5 NOW Foods Favorites!
As a NOW Foods partner, I get to try out a lot of their products! So, I wanted to let you know about a few things I’ve been loving – that have become staples in my routine!
If you’re not familiar with NOW, I highly recommend checking them out! They have a huge selection of reasonably priced beauty & health products, supplements, essential oils, natural foods, sports nutrition, & pet health products. You can find out more about them, in my Behind the Brand post here, or – check out some of my other NOW Faves & DIY Recipes using their products here!
I’m shocked at how much I love this! I’ve found similar powders to be dry, gritty, & tasteless – but, this one can really hold it’s own! We recently ran out of Almond Milk (a must for Smoothies in my house), and was sooo impressed when I used this as an alternative! 3 Tbsps. + 2 Cups of Filtered Water was all it took for a super-creamy 16 oz. Smoothie! I also like it in my Iced Matcha Latte Recipe, as well as in my DIY Coconut Milk & Honey Facial Recipe! Its made from fresh, organic coconuts that are spray-dried, and mixed with a few other organic, plant-based ingredients – so that it can dissolve easily in hot water. Love!
I love the smell, consistency, and how reasonably priced this is, in comparison to other natural body lotions. It’s made with: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sea Buckthorn, Shea Butter, Cucumber, Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid, and Marine Collagen – which help retain moisture, increase elasticity, and brighten dull skin. But, let’s face it – Lotions are one of the toughest products to find in a clean formulation… they’re usually to0 waxy, greasy, smell awful, separate, have icky preservatives, or don’t work at all. And, many sting my legs after shaving – due to the high alcohol content in them. No bueno for anyone with Sensitive Skin. For the record, NOW’s sting the least out of any I’ve tried, and I’ve found that mixing them with a little of NOW’s Vitamin E Cream fixes that. I will also note that NOW uses some preservatives that I’m not totally thrilled with, but, on a trip out to their HQ awhile back – I found it really refreshing to hear their CEO (Jim Emme) say that they weren’t thrilled about some of them either – and that they’re continuously trying to find something better! In the meantime, I understand the purpose of them, and this is my compromise… instead of going back to conventional, crap-filled lotions. A must-try if you’re on the hunt for a cleaner body lotion!
Another great Body Lotion from NOW, that makes my skin-super-soft! Made with Liposomal Technology (to increase active ingredient absorption), this Body Lotion contains 15% MSM – a source of naturally occurring sulfur, and an important element in the structures of skin and connective tissue. After recently learning about the many benefits of MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), and having great results with NOW’s MSM Powder – I found out about the synergistic benefits of using MSM with Vitamin C, and decided to try using this, in combo with their Vitamin C & Sea Buckthorn Lotion. I mix about 1/2 and 1/2 in my hands, before applying). A total game-changer for my skin!
I’ve used NOW’s Coconut Sugar for years! Its sustainably harvested, minimally processed, and has naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and amino acids – making it a great, low-glycemic, 1:1 alternative, for regular sugar in drinks, smoothies, & desserts. For reference: it has a mild sweetness, and tastes slightly more similar to brown sugar, than white. I use it daily, in my morning Teeccino, as well as in my Matcha Lattes! And, I prefer it more than Stevia (which I also use all the time!) in my occasional Coffee, or anything Chocolate-related. I also love that it’s organic, and competitively priced in comparison to other non-organic brands!
Good, clean Shaving Creams are really hard to come by, and this one is definitely in my top 3! I personally like to rotate them throughout the year, and happen to like this one better for Summer. Great for both men & women. Made with Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, and Olive Oil – its specifically formulated to soothe, protect, hydrate, and reduce irritation from shaving!