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January 2021

Independent- How to create the ultimate spa experience at home to start 2021 right

"If you prefer a scrubby paste, get your hands on one of Ila’s Body Scrubs (£47 at - the texture and scents are stellar."



December 2020

European Spa Magazine- ilā embraces CBD for face and body collection

ilā has introduced a collection of CBD face and body care including a series of professional spa treatments for its growing portfolio of partner spas.

Cannabidiol – or CBD – is a non-psychotropic compound found in the cannabis plant. It is said to have many health and wellbeing benefits when ingested or used in spa products and treatments.


Wylde Magazine- Light Work

Our two-part round-up features some of our all-time favourite candles and some new gems mined from smaller independent brands. There’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Only candles with an impressive throw (ability to spread the scent around the space), burn time and suitably calming effect on our stress levels have made the cut.



October 2020

CBD Bible- "ila CBD products (Our Honest Review)"

"What we love about the ila CBD range is that each product is mixed with other natural ingredients that compliment and work alongside the CBD. For example, the face cream contains Cactus Oil, Argan Oil, Aloe Vera, Jasmine and Sandalwood which can provide similar anti-inflammation benefits to CBD. Elsewhere the Gold Face Serum (which literally contains gold) is packed with additional ingredients like Vitamin E to help retain moisture in the skin."

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Sheerluxe- "What’s New In Health & Fitness This Month"

"We’ve long been fans of taking CBD orally to reduce anxiety and improve sleep, but did you know applying CBD topically also has a whole host of benefits? Renowned organic brand ila recently launched a CBD skincare collection, and, comprising a face cream, serum, body cream and balm, it’s the perfect way to soothe stressed-out skin and help alleviate inflammation. If your skin is struggling with the change in season, try the Gold Face Serum, packed with argan and moringa oils, jasmine and CBD to reduce redness and brighten lacklustre complexions."


Marie Claire new ila CBD products

Marie Claire- "My Beauty Prism: Mood Shifting Beauty" by Ateh Jewel

"ILA’s CBD Concentrate Balm, £46, is a rich balm with a potent combination of CBD and Copaiba oil (which helps to alleviate inflammation and numb the pain caused by trauma). Use the balm sparingly to help heal minor burns, red, sore skin and help boost circulation for an at home spa experience. "



August 2019

Marie Claire

Marie Claire- Inside Ilapothecary, the Meghan Markle–Approved Spa Coming to New York

"If hopping on a plane to England seems too impossible to achieve the zen you're looking for, there's great news: ilā is opening its very own 7,000-square-foot spa inside NYC's Lotte New York Palace next month."


Conde Nast Traveller- Best Spas in London

Condé Nast Traveller- Best Spas in London



A standout treatment is the deep-tissue massage using an Ayurvedic method of gently pounding potali pouches (soaked in argan oil, lemongrass and frankincense for anti-aging) along your spine, followed by an intense massage of back, arms and legs with a smooth volcanic stone and the masseur’s forearms. All the products are Ila organics, and the haunting voice playing in the background is that of the English brand’s founder, Denise Leicester.


September 2019

Manhattan Magazine

Manhattan Magazine- Well Suited 

"ila-spa partnered with Lotte New York Palace for a holistic spa and exclusive products."

Manhattan Magazine


Manhattan Magazine- Cope With The Stress Of Summer Ending With These 4 New NYC Spas

"Located in NYC’s largest luxury hotel, the 7,000-square-foot spa and fitness center offers a variety of massage treatments (from $125) and facials (from $175). "

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April 2018

ila Spa Tatler April 2018

Tatler Magazine: The IT List

"The stylish Thanos hotel on Cyprus, is relaunching and it's swankier than ever, with the new Ouranos Wellbeing Spa offering treatments by ILA and OSEA, and views of Paphos Bay that will blow your sandals off."

ila Spa Tatler April 2018

Tatler Magazine

“The treatments mainly use organic British brands such as ila…”

ila Spa Running In Heels Blog Press Coverage

Running In Heels Blog

"The spa really is a space you could choose to spend a day or two, with experience showers, ice fountain, and – should you chance on those elusive rays – even a sun deck. Even if it should rain, there’s another pool indoors where you can practice your backstroke in water sourced from Rudding Park’s very grounds, as well as further steam rooms and saunas.

