Product of the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England
ila Spa - Beyond Organic
Meaning ‘earth’ in sanskrit, ila reflects our faith in the power of nature as the source of real wellness.
We only use the finest natural plant and mineral ingredients, wild-harvested in remote, untainted regions by artisan producers who value traditional, sustainable practices.
But that’s just the start of the story...
From earth to skin, we go to great lengths to maintain the unique purity of each and every ingredient. The purer the processes used, the purer the end product – and the greater the natural healing energy contained within.
To achieve this, we 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’s vocation is to bring purity, energy and balance into everyday life by creating luxurious skincare products that work to improve natural beauty through the health and vitality of our skin, to increase well-being through the transforming effects of energy healing, and to connect to a greater sense of inner serenity." Denise Leicester, Founder
ila’s philosophy is encapsulated in our maxim: beyond organic. Our products are free from synthetic chemicals and contain a rare level of natural energy achieved by sourcing the finest raw ingredients directly from local producers who cultivate and harvest them in harmony with nature. We then lovingly blend our products in our peaceful, consciously converted barns in the beautiful English Cotswolds to ensure that each formulation retains the earth’s purest natural vibrations: the energy of ila
ila’s Divine Ingredients
Central to ila's healing potential is the high natural energy present in each and every ingredient. Absolutely everything in our products comes from a plant or mineral - nothing else.
We 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. We harness this in our products so it can be absorbed by the skin, bringing powerful healing benefits to the subtle energies within our bodies.
In a rough, rugged region of Eastern Pakistan, at the point where it enters Kashmir, the ancient pink rock salt crystals hewn from the ground are considered to be the purest, most mineral-rich in the world.
Containing the same 84 essential trace minerals as our blood, these incredible crystals hold over 250 million years of healing energy. During scrubs or bathing, the salt's mineral ions penetrate the skin, balancing bio-energetic weak points, stimulating regeneration, and inducing deep relaxation - healing qualities known to the Kashmiri miners and their communities for centuries (and shared with ila since 2007).
In the lush foothills of the Himalayas, Ankur and his family grow and distil the exquisitely fragranced Rose Damascene as his ancestors have for generations.
The petals are picked at dawn to harness optimum vitality then promptly distilled in copper vats, using water drawn by solar energy and heated by burning cow dung. To complete the natural, centuries-old cycle, Ankur feeds the spent petals to his cows. The end result is a distillate of Rose Otto with a depth, richness of scent and purity of vibration that exceeds any we have encountered anywhere else in the world.
Produced under the guidance, trust and co-operation of the remote Kayapó tribe, this exceptional, naturally organic oil is extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm in the Amazon Rainforest. Light and non-oily, it melts on contact with the skin resulting in an immediate, deep penetration; these qualities make it the best carrier oil for the precious, deeply regenerative bio-active plant extracts used in our Rainforest Renew range.
The Berber people have prized the native Moroccan argan tree for centuries, grinding its kernels to produce a fragrant oil rich in omega fatty acids and anti-oxidants, and revered for its health-giving and anti-ageing properties. We source our argan oil from a women’s co-operative in Morocco, whose skills have been passed down over generations of Berbers. The kernels are crushed, filtered and cold-pressed in the way they always have been, using many hands and just a few simple mechanical aids.
The Amazon Rainforest supports the greatest concentration of life energy on earth.
Our pioneering Rainforest Renew range features an exclusive and sustainable blend of four bio-active plant extracts – acmella, pfaffia, marapuama and white lily. Produced in complete harmony with the Rainforest, we believe it to be one of nature’s purest and most concentrated harvests of health-giving ingredients: the essence of Amazonia.