports skin barrier
  • protects against wind and harsh weather
Content 30 ml
£32.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light, rose cream, light face cream
Rose Day Cream Light
  • for normal to dry skin prone to redness
  • stabilises and fortifies
  • refines the complexion
  • absorbs quickly
Content 30 ml
£32.00 *
Dr. Hauschka Tinted Day Cream 30 ml
Tinted Day Cream
  • for normal, dry and reddened skin
  • provides a natural glow
  • creates an even complexion
  • nourishes and protects
Content 30 ml
£31.00 *

 

 

These Dr. Hauschka products contain avocado oil: