Denise Leicester on how to be at the top of your game
About Denise Leicester
Denise Leicester has spent a lifetime exploring the dynamics of natural healing. A qualified nurse, aromatherapist, yoga teacher and yogic healer, her hands-on experience extends from the rural communities of India to the Dubai royal family, and spans Eastern and South American healing traditions.
At the heart of her study lies a belief in the power of healing energy – a higher vibration capable of facilitating profound inner change. In 2005, following two decades investigating the subtlety of being in the medical, holistic and spiritual worlds, Denise developed a unique concept of well-being that addressed the inner essence through the skin: an absolutely pure product range created in complete harmony with nature and delivered with conscious, healing intent. She named the brand after the Hindu Goddess of Truth and the Sanskrit word for Earth: ila.
Denise has woven every fibre of the ila matrix. She spent the first 12 months of the company’s inception researching, travelling and sourcing the purest ingredients from the most ethical international farmers and growers – simple but extraordinary people who inspired her with their deep love of the earth. She then created an infrastructure that functioned at the most sustainable and nourishing level possible. Since then, she has set a new benchmark for business models: one founded on the self-worth and multi-level reconnection of every single member of the ila family.
Denise owes particular thanks to her husband, John, and her mentor, Pawan Tandon.