Sunday, 16 February 2014

Horst Rechelbacher 1941 - 2014

I landed to find out that Horst Rechelbacher passed away on Saturday 15th.
Horst was the Founder of Aveda - my first job in the industry - and Intelligent Nutrients.
He was an inspiration to those who worked with him and for him.

The beauty world will miss his vision and true care for the planet and people. It was never gimmicky with Horst, everything was done with passion and commitment.

He wrote many books but the Aveda Rituals book is a must-have for anyone interested in good health and well-being.

The world needs more people like him and he will be sadly missed. 


  1. This is so sad. I met Horst last year at the natural and organic show and thought he was an amazing man. He was such an inspiration and will be sadly missed x

  2. This is such upsetting news. As somebody new to natural beauty I have only just discovered Intelligent Nutrients and you can tell the passion that was put into his products.

  3. Living in Minneapolis I have had the pleasure of meeting Horst and getting my hair cut in his salon for years. He had an aura around him that was just amazing. He will truly be missed.

  4. So, so sad. I found out yesterday and was truly shocked. He died from the same f****** disease as my father-in-law. Just not fair :(

  5. Truly an inspiration - the profits from Intelligent Nutrients go to help various environmental charities AND the products work. Aveda was a game changing brand as well. Never fortunate enough to have met him but he seems to have been very gifted.

  6. I heard lot about him especially about his natural and organic show. I loved the show and his thoughts as i am working with the organization based on the organic and natural products. Its really bad to hear about him. May his soul rest in piece.


  7. I used to work for Aveda too. Very Sad news.