At the very basis of Argital’s work is the study of Anthroposophy, which regards man as a harmonious being consisting of body, soul and spirit. In light of this Anthroposophical knowledge, the well-being of one’s body and skin is a reflection of the serenity of soul and the awareness of spirit as well as a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits.
The founder Rudolf Steiner called anthroposophy “a knowledge that would lead the spiritual which is in man to the spiritual that is in the universe.”
Sensitive crystallization is a method of qualitative analysis that highlights the presence of vital life-giving forces within a product, be it a food or a cosmetic. This test was developed by Pfeiffer following Rudolf Steiner’s suggestion. Pfeiffer had asked Steiner: “How can I see the life-giving forces?” And Steiner said: “Through the crystallization”.
For the test they chose a Copper salt, Copper chloride, because its needle-shaped crystals can be easily moulded by the vital forces, developing beautiful images. The image on the left corresponds to the Copper chloride crystallization and shows aggregates of small and big crystals without shape. The most visible aggregates are disposed at the edges. The image on the right corresponds to the clay crystallization and shows the capacity of clay to shape the Copper chloride crystals.
The sensitive crystallization tests that we carry out on our products, like in this case on our green clay, reveal their high vitality. The image on the right resembles the luxuriant shapes of the vegetal and coral world. We can highlight the big difference between the two images: the one on the left, copper chloride, does not develop any shape, while the one on the right, green clay, develops a flourishing image.
As you can see, the image of sensitive crystallization here shows the vital life-giving forces present in Argital’s Green Clay.
Research with universities
Alongside Anthroposophical research, experimental research is also conducted internally, within the organisation, and externally, in university laboratories. Argital collaborate annually with several Italian universities for the development and testing of new products in accordance with the most modern methodologies.
Biodynamic Botanical Garden
Argital have created, within our head office, a small botanical garden of medicinal plants, cultivated using the biodynamic method, for the purpose of further study, research and teachings.