During my last stay in Germany I stopped by the recently opened Müller Naturshop in the spa town Bad Kreuznach. The concept is really cool since an entire section within the big department store is dedicated to natural and organic skincare products. It’s the biggest and comprehensive selection I’ve seen so far with a nice mix of German and international brands. I saw some of my eco-chic favorites such as Korres, Primavera, or SantaVerde but also discovered the really, fun and quirky brand Cowshed. What originally caught my attention was the bold design of their soaps. They feature black silhouettes of botanical plants juxtaposed with cheeky names like “Grumpy Cow Uplifting Soap”, “Lazy Cow Soothing soap”, or “Moody Cow Balancing Soap”. Cowshed’s eco-chic soaps are made from organic palm and coconut oils sourced from sustainable plantations. The company’s “no nasties policy” spells out that their products are free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, and artificial colors. Instead only organic, wild crafted and fairly traded botanicals from sustainable sources are used. Cowshed products have been around since 1998 for use in the original Cowshed spa at Babington House in England. But it was not until 2008 that the products were re-formulated to include more organic ingredients and higher ratios of essential oils without any harmful ingredients. Their organic face skincare line is hand made in England and uses 80% of certified organic botanicals on average. The delicate graphics on the labels look gorgeous - or may I say udderly gorgeous.