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Everything you need for ‘back to school’ season

From rejuvenating bath and body care to relaxing home fragrance, start September as you mean to go on with these Cowshed essentials

By Chloe Lawrance

Autumn is on its way, bringing with it shorter days and cooler weather and, of course, the start of 'back to school' season. No matter your age, there's something about this time of year that feels rich with new beginnings - a time to reflect and restart after the summer.

So, if your to-do list is growing and your calendar is suddenly full of after-school clubs, play dates and deadlines, it's time to stock up on relaxing and rejuvenating essentials from Cowshed. Keep your calm with our pick of bath and body care, skincare and home fragrance essentials to see you through this season and beyond.

The great slumber set

The secret to success, whether you're beating the bustle of a new school year or recalibrating into work mode as you leave summer behind? A good night's sleep. Secure eight blissful hours with the Essential Sleep Set. Wind down with a relaxing bath - the calming Sleep Bath Salts will help to relieve tense muscles, and the Sleep Candle will gently scent your space. Spritz the Sleep Calming Pillow Mist before you sink into bed and enjoy a restful night.

Essential Sleep Set, £65/ $90

Bath salts
Sleep spray

The cold-weather necessity

Enhance your much-needed downtime by cosying up in our House Robe - a staple in Cowshed spas and Soho House bedrooms across the globe. Thick, fluffy and ultra-soft, the hooded robe comes in multiple colours and can be personalised with your initials. Throw it on post shower to enjoy a relaxing evening spent on the sofa. Warm drink and a good book optional.

House Robe Grey, £85/ $150

Dressing gown
Dressing gown

The relaxing home scent

Feeling a little burnt out? The restorative blend of Rose Geranium, Linden Blossom and Frankincense essential oils in our Balance Candle delivers a calming floral scent that's certain to help. Relax and feel your worries drift away as the fragrance fills your space. For even longer enjoyment, the Balance Candle is now available in a larger size, offering up to 70 hours of blissful burn time.

Balance Room Candle, Large, £70/ $120


The instant radiance boosters

If you have a to-do list that's longer than your arm, the last thing you need to be worrying about is dull skin. The 24 Hour Illuminating Skincare Set includes everything you need to brighten and add radiance in just a few simple steps. The Illuminating Serum delivers a glow, while the Mineral-Rich Sheet Mask hydrates and plumps the skin. Lock all that nourishment in with the Essential Daily Moisturiser; quinoa extract protects and moisturises the skin. Included in the set is the Kahai Wonder Balm, a miracle multitasker that can be used to remove makeup or soften and nourish dry skin from head to toe.

24 Hour Illuminating Skincare Set, £80/ $105

The must-have shower set

As autumn draws in, your warm and cosy bed might start to feel a little harder to leave each morning. The solution? An awakening product combo to make your morning shower extra invigorating. Stock up your bathroom with the Replenish Bath and Body Duo; the energising Bath and Shower Gel followed by the nourishing Replenish Body Lotion not only leaves skin soft and smooth, but will also help to sharpen your mind and prepare you for whatever the day throws your way.

Replenish Bath and Body Duo, £38/ $52

The at-home spa experience

Take some time out from a busy schedule to recreate a Cowshed spa mani at home - the fool-proof self-care pick-me-up. An emery board and cuticle stick will leave nails looking well groomed, while the Nourish Cuticle Oil helps to condition nails and soften skin thanks to vitamin-rich apricot oil. Smother hands in a generous amount of the Refresh Hand Cream, pop on the cotton moisture-locking gloves and sit back for some much-deserved relaxation. Once it's time to take them off, you'll find your hands feel touchably soft and cared for.

Manicure Kit, £22/ $35