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5 Essentials this Diwali

diwali must have emailer bannerDiwali is here again! Eyes alight with the joy of sharing and caring, all Indians celebrate this triumph of good over evil – festival with gaiety and an infectious happiness!

With the festival of lights knocking on the door, a majority of us have already stocked up, or have at least decided on, gifting options for our family and friends. Yes, Diwali is not just about sharing the joy and happiness with the ones you care, but also the spreading a general sense of enlightenment and contentment. And it really helps to plan and prepare for such festivities.

We have identified 5 essential products that any household must have before festive tidings come flooding in.

  1. Take for instance, the Aloe Vera Gel, which has an intrinsic property of being anti-septic and heals skin inflammation, infections, allergies, blisters and even insect bites. Besides these, aloe vera gel keeps the skin hydrated and is effective in removing tan too. Being an almost instant remedy for burns, it is quite a handy product during Diwali, especially if you have kids at home.
  2. No Indian festival is complete without prayers being offered to the deity and foreheads being marked with crimson-red kumkum paste. During Diwali, and in puja ceremonies across households, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Traditionally KumKum has been observed as a mark of devotion and forms one of the most important ingredients in a puja thali.
  3. When it comes to decking up during Diwali, we Indians do like to leave no stone unturned. Whether it’s ourselves, or our home, we do take our appearance, well-being and our living ambience seriously. It’s only natural that when it’s Diwali, we’d ensure that our Home Sweet Home reflects positivity. How, do you ask? Indie Eco Candles Pink Jasmine is a handcrafted candle which is made with vegetable wax instead of the regular synthetic paraffin wax that is packed with petrochemicals. And who doesn’t like some clean, green and non-toxic fragrance to fill up their living space!  The aroma of essential oils infused into the candles is long-lasting and naturally uplifting. It only gets better with Pink Jasmine in particular as it promotes relaxation, reduces stress, while elevating feelings of happiness, contentment and confidence. Now isn’t that a relief!
  4. There’s more ways one can celebrate the festive spirit! Let us not forget to stock up on the oh-so-important dry fruits. Cashews, to be specific. It’s almost hard to find a home during Diwali which has not yet hoarded up on cashew nuts. And why should we not! Don’t they just taste fabulous? Add to this the peace of mind that comes with knowing that these cashews from Natural Mantra are organic and contain zero cholesterol. And we’re sure when we tell you that these nuts are coated with real, flavourful saffron, you’d find it irresistible!
  5. And finally, how can the spirit of Diwali ever be complete without sharing good wishes. Sharing what we consider important to us with friends, family and others, is the first step towards bridging gaps and narrowing differences. Such is our culture that an unexpected gift, no matter how small, is always received with arms wide open. So, why not make a kind and thoughtful gesture and communicate your wishes with greeting cards? Make no mistake. Not all greeting cards are the same. For instance, Omved Plant card – Prosperity is eco-friendly; has no dyes, additives, or chemicals; and made using 100% recycled ingredients. And to top it off, there’s a printed message on this card which is the Sanskrit bij mantra shreem for ‘prosperity’.

With still a week left to capitalize on, wouldn’t you hurry already? Share your happy thoughts on the same and if perchance there’s something that we’ve missed that you think counts as important as a Diwali essential, leave us a line below. It’s always great to hear the thoughts of kindred spirits, who believe in holistic, healthy living.

Here’s wishing you a safe, prosperous and Happy Diwali!


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Let the Goodness of organic products win over the Evil of chemical pollution this Diwali!

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Diwali is a time of celebrating the triumph of Good over Evil. Excited children and grownups alike welcome each sign of the festival with undisguised glee. The colorful fireworks days before the festival, delectable sweets and snacks, rustling new clothes.

But Diwali has increasingly become a time of noise pollution, environmental pollution and choking smog. There are many harmful chemicals in the gifts products that we proudly distribute, from dry fruits to sweets to firecrackers to cosmetics or clothes. Just stop and think – Are you gifting chemicals this Diwali to friends and to family? Are you gifting infection and diseases?

Many of the chemicals used in everyday gift products could cause a range of life threatening diseases from cancer to diabetes.

Excessive Diwali Consumption affects Nature

A point to realize is that all man-made items are made out of materials that come from Nature. Those sources that are non-renewable, such as fossil fuels and metal ores, get depleted and will one day run out.

A question to ponder at this stage is, where do all the things we throw away go finally? Solid waste created by human beings which is non biodegradable has to be filled into holes dug up in the ground. These ‘landfills’ as they are called may exist for centuries without completely getting integrated into the soil. The plastic toys that you are throwing away today, may exist in a landfill several generations after yours!

