Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • Ingredient Focus: Lavender

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    Lavender has been used as an ingredient in medicines, cooking and beauty products for thousands of years. Deriving from the Latin ‘lavare’ – to wash – it was used by the Romans to scent their bathwater, bed linen and clothes, as well as for medicinal purposes. The essential oil from lavender flowerheads has been used in perfumes in France since the 17th century and the great lavender fields of Grasse still supply perfumers today. In medieval times there were many superstitions associated with lavender, including planting it around doorways to ward off evil spirits and placing it in the hands of women in labour to bring them strength.

    At Cowshed it’s one of our favourite ingredients for many reasons. The scent is famously calming and relaxing – it’s a perfect balance of clean, fresh and herbaceous but sweet, floral and aromatic too. Lavender is just coming into flower in the fields now and will be harvested in the coming weeks.

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  • Spa of the Month: Cowshed Soho Farmhouse

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    In the summer of 2015 Soho House opened Soho Farmhouse - a members' club located in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside. Alongside the 40 cabins, restaurants, bars and bell tents you'll find a Cowshed spa with its very own island featuring a steam room, sauna, ice room and hot tubs. Katie Howell, General Manager at Cowshed and Farmhouse Parlour, told us more.

    “I have been with Cowshed Farm since the beginning which is now over two years and have loved every second of it!!  Very much looking forward to the next project which is our new salon called Farmhouse Parlour.”

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