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自 18世紀起,西方國家就非常盛行SPA,也就是放鬆保養療法或是美容水療;使人感到放鬆、舒壓和回復元氣。SPA 最特殊之處在於利用水中的礦物質結合沐浴、按摩和撫抹保養品加上香薰來促進新陳代謝,同時讓人的五官達到放鬆和暢快的境界。醫學大大讚賞了SPA對身心的益處。

澳大利亞天然礦泉 SPA 雖然不少,對忙碌的人們來說,計劃一個SPA 度假,卻是難得。有感於此, IKOU 有機美容產品的創始人,Naomi和 Paul Whit­feld 在一次藍山之旅後,得到啟發,「只有度假的時候,才能 享受這樣美妙的感受,為甚麼在家卻沒有時間呢?」,萌發這樣的思考也是日後開創 IKOU產品的靈感。

IKOU 產品 100% 純天然取材,手工製作,「我們希望與每一個分享我們的產品,從取材到製作過程的品質都是頂級的。」因為這項事業 和 用 心,Naomi 在 2015 年 榮 獲Tel­stra 女企業家獎。

IKOU在悉尼多處可見,而在墨爾本如今只入住 East­land 購物中心。天然有機美容SPA產品,在購物中心那塊以錦簇花團天頂妝點的美麗花園區,彷彿回到大自然中,靜享美容水療帶給人的放鬆感受。

Find ikou at East­land shop­ping Cen­tre, Level 2, in the Beauty Gar­den. Web­site:

Qui­etly nes­tled be­neath East­land’s var­ie­gated flo­ral ‘Canopy’ in the aptly termed ‘Beauty Gar­den’ sits an oa­sis – the ikou store – a cen­tre for nat­u­ral beauty and in­dul­gence fea­tur­ing a court­yard filled with trop­i­cal plants to de­liver cus­tomers into a nat­u­ral haven of tran­quil­lity. A stroll through the ikou store tran­scends the typ­i­cal shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence. The store is shrouded in a sweet fra­grance, art­fully blended in ac­cor­dance to the prac­tice of aro­ma­col­ogy in or­der to har­monise the senses. Tea tast­ing is of­fered to en­hance the ther­a­peu­tic ef­fect of the ex­pe­ri­ence while ikou skin spe­cial­ists and spa ther­a­pists are read­ily avail­able to as­sist any­one with their unique needs. Prod­ucts are also avail­able to sam­ple in an in­dul­gent stone sink hand spa ses­sion.

From hum­ble ori­gins, ikou has bur­geoned from a small Blue Moun­tains kitchen to hun­dreds of busi­nesses glob­ally, along with its own re­tail stores. In­spired by a lux­u­ri­ous spa ex­pe­ri­ence on hol­i­day in the Blue Moun­tains, ikou founders Paul and Naomi Whit­field sought to recre­ate their sump­tu­ous hol­i­day in­dul­gence. "Why is it that on hol­i­days we do all these beau­ti­ful things, but when we get home we feel we don’t have the time?" To­gether they cre­ated their own prod­ucts seek­ing to em­u­late the power and plea­sure of na­ture that could be used any­where, any­time.

Ikou’s 100% nat­u­ral and hand­made prod­ucts re­flect the healthy as­pi­ra­tions of its founders. “Our prod­uct de­vel­op­ment al­ways stayed true to our per­sonal pas­sion for the pro­tec­tion of an­i­mals, the en­vi­ron­ment, and be­ing a busi­ness that ben­e­fited oth­ers. We sourced and re­searched the im­pact of our in­gre­di­ents and meth­ods of pro­duc­tion to en­sure ikou was an eth­i­cal and sus­tain­able busi­ness from the start.”

A broad range of prod­ucts are avail­able from skin­care, body care, and bath prod­ucts. These fo­cus on wild and or­ganic Aus­tralian fruit and flower ex­tracts, as well as pure and pow­er­ful in­gre­di­ents from the world’s most pris­tine lo­ca­tions, and are for­mu­lated and made in the Blue Moun­tains.

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