A Passion for Sustainability

Starwest is committed to selling premium quality natural products while preserving the environment and making a more sustainable planet. Our passion for health and well-being also extends to the health of the planet we all share. We conduct our business in a way that allows us to maintain our standard of environmental dedication, with commitments to sustainable and organic farming and caring for the environment.

We are strongly committed to the organic industry and have worked for the advancement of sustainable organic agriculture since 1980, which was long before it was a popular idea, and an entire decade before the USDA National Organic Program was even established. We are proud to offer an increasingly large selection of certified organic botanicals, herbs, spices, teas, liquid herbal extracts, essential oils, and more.

At Starwest, we are aware that every decision we make on a daily basis has an impact on our environment, and we want to ensure that our impact is a positive one and that we are making every effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We do this by ensuring that our daily operations are consistent with the best environmental practices, from renewable energy to daily waste management.

Organic Farming Matters

At Starwest, we support sustainable organic farming practices and partner directly with our small farmer partners to ensure they have the ability to produce to our high standards.

Organic Agriculture helps the consumer by ensuring clean, natural, chemical-free products, and it helps preserve the land where the plants are grown or found. Here are a few of the main benefits of Organic vs. conventional farming practices:

• Organic farms can support higher levels of wildlife, and improve entire ecosystems and ground water.

• The addition and reuse of organic matter even helps the soil retain nutrients, rather than leaching.

• Certified organic products are grown and harvested without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers that can contaminate the soil, and offer a more sustainable option for feeding ourselves and our communities.

• It has many environmental, health, and social benefits, and continues to have a significant impact on the quality and availability of water and soil quality.

Environmental Practices & Sustainability