Beauty trends seem to come and go quicker than the seasons, yet one practice has stood the test of time. From Ancient Greece and Egypt to Renaissance Italy and even today, seekers of beauty and health flock to sites of natural mud springs. This tradition of bathing in mud was favoured by Cleopatra, who was partial to a body wrap with mud from the Dead Sea (where else?) If it’s good enough for a Pharaoh of unrivalled beauty, we think it’s worth a try.
Monthly Archives: January 2020
Hormones. They affect our mood, our sleep, our skin and so much more. So why don’t we talk about them? Or rather, when we do speak about hormones - or being hormonal - why is it in a negative way? To reframe the conversation, we asked Cowshed Educator Jess for some ways to understand hormones, regain control and ease the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
How can you tell if your hormones are out of balance?
‘Hormones can make you feel really out of control. I suffer quite badly with hormones in the sense that if I’m premenstrual, or I’m really stressed or tired from working loads, I react differently to how I usually would. The smallest, most ridiculous, things can really annoy me. Someone uses my coffee cup, and before I even realise, I’m pouring the coffee down the sink and walking away with the mug, because it’s MY mug (if you're picturing Ross Geller, you're on the money). As soon as you do it you feel so ridiculous. If they caught you a week later or when you weren’t stressed or sleep-deprived, it wouldn’t be an issue at all.’
Before the new year really gets going, now is the time to make a simple resolution: make 2020 the year you make time to relax. Between work and everything else going on, the hectic pace of day-to-day life can take its toll. We know that finding the time to unwind is often easier said than done, but some well-deserved R & R after a long, stressful day is essential to a healthy lifestyle.
When you’re feeling burnt out, our Relax collection – featuring relaxing Lavender and uplifting Eucalyptus essential oils – is the perfect way to unwind.