5 Reasons NOW Foods is a Great Choice for Healthy Living


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I went to the NOW Influencer Wellness Immersion in Chicago recently to learn about Now Foods. And wow, did I learn a lot! If you’re interested in your family’s health and well being, you need to know about NOW Foods.

5 Reasons NOW Foods is a Great Choice for Healthy Living

NOW Foods – Family Owned Company Dedicated to Your Health

NOW Foods is a family owned, debt-free company that began in 1968 and is committed to remaining family owned. As a family owned company they are able to focus on the best interests of employees and consumers instead of focusing on shareholder interests. And that means YOU WIN! NOW Foods sells over 1,400 different natural, organic, and wholesome products to help people Live Happy. Live Healthy. Live NOW {their awesome tagline!}. Products include personal care, organic and non-gmo foods, essential oils, sports supplements and nutrition products, and  natural pet care items too.

Essential oil products sold by NOW Foods

Healthy Living

NOW Foods helps people live a healthy life by providing superior products at an affordable price. All of their food is non-gmo and much of it is organic. They prevent allergen cross contamination and source pure, reliable ingredients.  On our plant tour, we learned that it can take an entire day to clean equipment before switching production.

Essential Oil production at NOW Foods

They test all ingredients when they arrive and if they find inferior quality ingredients, the company is not afraid to reject them. Additionally, all finished products are tested multiple times throughout production as well. You won’t find fake or diluted products (olive oil anyone?) sold by NOW. By taking control of ingredients and making their own products in house, NOW Foods sells their wares for 25-30% below their competition.


Corporate Stewardship

Not only does NOW Foods sell quality products for a reasonable price, they’ve also won awards for their commitment to the environment by recycling, reclaiming water, and reducing their carbon foot print. I wish more companies would care more about the world we live in – we only have one and it’s getting dirtier and dirtier. I love that the company follows the Golden Rule. My own children hear about the Golden Rule all the time and seeing it in action in Chicago was really awesome.

NOW Influencer Wellness Immersion

During our tour of the NOW Foods production facilities in Bloomington, we learned first hand about the company values and learned how well they treat their employees. I have never been in a production factory before and was so interested to see employees, machinery, and the data testing machines. Company CEO Jim Emme shared such a beautiful company vision during our trip and we saw it up close and in action!

NOW Foods organic and GMO free food

Organic & Non-GMO Foods 

One thing I heard a few times on our trip was surprise over all of the organic food products NOW Foods sells. More people knew about NOW sports supplements, vitamins, and essential oils than their food. But they also sell a full line of amazing cooking oils, gluten-free baking mixes and pastas, teas, sustainably sourced non GMO cocoa products,  nuts, grains, snack foods and more!

Oil Tasting at NOW Foods

During our afternoon at the NOW test kitchens, we participated in an oil tasting! Have you ever tried pumpkin seed oil? NOW Foods sells it and it’s oven organic! We also tried brownies made from theri gluten-free brownie mix. The brownies were delicious! Honestly. I was surprised I liked them. 😉

Where to Buy NOW Foods

When we lived in Colorado Springs ten years ago, I bought NOW essential oils and vitamins at a store called Vitamin Cottage. Many other grocery stores carry their products too and you can use this store locator to find a store near you. If you don’t find a store near you, don’t despair! Amazon also sells a lot of their products! I love Amazon Prime so much. While I love living in the country, shopping is often problematic. Thank you Amazon Prime.

NOW Foods prize pack worth $536


If you’ve read through the whole post, you will love this news! NOW Foods sent me home with an amazing assortment of goodies, and they’ve also offered the same prize pack to one of my readers! Want to win a really fun assortment of goodies worth $536?! Just enter the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Many thanks to NOW Foods for including me on their trip. I had such a great time learning about the company and their products! I hope you will connect with this amazing company on facebook & twitter.

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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    1. I forgot to say which product I’d like to try! Since I’ve never heard of Pumpkin Seed Oil I think that would be fun to try!

