5 MINUTES WITH NATURAL BEAUTY, MEGAN LARSEN: FOUNDER OF SODASHI
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … my meditation, this gives me such mental clarity and it is a wonderful tool for managing stressful situations. But its main benefit is that is makes me feel and be happy.
I RELAX BY … taking a stroll along the river with my husband.
I LIKE TO … work with pure plant oils and essences to create exceptional skin care products. The powerful synergies that can be created by combining these amazing ingredients are fascinating to me and are what makes Sodashi products so effective – they deliver results without sensitivity.
I THINK BEAUTY IS … on the inside, much more than on the outside. Beauty really is beauty when it is part of the essence of someone.
MY FRIDGE USUALLY CONTAINS … fresh organic vegetables, biodynamic eggs, biodynamic tofu, goat and sheep cheese.
MY EXERCISE ROUTINE IS … Tibetan Five Rites – exercises for healing, rejuvenation and longevity – and 20 minutes on my cross trainer every morning.
MY FAVOURITE BEAUTY TREATMENT THAT LEAVES ME LOOKING AND FEELING NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL IS … a Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Facial. It visibly turns back the hands of time and leaves my skin looking radiant.
MY NUMBER ONE BEAUTY TIP IS … look after your skin from the inside as well as the outside.
Megan Larsen never learned the word ‘compromise’. Everything she has done throughout her career defines her belief that only 100 percent will do. It is no surprise, therefore, that when she trained in beauty therapy in Sydney and aromatherapy in Provence, France, she came top of the class, and when she went on to create her own skin care products, they were 100 percent chemical free.
Born in New Zealand, Megan moved to Western Australia and in her early 30’s opened a natural healthcare centre. In between advising customers on nutrition, she found herself besieged by requests for her homemade skin care, and that is how it all started.
Of course, Megan has never lost sight of the fact that wholeness, purity and radiance – the Sanskrit meaning of Sodashi – cannot be attained via products alone, but requires a genuine balance between mind, body and spirit.
Megan practices what she preaches. Her staff has the opportunity to meditate every day and people are hired for their passion as well as their expertise. This means that the company has an unusually focused and ethical approach to doing business.
With a unique knowledge of aromatherapy, biochemistry, Ayurveda and Transcendental Meditation, Megan encapsulates what Sodashi stands for. Long before the rest of the world began to realise that chemicals in skin care products were harmful, she was creating products that were not merely 100 percent chemical free, but also produced remarkable results.
Today, Sodashi trains every therapist that employs its skin care and supplies the world’s most exclusive spas in 20 countries with an exceptional range of 100 professional and retail products, but nobody at Sodashi is standing still.
Megan continues, personally, to create more sophisticated products and modalities. It is not surprising, therefore, that Sodashi is now seen as the benchmark for excellence within the spa industry, and Megan Larsen as its most uncompromising voice.