An ancient Sanskrit word for Mother Earth, ila is a beyond organic skin and heart care brand which aims to do something very simple, but also completely revolutionary. Founder Denise Leicester’s vision was to create a range of highly potent and sacred products which channelled the raw remedial power of Nature, using her most ancient and purest sources of energy – plants, flowers, and herbs - and proving that results-driven products and spa treatments can go hand-in-hand with the highest standards of natural and ethical integrity. It took two years to find the right type of roses to use, sourced from India and wild harvested at dawn for the highest vibration by artisan producers; the petals of 38 flowers are used to produce just one drop of oil.
But what makes ila different is not just that the products are created in a meditative environment by hand in the Cotswolds using unsurpassed ingredients and minimal processing, nor that the company supports tribal communities, villages and farmers all over the world. What makes ila different is that every product is imbued with a very strong intent, an intent to nurture way beyond the surface of the skin.
ila products and treatments are designed to promote palpable biological and emotional change in those that experience them –both through touch and smell. Because what we put on our skin directly nourishes and calms our heart - the centre of emotional wellbeing, energy and vitality, and an incredible 75% of our emotions are generated by what we smell. Few other brands work with this profound understanding. Every cream, oil, scrub, mask, candle and fragrance designed by ila hopes to nourish and balance the deep and sacred essence of the individual, providing a path to peace and inner joy.
“What I hope is that those who use ila products at home start to feel a real sense of daily healing and fulfilment, and that those who try our spa treatments experience true transformation. Throughout the world million of pounds are spent on beauty and cosmetics, but I believe much of this is due to an inadequacy – a lack of deeper nourishment. ila really strives to provide this – to deliver soul sustenance, heart nurturing and a tender relaxation of the central nervous system. Never has the need been greater for this sort of gentle care.”
Quote from Our Founder, Denise Leicester