The Herbal Snuff Company was formed in September 2008. All three Directors have been involved in promoting and selling Ronaldson's herbal snuff since June 2007. They are:

Melissa Ronaldson, who first blended and developed the five original snuff recipes. Melissa practices and teaches herbal medicine in North and North East London. She is a founder member of London Community herbalists. Melissa has a special interest in the role of herbal medicine in relation to mental health, community gardening (see the roof garden project), and anti-biotic resistance. Melissa is currently refurbishing a 70 year old Dutch barge with the aim of turning it into the River Lea's first floating herbal medicine dispensary.

Roof garden

Vanessa Neville, who has been a practicing community herbalist since 1999. Alongside her practices in Saffron Walden, Essex and Cambridge Nessa runs courses, workshops and seasonal guided plant walks in the local area. She has extensive experience of growing herbs and has developed her own range of herbal products.

Melissa and Nessa both hold a BSc(hons) in herbal medicine and are members of the National Institute of Medical herbalists. They can be contacted for talks on herbal medicine or if you would like to find out about courses or walks near you.


Nick Quinn is currently studying a BSc (hons) in medicinal horticulture. He has designed, built and delivers a traveling field outpost, which provides a practical and comfortable space for establishing herbal medicine at festivals and events across the UK. He is also the proud proprietor of the UKs first mobile herbal snuff bar!