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Are NOW Essential Oils Too Good to Be True?

admin July 31, 2017

This post was sponsored by NOW as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Most of my readers have heard of NOW Foods (also supplements, essential oils, and more).  Some use them…some don’t.  A lot of people have said, “Based on their pricing, I’ve thought they’re too good to be true, so I’ve just never bought their products.”

What’s the truth, though?  Is NOW priced so low because it’s…not really that natural?  Or is there more to this company and brand?

I was invited to visit the NOW headquarters recently, and jumped at the chance.  On this trip, I was able to tour their facilities, meet their CEO, and get the real skinny on what’s going on over there.  I know you’re all curious…so it’s time to dive in!

Are NOW Essential Oils Too Good to Be True?

NOW is one of the largest organic and natural brands out there right now.  They’ve been around since 1968, and currently have widely-available lines in essential oils, supplements, food, personal care, sports nutrition, and more.  They’re constantly adding new products and expanding their line — and the people they can reach.

Most people know that NOW’s products tend to be fairly inexpensive compared to competing products, which has led to some dismissing them as ‘not really quality’ — because how could they be so much cheaper without cutting corners?

It’s kind of ironic, actually.  So many people wish that there were quality, affordable organic/natural products because “natural living is too expensive!” yet when a brand actually is affordable…people don’t trust that it’s actually natural!  We need quality, affordable, natural options!  So…where does NOW stand?

I was invited for one of their “Immersion Events” on July 27 – 28 — a whirlwind, 36-hour trip filled with meet-and-greets, tours, and informational sessions.  NOW does these several times a year for different groups.  They did pay for everything (plane, hotel, food, etc.) as well as compensating me for sharing my experience with you.  I’m telling you so we’re 100% clear, because transparency is important to me!  But this won’t change what I tell you.

The Basics of NOW Essential Oils

We’re going to start here because I think it’s one of the most controversial areas for my audience.  Essential oils are controversial anyway, with many people standing firmly in favor of a single brand and refusing to be swayed from believing that brand is the single “best” option out there.  (The MLM wars sure haven’t helped with this, either.)

NOW has typically been dismissed because it is admittedly quite a bit cheaper than most.

Just check this out:

 

So naturally, people want to know…HOW?!

(Please note that these are not the sizes the oils are sold in.  DoTERRA is 15 ml; YL is 5 ml; PT is 10 ml; and NOW is 30 ml.  I did the math to find out how much it would be for a single amount so that we’re comparing apples to apples.)

Obviously, NOW is far cheaper than all the others.  How can they possibly pull this off…and still be quality?

It’s a business thing.  Something super important to note is that DT, YL, and PT are all essential oil companies.  That’s the main/only thing they sell.  All of their money has to come from selling essential oils…so all of their oils have to be priced a bit higher in order to cover their margins and still make a profit.  DT and YL are also MLM companies, which means they have to pay consultants, the upline, etc.

NOW is not an essential oil company.  Essential oils are just one of the products that they sell.  They can, and have chosen, to take much smaller margins on their essential oils because they can make it up in other areas of the business.  That’s a big reason why they are cheaper — their profit margins are much smaller!

This is one of the core values of the business — good value.  Their mission includes being the most affordable (not the cheapest in all cases!) for the product that they have.  They don’t do big bonuses for the upper management like other companies do.  In fact, the CEO told us he was pretty excited with his $5000 bonus last year — which is the exact same bonus that every employee in the company got, from the janitor on up!

But of course…none of this matters if the oils aren’t quality.  So…are they?

The Testing of NOW Essential Oils

We were invited into the actual labs at the NOW headquarters, to actually see their testing processes and talk to one of their lead chemists.

I’m telling you…they do more tests than basically any company I’m familiar with.  They start with the industry standard, which is the GC/MS test, to verify that each oil is not only the correct oil, but also the correct species.  Then, they verify that it contains the exact right chemical constituents that are supposed to be in that oil.  This is the only way to be sure of what you are getting — smell will not do it.  And yes, NOW does all of this testing.

Listen to their chemist talk about their testing procedures:

Read more about NOW’s testing procedures.

So, the oils are pure.  They are high-quality.  NOW is releasing more and more organic oils, too (with plans to continue doing so).

