5 Reasons NOW Foods is a Great Choice for Healthy Living

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.

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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

Giveaway!

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.

Healthy New Years Resolution Ideas And How To Achieve Them

This is a sponsored post for Socialstars and Poise. The opinions are all mine. #LadiesWithPoise

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There are all sorts of healthy new years resolution ideas – from getting more sleep, to reducing stress, to losing weight. Wanting to improve overall health is a lofty goal and one many people should strive to achieve. The problem is actually achieving news years resolutions is harder than it sounds. According to Forbes, only 8% of people who set new years resolutions actually achieve them! If you’re interested in improving your overall health this year, here are a few ideas for you, as well as tips so you can actually achieve your goals and make getting healthier a priority in 2016!

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10 Quick & Easy Homemade Personal Care Products Using <5 Ingredients

If you’re like me and think that making your own personal care products is too time consuming, too hard, or uses too many strange ingredients, think again! Here’s a round up of 10 homemade personal care products using 1 – 5 ingredients, and many of them include water in that list. After reading these posts, I’m rethinking my objections and might just give many of these products a try!

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Ways to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products

Happy April 1! Happy Earth Month! In honor of Earth Month, I’m working on a Green Your Life series where I’ll share information, tips, and recipes {and I have a couple giveaways lined up too!} so you can make positive changes in your life. These changes don’t need to be big. You don’t need to make them all at once. I certainly have a lot of room for improvement myself, so I will be working with you!  The best news: as you clean up your life, you will also help the Earth at the same time. And, you might just save some money in the process. Maybe. Win – Win – Win.

First up: Ways to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products.

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The other day I shared a little story about cleaning up our bathroom sink to make sure my tweens {and the rest of us} also have healthy products to use. And that got me thinking about how I prioritize what I do in my life. Because really, I’m a pretty random, fly by the seat of my pants girl. Often, there seems to be no rhyme or reason for the things I do. And that makes it hard for me to share with you sometimes. Truth. But there is some logic behind my decision. And I’m going to do my best to let you see inside my brain so you can understand what a jumbled, mixed up person I really am.

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