The above is a collection of goodies I recently recieved from Now Foods as a #NOWWellness blog ambassador.
I have used many Now Foods products over the years so I felt it was a good fit for me and this blog. The products they sent are for the most part products I would buy myself any day of the week. A couple I might not have purchased but I am still happy to give them a try!
Perhaps most exciting for me are the avocado oil and the sweet almond oil. I make no secret of my adoration for essential oils and all their uses in creating DIY beauty products and home remedies. Avocado oil is my absolute favorite carrier oil so I know I will use every last drop. The same goes for the sweet almond oil. A carrier oil “carries” the beauty product or essential oil to broad area of the body. Imagine if you will, putting a drop or two of lavender oil on your fingers. How far will those drops of lavender go? How much skin can be covered? The answer is not much. This is why a carrier oil comes in handy. It dilutes the essential oil’s more potent components, and it allows you reach more skin with your homemade creations.
So why do I love avocado oil and almond oil? Well one of the biggies is that they both score low on the comedogenic ratings scale. “0” will not clog pores, “3” is moderate, and “5” indicates a high risk of clogged pores. Avocado oil and almond oil both rate a “2” which is moderately low. Neither one feels greasy after application either. No one wants to feel slippery all day!
So how am I using them already? Well I am using them to fill my glass roller bottles. I use a carrier oil, a few drops of my preferred essential oils and I have a ready to go, diluted, application method.
Next up I am excited to use the garlic infused coconut oil. Thank goodness it came to me as a solid though because I very nearly used it in brownies. They were saved because I was too lazy to heat it up and I used the avocado oil instead. Only later did I see the garlic part! That would have been awkward. The toasted hemp seeds will go fast I think and the tri colored quinoa sounds delish! I can’t wait to dig further into the #NowWellness goodies.
This post was created as part of a #NOWWellness campaign in which I am a financially compensated Now Foods Ambassador. The opinions I share here are my own and based on my own experiences with the products.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015