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Ilāpothecary is founded by Denise Leicester, whose vision for her Brand is for it to be "ageless, to offer, gorgeous, life enhancing products that are as relevant to an 18 year old girl as they are to an 80 year old woman".

Denise spent her lifetime exploring the dynamics of Natural Healing and in her journey, she has taken on many roles which has given her expansive knowledge of both Eastern and South American healing traditions. 

She has been a qualified nurse, aroma-therapist, yoga teacher, sound healer, holistic bodyworker and spiritual philosopher.

Denise's first Brand, Ila, was named after the Hindu Goddess of Truth and the Sanskrit word for Earth "ila".

Ilāpothecary products are lovingly handcrafted in small batches in their Barn (overlooking the Cotswold hills), using simple techniques based on an intuitive and heartfelt approach.

All products are infused with powerful natural ingredients, including British grown herbs with a long history of healing.

Denise’s vision has remained centred and her core values intact. She has created an infrastructure that functions at the most sustainable and nourishing level possible and set a new benchmark for business models: one founded on the self-worth and multi-level reconnection of every single member of the ila and ila Apothecary family. 


Ilāpothecary has been featured in Vogue UK, Hello Magazine, Harpers Bazaar and Psychologies Magazine.

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