Don’t forget to book in for a treatment – the spa works with brands including Carita, Elemental Herbology and ila. The Flow Wellbeing treatment combines massage and lymphatic drainage, with smooth, flowing movements. Designed to improve sleep, relax muscles and boost circulation, don’t be surprised if you drift off." Read more.

ila Spa Red Magazine Press Coverage

Red Magazine Online

"Along with the onset of summer and a few long weekends at hand, our thoughts have turned to some serious self-care and where better to be pampered within an inch of your life  than in the picturesque settings of some of the best luxury spas in the country?

From The Scarlet Spa in Cornwall, where you'll find cliff-top hot tubs, to Dormy House spa in Worcestershire with its incredible lavender infusion sauna, and Aquarias Spa at Whatley Manor that comes complete with a mud chamber, it could be time to book yourself in for a hard earned spa day." Read more.

ila Spa Daily Mail Lifestyle Beauty April 2018

Telegraph - The Testing Panel: body scrubs for normal skin

"Best treat: Ila body scrub for blissful experience, £63 for 250g, ila-spa.
Promising not only exfoliation, but also a strengthening of my aura, I thought Ila was all a load of codswallop. And then I tried it. A little of the salt crystal scrub goes a long way while the oils - jasmine and rosehip seed - induce instant relaxation and calm. They advise use in the bath too, which gets my vote."
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March 2018

ila Spa Muddy Stilettos Blog

Muddy Stilettos Blog 

"If you can make a day of it, you’ve got all the delights Whatley Manor has to offer here and, by God, what delights they are!

The Aquarius Spa is superlatively good with its amazing Ila-Spa and Natura Bissé treatments (I had a facial in the latter’s pure oxygen bubble last year and it took years off me!), cosy tepidarium and glorious hydrotherapy pool which extends outdoors giving you the most perfect spot to drink in the beautiful surroundings." Read more.


ila Spa Tatler March 2018

Tatler Magazine: Chic Family Retreats To Take This Year

"Why it's easy A sort of pretend traditional-Cypriot village, which sounds contrived but is utterly charming, Anassa is set in a sun-washed corner of Europe a 4.5-hour flight from the UK. It's family-run and smart as a pin, with armfuls of bushy-tailed staff, a cracking kids' club (courtesy of Scott Dunn), various pools and a don't-care- if-they-throw-a-wobbler attitude that's supremely relaxing.

What's in it for you Great design, smooth service and an elegant beach club, plus a proper spa (don't miss the Ila facials)." Read more.

ila Spa Life Style blog


"If you can tear your eyes from the views of the surrounding Aravalli hills, there are myriad gardens and courtyards to explore.

Plus, there’s the green marble pool and the Ila holistic spa – with its hand-carved Himalayan salt cave and outdoor hot tub perched on one of the palace’s turrets, it offers a wellness experience that’s not to be missed. If you go to India to find yourself, this is definitely the place to do it." Read more.

ila Spa Daily Mail March 2018

Daily Mail - My Lightbulb Moment: Beauty Pioneer Denise Leicester

"As a child, I used to pick all the roses from our garden to try to make my own rose oil.

When I was 12, my mother bought me the Vogue Body and Beauty Book, which had hundreds of formulations for home beauty products. I drove her round the bend concocting them.

