My name is Cathy Bouma and I founded Tuahiwi Botanicals because I am passionate about growing herbs and fragrant plants. I started growing my first herb garden as a teenager and many years later completed an apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine. My philosophy around using herbs is very simple; they must be local, fresh, and organic. I absolutely believe that if you are using herbs for their medicinal benefits then you need to know how and where the plants were grown. I only use herbs that I grow myself in all my products and herbal teas.