Friday, 17 May 2013

Herbfarmacy organic skincare has been created with wisdom, using the knowledge and expertise of botanist Dr Paul Richards, who has been growing organic herbs in Herefordshire, for 30 years. Paul's in depth experience of formulating herbal oils and balms for problem and sensitive skin conditions, naturally inspired him to create this truly unique organic skin care range with key herbs from his organic farm especially selected for each product that provide sustained nourishment and protection for the skin tissue. Here we catch up with Paul, among the marshmallow roots!

-          What's your career mantra?

Spreading the word on how and why organic is best, it’s something I’m quite evangelical about in my own small way…

-          Who do you admire and why?

The people who inspired me in the beginning were mainly family – my uncle was a keen recorder of native plants and it was my father, Don, who first took me on hedgerow explorations in the lanes around Knighton, Radnorshire (on the Welsh Border).  Not quite a person, but later on, the legend of the Lady of the Lake and the origins of the Physicians of Myddfai in Carmarthenshire really fired up my interest in herbs and their amazing powers.

-          What 's your favourite spot in the UK?

Penbryn in Cardiganshire is a perfect beach resort where I spent many wonderful family holidays in my childhood – and later with my own family.

  Which cause would you fight for?

I feel very strongly about the Palestinian issue and the need for a 2-state solution.

  If you would treat yourself to one thing this month it would be...

A days swim and walk followed by a meal at Lakeside Country House Hotel near Builth Wells.

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