Community Trade Aloe Vera
Spa Ceylon Ayurveda – Sri Lanka’s premier luxury spa brand – is carrying out a special campaign all through June 2011 to promote awareness about their Community Trade Organic Fresh Aloe Vera program in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. They are also giving away free Aloe Vera plants (packed in bio-degradable coir peat pots) with Spa Ceylon purchases of a specified value – including at least one product containing Aloe Vera.
Spa Ceylon actively supports rural communities in Sri Lanka through several community trade projects, including the ‘fresh Aloe program’ now in operation in the arid Kalpitiya zone on the island’s northwestern coast. In collaboration with the marine & coastal resources conservation foundation, it is perhaps the only organized large-scale organic
cultivation of Aloe Vera in the country. The project enables the harvesting of sustainably grown fresh Aloe Vera, an essential ingredient in the manufacture of Spa Ceylon’s Ayurveda formulations.
Renowned for its powerful soothing, healing & re-hydrant properties, Aloe Vera is believed to have been an essential part of local health & well-being rituals since the ancient Ceylonese royals. Inspired by these ancient royal practices & centuries-old Ayurveda wisdom, Spa Ceylon has developed a complete range of Aloe based products enriched with 100% pure organically grown fresh Aloe Vera gel – sourced entirely from their community trade project.
The Aloe Vera range includes bath & massage oils, massage balms, shower gels, cleansing bars, hair cleansers & conditioners, scalp massage oils & hair oil mists, body oil mists, relaxing body mists & the highly concentrated Spa Ceylon Pure Aloe Gel – the panacea for every skin condition.
The owning company of Spa Ceylon supports the rural community in Kalpitiya initially by helping to start the project & thereafter by continuously purchasing their entire fresh Aloe Vera harvest at guaranteed prices. This provides much-needed year-round alternative incomes to the village communities. It also helps keep the fisher folk occupied during the off-season – keeping them away from coral mining in the endangered reefs in the area. Therefore this project helps the community financially & also helps preserve Sri Lanka’s precious marine & coastal resources. Spa Ceylon invites environmentally & socially conscientious persons to support these community trade programs by purchasing their aloe vera-enriched products & taking home an organic Aloe Vera plant for their home garden. ALOE VERA plants are free with every Rs. 2500/- worth of products from Spa Ceylon at Park Street Mews, Crescat, & all Paradise Road outlets in Colombo.
Everyone inherits a unique mix of two or more of the three basic Dosha energy types, namely Vatha, Pitha and Kapha. It is through the balance of these Doshas that the mental and physical health of each individual is determined.
Help Save The Ceylon Elephant
The majestic Ceylon Elephant is under threat of extinction due to the loss of its natural habitat from smaller unplanned Chena cultivations as well as major agricultural & development projects. Unfortunately, the resultant human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka is taking a toll on the elephant population while also affecting the livelihoods of families living adjacent to the traditional forest habitats of the majestic Ceylon Elephant.
Spa Ceylon also invites socially conscious persons & wildlife activists to join their campaign to help save the majestic Ceylon Elephant by becoming a fan at www.facebook.com/spaceylon or www.facebook.com/Ceylonelephant & also
participating in conservation events in Sri Lanka starting January 2012.
The Save The Majestic Ceylon Elephant products are now available at all Spa Ceylon locations, Paradise Road outlets, Barefoot Colombo & Galle Fort, and selected resort hotels. With its planned overseas expansion in 2012 to India & Singapore, Spa Ceylon expects to retail these products at their overseas locations and expand the project
The overall Spa Ceylon brand captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create their range of majestic royal spa rituals & luxury product formulae with potent Ayurveda actives working in harmony to soothe, calm & relax the body, mind & soul. The complete range comprises of prestige skin, body, bath, scalp & hair care. To kick off the campaign, Spa Ceylon has created an exclusive range of Save The Majestic Ceylon Elephant-themed bath, body & home aroma products with the forest trail aroma – a fresh & invigorating blend of fragrant essential oils inspired by the natural forest habitat of the majestic Ceylon Elephant. The aromatic forest trail blend
is enriched with essential oils of organic lemongrass, eucalyptus & patchouli to help take away stress, pure peppermint to cool & spearmint to promote a sense of joy, while cedarwood, vetiver & cardamom help uplift, refresh & invigorate.
