The Herb Farm - 100% Natural NZ Skincare

July 6, 2022 at 11:22 AM

natural skincare

The Herb Farm is a market leader in New Zealand made 100% natural skincare and, like Commonsense, is proud to say it’s still family owned and operated after 30 years in business.

Lynn, her daughter Sarah and Sarah’s children.


The business was founded in 1993 by Herbalist Lynn Kirkland with a vison and passion to share the amazing healing and beautifying properties herbs and nature has to offer. In 2006, Lynn was joined by her daughter Sarah Cowan, a business graduate and former international model, who is now The Managing Director.

“We’ve been collaborating with and selling through Commonsense for longer than I can remember! It’s been a very longstanding relationship because we’re both pioneers in the naturals industry. We relate to their small beginnings and are always so thrilled to see how much they’ve grown as a company. Their staff are always wonderful and we connect with the fact that we’re both businesses that focus on our customers, their wellbeing and also the health of the environment and the wider community. We feel very aligned with Commonsense’s values and are committed to doing the right thing.”

-Sarah Cowan, Managing Director. 


Lynn Kirkland


The Herb Farm is more than just a name – it’s an actual farm nestled amongst nature in rural Ashhurst (20mins out of Palmerston North) and offers 2.5 acres of beautiful organic gardens, a café and a retail shop for people to visit. They even have fourteen themed gardens for kids! From fairy to gnome gardens, they have been designed to connect children with nature and inspire imagination. Their organic garden has been cultivated over 28 years
and this is where they produce their hand-crafted skincare products. As a business, their first consideration is always- ‘Is this product 100% natural?’ which is something they simply won’t compromise on. They know that information and ingredients lists can’t always be taken at face value and invest considerable time and energy to ensure each ingredient they use comes from a natural source.

Something that ensures this high quality of natural ingredients is the fact that many of the herbs used in their products are grown in their own Manawatu gardens. This means that they can control and oversee the whole production, from ingredients to processing, to creating the final product. Growing their own herbs also means that they are harvested at the exact right time for their purpose. Anything they can’t grow themselves, they source from like-minded individuals and companies, ensuring all of their products are truly 100% natural


The Herb Farm cafe also acts as a retail shop, functions and gardens that host workshops, conferences, weddings
and other events. The cafe works with seasonal, local, free range and organic ingredients with added herbs from
their garden.


Pop in store to try some of The Herb Farm’s fantastic products for yourself!