Our Story

Inspired by the passion to take Sri Lanka’s ancestral healing techniques to the world and with the desire to approach modern day personal care in a more holistic way, the Spice Island brand philosophy was crafted in 2008. This passion made Spice Island, Sri Lanka’s first global and only Sri Lankan personal care brand that retailed at iconic Hollywood boutiques such as Fred Segal, Clyde’s and Beauty Collection along with Naime’s, the go-to make up beauty store for all A-list film studios in Los Angeles. 

Our Wish

To be a global Sri Lankan brand that improves the natural health and beauty of humanity by restoring ancient healing techniques (through the life science known as Ayurveda) and to be renowned as a reputed wellness brand

Our Passion

Strive continuously to dig deep and explore the wisdom found in ancient healing rituals of the past and to constantly innovate and offer our customers unique products that promote health, wellness and beauty relevant to the modern consumer

Our Customers

Spice Island is for the discerning client, that is well-traveled, educated, spiritual and an eco-warrior; seeks to build a perfect balance in life through rewarding physical activity and an enlightened sense of mental awareness; is one with nature and is driven by an active social conscience.

 

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the ancient system of health and healing, which has a history dating back 3000 years in Sri Lanka and India. The name is derived from two conjoined Sanskrit words: Ayuh meaning life and Veda meaning science or knowledge. The traditional methods of this life science are practiced by at least one-fifth of the human race and continues to gain popularity around the world as people discover its true holistic power. 

The root of Ayurveda is a philosophy that can only be achieved through restoring the balance to both the mind and body. In Sri Lanka, this ancient medicine plays a prominent role in both culture and history as accounts reveal Ayurveda was successfully adopted by its original practitioners. Most significantly, Ayurvedic medicine was not merely a cure for illness, instead integrated as a way of life by many.

 

 

Hela Weda

Hela Weda was the earliest system of medicine that existed in Sri Lanka before the advent of Ayurveda. It was handed down from generation to generation and in the course of time Hela Weda became intertwined with Ayurveda. The ancient Kings, who were also prominent physicians, sustained its survival and longevity. King Buddhadasa (398 AD), the most influential of these physicians, wrote The Sarartha Sangrahaya, a comprehensive manuscript which Sri Lankan Ayurvedic practitioners and traditional healers still use today for reference. 

Ancient inscriptions on rock surfaces reveal organized medical services have existed within the country for centuries. In fact, Sri Lanka claims to be the first country in the world to have established dedicated Hospital. The mountain Mihintale, located near the city of Anuradhapura still has the ruins of what many believe to be the first hospital in the world. Old hospital sites now attract tourists, who marvel at the beautiful ruins. These places have come to symbolize a traditional sense of healing and care, which was so prevalent at that time. Historically, the Ayurvedic physicians enjoyed a noble position in the country’s social hierarchy due to their royal patronage. From this legacy stems a well-known Sri Lankan saying: “If you cannot be a king, become a healer.” Along with Buddhism, the interrelationship between Ayurveda and royalty continues to influence politics in Sri Lanka.

Press Articles

Spice Island appoints new Brand Ambassador

Corresponding with the impending launch of its new marketing campaign, Spice Island appointed Thajithangani Dias, better known as Thaji as its new brand ambassador.

Spice Island awarded GMP certification for cosmetic range

Spice Island has received the globally acclaimed Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certification for its brand of personal care product range.

Spice Island launches local eCommerce store

Spice Island announces the launch of its local e-Store. Customers could now simply visit www.spiceislandbeauty.com and order their products and have it delivered to their doorstep with a click of a button.

Spice Island partners with Dabur India

Spice Island recently announced its partnership with Dabur India Ltd, India’s largest Ayurvedic medicine and related products manufacturer. Spice Island will be exclusively retailed at NewU lifestyle retail stores under the company name of H&B Stores Ltd, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of Dabur India.

Spice Island Ayurvedic products enter UK market

Spice Island, a Sri Lankan brand inspired by the ancient art of Ayurveda recently announced its partnership with House of Fraser in the United Kingdom, to commence sales of Spice Island beauty products with limited edition gift packs for the Christmas Season 2014.

Personal Care Product Choice of the Week: Spice Island

This week we thought something Ayurvedic that can be embraced as a personal care solution. Feeling rather trapped in the lure of this very nature, we made an immediate dive for Spice Island.

Spice Island launches local eCommerce store

Spice Is­land, a Sri Lankan brand in­spired by the an­cient art of Ayurveda, re­cently an­nounced its part­ner­ship with House of Fraser in the United King­dom, to com­mence sales of Spice Is­land beauty prod­ucts with limited edi­tion gift packs for the Christ­mas Sea­son 2014.

Spice Island At House Of Fraser

New to House of Fraser for winter 2014, the Spice Island line comprises a selection of unique natural skin care sets. Harnessing the powers of Sri Lankan ancient Ayurvedic healing and pure rainforest spring water,

Dabur brings Sri Lankan brand Spice Island to India

NewU, a beauty retail venture by home-grown FMCG major Dabur, is bringing Sri Lankan ayurvedic beauty brand Spice Island to India to strengthen its portfolio.

Personal Care Dabur brings Sri Lankan brand Spice Island to India Choice of the Week: Spice Island

New Delhi: NewU, a beauty retail venture by homegrown FMCG major Dabur, is bringing Sri Lankan ayurvedic beauty brand Spice Island to India to strengthen its portfolio.

Spice Island a growing brand

Spice Island product range which is aggressively marketed in USA is looking for opportunities in Europe. following in the US and is currently carried through the most prestige retailers in the US

Personal Care Product Choice of the Week: Spice Island

This week we thought something Ayurvedic that can be embraced as a personal care solution. Feeling rather trapped in the lure of this very nature, we made an immediate dive for Spice Island.