ila Spa skincare is a 100% natural, chemical free skincare range for face, body and complete well-being. Meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, ‘ila’ reflects faith in the power of nature as the source of real wellness. ila only use the finest natural plant and mineral ingredients, wild-harvested in remote, untainted regions by artisan producers who value traditional, sustainable practices. The purer the processes used, the purer the end product – and the greater the natural healing energy contained within. To achieve this, ila go beyond organic. Because it is only by embracing the utmost ethical integrity that we can harness the earth’s highest natural vibrations: vibrations with the power to reach beyond the physical to nourish emotional and spiritual well-being too. ila pride themselves on creating remarkably effective natural products with the highest degree of ethical integrity. In addition to being completely free from synthetic chemicals, the products harness nature’s purest vibrancy through use of the finest raw ingredients, grown and harvested by artisan producers in harmony with nature and local communities. By honouring the earth’s most ancient and purest sources, ila are able to create luxurious results-driven products that are as effective as they are ethical: no-compromise skin and body care with the ability to awaken, transform and heal.
Denise Leicester has spent a lifetime exploring the dynamics of natural healing. A qualified nurse, aromatherapist, yoga teacher and yogic healer, her hands-on experience extends from the rural communities of India to the Dubai royal family, and spans Eastern and South American healing traditions. At the heart of her study lies a belief in the power of healing energy – a higher vibration capable of facilitating profound inner change. In 2005, following two decades investigating the subtlety of being in the medical, holistic and spiritual worlds, Denise developed a unique concept of well-being that addressed the inner essence through the skin: an absolutely pure product range created in complete harmony with nature and delivered with conscious, healing intent. She named the brand after the Hindu Goddess of Truth and the Sanskrit word for Earth: ila. Denise has woven every fibre of the ila matrix. She spent the first 12 months of the company’s inception researching, travelling and sourcing the purest ingredients from the most ethical international farmers and growers – simple but extraordinary people who inspired her with their deep love of the earth. She then created an infrastructure that functioned at the most sustainable and nourishing level possible. Since then, she has set a new benchmark for business models: one founded on the self-worth and multi-level reconnection of every single member of the ila family. Denise owes particular thanks to her husband, John, and her mentor, Pawan Tandon.
Central to ila’s healing potential is the high natural energy present in each and every ingredient. Absolutely everything in the products comes from a plant or mineral – nothing else. ila seek the highest levels of natural and ethical purity, and work directly with growers and farmers to support local communities and promote ancient knowledge. Each ingredient is painstakingly sourced for its physical, emotional and spiritual benefits: Argan oil – a mystical oil that deeply nurtures; Himalayan salt crystals that hold the essence of purity from over 250 million years; Rose Otto Damascene – nature’s most therapeutic nectar, and the purest life-giving extracts from the heart of Amazonia. Really pure ingredients, often only found in remote parts of the world, hold high levels of vibrational energy. ila harness this in our products so it can be absorbed by the skin, bringing powerful healing benefits to the subtle energies within our bodies. An hour outside London, overlooking the rolling Cotswold hills and green fields of Oxfordshire, ila's peaceful, consciously converted blending rooms exude an atmosphere as pure as our ingredients. Inside, the scent of essential oils mingles with the gentle sound of eastern chanting while products are blended by hand in small, fresh batches using simple techniques.