After being given the opportunity to visit Cowshed last Monday at the beautiful Babington House Spa, I learnt a great deal about the brand, with all its quirky moods and wonderful products. As a graphic designer, it was interesting to see where the brand originated and I knew it was important to know these characteristics to portray the designs correctly. Not only did I get to try a variety of products, they greeted us with a tour of the spa and I felt a great, British vibe from the place; I knew that was an important aspect of the brand itself…that they were born on British soil.
Most of all, I loved their quirky, humourous moods for the variety of products they make, each keeping with their own unique flavour. Their main 6 ranges are as follows:
For when you feel you need to wind down and relax, the Knackered Cow range is for you. It contains nurturing ingredients such as lavender and eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is an aromatic plant known for its excellent therapeutic properties, and lavender has potent powers to help aid sleep, so you’ll have no problem forcing those eyes shut. Lavender acts as a natural calmative so it will also help soothe any irritable, dry skin. I have used the Knackered Cow Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel and it is a lovely, soft gel that absorbs quickly, leaving a herbal smell. Not as foamy as other showergels but perfect for a calming soak. I would recommend using this range after a tiring day to help relieve any stress.
This range is all about balance. If life throws you off the edge and you need to be restored and put back on track, look no further! With luxury ingredients including rose geranium, linden blossom and frankincense, you will hopefully feel like yourself once again. This is also a pure mixture of calm and cheer to help mend your mind for when you’re feeling low. Try the Balancing Room Diffuser to create that calming mood for when you walk through the door.
No doubt, my favourite range. This fruity-flavoured scent really helps pick you up in the morning! With overwhelming senses of mandarin, petitgrain and grapefruit, you couldn’t want more to get you uplifted with that spring in your step. I was given a travel size Grumpy Cow Uplifting Body Lotion and loved the scent straight away. It’s zesty, fruity and heavily scented but most importantly 100% natural with no nasties. For someone who is so sensitive, it’s very hard to find something with a strong fragrance but can still use it on the skin. Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel is most certainly on my wish list!
This is quite a popular range (I wonder why…) with alluring essential oils including rose absolute, patchouli and spicy cinnamon. These are used to create that romantic mood and give that added boost of confidence in your self-esteem. Light a candle, add a touch of perfume and grab that sexy, black number. C’mon, we all have a cheeky seductive side sometimes!
If you’ve woken up on a high and are ready to face anything, you want to keep that positive mood going! Moody Cow helps you do that. With lively ingredients such as lemongrass, ginger and rosemary, that positive energy should stay with you. I’m not saying this will answer your prayers if something happens on your way (problems at work or a bad hair day!) but these herbal fragrances should keep your nose happy. Bear in mind, this is quite a strong scent so a little goes a long way. Keep a room fragrance at your desk and give it a good spritz every now and then!
A bit like Knackered Cow, this soothing collection is to aid the mind and give that much needed therapeutic action. If you are feeling a tad restless, nervous or suffering with anxiety, then this range might help you. With beautiful, luxury scents of jasmine, chamomile and sandalwood, you are bound to feel that little TLC. Use a some Lazy Cow Soothing Bath & Massage Oil to nourish the skin with vitamins, minerals and almond oil. Oh, and a phone call or hug from a friend will always help!
So…which moo’ed are you?