Happy, smiling and most importantly, glowing people – you can’t escape them. They’re the ones skipping down the beaches on your instagram feeds, the ones who really did ‘wake up like this’, and the ones who, most annoyingly of all, feel good, inside and out, all of the time. So, how did this happen? How, when we struggle to stifle the mid-afternoon yawns, do people bound by with seemingly never ending energy while looking like cover stars? Well, honestly, some people are just lucky enough to be born like this (they are the ones we tend to avoid), but for everyone else – home-grown Singaporean brand Mekhala Living might have the answer.
Realising that there are no quick fixes in life (sorry to burst that bubble there, girls), Mekhala Living focuses on total body wellness. So, from the pure ingredients used in their foods, to the nutrient packed beauty products – every product in their range is focused on quite simply, providing benefits to your health.
Founded in 2006, Mekhala Living came from co-founder Jang’s (who is also a qualified naturopath no less), desire to find the best quality natural products for her exclusive retreat in Chiang Mai (yes that’s right, there’s also an exclusive retreat arm to this fantastic holistic haven). Gluten-free, paraben-free and artificial colour-free, everything in the range of food and beauty is dedicated to nourish and protect you from inside out.
But that’s not where the goodness ends. Mekhala Living practice what they preach when it comes to goodness, by giving back to the community. Working with farming co-ops in Northern Thailand, they provide fair trade and a steady income for the smaller, organic farms. They also hire ladies from the Burmese Shan community, ensuring fair wages and happy working environment.
Of course, with such strong Thai connections, when it comes to food, you can expect some fantastical Asian fare. Guaranteed to be free from artificial preservatives, additives and colourings, we have our personal faves amongst the range of rices, spreads, pasta sauces and oils.
Packing a real punch is the Black Pepper Sauce, which goes great with our steaks. The Coriander Ginger Dressing is the perfect partner for some fresh prawns and of course, the current king of all superfoods, coconut oil, is among our favourites, not only thanks to its superior status of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, but because its so easy to cook with too!
When it comes to beauty, you guessed it, it’s all natural! Free from parabens and artificial preservatives, we particularly love the Tamarind Facial Cleanser, made from organic tamarind and honey; nothing makes our faces smile more softly than this beauty.
So there you have it, natural, fresh and most of all, good for you, and what could be better than that!
Mekhala Living goodies are available at Four Seasons Supermarkets, Redmart and specialty online stores including BGOEcoshop. Mekhala Living can also be found at their flagship shop in Pasarbella and through their website.