By the way, NOW tests all of their products this carefully.  They test every single raw material that comes into their facility for contaminants, GMOs, chemical constituents, etc.  If anything is found to be “off,” the materials are rejected.  If it’s a big issue or an ongoing issue, then NOW will stop sourcing from that company and find someone else.  All of their products are GMO-free, although only 70% are currently Non-GMO Project Verified (but they are seeking certification for more of their items).

Here are a few pictures from my factory tour:

This is how everyone dresses inside their facility!  Clean smocks, hair nets (including beard nets for the guys), and safety goggles.

One of their many labs — tests for super specific contaminants and chemical constituents.

This is one of their supplement machines (I forget if it’s making capsules or tablets, but it’s one of them).  This is inside of a clean room.  Every individual product or blend is created inside of a clean room so there’s no chance of cross contamination.  Because of this process and their testing, they guarantee that what they say is in the product on the label, is what’s actually in the product.

Learn more about NOW essential oils.

Concerns with NOW Essential Oils

So, that’s the good.  What about the bad?

None of the bad actually deals with the quality of the product.  Rather, I think that their labeling and marketing do not accurately reflect what they’re actually doing.

Not Enough Safety Info

NOW doesn’t provide a whole lot of specific safety info on their labels.  They simply provide standard FDA disclaimers, warnings to consult a health professional if pregnant/nursing, and not to use the oil internally.

Other brands are giving detailed information on proper dilution rates, whether it’s safe for kids (and at what ages), whether it’s best diffused or used topically, and more.

NOW’s lack of safety information and data has been interpreted by some as them not having/knowing/caring about that information, but that isn’t actually the case.  I wish that the labels better reflected what they know and the testing they do.

There is one interesting point here, though.  The FDA recently changed the way products can be labeled, so that items that are intended for aromatherapy purposes cannot be labeled as “food grade,” even if they actually are.  Because NOW is so large and exports to other countries, the FDA looks more closely at their labels than most.  NOW’s oils actually are food-grade, and could be used internally under the supervision of a professional aromatherapist (although they don’t recommend this), but FDA regulations prevent them from labeling them this way.  This is not their fault, of course.

Lack of Use Info

Many oils state how they can be blended and with which oils, while NOW’s oils do not.  This is not necessary, it’s just helpful info and looks more professional.

Lack of Marketing “Certifications”

This I’m not faulting NOW for.  They’ve taken a firm stance against using meaningless terms to try to “trick” others into using their product.

For example, “therapeutic grade” oils.  Many people do not know that this term is completely made up by the essential oil companies, and that there is no third party definition or verification.  Any company can slap this label on their product.

Unfortunately, this convinces people that one company’s brand of oils are “better” or “safer” than another’s, for basically no reason.  NOW chooses not to use this term, because they know it is meaningless.  They also don’t waste a lot of time speaking out against their competition, so….

At any rate, NOW could use some label updates and a certified aromatherapist to provide better info on use, blending, safety, etc.  They’re aware of these concerns, but aren’t communicating them well.

What About Other NOW Products?

I won’t get into too much detail about the other NOW products, because I know this is the major area of concern for my readers.  But I will touch on some other areas briefly.

NOW Foods

This is a more recent and ever-expanding category.  They offer quite a variety of oils, GF flours and pasta, mixes, nuts and dried fruit, and more.

Almost all of these products are very clean (I have several of them).  The only ones that concern me a bit are the sugar substitutes.  Stevia is their favorite, but they do use erythritol and xylitol in the baking blend and a few other products.  Some people are completely fine with these; others are not.  I prefer not to use them.

NOW does test their cooking oils as closely as they test their other products, so when they say they have “extra virgin olive oil,” they have personally verified that it is, in fact, pure olive oil.  That’s been a huge concern for many over the last few years — that much of the olive oil on the US market is adulterated.  Theirs isn’t.

I can tell you that many of their products are tasty, too!  Our first night, we had a little Iron Chef-style cooking competition.  My team won!

Our dish — a medley of fried chicken (in avocado oil), mushrooms, tofu, and eggplant over Southwestern quinoa, surrounded by a homemade barbecue sauce.

We won!

Learn more about NOW Natural Foods.

NOW Supplements

In this area, I feel much, much more conflicted.

Some of their supplements, I stand behind and use myself.  Typically the ones that are single-ingredient, like their pumpkin seed oil capsules.  These are produced well, they’re pure, and I have no issue with them.

The multivitamins and probiotics and more “standard” type supplements, though…I don’t really prefer.  They use D2 instead of D3, and use synthetic folic acid.  They use synthetic forms of several nutrients, and defend this use.  One of their head supplement scientists did an entire presentation about how these synthetic sources are the same/better than natural sources, and even spoke out against the research into the MTHFR gene mutation.  He said that folic acid isn’t an issue for people with the mutation.  Quite a lot of what he said flies in the face of what every other natural-minded supplement company is both practicing and preaching, as well as the research I’ve personally done.

Obviously, this really concerned me.  I would not use their typical supplements, knowing how they were formulated.

I still would and do use some of their single-ingredient, pure supplements.

Learn more about NOW Supplements.

Other NOW Products and Final Thoughts

NOW also has a sports nutrition division, but I know next to nothing about this in any sense, so I can’t really evaluate how they’re doing vs. others.  I do know that they focus on using grass-fed, low-temp processed whey in their protein powder (well, one version of it), so it appears that they are doing well.  But it’s not my area of expertise.

Learn more about NOW Sports Nutrition.

The CEO was very present with us throughout this process.  He was available for our entire Thursday night, as well as our visit to their facility on Friday.  Many employees praised him when he wasn’t around.  He praised employees publicly and sincerely.  He is a genuinely nice and humble guy who loves his job and doesn’t see himself as being “the most important” in any sense.  I hear the owners are the same way, although I did not meet them.

My perception of NOW is quite a bit different than it was before I went.  I’ve seen that they have a strong commitment to value and making quality products available to everyone.  In most areas, they’re doing that, and doing it well.  I’ve been reading more about their history, and am impressed with the way they started and have grown.  They’re still privately, family-owned and have no plans to change it — so they’re not influenced at all by shareholders or a corporate owner.

If you haven’t taken a look at NOW products, particularly the essential oils and foods, they’re definitely worth a look.

By the way, you don’t have to take my word for any of this.  Visit their website, and if you’re in the Chicago area, call and schedule a tour and talk to them yourself.  They’re open to anyone coming and will be happy to show you around!

NOW Giveaway

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

Want to try NOW products for yourself?

NOW is offering a $500 value gift bag to one lucky reader!  This bag will contain:

  • Vegan protein powder
  • GF brownie mix
  • GF pasta
  • Nut snack mixes
  • Several supplements
  • A travel diffuser
  • A couple of essential oils
  • …and more!

It’s a great introduction to the NOW brand…or a way to try some different things. 🙂

Entering is simple!  Leave a comment below on why you’d like to win and what you like most about NOW.  Open to U.S. residents through 8/13.  Winner will be announced on 8/14.

GO! 🙂

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Kristen!

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115 Comments

  1. I use NOW essential oils to make my homemade bug spray and in my diffuser, despite warnings from several of my YL friends. I have been happy with the quality, and wouldn’t hesitate to try them again. I also use NOW’s Acerola powder in my son’s formula.

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  2. I like the NOW brand. Like you I had always been concerned about the synthetic vitamins but other stuff I have had zero issue with. I think it’s awesome that they are just as quality as the expensive brands.

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  3. Very informative! Thank you!

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  4. Two things.. Young Living bottles are 15ml aside from the vitality line and a few others.

    And guess what!! Young Living is FAR from an oil only company. They have oodles of body care & skin care products, supplements, etc.

    I think it’s only fair to correct the misinformation

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  5. Thank you for sharing this. I have really wondered about their products and essential oils in particular.

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  6. I switched to NOW 5 years ago…whenI couldn’t afford YL. I like the simplicity of NOW and I recommend their brand to all of my friends. I like the fact they don’t push their product in your face and say it’s the top EO out there. That’s one thing that drew my attention to their line. I think it should stay the same, it doesn’t need any new labels. Their product will draw the right people who need to use it. In the last couple of years I’ve appreciated trying some of their blends. Their labels are so cutsie and simple. I appreciate NOW and I would continue to buy them over other brands. I trusted my gut 5 years ago and I am glad I made a great decision.