I knew even then that I wanted to care for people, so I trained as a nurse at the Middlesex Hospital in London, though I kept my firm belief in the power of natural therapies, particularly massage, aromatherapy and reflexology." Read more.

ila Spa Muddy Stilettos Blog March 2018

Muddy Stilettos Blog

"I stayed at Mallory Court Hotel & Elan Spa in the new Orchard House last year to review the newly opened Elan Span with its fab ila range of natural skincare and spa treatments. The hotel’s in a peaceful leafy countryside setting just outside town with beautiful tended gardens. The restaurant, run by head chef Paul Evans, has an excellent reputation with 3 AA Rosettes and an extensive kitchen garden. Elan Span won Best Spa in Warwickshire’s Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017. Highly recommended for a spa break, romantic treat, a getaway with your besties or chilled weekend escape." Read more.

February 2018

ila Spa Marie Claire Online

Marie Claire Online

"ILA Face Oil for Glowing Radiance, £75, Amazon. Packed with skin-friendly essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Ila’s Glowing Radiance Face Oil is a cult favorite. Just a few drops daily of this Rose-scented nourishing tincture promises to regenerate cells, leaving your skin soft and luminous." Read more.


ila Spa Bhuti Press Coverage

Issuu: Absolutely Chiswick

“At Bhuti, guests can indulge in treatments such as ila Kundalini…”


ila Spa West Sussex Gazette

West Sussex Gazette (Bognor Regis)

“...both booked in for a Gold Cellular Age Restore Face Therapy.

Fifty-five minutes of sheer pleasure and amazing results. Using ila's Gold Cellular Age Restore Collection, this powerful treatment encompasses a blend of the world's most undiscovered ingredients that have been proven to work with the skin to heal”.

ila Spa Women's Health Magazine

Women's Health Magazine: Best Yoga Retreats UK

"ISLAND YOGA BREAK, TRESCO, ISLES OF SCILLY. This is one of the best retreats in the UK so don’t be put off by the price tag, it is for 5 nights after all and includes return flights from Land’s End with island transfers and full access to spa and leisure facilities, with one ila Kundalimi back massage treatment thrown in too." Read more.

ila Spa Womens Health Magazine Feb 2018

Women's Health Magazine: 20 Places To Sleep Before You Die

"No.20 Raas Devigarh - The ila only spa is a sensation of ritualistic treatment and yoga”.

ila Spa Positive Guide Press Coverage

The Positive Guide

“To bring in a quiet refreshing sense of peace – something we all need in this day and age. Explore crystal-infused discoveries, including ILA-SPA Energy Spray for an Aura of Confidence, ILA SPA Body Cream For Vital Energy and ILA-SPA Night Cream For Renewed Recovery”. Read more.

ila Spa Daily Mail YOU Magazine

The Mail on Sunday & YOU Magazine

“‘We make our products in the Ayurvedic tradition,so we had a Hindu priest, who is also an astrologist, help us choose the right location,' explains Denise Leicester, founder of UK-based organic Ayurvedic skincare brand Ila. ‘Our production area faces east and formulators work in silence; the only sound is chanting from an iPod in the background.' All very charming, but how much of this”. Read more.

ila Spa This Is Money Press Coverage

This Is Money: Should You Hire A Consultant To Help Grow Your Business?

“Ila Spa is the brainchild of Denise Leicester, a former nurse and midwife. Her idea was to develop a range of organic skincare designed to 'promote palpable biological and emotional change' in those who use her products.” Read more.

ila Spa Evening Standard Press Coverage

Evening Standard: Here's where to get organic treatments in and around London

"Alexander House is located in the glorious South Downs countryside surrounded by 120 acres of meadows and parkland.

A 17th-century Jacobean manor, it’s the ultimate place to escape to to both unwind and pamper.

The Utopian spa has an indoor pool lined with Tuscan columns, a hydrotherapy pool and no end of rejuvenating treatments that use the organic brand Ila. You’ll feel thoroughly restored after one of their bio-energy body wraps." Read more.

ila Spa Lytham St Annes Express Press Coverage

Lytham St Annes Express

“The spa was designed by international spa consultant Neil Howard and incorporates the latest treatment facilities comprising six treatment rooms, including adouble treatment room, salt and aroma steam rooms, Finnish sauna, hydrotherapy pool, relaxation lounge, experience showers, gym and Pilatesstudio.