  1. I’ve used a lot of NOW products and have always been happy with them. A great option for good quality on a low budget too.

  2. I so enjoy hearing about companies, especially ones that are family owned. I get so frustrated when organic companies get purchased and then their products changed. It’s so nice to know that NOW wants to stay family run.

    And yes, I knew about their supplements but had no clue that made organic oils and mixes.

  3. They look like they have good products. I would like to try the quinoa macaroni. I have never heard about this brand before. Thank you for sharing, Michelle

  4. I love NOW foods! Right now I am looking at a couple of sweeteners from NOW foods. I already use the psyllium powder regularly (almost time to restock.)

  5. Oh how I miss Vitamin Cottage, now living in Los Angeles. Mine was within walking distance of my house in Highlands Ranch, CO and I bought Now products there too. They have really expanded their product line and I would love to try their macadamia nut oil since I’ve never tried that type of oil before.

  6. I’ve LOVED their essential oils (we’ve tried eucalyptus, peppermint, and something else that I forget now) and I bet their cooking oils (I’m looking at you, avocado) would be just as amazing!

  7. I would love to try the Avocado oil and also the Pumpkin Seed Oil I have not cooked with either of these yet but would love too.

  8. I have seen NOW products on Amazon and a few other places, but didn’t know much about the company. I will be doing more than looking and wondering since I see how great they are! I am especially excited about the oils!

  9. Oh how I miss Vitamin Cottage, now living in Los Angeles. Mine was within walking distance of Highlands Ranch, CO and I bought Now products there too. They have really expanded their product line and I would love to try their macadamia nut oil. They have a nice variety of oils.

  10. Wow, I didn’t know that NOW also did food.I would love to try their macademia nut oil and other oils.

  11. Wow! I had no idea NOW has so many great products! I’m always happy to support family owned business, especially when they treat their employees well. Pick me! Pick me 🙂

  12. I didn’t know NOW had so many products! I would love to try more of their essential oils!Thank you for the giveaway!

  13. I would most want to try their chocolate chip banana bread. This looks like a wonderful company with great products.

  14. Didn’t think I had even heard of NOW until I looked at my supplements and found a couple that they make. I too love Amazon Prime, and that is where I got them!! I use Avocado oil all the time, but would be interested in trying theirs!

  15. I’m intrigued by all the different oils. The macadamia nut oil looks very fun! I also would like to try essential oils for different needs (mostly related to sleep or mosquitos)

  16. Thanks, Michelle, for the chance to win! I’m surprised at the wide range of products offered by NOW Foods. I’m in a DIY kick at the moment and I’d love to try the essential oils for a DIY facial serum.

  17. I use all now vitamins but I do want to try eve and multi womens vitamin. my mother in law uses them and loves it.

  18. I’ve used Now’s essential oils, supplements, and food products, but I have never tried their beauty or healthcare lines… so those would be my first pick!

  19. I use quite a few of the NOW brand products in my baby formula, so I am pretty familiar with them. Their essential oils are on my wish-list though!

  20. What an awesome giveaway from an amazing company and a great blogger, so excited for you that they let you try these, plus let you give them away as well!

  21. The coconut oil looks interesting. I don’t think I’ve tried these products before. I’d love to though.

  22. I really want to try the Quinoa Macaroni, it sounds delicious and so healthy! 🙂 The pumpkin oil also intrigues me!

  23. Thanks, Michelle. It was nice to learn a bit about NOW Foods. It makes me feel good about using their products. I’d love to try tge Sugarless Sugar!

  24. I’ve never heard of Macadamia Nut oil. I would love to try this in baking. I would also love to try the Creamy Vanilla Plant Protein Complex Powder in protein shakes.

  25. I would most like to try their essential oils and diffuser. Have stress and sinus issues and would love to see how this works!

  26. i would like to try the Cocoa Lovers™, Organic Hot Cocoa sice my kiddos love hot cocoa and the Avocado Cooking Oil!

  27. I would like to try their brownie mix. My niece loves to bake brownies when she is here. This would be great for her to make.