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  7. Thankyou for this! I am going to try some of their oils. I have been using YL, but they are so expensive that I can’t afford to buy oils that I’d like to have. I have been pleased with the quality of YL oils, but the cost is prohibitive.

    I have used other NOW products and have been satisfied. I have been using their acerola powder and beef gelatins for my daughters homemade formula.

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  8. Does NOW have its essential oils tested by a 3rd party,as well(like a neutral outside lab?) I think it is wonderful when a company is so careful about testing and quality control, but, arbitrary accountability is also very important to me.

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  9. I buy and recommend NOW EOs as well as other online brand EOs. I like that NOW is more readily available in stores… though I moved to nowhere-ville, WV last year but thankfully ONE store within 100 miles carries their products, and it’s only 5 miles away! This review does put my mind more at ease about the brand though. I appreciate EO brands that aren’t about MLM, which I don’t support.

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  10. I have tried a few NOW oils I ordered through Amazon and so far have been happy with the quality. I really appreciate this in-depth look at NOW’s processes and I’m very intrigued to try more of the variety of products they offer. I’m super excited about the travel diffuser as I currently have no diffuser. thank you for considering my entry!

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  11. I really like how affordable NOW products are. I’ve bought them in the past (mostly supplements), but always hesitated a little because you can’t help but think that if it’s relatively cheap, it’s not good quality. I’m happy to hear that they aren’t neglecting quality.

    I’d love to try out their essential oils specifically for making cleaning products and some homemade medicinal items.

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  12. Thank you for writing this! I have a few essential oils, some were given to me, some I purchased from a health food store (Now brand or store brand depending on price/availability). I have friends who sell Doterra and friends who sell Young Living and they both claim their brand is the only one that “____________” or theirs is the safest, cleanings, most organic, etc. I can’t get past the price. To me, they might be super high quality products but the fact that they are MLM means their price is grossly inflated. With that being said I can’t help but wonder if there IS difference in quality between NOW and these high priced MLM brands. Again, so glad you wrote this!

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  13. Definitely one of the reasons I’ve avoided NOW EO was due to the price, though I’ve really liked their eucalyptus (and even have it still in my oil jar). I’ve used many other now products and liked them.

    Since working in an organic massage office p, we use NOW EO for aromatherapy so I’ve been moving more towards switching on their line of EO for myself and my private massage office. This would be a great way for me to try more of their products 🙂

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  14. Always loved NOW brand, so happy to hear all the great things about them! Thanks Kate!

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  15. I like what I’ve tried so far of the NOW brand, love the prices and now that I’m reading this, I’m so glad they don’t seem to cut corners and are trustworthy (and have stood the test of time!). I would love to win and try out the GF stuff in particular- I haven’t tried the food yet but we have multiple food allergies so I’m always looking for new cost saving brands!

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  16. Id love to win because ive been needing an essential oil set for my family and I love Now’s prices and availability!

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  17. I have been using NOW oils for about 8 years now. Love them!! I can’t wait to try some of the GF mixes!

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  18. I have never used now before but knowing what i do now i will for sure start with their eos and other oils they offer. I love how affordable their products are and always thought it was to good to be true. I’m excited to learn they are a reputable company and can’t wait to start trying their products!

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  19. I love the oils and supplements from Now, but that’s all I’ve ever used. I’d love to try other supplements and items Now has to offer.

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  20. I just purchased my first few NOW essential oils a few days ago. I got a kid safe diffuser recipe from a friend, and used the oils to detox the air in the house after we’d all had bronchitis. I wasn’t impressed with how good the oils smelled! Nothing close to the “cheap knock off” I’d been told they were.
    I’d love to win some samples, as I have a very limited spending budget. The prize would help me build my arsenal quicker, lol.

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  21. I would love to try these products, I’ve NOW at stores around my area. Thank you for the information! I will be picking some up next time around!

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  22. love now essential oils would love to try their other products!

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  23. I would love sampling a few of their products.

