When Nate + I met I had just begun my journey studying Natural Medicines and was feeling really drawn to the knowledge surrounding medicinal uses of native plants. Nate grew up in a town called Whangaruru in the Bay of Islands, his tribe is Ngāti Kahungunu from the Hawke's Bay area. Growing up he spent a lot of time in the bush with his Dad, his desire and commitment to time in our forest has helped him better understand the environment he comes from and develop a deep connection to it.
I am Pākehā, my families made their way to New Zealand about four generations before I was born and I grew up in Christchurch and spent a lot of time in Moana on the West Coast, I have always loved plants and being outside amongst the bush. I have fond memories of my Mum and both Grandmothers healing me with plants and natural medicines, there is something so magical about it.
Overtime together with our friends and whānau we created tahi skincare with the desire to share it with people. We want you to have skincare products full of healing plant ingredients that come from our environment, remedies that can be used to nourish you holistically. Something with a strong connection to nature because we are a part of nature, and nature is a part of us.
WE ARE ONE
We have a strong desire to support our community, to create change and to see people become harmonious with one another and with Papatūānuku (our earth mother). We run tahi skincare together from our home in Whangarei Heads below Mt Manaia, here we are building a space that focuses on sustainability, the beautiful natural environment surrounding us and somewhere we and others can express themselves creatively.
tahi believes that an appreciation of, and love for the very thing that is attempting to heal you is the first step in the process of healing and we really hope you find tahi as holistically nourishing as we have
Thank you for coming on this journey with us.
Jackie + Nate