NOW Foods Clear the Air Essential Oil Blend - 1 oz. (30 ml)
NOW Foods Clear the Air Essential Oil Blend has a fresh minty aroma with a purifying, cleansing, and refreshing effect. NOW Foods Clear the Air Essential Oil Blend is great for travelers or for seasonal use. NOW Foods Clear the Air Essential Oil Blend works well in a diffuser, or as a room spray when 30 drops are added to 1 oz. of water. NOW Foods Clear the Air Essential Oil Blend uses the steam distilled extraction method.
Aromatherapy & Essential Oils
NOW's essential oils are genuine reflections of the botanicals of which they're born. This wide array of essential oils is comprised of 100% pure and natural extracts teeming with beneficial substances possessing functional groups that, when properly diffused, can encourage wellness, tranquility and inspire minds.
Aromatherapy is the diffusion of pure, natural aromatic essences from plants and botanicals for the purpose of promoting harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. It's a natural technique that's non-invasive yet all-encompassing in its ability to affect the well-being of the whole person through the use of one of our most powerful senses - the sense of smell.
Aromatherapy works through two different methods of action. The first is through the effect of aromas on the brain, which work through the olfactory system to affect the limbic system. The second is through the direct effects of the beneficial substances naturally inherent in the botanicals that essential oils are derived from. Aromatherapy is not intended as a cure for any ailment. Rather, it helps to promote homeostasis, possibly through indirect effects on the immune system and by improving the mental state of the user.
The science of producing essential oils has evolved significantly over the years. These days producing an essential oil that's highly concentrated, identity verified, and beneficial is a craft that involves a delicate balance of art and science that cannot be compromised. Fresh botanicals bursting with vitality, strict attention to detail, and meticulous extraction methods are what separate the elite essential oils from the run-of-the-mill natural and synthetic oils you'll find on the market today. At NOW they take the quality and safety of their oils very seriously, and they take great pride in ensuring that every oil they produce is brought to you in a manner that's scientifically and environmentally responsible.
About NOW Foods
The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.
In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.
History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.
- Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
- Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
- Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.
NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.
The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.
NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.
GMP Quality Assured
Family Pure, Family Safe
At NOW, we have worked with diligence, passion, and understanding to develop a line of superior personal care products. Our collection products have been thoroughly researched, scientifically formulated, and painstakingly tested to be of the highest grade possible. Family Pure, Family Safe is more than just a creative slogan to us. It is a personification of our collective desire to bring you products that we proudly and confidently recommend to our own family and loved ones. Since 1968, NOW has remained committed to using ingredients that are As Natural As Possible™, delivered in secure packaging that offers full disclosure in an easy to understand manner.
Looking forward, we will continue to develop and manufacture personal care products that reflect these values. Though choice raw materials, industry leading expertise and a Naturally Enhanced Preservative System (SM) that minimizes the use of harsh preservatives, we’re confident that you will find NOW™ Solutions products to be among the finest available anywhere.
NOW’s 263,000 square foot facility is widely regarded as one of the most scientifically-advanced in the natural products industry. In addition to a thermostatically-controlled, space-maximizing warehouse, precision-inspired operations division, and temperature sensitive storage and refrigeration areas, NOW’s corporate facility also contains several in-house laboratories. Not only does this expedite the testing of raw materials, samples, and finished products, it allows for a level of quality control that is virtually unmatched within the Natural Products Industry. Ultimately, NOW’s facility plays a pivotal role in our ability to achieve consistent levels of quality, efficacy, and safety.
In March of 2009, NOW completed an expansion project which added a total of 54,000 square feet of new manufacturing and laboratory space to accommodate NOW’s current and future growth.
The two-story expansion project added 27,000 square feet per level and houses a number of new facilities. The new levels include four new state of the art labs, including physical, micro, cosmetic, and food testing facilities. The addition of Real Time Lab Capability, along with a dedicated Prep lab allows NOW scientists the opportunity for increased environmental isolation during product development and testing. In addition, the expansion includes the construction of additional office space, with over two dozen new employee cubicles, five additional offices, and a dedicated area for photography and imaging.
According to Dan Mirjanic, NOW’s Engineering Manager, “This expansion is ultimately going to enable a whole new level of technological advancement within the NOW organization.” He added, “The entire facility will be fully cGMP compliant, and many measures have been implemented to accommodate both current and future growth.”
In keeping with NOW’s tradition of Operations and Engineering excellence, several design features have been utilized to ensure safety and organizational efficiency. These include, but are not limited to, the installation of epoxy-coated flooring, plastic-coated wall structures, and dedicated heating & air conditioning units.
Testing is Fundamental
The testing of raw materials, in-process formulas and finished products is an ongoing responsibility at NOW. Experienced, educated, and highly trained technicians rely on the latest technology to perform a variety of tests throughout the entire manufacturing process. These include Identity, Potency, Microbial, Organoleptic, and Contamination. And while each type of test is important in manufacturing quality products, Microbial testing is critical in ensuring that NOW products are safe and free of biological contamination. A technologically-advanced, in-house microbiology lab that allows NOW scientists to provide unparalleled quality microbiological control in a timely manner, using rapid method analysis.
NOW has made substantial investments in the development and staffing of our various in-house laboratories. Also, NOW is one of the very few vitamin suppliers capable of testing for microbes in-house, allowing for greater control standards. NOW’s investment ensures that the company will be able to meet ever increasing demands for accurate product analysis of herbal and nutritional raw materials, as well as finished consumer products.
These initiatives offer a wide range of health and productivity benefits, reducing the risk for potential cross contamination. With the expansion completed, NOW will be even better prepared to meet the needs of our retailers and to fulfill our mission to empower people to lead healthier lives.