Megan Larsen, Founder Sodashi
With an unparalleled background in aesthetics, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Transcendental Meditation, biochemistry and natural healthcare, New Zealand-born Megan Larsen began making her own skincare products in Western Australia in the early 1990s. There was never any room for compromise. It was 100% chemical-free or nothing.
Since then, Megan has seen a huge upsurge in so-called natural skincare, but unlike many, she has never compromised, believing that even the tiniest amount of man-made chemicals can be harmful. Still today, there are no hidden ingredients in Sodashi products. Everything is listed on the label, as it should be.
Sodashi, which in Sanskrit means wholeness, purity and radiance, embraces the mind, body and spirit of each person rather than merely the skin. This holistic approach melds perfectly with Spa; not a quick over-the-counter purchase, but a truly holistic appraisal and solution to an individual's needs.
Therapist training is vital, of course. Megan is passionate about treatment protocols and works religiously with Spas to attain the very best results, employing a unique team of highly talented and experienced trainers, whom she has hand-picked over the years. Even her team in the Perth-based Sodashi facility have the opportunity to meditate every day, and this shows in the purity and energy of her products that are not merely chemical-free, but are also designed to produce striking, visible results.
Today, Sodashi is known for its uniquely ethical approach to doing business, training every single therapist that employs its skincare and supplying the world's most exclusive spas in 20 countries worldwide with an extraordinary range of 100 professional and spa-retail products that constantly evolve to meet the needs of high-end clients.
In an ever more discerning world, Megan Larsen's ethics are increasingly relevant. She set the benchmark back in the 1990s and she continues to do so, without compromise.