It offers a selection of world class treatments from luxury organic line, ila and …” Read more.

ila Spa Lytham St Annes Express Press Coverage Feb 2018

Lytham St Annes Express

“The G&V Spa offers a collection of products developed in collaboration with Ishga and ila, both renowned for their natural and organic skin care products.…”

January 2018

ila Spa Gulf News Press Coverage

Gulf News - Hot Stuff: How To Look Like A French Girl

"I was once watching French makeup artist and the Global Beauty Director of Estée Lauder, Violette, in a Glossier ‘Get Ready with Me’ YouTube tutorial and she said “My skincare is my foundation.” Those are words to live by. Because skin is such an important element of a French look, I am someone who has invested in my skin.

Really big things are cleansing, under-eye cream and skin oil, since that properly regenerates your skin. Try the Ila Face Oil for that glowing French radiance." Read more.

ila Spa Red Magazine Press Coverage Jan 2018

Red Magazine

“My Devi Blessing journey starts at the Hotel’s new glossy ila spa…". 

ila Spa Red Magazine Press Coverage 02 Jan 2018

Red Magazine

“A heady single-note hit of glorious orange blossom, this is pure good mood with one flick of a match”.

ila Spa Oracle Magazine Press Coverage Jan 2018

Oracle Magazine

"Forget the metropolitan hubs of Delhi and Mumbai and instead head for scenic Udaipur and the boutique wellness retreat of RAAS Devigarh. Between the minimal colonial décor, calm atmosphere and beautiful gardens, there’s a lot to love… just nothing quite so much as the Ila spa.

The hotel’s wellbeing masters will curate an entire holistic stay, meaning that whether you stay a few days or a few weeks, it’ll be a transformative experience." Read more.

ila Spa Groomed & Glossy Press Coverage

Groomed & Glossy Blog

"I was booked in for an Ila Spa Kundalini Back Massage (75 mins) which was actual pure bliss. To start the therapist gave me a foot massage using a foot scrub then I laid face down on the massage bed for the core back massage (I asked for medium pressure which was just perfect).

This was followed by Marma therapy, chakra balancing with warm herbal poultices and ending with a soothing leg massage. After having plenty of massages before, I can honestly say I’ve never had one that made me feel so relaxed (I may have woke myself up with a snore), I would definitely book this ritual again." Read more.

June 2017

ila Spa Business June 2017

Spa Business Magazine

"Ila has created a bespoke product range exclusively for The Lanesborough, including a balm and a facial serum, as well as a signature therapy, Kundalini Stillness, which is a back treatment for exhaustion, stress and chronic fatigue that uses ancient marma therapy and warm herbal poultices, along with sound healing and chakra balancing." Read more.

ila Glamour Magazine Competition

Glamour Magazine

"WIN beauty products every day in June 2017! This June we're offering you lucky readers the chance to win ila beauty products every single day. The prizes are exclusive to GLAMOUR.COM". Read more.

ila Tatler Magazine Spa Offers 2017

Tatler Magazine - The Best Spa Offers 2017

"Healing Holidays (; 020 7529 8551) offers a five-night Blessings Journey with treatments in Devigarh's exclusive ILA spa, from £2,089 per person (based on two sharing), including accommodation in a Garden Suite, full board, economy flights and airport transfers." Read more.


ila Best Of Everything Magazine June 2017

Business Of Everything Magazine

"The brand-new Elan Spa at Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa has just opened its doors – the first spa to open in Warwickshire in ten years, and the only spa in the county to offer ila, a ‘beyond-organic’ skin and heart care brand that provides gorgeous products, ethically-sourced from wild-harvested plants and mineral ingredients from all over the world." Read more.

ila Glamour Magazine Awards June 2017

Glamour  Magazine: Here's what the celebs took home from the Glamour Awards 2017

"All the winners and presenters at last night's Glamour Awards went home with a huge grin on their faces and we reckon it had a lot to do with the INSANE goodie bags they were clutching onto on the way out. Worth over £4,000, each bag included everything from Sky and The Ivy Club memberships to £200 Next vouchers, gorgeous make-up products and overnight stays at London's Rosewood hotel - MEGA!". Read more.


