After eight years climbing the corporate ladder with two kids under the age of three I felt I was missing something. I was searching for a way to live a more meaningful life. One where I would live wholeheartedly and achieve my purpose of inspiring people to feel truly good about themselves, in the most authentic way I could. I wanted to offer a sanctuary of calm and peace for other busy people, parents and corporates who were struggling with the pressures of a too busy life. To offer a place of escape and restoration where they would feel nurtured and cared for.
I left my corporate job and went on to set up and run two high-end Melbourne day spas. Over the nine years I ran my beautiful spas I became frustrated at the lack of certified organic, luxurious spa care that offered a wide selection of treatments which could be tailored for each individual’s specific needs. I loved nurturing my clients and knew what they wanted: they wanted pure, certified organic skincare products they could trust. Yet there was no certified organic luxurious spa range for professional use and none that combined the healing wisdom of Ayurvedic principles with organic certification.
Like my clients, I was sick of the myths the beauty industry feeds us about ‘anti-ageing’ properties and ‘chemical-free’ skincare that is supposed to be natural and pure but just does not stack up. I began to research the importance of certified organic skincare for women and discovered that over the course of an adult woman’s lifetime, we put over 2 million chemicals and ingredients on our skin – that’s a huge amount!
I began asking: how do these chemicals behave once they are inside the body? What harm do they cause? How
does our body eliminate or store these chemicals? As our skin absorbs over 60% of what we put on it, we really
need to make sure the things we put on our faces and bodies aren’t harmful to our skin or our overall health.
I wanted a luxurious product line that was safe enough for my children and safe enough to eat, one that offered true wellness beyond beauty.
I don’t believe you should ever just settle because it’s the way things have been done – I believe you deserve the best.
So, after twelve years of sustained research, luxury spa experience and real client feedback, I bring you Aika. The world’s first certified organic Ayurvedic inspired spa products and wellness rituals for luxe purists who want to live a soulful life.