The “Save The Majestic Ceylon Elephant” range consists of nearly 50 items, including bath & shower gel, hand & body lotion, hand wash, bath soak, body scrub, hair cleanser, hair conditioner, home fragrance oil blends, Elephant shaped cleansing bars, luxury candles, home aroma diffusers, Elephant shaped aroma incense, safari sets, home spa sets, aroma greeting cards, aroma stationery, aroma car fresheners, room aroma sachets & a collection of luxury gift sets with these formulae. Therefore, as a unique initiative, Spa Ceylon Luxury Ayurveda – Sri Lanka’s premier spa lifestyle brand – has launched the Save The Majestic Ceylon Elephant Campaign – to help raise awareness about the plight of the Ceylon Elephant & also to help fund conservation projects to safeguard the majestic Ceylon Elephant.
As a socially conscientious brand, Spa Ceylon proudly donates 10% of its turnover from the sale of The Save The Majestic Ceylon Elephant range towards specific elephant conservation projects in Sri Lanka & invites conscientious persons to purchase these products & help support the cause. Preparations, oils, balms & portions, home aroma blends, candles, handmade stoneware & spa accessories.
The all-natural Spa Ceylon formulae are enriched with local herbs & mostly Ceylonese essential oils. They are presented in uniquely designed modern packaging inscribed with Sinhala script & adorned with Royal Kandyan insignia, giving these luxury Ayurveda products a contemporary Sri Lankan identity.
With all their products proudly made in Sri Lanka at their GMP-certified modern production facility in the Kalutara district, Spa Ceylon offers rewarding livelihoods to rural youth & craftspeople in the area. Spa Ceylon strongly believes in supporting rural communities & is actively involved with community trade programs in Kalpitiya for organic Aloe Vera, Meerigama for handmade reed-ware & Panadura for woodcrafts.
Join this unique campaign to help Save The Majestic Ceylon Elephant by purchasing this new range of products. It is wellness with a cause!
Spa Ceylon worked with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) in identifying an area with an excess of invasive plants, which had taken over the native plants in that area. A piece of land was found in Wasgamuwa, which is in the central region of Sri Lanka. The invasive plants were cleared and 109 host plants were planted in that area with the aim of supplementing butterfly conservation.
Butterflies are important to the ecosystem because they aid in pollination and natural disease control and are well known to be a natural indicator of the health of a given ecosystem. By 2019, we were able to identify forty-seven species of butterflies, including one that is endemic to Sri Lanka, while species of plants had grown to thirty species. This essentially created a biodiversity hotspot that will have a lasting impact onthe Wasgamuwa National Park for years to come.
We actively look to support the people in Sri Lanka who make the sourcing and production of our products possible. We make a conscious effort to give back to the people that make what we do possible. The Projects we have done have addressedGoal 1, 4, 5, and 8 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These address No poverty, Gender Equality, Quality Education Decent Work, and EconomicGrowth.
Room to Read is a project that was implemented in order to ensure that women who live in the rural towns of Sri Lanka who has no access to education, had the power to read and access information that would help them in their lives. This focused on readingdevelopment and gender equality. This collaboration has allowed many women to move forward in life while making it up the corporate ladder.
This helped SDGs for Gender Equality, Economic Growth, Quality Education.
All paper waste is handed over to a paper waste recycler who pulps the paper waste toform new products.
PET and Plastic waste:
Plastic is sorted into different categories, which have different levels of recycling needed. PET plastic is then recycled. We are also looking to move to PCR Plastic in thenear future, which is easier to recycle than other plastic types. All Spa Ceylon outlets have a deposit area for used plastic bottles. This recycling process is also incentivizedwhere customers will get up to 10% off up to a maximum of Rs.500 if the empty PET containers are brought to any of our outlets. (w.e.f. 12-05-2022)
Glass waste is given to Ceylon Glass Company, which recycles or reuses 100% of ourglass waste.
Since there is no efficient way to recycle the metal tubes that our lotions and certain shampoos come in, they are incinerated in the production of cement by a local companycalled Insee Ecocycle Lanka (Private) Limited.
Industrial Waste Management
Our factories produce a very minimal amount of industrial waste- mostly in the form ofexcess water from production. We have in-house septic tanks that help treat this waterbefore handing them over to local authorities to be put back into circulation.
We use Sealed collection tanks and Treat 100% of our production wastewater and Sewerage water. Treated sewerage water is used for gardening and treated productionwastewater is disposed through bowser to approved government water treatment plants– yes at a cost. We make sure we maintain the approved minimum water specification
levels before disposing of water. We do have an in-house water testing facility.
We aim to be fully carbon-neutral before 2030. Our manufacturing processes do notproduce a large amount of carbon waste, but we aim to harness the power of solar energy to fully move to a production facility that does not emit excess carbon dioxideinto the atmosphere. We believe this is crucial in ensuring a sustainable future.