Henrietta grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. She was born in Tonga and moved to NZ with her mother, father and 8 siblings when she was 3 years old. As a young child she was surrounded by a huge and beautiful garden. Her mother was knowledgable in the uses of plants for healing and that valuable knowledge was passed down to Henrietta.The research of historical uses of therapeutic plant oils remains Henrietta's life long passion and has led her on many journeys to different countries. She spent many years going back and forth from NZ to India working as a volunteer for Mother Theresa’s missionaries of charity in Calcutta. Henrietta continued her research while in India to gain a better understanding of the value of the local therapeutic oils and their many uses. Henrietta’s other interests are painting landscapes and flowers in oils and writing short stories about her life. You'll find Henrietta selling her products at the local markets in Christchurch and Akoroa most weekends. During the week she keeps herself busy making new stock from her converted 100yo country church in the beautiful south island of New Zealand.