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  24. I currently only own NOW oils, but I only have a couple. I really like the ones I have, but have been hesitant to buy more as I’m not confident in using them, especially with young children in my home. However, I’d love to learn more and feel that quality oils could make a.big difference in my family’s life.

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  25. I love Now products and like the testing they do. Maybe I will win so I can try some of the other products!

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  26. I really like that NOW wants to make quality products affordable for more people. Everyone deserves good health! I’ve used their products for about 8 years now.

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  27. I have never used NOW brand before but after reading this I would LOVE to try their products. Winning the giveaway would be awesome so I could try out their products and most likely become a life long customer.

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  28. I would love to try NOW. I was interested in them when I first started looking into essential oils, but I was concerned about the quality. I really love the price though, and my family thrives on essential oils. My oldest is Autistic, and EOs have made such a difference in his attitude and sleep! I would love to give NOW a try.

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  29. I would love to try any of their products! My top choices would be a Travel Diffuser or Essential Oils <3

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  30. I have been using NOW brand for a few years now it’s the first EO I ever bought and continue to buy! thank you for being so truthful and showing that y’all are a good company

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  31. My kids are starting public schools this year and need an immune system boost. I’d love to try NOW oils and products.

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  32. I love NOW products for the fact that they’re more affordable, high quality and work just the same as most other high grade oils. They’re also sold at my local whole foods store which is awesome! 🙂

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  33. Thanks for the good information. Would love to try more of their products!

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  34. I like that NOW has affordable oils that won’t make my husband laugh when I tell him the price and as a stay at home mom whose family is living off on only one small income anything healthy and free for us would be awesome and such a great gift for us.

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  35. I am currently not familiar with NOW products but I would love to try them! I have used YL essential oils but they are a bit pricy.

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  36. Ok I’ve been following you for YEARS and actually started out with now oils before going to both of the MLM’s. But I’ve been conflicted off and on for a while on how both companies have the exact same claims. i would love to try the now products again.

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  37. NOW is the company that made it possible for me to try EOs due to their reasonable price. I don’t have very many but the ones I have I Love!! I didn’t even realize they made other products, which I would love to try. I love how they don’t put other companies down and are honest. Thanks for the review it made me feel so comfortable about using their products

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  38. I really LOVE that NOW provides amazing quality, clean products at affordable prices just like Earthley does! My daughter and I were recently diagnosed with food allergies (gluten, dairy, wheat and soy) and have had a hard time finding clean foods that we like that fit those requirements. I am so eager to try NOW’s GF products and would LOVE to try their oils and diffuser too!! I was already planning to order some of their bread/wrap replacements when we had the budget for it and I would be over the moon to win this amazing prize basket!!!!

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  39. I just came across NOW for the first time at Whole Foods. I was super impressed with the size of their essential oils and the price! I’m so glad to hear that they are good quality! I would love to try out some of their products!

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  40. I would like to try there products to see if they are a good fit for my family. The price is really appealing!

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  41. Would love to try NOW oils/products. This review has given me more confidence in the company and I would like to try their products.

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  42. I love NOW, it’s the only oil I use because it has bigger bottles and the price is great! I diffuse the lavender in my studio during my newborn sessions to make them nice and sleepy for their photoshoot. I’m so glad to hear it’s one of the better oils out there. I’d love to win this!

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  43. I would LOVE to win this bag. I’ve used NOW only once and I’d love to use more of their products.

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  44. Was glad for this info. I use a few of the NOW products already. I was not familiar with their oils, though. I would love to expand and try some of their other products.

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  45. I enjoy NOW brand products,most of my essential oils are NOW. I own other various items by NOW as well. What I love most about NOW is that I’m able to go to my locally owned health store and buy their products. Quality without gouging my wallet. I’d love to win a sampling of their products!

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  46. I think your products look amazing. Ican not wait to try your product. I make aalot of my own homemade products so I am picky who i get things from. I’ve been following your page  and can’t wait to start using your products!

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  47. I have always loved using NOW oils, but haven’t tried any of their other products! It would be great to try out their GF line!

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  48. I have not tried any NOW products, but I would love to! I like that they are tested thoroughly for everything to ensure purity. I like that they are family owned and not ran by corporations. I also like that you can tour their factory. That tells me they’re trustworthy and not trying to hide anything! I would be grateful to win, but either way I will definitely be giving them a shot.