High Energy Consumption during the festival of lights puts a considerably heavy load on electrical energy sources that are already overloaded. The use of electric lights to adorn homes, business establishments, monuments and roads requires a huge amount of electricity. The older tradition of burning oil lamps is a possible alternative to electric lights – even though it does use oil, the duration of the lamps is shorter. Naturtal Mantra offers some beautiful Diwali lamp packages for you to gift this Diwali.

Every Diwali, the whole household goes into a tizzy of house-cleaning, to rid the house of insects, dust and unnecessary & unhealthy baggage. This Diwali, take a resolve to free yourself and your family from chemicals as well. Gift Natural & Organic cleaning products that are chemical free and healthier to friends as well.

Brighten this Festive Season with your Glow of Health & Well-being!

Diwali is today a nation-wide celebration of joy and happiness. While the festival is supposed to bring the light of happiness in our lives, it gets clouded with the worry of choosing Gifts for your loved ones. Not this year! With a resurgence of understanding and interest in natural and organic products, Natural Mantra too is keen to bring the best of tradition in a contemporary package to both acolytes of holistic living as well as to new converts to this pure way of living.

It’s time to remove chemicals along with insects and make natural and wellness part of you and the gifts you choose. We have looked at a hundred gift options before picking the best ones for you in the form of unique Diwali Gift Hampers – a way to show that you really care.

Make a welcome change from gift boxes of sweets and cracker. Give something a lot more meaningful this year from Natural Mantra. Do check out these amazing and festive Gift hampers and packages in the Natural Mantra Gift Hampers Sale, among other amazing festive and aroma therapy products.

Ecorico Diwali Gift Box – 3 in 1

This tissue wrapped box has flavoured raisins( Pan or Lychee), 100gms of Flavoured cashewnuts(Schewan or saffron) and 100 gms of apricots comes packed with natural goodness!

These sun dried organic raisins are 70% pure fructose (a natural form of sugar), which is easily digested for quick energy! With no cholesterol, cashew nuts are a healthy food for heart patients. They protect the body from cancer. The apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene which slows down ageing. Log on to gift at: http://bit.ly/1aFkd0a

Sattvik Organics – Everyday Care Combo

This combo combines the goodness of the following ingredients! Mint Magic, an antiseptic face cleanser offers thorough cleansing without depleting the natural moisture content. Added aroma oils soothe & relax stressed nerves.

Benefits : 

Reduces pore appearance & removes impurities
Deep cleanses & rejuvenates for a smooth radiant skin
Maintains ideal moisture balance
Refreshes skin cells
Keeps skin soft & supple

Radiance Shampoo, an aromatherapy based hair cleanser is a rich blend of exotic ingredients that not only cleanse scalp tissues & hair follicles, but also restore lost nutrition due to exposure to sun and chemical pollutants.

Benefits : 

Awakens hair follicles for the best Scalp & Hair reproduction conditions
Strengthens brittle hair & enhances hair length
Restores shine & manageability
Detangles and revives hair follicles for a bright, sparkling, shiny finish
Stimulates development and leaves hair healthy and vibrant
Deep cleans hair roots and improves circulation
Restores life, moisture, bounce, and body – while fighting frizz

Saffron Care, an oil free ayurvedic cream has anti-oxidizing properties to protect, moisturize, nourish & stimulate skin cells. Its natural SPF protects skin from harmful effects of sun, improves skin complexion & freshens epidermal tissues for a natural glow.

Benefits :

Leaves hands & cuticles – smooth & soft
Unique, Zero Sweat Formula (ZSF)
Removes dead skin cells
Works incredibly fast to give desired effect

Order it at http://bit.ly/1icTcoT

Societe Naturelle Honey Box

Packed in an all Natural Wood box with sections, this package spells the goodness of 15 Tea sachets, Candle, 250 gms of Honey. The Organic Tea is uniquely soothing, with Holy Basil for relief from stress, enhanced stamina and immunity. The 100% natural and chemical free candle emits negative ions to purify, cleanse, improve air quality, and invigorate the body. A natural ionizer! Honey – the sweet golden liquid can be different types.Good for digestion, throat ailments, eyesight. http://bit.ly/17aggmQ

Unived Organic Soap & Health Tea Diwali Set

It contains 4 Organic Soaps & 3 Health teas (Bamboo Charcoal, African Forest, Wild Mint & Myrrh Magic) & (Digestea, Activitea & Vitalitea). These together btring multifarious benefits direct from nature to you in a gift package…

While the Dear Earth Bamboo Charcoal soap exfoliates & moisturizes skin, absorbs body odor, unclogs blocked pores & removes dead skin cells;
Dear Earth African Forest soap rejuvenates skin, asorbs excess skin oils and counters blemishes too. Dear Earth Wild Mint soap keeps the skin clear, happy, and refreshed, while Dear Earth Myrrh Magic soap softens fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates skin & plumps out sags, effectively tones skin andgives skin a natural glow.
Unived Digestea :-  Digestea™ helps detoxify your body and aids digestion,

eliminates constipation, reduces irritable bowel syndrome;
Unived Activitea :- Improves memory, enhances brain functionality, increases concentration, enhances cognition, and boosts intellect.

