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Hello, cowshed

One of my favourite body care brands has finally landed in South Africa.

From a spa created in an old cow shed (really) on the grounds of Babington House 20 years ago, Cowshed has grown into a multi-range brand, stocked in spas and stores all over the world.

The ranges are actually called ‘moods’ and have, hands down, the best names of any brand, anywhere. Here are the descriptions from their website, so you can see what I mean:

Grumpy Cow When you’re stressed, irritable and close to breaking point, be uplifted using our Grumpy Cow range. Featuring a citrus blend of Mandarin Red and Grapefruit to invigorate and calming Bitter Orange to naturally cleanse, our Bath & Shower Gel will leave skin soft and clean and you feeling energised.

Horny Cow Discover Horny Cow, our mood for the amorously-inclined, featuring a seductive blend of Rose Absolute, Patchouli and Vanilla to make you feel invincible as well as irresistible, plus Cinnamon for a warming touch of spice.

Knackered Cow Feeling burnt out? The calming Lavender and uplifting Eucalyptus in our best-selling Knackered Cow mood can help you to relax and unwind.

Lazy Cow When you want to sample life in the slow lane, Lazy has essential oils of sleep-inducing Chamomile, Jasmine to soothe and Sandalwood to clear your mind.

Moody Cow If you’re anxious or lacking your usual zest, Moody’s balancing blend of Rose Geranium, Linden Blossom and Frankincense offers an instant mood lift.

Wild Cow With an unstoppable mix of energising Lemongrass, invigorating Ginger and reviving Rosemary essential oils, Wild Cow is perfect for when you want to start the day on a high or a night out with a bang.

There is also a strong hand care offering Dirty Cow Freshening Hand Wash, Grubby Cow Zesty Hand Wash, Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Cream and Cow Slip Soothing Hand Cream. The foot care range is called On The Hoof (obviously) and there is also Sleepy Cow; a 3 product strong collection enriched with Lemon Myrtle and Melissa to calm your body and mind.

Mum and baby are also taken care of with the Baby Cow and Udderly Gorgeous ranges. But the biggest triumph has to be the men’s range, Bullocks!

The main focus is on bath and body products, but there are candles and diffusers in the ranges.

Each formula is developed with only the highest quality essential oils. You can also be assured that there are no petrochemiclas, no artificial fragrance or colours, no sulphates, no parabens, no animal products (except a little wildflower honey and organic beeswax) in any of their products, and they will never test on animals, ever.

I’ll be reviewing the products over the next few months, so you’ll get a better idea on each individual range from those, but if you are chomping at the bit (I couldn’t think of a cow reference that would fit) to get your hands on some, you can shop Cowshed online here.

PS They have some INCREDIBLE gifting options for Mother’s Day and you’ll get a free gift if you order before midnight tonight! (9 May 2018)