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  49. I’m newer to the use of essential oils and I’m looking to start getting into it a bit more. For health benefits for my growing family. Thank you!

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  50. I like NOW because they are the only natural Brand available to me when I needed brewer’s yeast to make lactation cookies to help my supply. I want to win this giveway to help facilitate the transition my family has taken to a natural, healthy lifestyle

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  51. I would love to win and try the gluten free products! I have had to go GF for breastfeeding so I enjoy trying new things. I’ve seen their EOs at our natural store and love the way they look,it would be great to try them!

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  52. I would love to try the NOW products! I am continually looking for quality products that are naturally made by a good company.

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  53. I’ve recently started being interested in natural living and very interested in EO’s. I’ve always wondered what the best brand would be for the money. I’d love I try these 🙂

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  54. So happy to see these reviews! Thank you for taking the time to review and investigate. I’ve bought several NOW products when I couldn’t afford others and never had any issues, but I was still a little nervous about using them. I’m happy to know their oils are good to use!

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  55. I would love to win some NOW products. I haven’t given them a try because I thought they weren’t quality. I like that they are an affordable company and that you can find their products everywhere.

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  56. This has definitely changed my view of NOW! Because I was skeptical of their supplements I was skeptical of the whole company, but it is nice to see that their oils and some of their foods are good! I would definitely look into using this brand now!

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  57. I have been using YL essential oils, but I would love to try out a new brand for some extra EOs. I had no idea they made other products too. Thanks for sharing the positives and negatives to help people make informed decisions.

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  58. I would love to try their oils and other products. Affordability and quality are a must so thank you for spreading the word on them!

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  59. Whoopwhoop!
    It’s always great to see posts that back the natural lifestyle. I hope this gets out to more people so they can really start affecting their and their childrens lives, in real beneficial ways!

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  60. Whoopwhoop!
    It’s always great to see posts that back the natural lifestyle. I hope this gets out to more people so they can really start affecting their and their childrens lives, in real beneficial ways!

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  61. I enjoy using my NOW products!

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  62. Reading this makes me feel better about the essential oils I’ve used of theirs. They’re so easy to find locally when you need some of the more common eos like lavender or peppermint. I think I’ve bought some psyllium husk powder from them, too, so your write up has encouraged me to check out some of their other foods/supplements. Thanks for this!

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  63. I would use it to clean my house, revitalize my skin, as a big spray, at births(doula)….. everyday!

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  64. We love our NOW oils! We use them from sniffles to even things like asthma treatments. They’ve worked tremendously. We would love to win the contest so we can try more! ☺☺

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  65. I have used NOW branded supplements which I thought were good quality. I have even used their peppermint oil in my homemade cleaning products which I thought was perfect because we don’t use those on our skin, the price was great, and I wasn’t super concerned with the oil not being organic, etc. However, being a scientist and having worked in process develop and in the manufacturing field, I absolutely appreciate the testing involved, the transparency for explaining why their prices aren’t marked up like other oil brands, and the fact that they are making more organic oils makes me love this company’s business model. I will definitely be looking at NOW products, especially essential oils more.

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  66. I love their carrier oils. I hadn’t bought any essentienal oils from them since I wasn’t sure about quality. Thanks for the info! Excited to try some now.

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  67. I haven’t tried these oils before but I’d love to check them out! I never win anything but it’s still worth a shot.

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  68. I absolutely love NOW essential oils. I found them on accident at a health food store when I was in college, and was very impressed after my initial research. So to this day, 7 years later, I have only owned NOW oils (tried others, but still preferred NOW). I love the high quality at such an affordable price!

    I have seen and heard about some of their other products, but haven’t been able to try them yet. It is great to hear their food is such high quality, as well as other products from them as well!

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  69. Would love to try some NOW essential oils!

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  70. Thank you for this informative article. I use NOW brand supplements and NOW brand essential oils. Their products are quality and effective.

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  71. I would love to win!

