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ila Spa skincare is a 100% natural, chemical free skincare range for face, body and complete well-being. An ancient Sanskrit word for ‘Earth’, ila reflects faith in the power of nature as the source of real wellness.
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 natural 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.
“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.”DENISE LEICESTER, FOUNDER
ila Spa Life in the Fast Lane 432 Temple Balm 15g
The perfect natural antidote to stress headaches and temple tension! Can be used on the go, at work, or at home to relieve stress and headaches.
The potent trio oils that form ila’s Temple Balm are Vetivert, Petitgrain and Cedarwood. The oils are blended together for 5 minutes in a crystal bowl attuned to 432Hz. These oils absorb the vibrations, imbuing the balm with a peaceful and calming potency, suitable for both mind and body.
Why 432? It is said that 432hz is the precise frequency that sound or music is most harmonious to the ears. It is also the harmonic intonation of nature; the ultimate vibration of calm and peace. Only essential oils can absorb and retain these vibrations.
- Warming grounding and restorative, Vetiver melts anger and irritability, as well as soothes mental and physical exhaustion.
- Petitgrain’s relaxing effects reduce anxiety and stress by uplifting your mood and bestowing positive energy.
- Cedarwood is grounding, transformational for strength, courage and assurance. A powerful tonic for the body’s energy system.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Oil, Apis Mellifera, Andropogon Zizanioides (Vetiver) Oil, Petitgrain Bigarde Oil, Styrax Benzoin, Cedrus Atlantic Bark (Cedarwood) Oil, Sandalwood Spicatum Oil, Rose Damascena Flower Oil
Life can often get stressful and a bit overwhelming at times. This balm is perfect for helping me de-stress and refocus my mind.
How to use:
With small circular movements, gently press the Balm into the temples at the side of your head. Inhale and exhale, holding your index fingers in place for up to 2 minutes.
The fragrance is warm, spicy, earthy and flora with woody undertones. It is the perfect pick-me-up, it is grounding, calming and uplifting and helps to combat any feelings of negativity.
It can be used on the go, at work, or at home to relieve stress and headaches.
ila Spa Life in the Fast Lane 432 Body Cream 200g
Great for nourishing your mind and skin with calm, gentle vibrations and aroma’s that help you feel centred, peaceful and happy.
ila’s 432 Body Cream blends Clary Sage, Bergamot, Roman Camomile, Jasmine and Rose Geranium to calm and moisturise the mind and body after a shower or bath.
The oils are blended together for 5 minutes in crystal that resonates with 432Hz. Why 432? It is said that 432hz is the precise frequency that sound or music is most harmonious to the ears. It is also the harmonic intonation of nature; the ultimate vibration of calm and peace.
- Clary Sage revitalises and clarifies. Strengthening yet relaxing it provides mental and emotional uplift. Great for those who suffer from IBS as it soothes the flow of energy in the stomach.
- Jasmine uplifts your mood, easing anxiety replacing with joy. It also soothes and re-balance frazzled nerves .
- Rose Geranium strengthens the body’s defensive cells to help it deal with toxic challenges both internally and externally.
Aqua, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Flower Water, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters & Glyceryl Stearate & Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Oil, Arachidyl Alcohol & Behenyl Alcohol & Arachidyl Glucoside, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorne) Oil, Glycerin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, p-Anisic Acid, Styrax Benzoin, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower (Rose Geranium) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Ocimum Basillicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil, Tuberose Absolute Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Melissa Officinalis Oil
How to use:
Focus on areas where the skin can be massaged with ila’s 432 Body Cream for up to a minute at a time (calf muscles and feet, or shoulders and the back of the neck). Use sweeping movements, juxtaposed with smaller, focused circular motions to alleviate tension and stress. Ideally, incorporate this regularly into your bathing routine.
This luxurious body cream has a lovely creamy consistency and spreads easily on the skin. I use it in the morning after a shower. It absorbs quickly without leaving behind a greasy feel. My skin feels velvety soft, smooth and moisturised.
The scent is amazing – warm, spicy, rich, deep and flora and lingers nicely on the skin. It helps to relieve tension, stress and anxiety. It is both calming and uplifting to my mind and body, creating a sense of peace and wellbeing.
ila Spa The Big Sleep Drops 15ml
We have developed these Big Sleep Drops to combat the incessant disturbance of sleep. Combining calming chamomile, the soporific effects of belladona and the nurturing qualities of orange blossom and liquorice, the mind and body are lured into a moment of calm before sleep takes over.
Nux Vomica, Aconite, Gelsemium, Belladona, Chammomilla, Glycerin, Valeriana Jatamansii, Scutellaria Lateriflora, Papaver Orientale (Poppy) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Flower Water, Glycyrrhiza Extract
I’m a light sleeper and often find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. I tend to wake up easily and frequently which means I don’t enter the deeper levels of sleep.
I know all too well that not getting enough sleep is bad for your health so I was really keen to try this out.
To use: as your final liquid intake of the day mix 3 -4 drops with a small glass of water, or alternatively place 4 drops under the tongue.
The first night I tried it out I didn’t know what to expect – but before I knew it I was out like a light. I mixed 4 drops with a small amount of water. It is alcohol-free which is great and has a slightly sweet taste.
I actually now prefer placing it directly under my tongue as it absorbs quicker and helps me drift off naturally. The quality of my sleep has without doubt improved. I’m now able to fall asleep quickly, stay asleep and better yet enter the deeper levels of sleep.
It’s great to experience a blissful night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and revitalised the next morning. Definitely going to be a staple for me.
Have you tried any of these products from ila Spa? I’d love to know your thoughts.