Some of the herbs on our website are "wildcrafted" and do not carry the "Certified Organic" label. We feel it is right to include these because they are grown naturally and without chemicals. Wildcrafted plants are found in nature and grow without human intervention. Ideally, they are harvested under strict guidelines, which mean that they are not harvested near highways, industrial areas, areas either with livestock or downstream from livestock, or in areas where there is pesticide use or the use of chemical contaminants.
Ecological and ethical guidelines are also followed, and these include preserving endangered species, only taking a small amount of each plant so its numbers are not depleted, and only taking the part of the plant needed so the rest of the plant can survive.
Starwest Botanicals has a great selection of wildcrafted herbs which are harvested with great respect for the Earth