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  72. Thank you for your thorough and honest look at NOW foods! I am impressed by the amount of testing they do. I have used oils in the past but have just started again, and now that I am more educated about them and have kids (2 under 3),purity and quality is really important to me. I would love a chance to try their oils and snacks, as a breastfeeding mom. I’m always hungry! Lol

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  73. I’ve used several diff brands over the last decade and appreciate the price point and quality of NOW products. We have celiac, crohns, hashimotos and several other health concerns in our family and love to use their products to help support our families’ bodies naturally! People are always coming to me asking me about favorite products and usages in our community and I love to be able to share these. It would be such a huge blessing financially 4 be able to win these products to help support our families health.

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  74. LOVE this brand! Great quality and price. Having the ability to support my family’s health is very important to me.

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  75. I would love in 🙂 I’ve always enjoyed the now products I’ve used.

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  76. I’ve never tried NOW products, but I am intrigued to hear more about them and look into their products!

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  77. I’ve used NOW essential oils for a long time now, but I’ve never tried any of their other products. I would definitely love to! 🙂

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  78. This is very helpful! I started usong NOW eo’s years ago and really liked them, but then was told they aren’t good and I needed to change brands. I really appreciate your input and all of the information because I now feel comfortable using NOW eo’s again. I had no idea NOW had other products. I really need to find their gf items and give them a try!! I live in Chicago, so I’m going to see about scheduling a tour too! Thanks again!

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  79. I would love to try NOW products for myself and.family

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  80. I have never tried NOW before. I love natural remedies and products though and would love to experience these finally!

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  81. I’ve been using NOW brand oils for several years because it was all I could afford. I’ve used their supplements for quite some time, I never questioned the safety of the supplements but with all the other oil companies, I often wondered about how NOW compared to other oils. I appreciate this article because it makes me feel better about NOW products and I feel better that my best is good and safe for myself and my family to use. I’d love to win the drawing because we use oils all the time but there are many I haven’t tried yet and their supplements are a must-have in our house!

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  82. I love the extensive variety of products: Oil and food, that NOW has. I like that they are striving to grow and change, while offering great quality products.

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  83. Thanks so much for the in depth review! We’ve been using many of the NOW products for years. This was helpful.

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  84. I would love to win I’ve seen a few of there products at a local health food store and have been wanting to try some I’ve only used one of there oils when I had postpartum depression and they really helped.

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  85. I’m so glad to hear this because NOW has made using essential oils affordable for us when it otherwise would not have been! We love their oils and have used them exclusively for awhile now. We’re out of several of them though and could use some restocking, and haven’t really dabbled in their food products yet! My hubby and I are both gluten intolerant, so we’d love winning this set

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  86. I’ve never used Now so I’d like to try!

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  87. I’ve been using NOW products for years. I love their children’s and adult probiotics. I also use their citrus and lavender essential oils as if figure they’re pretty basic. After reading this article I’m willing to buy others. And save money too!

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  88. Who would I like to win? I have been switching over to a more natural, healthy lifestyle for me and my five children over the past several years and it gets expensive! It would LOVE to get a jump start all at once 🙂 We love NOW products and love the variety that they offer! Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  89. I have used several NOW supplements. I like the quality. I haven’t used their oils because until now I thought that was too good to be true. I would love to win to use some new things.

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  90. This is so awesome to know!! I have slways loved NOW products because of the awesome prices. I always hoped they were a decent company!! Winning this would be awesome and help restock my whole cabnit which has been needed!!

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  91. I love how they test their essential oils. I would love to win so I can try more of their products.

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  92. I bought NOW brand essential oils when I was just starting out because that is all I could afford. I make my family’s bug spray and even our neighbors are impressed at how well it works compared to deet containing types. I also diffuse and use some to help with one of my kids who has bad skin issues. I also use a couple of other NOW products, and am very pleased. If I won this package, it would help me continue to keep healthy, natural products in my home for my whole family.

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  93. I’ve always used NOW mostly because of how easily accessible they are and cost but this information will keep me coming back to help support them. Thank you for all of the information!

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  94. I’d love to win! I’ve been using a variety of now products for some time. It’d be cool to give some new stuff a try (and not foot the bill for it!!). Thanks for the opportunity and for providing this information.

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  95. I have used and loved NOW products since I owned my health food store and worked closely with them. I will always be an advocate!!

