The company was founded in 1928. When anthroposophist Walter Rau established the “WALTER RAU Fine Soap Works”. Rau was inspired by the unique harmonizing medicinal properties of the Speick plant, (Lat. Valeriana celtica), which had been prized for centuries. Speick has a calming effect on the central nervous system while simultaneously stimulating the vegetative nervous system. Speick relaxes without tiring and revitalizes the body and mind.
Even in ancient times, Speick was recognised as a healing plant and was highly esteemed. The famous doctor Galen cured Emperor Marc Aurel’s stomach problems with Speick steeped in olive or almond oil.