Drift off into a perfect night’s sleep with our Sleepy Cow calming collection. Starring a unique aromatherapy blend of Melissa and Lemon Myrtle essential oils to relieve tension and quieten the mind. The perfect antidote to restless minds and sleep. Sleepy Cow is the answer to all your dreams.
If there's one blog we never fail to check, it's The Frugality. The fashion, beauty and increasingly interiors-focussed site is the brainchild of freelance stylist Alex Stedman, who is known for her amazing ability to make savvy high street finds look like high fashion. As we're celebrating our famous moods this month, we sent Alex and her boyfriend to try our signature Moody Massage...
'You'd think post-holiday, we'd be all blissed out without the need for a relaxing massage. In fact the opposite was true - a late night budget airline back from Spain at 1am and straight back into a week of stressful work and appointments actually left us in need of some spa time. So we jumped at the chance to try the 'Moody Massage' at the Cowshed Selfridges spa, which was also a new spot to try.
When we opened our very first spa in the old cow shed at Babington House we wanted our own body oils, lotions and washes to use in the treatments there - as well as in Babington's bedrooms. Step forward celebrated perfumer Richard Howard, one of the earliest proponents of aromatherapy. He created the bespoke essential oil fragrance blends in our original products which became our famous 'Moods'.
Nearly twenty years on, those first moods (Horny, Knackered, Grumpy and Moody) have been joined by several more, each one devised to address specific physical and emotional needs. Here's Richard's take on the Cowshed story...
With the launch of Black Tomato's new Soho Beach House package, it seemed like the perfect time to catch up with the team in Cowshed, Miami to get the inside story on their spa and their favourite neighbourhood hot spots. Brian Brytus is the spa's general manager...
'I have been in the hospitality industry for 17 years, with 10 of those years working in spas. I moved from Pennsylvania to Miami Beach in 2000 and I can't imagine not living close to water again.'
What is your spa’s most popular treatment? 'Massages have always been our most popular treatment. Many of our members and guests comment that they have received the best deep tissue massage of their life here in Cowshed.'
What is your spa’s most popular product? 'Our most popular product is SPF sunscreen. We carry Hampton Sun and week after week it is our top seller, which is an obvious choice for our guests and members since the main attraction in Miami is the beach and the sun. Our top selling Cowshed product is our Dirty Cow Freshening Hand Wash. With essential oils of grapefruit and petitgrain the smell seems to be what has made this item a favorite.'
Transport yourself to the beach before you’ve even boarded your flight with The Barcelona, inspired by the hugely popular signature treatment at Cowshed, Soho House Barcelona.
Designed to perfectly prep your face and body for summer, the treatment features body brushing, deep exfoliation with our Sea Salt Scrub, a relaxing back massage and facial using our unique cold stone technique.
Experience a release of tension as the scrub and massage ease you into a deep state of relaxation. The cold stones relax the face muscles, reducing swelling and tackling stress-induced inflammation of the jaw. Finally, the facial refreshes and closes pores to give skin an instant, revitalised glow. 75 mins, £95.
Holidays don't get much better than a stay Soho House's Miami outpost, Soho Beach House, with its swimming pools, sandy beach and (of course) gorgeous Cowshed spa. Now award-winning travel company Black Tomato has teamed up with Soho Beach House and Cowshed as our exclusive travel partner to create a tailor-made trip that's guaranteed to tick every single bucket list box.
Cowshed Primrose Hill is nestled in one of London's leafiest, loveliest neighbourhoods, close to Regent's Park. With a farmhouse-style kitchen offering everything from homemade cake to herbal tea and a shop to stock up on your favourite Cowshed products, plus six mani/pedi chairs and seven treatment rooms, it's a haven in the heart of the city. General Manager Sarah Turner took us on a (virtual) tour of her spa.
'I have worked for Cowshed for three years and love the company. I am originally from Yorkshire but have worked all over the world with beauty.'
What is Primrose Hill's most popular treatment? 'Ultimate Pedicures and our Moody Massages.'
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.
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.”
Lauren Shepherd runs the parenting and lifestyle blog Hunters and Heels where she writes about her life as a mum of three and her passions for photography, food, beauty, interiors and anything else that is inspiring her. Her warm, relaxed and open style of writing combined with beautiful images makes her blog one of the nicest places to hang out on the internet. Here she reviews the Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure - the perfect treatment to indulge in as we step into sandal season...
"Forgetting about ourselves is so easy for us mums to do. We prioritise our babies, and of course everything and everyone else. But the truth is, a little self-care and guilt-free indulgence can be so good for the soul. Personally, I feel happiest when I'm relaxed, and feeling happy has a positive impact on all aspects of my life. So, this post is written not only to gush about our recent trip Soho Farmhouse and its gorgeous Cowshed spa but also to (hopefully) inspire you to take some time for yourself this week. And if that means bringing the Cowshed spa to you... then perfect!