Who We Are
When it came to refreshing Cowshed, it was important to retain the DNA that’s made our family of spas and therapies so special. So we talked to the people who make Cowshed what it is, from our spa team to our product formulators and, of course, our customers, to discover what they think is most important in our story.
Natural Therapies from the Heart & Soil of Somerset, England
Cowshed started with a simple mission: to inject a little country calm into people’s busy lives. Today our spas and treatment-led natural therapies are famous worldwide for their originality, character and uncompromising attitude to quality.
Where it all began
An old cowshed might seem an unlikely place for a spa and range of natural products to be born, but that's exactly what happened with us. Soho House founder Nick Jones created the original Cowshed spa at Babington House as a retreat within a retreat, extending the hospitality of the House into wellness and wellbeing for guests. Perfumer Richard Howard developed products specifically for the spa and House using ingredients from the Victorian walled garden in the grounds. Their expert formulations and ecological and therapeutic values meant guests wanted to use them at home too, so we made that happen.
Since opening that first spa back in 1998, our community has continued to grow. We now have spas across London and in Soho House locations everywhere from Berlin to Miami, London to New York – and most recently, Soho House Amsterdam – all with the relaxed, sociable atmosphere that’s so special to Cowshed.
Treatment-led natural therapies
Made in England, our award-winning products use the very best organic and wildcrafted plant extracts and essential oils to nourish mind, body and soul.
Formulated with wildcrafted plant extracts and essential oils, our Moods are named for the benefits their ingredients provide and how they make you feel. So if you’re burnt out, the calming Lavender and uplifting Eucalyptus in our best-selling Relax range can help you unwind. Or if you’re stressed and irritable, Replenish, with Red Mandarin and Bitter Orange, can banish the blues while doing lovely things to your skin and hair.
We are uncompromising in our use of ingredients that are non-harmful to animals and humans. We guarantee: No Parabens (preservatives), No Mineral Oils, No Silicones, No Animal Ingredients (spare a little organic beeswax and wildflower honey), and No Animal Testing (not now, not ever).
While some of our products’ names have changed and our packaging looks better (and is more sustainable) than ever, our values will always remain the same. We believe in making honest, natural products that offer genuine, therapeutic benefits and make a positive difference to your wellbeing. In other words, we want to make you feel good, whether you’re using our products at home or experiencing one of our famously restorative therapies in our spas.
Speaking of spas, there's no better way to discover what we’re all about than by experiencing one of our signature treatments, which range from speedy manis to blissful body wraps and rejuvenating facials. Offering understated indulgence, our spas are super professional but also incredibly down-to-earth and friendly places where you can unwind on your own or with friends.