Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • Interview with the artist Clare Melinsky


    As part of our twentieth birthday celebrations this year, we commissioned artist Clare Melinsky to create bespoke lino-cut illustrations of Babington House and the surrounding Somerset countryside to decorate our Christmas collection. After all, the walled garden at Babington is where the Cowshed story began. We spoke to Clare about her career and how she approached this particular project.

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  • Ace of Base

    We’re known for the therapeutic benefits of the famous essential oil fragrance blends in our Moods, but did you know the base oils in our products pack a punch too? Here we give these hardworking, all-natural ingredients their own moment in the spotlight. Look out for them in our Bath & Body Oils as well as our Scrubs and Face Oils.

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  • Our new Advent Calendar is here


    It doesn’t feel like Christmas ‘til you’ve opened the first door on your advent calendar. Instead of chocolates, ours is filled with our best-loved products for you to indulge throughout the festive season. And this year, our limited edition calendar features a beautiful wintry illustration by artist Clare Melinsky of Babington House , where our story began twenty years ago. It's a wonderful gift for someone special, or a treat to yourself to kick off your Christmas celebrations.

    If you can't stand the suspense, here's what the calendar contains...

    Lavender Gentle Cleanser, muslin cloth, Chamomile Refreshing Toner, Quinoa Hydrating Daily Moisturiser, Lippy Cow Lip Balm, Cow Pit Deodorant Spray, Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Cream, Apricot Nourishing Cuticle Oil, Cow Slip Soothing Hand Cream, manicure gloves, Cow Slip Natural Antibacterial Hand Gel, Cow Herb Moisturising Hand Cream, Dirty Cow Freshening Hand Wash, Cowlick Gentle Shampoo, Saucy Cow Conditioner, Knackered Cow Relaxing Body Lotion, Knackered Cow Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel, Sleepy Cow Body & Pillow Mist, Knackered Bath & Body Oil, Moody Cow Body Lotion, Gorgeous Cow Bath & Shower Gel, Gorgeous Cow Body Lotion, Wild Bath & Shower Gel, Lazy Bath & Shower Gel.

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  • How To Use Wonder Balm


    Whether on your bathroom shelf or in your handbag, our new multi-tasking Wonder Balm has you covered. There are many ways to use it, but one of our favourites is as a hot cloth cleanser - a quick and simple ritual that will leave you with velvety-soft skin. Here’s how to do it:

    1. Massage a pea-sized amount of Wonder Balm into dry skin, working the balm into facial muscles.

    2. Dampen a muslin cloth in warm water, wring it out and hold over your face, pressing to open the pores and help the balm penetrate the skin.

    3. Wipe off any residue, taking care to use gentle upward motions so as not to pull the skin.

    4. Rinse your face with water and splash with cold water to close pores.


    Julia Rebaudo of lifestyle blog Stylonylon is also a fan. Here's what she thinks:

    ‘I absolutely adore the new Wonder Balm. A multipurpose balm is especially brilliant for travelling and I've been working it hard these last couple of weeks in Portugal, multi-tasking as a last-thing-at-night lip balm, on my ever-dry heels and as an extra barrier of protection for my clavicle bones where my skin is thin and delicate; plus it's perfect for small cuts and grazes pre-plaster with Gus and every few days I've been applying as a night facemask to rehydrate my skin after a day in the sun. I've even been using it to remove my mascara!’ Julia Rebaudo, @stylonylon