The Precious Power of Plants

Inspired by the Cosy Cottage HQ garden in Ganthorpe, our new, natural Herb Garden Soaps bring nostalgic scents of the British kitchen garden into the home. As they invigorate the senses, they bring a true feeling of wellbeing.

As well as producing beautiful aromas, the herbs used in our soaps have many other qualities and have been used for thousands of years as medicines and holistic treatments. Archaeological studies have revealed that the use of medicinal plants can be traced back to Paleolithic times, approximately 60,000 years ago. Written evidence of herbal remedies has been found, dating back over 5,000 years, to the Sumerians in the Far East, who compiled lists of plants and their properties for healing.

We carefully chose the herbs used in our soaps based on their wonderful properties. Here’s a little something about each of them.

Cosy Cottage Clary Sage

Clary Sage

This herb is native to the Mediterranean Basin, North Africa and Central Asia. Many parts of the plant are used by herbalists and aromatherapists, including the leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds. Clary Sage essential oil is used in aromatherapy to relieve stress and act as a natural antidepressant. It’s also believed to help with menopausal symptoms and menstrual pains due to anti-inflammatory properties.

Cosy Cottage Rosemary


Also native to the Mediterranean, Rosemary enjoys rocky and dry coastal regions. In fact, its name originates from the Latin words ‘ros’ and ‘marinus’, which together translate to “dew of the sea.” It grows well in the UK during summer and as well as making roast potatoes taste delightful, it is also used in holistic medicine to boost the immune system and improve circulation.

Cosy Cottage Bergamot Orange


Originating in North America, bergamot herbs are perennials loved by bees and butterflies. Essential oil is extracted from the peel of the inedible bergamot orange. It's now mainly grown commercially in Southern Italy, from where 80% of the world's supply comes. You can also find it in the south of France and Africa's Ivory Coast. Apart from making Earl Grey tea, bergamot is also known to help manage anxiety and boost mental clarity. 

Cosy Cottage Peppermint


Peppermint is a hybrid plant, crossed between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, it grows well (a little too well sometimes) in UK gardens. Also a popular ingredient for tea, it is used to treat digestive problems and for fighting bacterial infections. Peppermint essential oil is used to help relieve headaches and unblock the sinuses in aromatherapy. 

We’d love to hear what you use these delightful herbs for. Let us know in the comments.

All our soaps, shampoos, beauty products, creams and deodorants are 100% natural, palm oil free, plastic free, SLS and Paraben free and we NEVER test on animals. All of our ingredients are carefully sourced to ensure high ethical standards and quality. We use essential oils to scent our products. Our packaging is either recyclable, compostable or reusable.

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