Herbfarmacy organic skincare is created with wisdom, using the knowledge and expertise of botanist Dr Paul Richards, who has been growing herbs organically, in Herefordshire, for over 25 years. Herbfarmacy products are ideal for sensitive skin conditions, are Soil Association Certified and not tested on animals. Herbfarmacy offers an effective, traditionally made organic skincare range made from key herbs, specially selected for each certified organic skin care product that are deeply moisturising and provide sustained nourishment and protection of the skin tissue. All Herbfarmacy products are cruelty free, UK Soil Association Certified, UK grown and produced and are hand made in small batches on site at the Herbfarmacy farm. The dedicated Herbfarmacy team all live nearby and, wherever possible, purchase supplies and services from local businesses. In this way they invest in the community, helping to maintain and improve the sustainability of the local economy, culture and way of life. You can trust Herbfarmacy products because they all display the Soil Association Organic logo and Paul’s signature.
Paul Richards' love of plants began in early childhood when walking the lanes and fields of the wild Welsh border country around Knighton with his father, and was further inspired by his uncle who was a keen recorder of native plants. He went on to study Botany at university in Bristol, then spent a year at the Institute of Plant Physiology in Moscow. His time in Russia, where they maintain a very strong tradition of herbal healing, deepened his fascination with the herbal uses of native plants and strengthened his existing interest in the herbal traditions of his native Wales. The dream of a plot of land for growing herbs seriously was realised in 1983 – having by then moved to Herefordshire to be nearer family – when he bought a cottage with three quarters of an acre and purchased adjoining land to give a total of four and three quarter acres. One of the first tasks along with cultivation was to register his land with the Soil Association to convert it to organic status. The original range was developed over one year of trials and research by Paul, his wife Carol, and the Herbfarmacy team. Today Herbfarmacy organic skincare range has blossomed with several award-winning products.
Herbfarmacy believe in being fair, in growing herbs that don’t harm the environment, in making products without harming animals, in delivering great value products of exceptional quality, in supporting their local community and in enjoying what they do! Their passion for plants and herbs is at the heart of every product they make. The process is steeped in the organic tradition and maintained through nurturing our herbs all the way from seed to making the creams and balms that nourishes your skin. Herbfarmacy have created a comprehensive range of products suitable for all skin types including sensitive conditions, as well as eczema and psoriasis. They do this cruelty free; if they are not prepared to test it on themselves then they feel that they have no right to test it on animals! And anyway, the ingredients are great and the Herbfarmacy team enjoy experimenting! Every year the farming methods, herb crops, and skincare products are inspected by the Soil Association to ensure that high standards and ecologically sound production methods are maintained. In 2014 the Soil Association presented Paul with an award for his long service to the organic movement.