About Us

Welcome to Starflower Essentials. 23 years ago, in a little biodynamic farming community, Starflower was first conceived. Making herbal formulas for the skin became a hobby of mine, and I loved wild crafting and growing herbs in the garden and making tinctures and extracts for my family's medicine cabinet.

Those were early beginnings, but as all great loves do when nurtured, mine grew into what I soon realized would be my life's work and study.

In 1994, Starflower became commercially available in the Southwestern U.S. with over 30 face, body and bath products. Today, Starflower provides over 100 skin nutrient products, including professional spa treatments, nationally and worldwide.

Starflower is synonymous with truth, beauty and wellness and is making a name for itself within one of the highest genres of skin care . . . FOOD GRADE and ORGANIC with NO PROPYLS, PARABENS or CHEMICALS of any kind. I'm proud to offer this labor of love to you, and I hope you will enjoy Starflower Essentials as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

To your health, beauty and pleasure,

Cherylyn Van Kirk



Mission Statement
Our mission statement is to create and provide healthy, effective skin care and wellness products designed to improve the skin and enhance holistic health, as well as improve the overall lifestyles of our clients by example and education.

Our company philosophy
We know that our company is only as strong as the thoughts and actions of the excellent people who run it. To instill loyalty, creativity and productivity our company aspires to profit share with our employees who exhibit long standing loyalty and productivity.

Organic, Food Grade Skin Care is Better
Did you know that there is a profound difference between organic, food-grade ingredients and cosmetic-grade cosmeceuticals?

Organically grown plants and oils, processed for food consumption, are holistic by nature, and their minimal processing allows their substance integrity (literally, "the heart of the matter") to remain intact and vital. These substances better nourish and absorb into the skin than cosmetic-grade ingredients because their molecular structure has not been disturbed and hardened through high-temperature refining, bleaching, decolorization, standardization and other processes.

Many cosmetic-grade ingredients do undergo these vitality-stripping processes. This kind of processing results in a devitalized substance that is not optimal for the skin. Instead, the substances are less expensive and have longer shelf lives -- essential features when mass-market saturation is the driving force behind their manufacture.

Starflower Essentials assures skin vitality and natural beauty. At the heart of Starflower's preparations are rare extracts of organically grown or wild-crafted medicinal plants, food-grade plant oils and waxes, flower waters, aloe vera, rare essential oils and a myriad of other special ingredients, chosen for their harmonizing effect on the skin.

Our formulas are produced in small, frequent batches to deliver potency* and freshness to you, the conscious consumer, whose skin knows and shows the difference! Remember, the most vital skin care in the world is food grade.

Starflower Organic Skincare Products

Organic Skin Care: Starflower Essentials Organic Skin Care is committed to giving you the best organic skin care products at reasonable prices. Starflower's cruelty free cosmetic and make up products are always hand-made with organic or wild-crafted herbs and essential oils, purchased from sources around the world. Most Starflower skin care products are totally organic and food grade. Many skin care products use the word natural on their label, but the ingredients that are natural and useful to your skin always appear lower on the ingredient label (there's less of them) than the fillers and inexpensive chemicals and oils that make these products less costly - and less effective.

Food Grade Holisitc Skin Nutrition

All Starflower Essentials Organic Skin Care products are natural, but they are so much more than natural. They are food grade holistic skin nutrition products. "Food grade" is the classification given to products that can literally be eaten safely. Most cosmetics are "cosmetic grade". Of course, we don't recommend that you eat Starflower personal care products, but just a moment's thought will bring home an obvious thought: isn't it better to use products on your living, breathing skin that you could eat, rather than products that would harm your digestive system if you ate them? Your skin is alive; it needs natural cleaning, conditioning, repair and maintenance.

Organic Beauty and Wellness for your Skin

Starflower Essentials Organic Skincare is one of the few leading holistic skin care manufacturers in the United States, offering a complete organic skincare line of certified organically grown, food grade ingredients and certified organic, uncut, and undiluted essential oils and synergies. We take pride in the fact that we use no chemicals, propyls or parabens in any of our Face, Body and Bath skincare products. We package in glass rather than plastics to prevent the degradation and oxidization of our vital ingredients. At Starflower, our focus is on vitality and synergy. Our uncompromising, holistic philosophy is what makes us unique in this industry. We have created and entire line of natural formulas that work together, synergistically, providing a result that is greater than any of its individual parts. Often we hear of a feature's single "wonder" ingredient, and marketed as a skincare product. Each of our ingredients, separately, could be considered a "wonder" ingredient, and marketed as the core of a product line. Starflower blends these vital ingredients together to produce a far more potent and long-lasting result for the skin than any one ingredient could accomplish on its own. Also, Starflower keeps the micro-nutrients and trace minerals intact by not standardizing our herbs and using cosmetic grade oils. Starflower Essentials Organic Skin Care ingredients are rare and made from organically or biodynamically grown, wild-crafted herbs and cold pressed oils from pristine environments. As an artisan line, our exclusive, hand made formulas are processed in small batches to preserve potency and vitality. This philosophy embraces the process as being just as important as the end result.

Starflower's customers swear by the beautiful results. They talk about the glow that Starflower cleansers, moistuizers and toners give their skin. They talk about reversing the aging process with our Royal Rejuve Hydrating Serum. They talk about the way other people tell them that they look terrific, vibrant and healthy after using our organic massage oils, and aromatherapy essential oils. They talk about how wonderful Starflower's beauty products are to use: how good they feel, how good our body oils smell, and how good the luxurious, therapeutic scrubs and face masks make them feel. Our customers have traditionally discovered Starflower Organic Skin Care through their esthetician or a health care practitioner at a luxury spa or resort. Until Starflower Organic Skin Care established this website, that was the only way to get Starflower skin care products. Professionals use Starflower herbal skin care products, and recommend them to their clients because they really are better. You'll have to try them to see and feel and smell for yourself, but be warned: you are unlikely to go back to whatever you previously used! Once you learn for yourself that there is nothing better than Starflower aromatherapy cleansing bars and beauty cosmetics, you will wonder how you could have used other products! 

* Starflower products have an average shelf life of 18 months from the date of manufacture, and they retain a healthy vitality quotient for 8 months once they are opened.