There is a confusing array of certifications for biodynamic products. Below are the main ones to look out for to get your money’s worth: BDIH – The seal BDIH “Certified Natural Cosmetics” means made from natural raw materials, herbal extracts, essential oils from “controlled” biological cultivation or “controlled” biological wild collection. Demeter – A worldwide biodynamic certification scheme supported by The Bio Dynamic Farming and Agriculture Association of New Zealand. NATRUE – Set up in 2007 by international natural cosmetic companies, it is a non-profit organisation that promotes and lobbies for natural and organic cosmetic companies. Element has biodynamic prizes up for grabs. Win sample products from Dr Hauschka, Jurlique or Weleda. To enter, visit elementmagazine.co.nz to sign up for the weekly e-newsletter and go into the draw. Who was Dr Rudolf Steiner? You may have heard of him through the Steiner school system developed from his teachings. Dr Steiner was a philosopher, natural scientist and social theorist who pioneered the concept of biodynamic farming in the 1920s as part of the Anthroposophical movement he also founded.