Our friendly staff are skilled and passionate about the fields of natural health, beauty, nutrition, yoga, and wholefoods.
Natalie is a familiar face at The Herbal Dispensary, having worked for us as a Naturopath many years ago. She has since returned to The Herbal Dispensary and Raglan in 2021, as the new owner. Having spent almost 20 years in the field of Health & Natural Medicine, Natalie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. Natalie is available to support you both in-store or by appointment in clinic. In her spare time outside of work you will most often find her in the ocean, as she is an avid surfer!
Available by skype, zoom or in-person appointment. To find out more about Natalie as a practitioner and how she may be able to help you in clinic, click here.
Loic is excited to join his partner Natalie as the new owner of The Herbal Dispensary! Born in Belgium and more recently living in Mt Maunganui, Loic has a keen passion for surfing and the outdoors, making Raglan the perfect home! You will find him downstairs in the food & produce department and behind the scenes making the Herbal Dispensary run!
Alena is a degree-qualified Naturopath & Medical Herbalist who also holds a Diploma in Nutrition. She enjoys working with clients both one-on-one in clinic and on the shop floor, providing thoughtful, evidence-based, tailored natural health recommendations. Visit her in-store to discuss any health concerns you may be having, or to learn how naturopathy, herbal medicine, and nutrition can support you in your journey towards optimum health. Alena loves calling Raglan home for its natural beauty and wonderful community; when not in store she is usually found out in nature, at the beach or in the bush.
Available by skype, zoom or in-person appointment. To find out more about Alena as a practitioner and how she may be able to help you in clinic, click here.
Mirren is a degree-qualified, association registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist (NMHNZ, NZAMH), with a particular interest and specialty in the areas of women’s health, mental wellbeing, stress management, anxiety, fatigue, hormonal and reproductive function, and plant-based nutrition. In her free time she loves being around nature and animals, creating art, reading, hiking & exploring the beautiful local bush
Available by skype, zoom or in-person appointment. To find out more about Mirren as a practitioner and how she may be able to help you in clinic, click here.
Lisa is a qualified Beauty Therapist. She loves helping you with your skincare options and is very knowledgeable about the brands we have in store. Lisa has lived in Raglan all her adult life and has raised her family here. She is a passionate gardener (her vegetable garden is amazing) and is also able to guide you with your garden needs. One of Lisa's other passions is designing & creating her own beautiful range of natural gemstone & crystal jewellery 'Lazuli', which we stock in store.
Jocelyn is our in-house yogi and food lover! She has lived in Raglan for the past 17 years and is known too many in the community. Jocelyn is one of the key curators of your beautiful weekly vegeboxes! Jocelyn keeps busy by teaching yoga at the Raglan Yoga Loft a couple of times a week, and outside of this and work, enjoys tending to her garden, riding about town on her bike, and relaxing in her beautiful home!
Olivia started working at the Herbal Dispensary when she was only 18, and over the many years since has never left us, despite spending time in Hawaii and Europe and starting studying a Bachelor of Poutū-manahau Population Health! Currently working part-time, when not whipping up the best juices in town for us or writing assignments, she loves the ocean, photography, and having a good boogie!
Astrid has called Raglan home her whole life and has over time moved from our summer staff to a key part of our full-time team! She brings to the team her infectious attitude, appreciation of the art of a beautiful vegebox & produce fridge, and great dance moves! Outside of work, Astrid loves spending time in the sunshine, writing, and making nourishing meals.