iKOU is the Japanese verb meaning to rest, relax and restore.
It’s the realisation you get the moment after a pampering experience where you notice the difference in your mind and body and go wow, I really need to introduce a daily ritual of relaxation and beauty into my life. Although maybe not as lavish as the hot stone massage or facial you just had – it can be anything from lighting a scented candle, enjoying a hot bath, indulging in a body scrub or just taking time out to sip a herbal tea.
These things, however small, have the ability to make you feel amazing.
iKOU is the vision and passion of a beautiful Blue Mountains couple Paul and Naomi who live and breathe blissfulness. The’ve created a brand that inspires living the life you love through rituals or rest and relaxation. They launched in 2008 and have since experienced massive success in their passion and desire to engage and inspire people to health and happiness through aromatherapy, natural wax candles, luxurious skincare products and organic herbal teas.
What I love most about them is that they’re a local company with a real moral conscience. They source their ingredients from the worlds purest plants, they support fair trade by ensuring all their sourcing is ecologically responsible and animal friendly, and all of their products are crafted by hand.
They’ve already assembled a range of their best selling products into gorgeous gift hampers – so half your job is done for you! To celebrate the start of our Christmas Gift Guide Feature, we’ve teamed up with iKOU to giveaway this Luxury De-Stress Hamper, valued at $219.95! See our instagram for more details on how to enter – it really couldn’t get any simpler!
iKOU Leura Store:
126 Leura Mall, Leura
NSW Australia 2780
PH: 02 4784 1777
iKOU Queen Victoria Building Store:
(walkway from Town Hall train station to Westfield)
Shop 9 Lower Ground Floor
455 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
PH: 02 9264 3002
iKOU HOME NOW OPEN:
153 Leura Mall, Leura
NSW Australia 2780
PH: 02 4784 2880
or if you’re not in NSW, shop online in time for Christmas xx