OUR GOAL- To aid the global community by contributing to the supply of Mother Nature's healing gifts.
Rio Grande Herb Company has manufactured and distributed natural products since 1989, including Negrita & Amole Strengthening Shampoo, Revitalizing Conditioner, Deep Treatment Concentrate, Southwest Traditional packaged herbs, Southwest Gourmet packaged spices; and Osha Syrup herbal dietary supplement.
We are a wholesale business best known for specializing in herbs of the Southwest. Most herbs we carry are locally wildcrafted from the deserts, valleys, and mountains of New Mexico, providing our customers with the freshest ingredients in every product.
The large Sanchez family was raised with traditional Hispanic cultures and values taught to them by their parents, Trini and Charlie Sanchez, Sr. With centuries of traditional remedies passed down from generation to generation, combined with a career in fish and wildlife, herbs were in his blood. Using his passion for nature, founder Charlie Sanchez, Jr. started Rio Grande Herb Company, Inc. in 1989 out of an extra bedroom and garage in Tome, New Mexico. Between a full-time government job and farming, Charlie had to make a decision on the direction of his personal career plans. With the company still in its infancy, Charlie was presented with an offer he could not resist.
In 1992, the company sold to entrepreneur and brother, Phil Sanchez, Sr. He then began the hard work of seeding our wholesale business in the Land of Enchantment─Albuquerque, NM. This would become the stepping stone for the future. With a strong background in business and sales, Phil reached out to local retailers, such as Walgreens, Smith’s Food & Drug, natural grocers, and independent pharmacies, to help expand our brand awareness. His ambition and hard work would eventually pay off.
In 2001, Phil left the company unexpectedly with his untimely passing. This would become the milestone to see if Rio Grande Herb Company was going to have a future. His son, age 22, at the time was faced with the responsibility of what to do with the company. Would he sell or continue where his father left off?
Today, Rio Grande Herb Company, Inc. is still family owned and operated by Phil Sanchez, Jr. to lead the way and pass on the family legacy of Health in Nature.
“This website is dedicated to the loving memory of Phil Sanchez, Sr. May your spirit be with us always.”
We would like to thank our family, friends, all of our customers, and everybody who has believed in us over the years. Thank you for all the support.