A few words straight from ila-spa…
The Amazon rainforest teems with life. This is dense forest, filled with extraordinary plants and animals, scarcely populated by human beings. The indigenous people of the rainforest are the careful stewards of this environment, learning over millennia how to nurture, harvest and use the plants for their own benefit and for the continuing health of the rainforest itself.
This is a fragile place, now threatened by the incursions of the modern world. Yet there is no doubt that it contains materials that are essential to the future health of the planet. The native people have handed down, from generation to generation, ways to use the plants and ingredients around them for the mutual health of themselves and the forest. They are the guardians of the rainforest, they know how to respect it and how not to damage it.
At ila, we follow their example. To make sure that we respect the sustainability of the rainforest, we have entered into a dialogue with the Kayapu tribe, deep in the Amazon forest. Working with their full co-operation and under their guidance, aware of our responsibilities and the trust they have chosen to place in us, we have created an Amazonian Elixir from these ingredients. We think of this as the pure essence of the rainforest. It is nature’s purest and most concentrated harvest of health-giving ingredients for the skin. To ensure its purity, we add no essential oils and we use recyclable airless pumps to minimise the need for preservatives.
We bring economic benefits to these precious places and their indigenous custodians, enabling them to maintain their vital roles in the eco-system.