Friday, 10th February

31st January 2012                                                                  Release: Immediate

BBC television programme ‘Escape to the Country’ comes to Herefordshire on Friday, 10th February.  Presenter Nicki Chapman and her crew visited Herbfarmacy Organic Skincare’s herb farm at the height of the harvest season last summer to film an artisan business in action.

Nicki Chapman is pictured (image available on request) amidst the Cornflowers and Calendula with botanist, and founder of Herbfarmacy Organic Skincare, Dr Paul Richards; and helped Paul to pick the Calendula flowers.  During filming, Paul showed Nicki the making of Herbfarmacy’s hand-crafted Skin Rescue Balm, a luxurious herbal blend made using the soothing properties of Marshmallow, Calendula, Chickweed and Comfrey which nourishes dry complexions and protects sensitive and problem skin conditions. It is very popular with those suffering from eczema.

Paul referred to the Skin Rescue Balm as “a balm for all reasons” and added that as well as excellent sales in the UK it has become very popular in Asia, and especially so within the Hong Kong market.

Escape to the Country is enjoying its 12th series helping house hunters to find their perfect country home.

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Image of Nicki Chapman on the Herefordshire herb farm available on request

Samples, interviews available on request

Escape to the Country

BBC 1, Friday, 10th February at 2:15pm

Herbfarmacy Organic Skincare

Its hand-made products are sold online, via independent retailers throughout the country and its own shop in Hay-on-Wye.  The Herbfarmacy herb farm is a five acre smallholding in the Welsh Border country of west Herefordshire (Eardisley) where Dr Paul Richards has been growing medicinal herbs organically since 1983. Paul’s knowledge of the medicinal benefits of herbs led naturally into their use in the Herbfarmacy range of skincare products that he has developed with his wife Carol and the team.

-           Natural and Organic Awards 2011 ‘Best Facial Skincare Product’ – Herbfarmacy Organic Skincare Just Eyes Cream

-           Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2011 ‘Best Facial Oil’ – Herbfarmacy Organic Skincare Rose Face Oil

-           The Natural Beauty Yearbook 2012 Who’s Who - Paul and Carol Richards were voted in the Top 3. 

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Barbara Rayner PR and Marketing specialises in Food & Farming; Beauty and Lifestyle; organic and natural public relations and is a reliable source of information for journalists. Director, Barbara Rayner, has been involved in the organic sector since its infancy. Working alongside Helen Browning, who went on to become a member of the Government’s Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food, she was instrumental in taking the Helen Browning meat range from niche to mainstream. Clients include: Helen Browning's Organic; Herbfarmacy Organic Skincare; Graig Producers - meat producer group;, quilting online website; Westmill Woodland Burial Ground.