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  96. I would LOVE to win this! It has been almost two years since I’ve been able to splurge AKA afford any new essential oils for myself. I have always used Eden’s Garden brand, but I’m very interested in making the switch to NOW. This is a fantastic article! Thank you, Kate! My favorite thing that I read and here is that NOW has smaller profit margins for the sake of helping customers be able to afford their products.

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  97. I use EO a lot not he care of my family. I have never used NOW but would love the opportunity to try them out. My oldest boy who is 8yo has recently been diagnosed as having the MTHFR gene mutation and trying to find wheat free products we all like is hard. So hopefully we win and could try NOW GF products and see how we like them and if not I now know they make them and much more…lol. thanks for the article. Very insightful.

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  98. It is great to hear more about the NOW company! I love the price of their products and use their essential oils for natural cleaning. I recently started learning about providing my family with more natural options compared with the harsh chemicals that dominate the market. I would so be grateful to win the prize package so I can try new things from NOW in an effort to better care for my family.

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  99. Thank you for posting those, great read!!! I love NOW Eo’s. And I would love to check out the sports line! I think my husband would be very interested in that!

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  100. I love Now products and have been using the essential oils for many years! In the last 5 years I have been turned out into some of their other products and have been very happy with what I have tried so far.

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  101. I would LOVE to try some!

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  102. Thank you for sharing.I would like to win this because I am newly married and we can’t afford much but I actually just bought 2 NOW products about 2 weeks ago. Our local health food store sells their products. I have an essential oil blend and a vitamin from them. I am trying to lose weight and get more healthy. I grew up on hot dogs, soda, etc. It would be a honor to win something that could benefit my health and in turn I would tell others my thoughts. So far I like NOW because the essential oil bottle was cheaper and had more than the YL bottle that I was given as a gift. I was hesitant at first, but noticed it still helped kill mold spores in our home. I have severe mold allergies and can tell if something is working or not. I am thankful to read this and feel more secure in my choice to buy cheaper and still get quality! 🙂

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  103. I have tried NOW essential oils because its about the only ones i can afford and I love them! Ive never tried any of the other products but definitely would given the opportunity! I would love to win thank you for the opportunity!

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  104. I would love to try NOW products for my family of 8. We have recently made the switch to gluten free & I’m constantly looking for quality gf products. My diffuser cord just got chewed up by the dog…so I could definitely use a new diffuser! Lol!

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  105. I like NOW products and usually use their essential oils. I would love to venture more into their brand and try more products they have to offer. Thank you!

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  106. What a lovely goody bag! I’ve not tried anything of the NOW product range but your blog has me super interested. I’m always looking for new organic options ! Thanks for sharing this company with us.

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  107. They are affordable and convenient! They are easy to find everywhere! I wish they had a larger organic line, but I love the prices. Their d-mannose helped with my uti

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  108. I am always interested in trying a more affordable option to essential oils that is a pure product. i like to try products myself before I recommend them to my circle of holistic parents and patients

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  109. Thank you for the chance, I would love to try NOW oils to compare to the oils I’m currently using. I love that they come in 30 ml size!

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  110. It’s so refreshing to know that you can have both quality and decent pricing. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information. The MLM hype has really been confusing as I embark on my own essential oil journey. I honestly feel I can trust NOW products.

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  111. I diffuse lavender, lemon and mint at all times! I love the quality and price of NOW oils. So accessible.

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  112. I have used other NOW products, such as cocoa butter and cooking oils. I am thrilled to see quality EU’s at this price and am definitely interested in trying!

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  113. I LOVE NOW products! They are safe, reliable, affordable and accessible. I like that I dont have to break the bank to have top quality oils that keep my family healthy and our wellbeing in check. We will be using these as long as I’m alive!! LOVE NOW so thankful for this product and hoe its blessed my family. We could REALLY use this giveaway it wouod be such a blessing

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  114. I have heard awesome things about NOW! I’d love to try out their products, sounds like a ‘love all their things, need more’ kind
    of company! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  115. I really enjoy NOW essential oils, especially the blends ! Great products for affordable prices. Trying other products the company has to offer in the giveaway bundle would be wonderful. I am always open to try new natural products to improve my family’s health, especially from a great company !
    Thank you for the opportunity&best blessings.

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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