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Starwest Botanicals unearths the wonders of nature to inspire every body. Every body, every mind, every soul. Whether you’re a passionate foodie, holistic health devotee, or you’re seeking small steps to enhance your wellness, botanicals have the power to transform your life.
We offer an extensive, diverse, and carefully curated selection of premium-quality botanicals, delicious spices, tantalizing teas, and 100% pure essential oils. But we don’t just give you the goods — we give you the knowledge, advice, and resources to empower you on your journey. Because this truly is your journey, and no matter who you are or where you’re starting, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Nature is filled with possibilities for healing, wellness, discovery, and adventure — let’s explore together!
Our Commitment To You
We’re here to…
Ease your mind: We are passionately dedicated to the highest quality ingredients and all the standards you care about — from USDA Organic, to Non-GMO, Fairtrade, and more.
Nourish your body: Wherever you are on your wellness journey, we’re here to make it easier, tastier, and more fun. With botanicals, you’ll supercharge your health and live your best life.
Nurture your soul: We’re committed unwaveringly to sustainability, ethical sourcing, and supporting our communities from seed to shelf.
We love an origin story — for all of our botanicals, we’ll tell you where they came from and how they got to you. So, we wanted to share our own story.
In 1975, Starwest got its start selling herbs in a small retail shop in Sacramento, California. Our original mission was the same as it is today: to make high quality botanicals accessible and to share this healthy lifestyle with our friends, family, and community. Over the years, we grew our community through our commitment to quality, value, and transparency. In the late 70s, we bought our first herb mill, began selling our products wholesale, and started importing herbs and spices from around the world.
There were many milestones along the way — from pioneering the organic herb industry, to investing in sustainability, and expanding our California headquarters. Now, we are proud to be one of the largest suppliers of organic botanicals in the country.
We have nearly 50 years of experience behind what we do — and we’re committed to continually innovating so we can give you the very best for the next 50 and beyond. There’s a place for you in our story. We’re honored for you to help us write the next chapter!
We know you have a lot of choices out there, and we’re honored that you’re exploring the wonders of nature with us.
— The Starwest Family
The Starwest Difference
With our extensive array of products, you’ll find everything you’re looking for — and discover new things you never knew you were missing. We offer more than 3,000 items from 52 countries, including herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, and herbal extracts.
From our expert purchasers to our experienced lab technicians, you can trust that everyone in the Starwest family puts quality first every step of the way. Our botanical experts purchase directly from growers to ensure the highest integrity, consistency, and quality. Our products are thoroughly tested for authenticity and safety in our in-house laboratories and independent labs.
Our mission is to make your life brighter and tastier. Whether you’re a professional chef, passionate foodie, or just have a touch of culinary curiosity, Starwest Botanicals makes every meal an adventure. With the freshest, purest, and most delicious herbs and spices from around the world, you’ll take your culinary creations to the next level.
We’re proud to be a leader in the organic space. We began carrying “organic” products long before they were popular — an entire decade before the USDA National Organic Program was created. In 1989, we became a Certified Organic Processor, and since then all of our organic products have been grown and harvested in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program. We are also a Kosher Certified Facility.
We believe in preserving our planet and creating a cleaner world for generations to come. We work to reduce our carbon footprint by using renewable energy, maximizing recycling, and minimizing waste. We’re committed to organic and sustainable farming practices. We are a Certified Organic Processor, a member of the United Plant Savers, and we offer a large selection of Fair Trade Teas certified by Fair Trade USA.
We know that the culinary and wellness worlds can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re deep in it or just starting to dip your toe in, we love to share our recipes and the science-backed benefits of botanicals. We break down everything you want to know in an easy, accessible, and fun way. Think of us like that friend you call when you want to know what spice to use or need a healthy suggestion. We’re always here to answer!
Please Note: If you would like to request a wholesale catalog, please use our wholesale catalog request form.