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Health Tips

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8 Sleep Tips & Tricks

It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing: from both a scientific and an esoteric viewpoint, sleep brings the ultimate renewal to our cells and systems. During the day we are in a metabolic phase, our cells requiring and burning energy. During sleep, most of our systems are in a heightened anabolic state, accentuating cellular growth and rejuvenation – particularly in regard to the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems. On a subtle level, it is no coincidence that the 16 petals of the throat Chakra – the body’s sleep centre – are... Read More

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Product of the Month: Body Oil for Vital Energy

This light and nourishing award-winning body oil combats daily stress and revitalizes the body’s bio-energy field.  An uplifting blend of natural, organic ingredients, including wild-crafted juniper berry, rose geranium and rosehip seed oil, it will leave you ready to take on the world – and more. The wild-harvested Juniper Berry has strong antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties which cleanses and purifies the skin whilst soothing any inflammation and improving blood circulation (essential for removing toxins like uric acid from the body). The Rose Geranium stimulates the lymphatic system and helps detoxify the body;... Read More

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Rose Damascena: The Queen of Feminine Oils

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” Kahlil Gibran Reading this you may think, “that’s all very well but how can a light in my heart help my wrinkles and skin tone?”. I certainly wondered that – until my studies of yogic sciences and yogic healing helped me to realise the profound truth in Gibran’s statement. Here at ila, we are all about ‘Redefining Beauty’ (it is now our tagline), because we believe that what we put on our skin profoundly affects our entire being.... Read More

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Raw Food for Whole Wellbeing

Summer is an ideal time to enjoy crispy salads, home-grown tomatoes (if you can!) and all things raw.  And having recently attended a raw food retreat, I feel a renewed sense of dedication to – and respect for – the importance of nurturing wellness and beauty from the inside out. No matter how ‘healthy’ we purport or aspire to be, we all need gentle reminders and personal experiences to kick-start the ever-rolling ball of change – and the endless physical and spiritual benefits this can bring. What are raw foods?... Read More

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10 Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Wellbeing

We start to unfurl in Spring. It is, of course, a time of huge renewal. A time when we actively want to harness and action our energy, vitality and enthusiasm for life. Contrary to Winter, which is a time of hibernation and storing energy, Spring is an ideal time to cleanse and let go.  Embarking on a detox during this time ensures you are in tune with the seasons and that your body maintains a healthy balance unimpeded by toxic accumulations. This is the ideal time for a sort of overall... Read More