Herbal Harmony and its journey.....


Herbal Harmony was founded by Cat Marshall,

a medical herbalist from Dorset.


'After completing my degree in Herbal Medicine at the

University of Central Lancashire in 2003, I joined the National

Institute of Medical Herbalists and set up practice as a

herbalist in Dorset.


Having particularly enjoyed parts of my degree course that

involved designing & creating products, I decided that I

wanted to be able to make my own natural & herbal

skincare products for my patients which were free from

the chemicals that could irritate and harm the skin and

our health (SLS, SLES, parabens, Petroleum derivatives etc)

so I set about learning, reading and experimenting to create

my product range.


The range initially started with a few skin creams, ointments

and teas and over the years as the demand for natural cosmetics

began to grow, I started to create bath products, shower gels,

cleansers, face moisturisers,  traditional cold process soaps

and more recently felted soaps.


With the interest in natural products increasing, my journey

also took a new path into teaching in 2009, something I

would never have imagined myself doing, but now enjoy

immensely, and it's wonderful to be able to help people create

their own cosmetics for friends & family.

 

In recent years I have also started creating products for

Salisbury based charity Horatios Garden, who build beautiful,

accessible gardens in NHS spinal injury centres.  

 

As my business has now grown to the point that I am

working full time making products and teaching classes,

I have stopped practicing as a herbalist for the time being

but continue to use the knowledge I gained 

from my training throughout my business and personal life.

 

After a short time living in Monmouthshire, Wales, I moved

back to Dorset in 2018 and now live and run my business

from the Mapperton Estate in west Dorset'