I’m over the moon luxury UK brand COWSHED is now available in SA. Inspired by the Victorian walled garden at Babington House, founder Nick Jones transformed an old cowshed into a spa over 16 years ago for his guests of his luxury country estate and hotel, Soho House. COWSHED’S ambition has been “to create spas and products that are always honest, natural and true to our British heritage.” Developed in England, COWSHED use the best organic and wild crafted plant extracts and essential oils to nourish the mind, body and soul.
COWSHED ranges are actually called ‘moods’ where one can choose between scents to enhance how you are feeling; if exhausted, uplifting Eucalyptus can help you unwind, or Lavender and Lemon Verbena known to help relieve insomnia and restfulness, or if you’re just plain moody and unpredictable, Geranium and Frankincense will help balance you.
While their names may be playful, COWSHED pride themselves on their serious approach to formulas; scents to enhance your mood and indulgent textures to choose from, there is something for everyone, making gifting fun for the giver as well as the receiver.
The ranges include Bath & Body, Home, Mother & Baby, Skincare and Men. Here’s a breakdown of the various mood-enhancing essential oil blends, (my personal favourite has to be the GRUMPY range for erm, my other half!)
KNACKERED COW (Relaxing Collection)
When you’re burnt out and broken, the blend of calming lavender and rejuvenating Eucalyptus will put a spring back into your step.
MOODY COW (Balancing Collection)
Balancing Geranium, Linden Blossom and Frankincense essential oils will set you back on even keel. Rose Geranium is a stand out ingredient to re-balance the nervous system, lift depression and relieve anxiety.
GRUMPY COW (Uplifting Collection)
To uplift and invigorate with zesty and citrusy fragrances, perfect for lengthening a short fuse or a great wakeup call.
HORNY COW (Seductive Collection)
This range comprises of three amorously inclined essential oils: Rose Absolute, Sandalwood and Vanilla. Vanilla’s aphrodisiac and anti-depressant properties will make you feel invincible and irresistible, while a dash of Cinnamon adds warmth and bit of spice, (another range to add to my favourite list, me thinks!)
WILD COW (Invigorating Collection)
An unstoppable mix of energising Lemongrass, invigorating Ginger and reviving Rosemary essential oils; perfect for starting the day or night with a bang!
LAZY COW (Soothing Collection)
The soothing blend for when you want to sample life in the slow peaceful lane. Essential oils of sleep-inducing Chamomile, soothing Jasmine and Sandalwood to clear your mind.
GORGEOUS COW (Blissful Collection)
Put pure unadulterated happiness firmly within your grasp with this floral blend of Madagascan Ylang Ylang, Moroccan Rose and French Lavender for a sophisticated unashamedly feminine touch.
This diffuser is a wonderful blend of rose absolute, patchouli and cinnamon
All products are suitable for vegetarians and not tested on animals. The formulations are free from: Mineral Oil, Parabens, Triclosan, Phtalates, Silicones, Genetically Modified Organisms, Petrolatum, Sulphates SLS/SLES, Microbeads, Synthetic Dyes and Fragrances.
BABY COW AND MUM
THE GIFT OF (ME) TIME
Sometimes we want to treat others and ourselves for no particular reason. There’s no shortage of gift sets at COWSHED!
COWSHED are available online www.beautifulage.co.za