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 all the usual 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 therapeutic gardens.


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'