ila Birmingham Living Magazine

Birmingham Living Magazine - Elan Spa at Mallory Court

"While cocooned on the top floor I plumped for a full body Ku Nye massage using luxurious Ila products that are made in the Cotswolds. Tibetan in origin, the Ku Nye promised to ‘balance elements to restore a harmonious flow of energy and vitality’. Sounded good although I wasn’t sure I had a harmonious flow of energy to restore." Read more.

ila Running In Heels Summer Bodycare Edit

Running In Heels: The Summer Bodycare Edit

"Ila Spa Body Scrub for Energising and Detoxifying

For toned summer skin that really glows, the first thing you need is a decent body scrub. We’ve fallen head over heels for Ila Spa’s luxurious Body Scrub for Energising and Detoxifying. It’s luxe, but a little goes a long way with this one, which is designed to boost energy and immune function, as well as leaving skin silky smooth – oh hello, multitasking magic! Mineral-rich Himalayan salt crystals detoxify, stimulate the circulation and banish dry, congested skin, while a rich blend of organic oils moisturise and nourish." Read more.

ila Yorkshire Life

Yorkshire Life - Rudding Park roof top garden spa launch party

"The spa includes treatments by ila, Elemental Herbology, Carita and Jennifer Young. There is an indoor swimming pool using natural waters from the grounds of Rudding Park, a juniper log sauna, Rasul for traditional Moorish mud treatments, a hair studio, a manicure, pedicure and makeup bar as well as four immersive sensory zones to enhance wellness of mind, body and soul." Read more.

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Four Shires

‘The range of ila, ESPA, and ORLY treatments includes…’

Luxury Travel Advisor ila Spa

Luxury Travel Advisor: The 25 Greatest Yoga Holidays on the Planet

"Ila Wellness Workshop for Families, Gloucestershire

If you’re time-poor but want to experience yoga with your children, book a family wellness workshop at organic therapy brand Ila’s bucolic barns in the Cotswolds. Available by demand for a minimum of five people, the workshops include a yoga session, breathing exercises, a sound healing session, a wellness talk on the chakras and the chance to learn how to massage each other." Read more.

ila Sunday Telegraph June 2017

The Sunday Telegraph: The 30 Greatest Yoga Holidays On The Planet

"27. Ila Wellness Workshop for Families, Gloucestershire

If you’re time-poor but want to experience yoga with your children, book a family wellness workshop at organic therapy brand Ila’s bucolic barns in the Cotswolds. Available by demand for a minimum of five people, the workshops include a yoga session, breathing exercises, a sound healing session, a wellness talk on the chakras and the chance to learn how to massage each other." Read more.

The Arts Shelf ila June 2017

The Arts Shelf: Rudding Park Introduces the UK’s First Sauna-Meisters Trained in the Art of Aufguss

"Rudding Park Spa also offers an Indoor Swimming Pool, Sensory Zones to enhance wellness of mind body and soul, a Luxury Steam Room, treatments by ila, Elemental Herbology, Carita and Jennifer Young, a Manicure, Pedicure and Makeup Bar, Hair Studio and Horto for kitchen garden cuisine". Read more.

ila Professional Beauty Magazine June 2017

Professional Beauty Magazine

"Rudding Park hotel unveiled its new destination spa in May to 400 partners, guests and press…"

ila Telegraph Rowhill Grange Utopia Spa Review

The Telegraph: Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa Review

"The Utopia Spa is one of Kent's best with a dramatic duplex swimming area designed to resemble Roman baths; hair and nail salons; a large gym; 17 treatment rooms offering expertly administered therapies from British brands Ila and Temple Spa; and a tempting shop. I can recommend the Ayurvedic Inner Peace treatment, which fully delivers on its name." Read more.