Unived Vitalitea :- Vitalitea™ improves sexual performance, treats erectile dysfunction, increases libido, rejuvenates & revitalizes the system, and boosts overall vitality. To gift, click here: http://bit.ly/16rVv7H

Omved Eco Diyas

This set of 5 handmade terracotta eco diyas with glass chimneys helps you celebrate Diwali the traditional way with earthen diyas, Omved’s eco-diyas are hand-crafted and made using lead-free terracotta. These lamps come fitted with recycled glass chimneys and last far longer than wax or traditional oil diyas. Light up your dear ones’ Diwali at  http://bit.ly/1eIe4ET

Soulflower Heart Bath Set 

Meant for all skin types, this charming heart-shaped container opens out to you with a Rose Geranium Soap, Rose Geranium  Massage Oil, Rose Geranium Bath salt, Rose Potpourri, 2 Aroma T-light candles, a Massage Roller & a Loofah! Get it at

http://bit.ly/1fUva5r

There’s much more that you can find on the Natural Mantra website. Get ready for a healthy, happy and prosperous Diwali! Log on now!

About NaturalMantra.com

In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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Home – Blessed by nature. Nurtured by you.

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A sound mind resides in a sound body. A sound body, in a sound home. You may find yourself asking what a sound home looks or feels like. Well, the truth is that there’s no definite answer to it actually depends on what you make of your home. Each home has to its credit, a different and unique vibe and it’s upon the resident to bring it alive. Given our hectic schedules and other engagements or commitments that leave little time in our hands to nurture our habitat, it is important that we recognize at first how we could gradually start infusing a healthy life into it and in turn enhance our own living experience.

What might perhaps not come as a surprise to many is that the most enriching moments spent at home, alone or in company of others, do not require elaborate arrangements. It is those simple, earthly and feel good moments of consciousness from time to time when everything positive about the ambience makes it conducive to have a wholesome, relaxing and calming time. That’s what a home is for after all, right?

Take for instance, lighting. Traditional fluorescent lighting and CFLs make up most of the lighting requirements in an average household today. True. But, it doesn’t have to be so all the time. Especially, when the air around is replete with festive frenzy. And lest we forget, candles and diyas are always a draw for the discerning homemaker. Most people at this time of the year are probably looking for new and affordable ways to light up their homes. Natural Mantra recognizes these needs and has decked up its inventory with a healthy and organic range of lighting options. For e.g. the Soulflower Reed Diffuser and the Passion Indulge Traditional candle diffusers pack the double advantage of controlled diffused lighting from the candle and fill the air with heady natural aroma that’s long lasting and invigorating. Aroma ceramic diffusers are made up of natural Thai clay which has a predisposed intrinsic property of being a high heat retaining agent, making it immune to discoloration and any absorption of aromas emitted by the essential oils thereafter. In our opinion, there’s no better way to say NO to paraffin wax and switch over to natural.  Should you wish to know more, you could do so at:

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It is often this small change in attitude and choices, in this case, choosing to bring home a candle diffuser made from the elements of nature, rather than one which is made with paraffin wax that marks the beginning of truly dwelling in a healthy home.

In fact let’s talk about other aspects of housing as well.

If cleanliness is next to godliness, then shouldn’t cleaning healthy be on a similar pedestal?  But of course. It is in fact the onus of the one tending to garments to ensure that they are treated in a natural way, and subjected to minimal abrasion. Regular chlorine-equipped detergents, for e.g. take the life out of fabrics and significantly reduce their life span, resulting in a gradual loss of vibrancy and softness. For the  purpose of delivering you free from the worries of your clothes’ restricted life span, go for organic, chlorine-free and biodegradable Rustic Art Chlorine-free laundry detergent for regular clothes. One of the benefits of using such natural alternatives for detergents is that the rinsed water after the cleaning process can be used to water plants and act as a healthy and enriching soil fertilizer. And when this bio laundry range of single processed detergents is fused with lemon extracts, one can rest assured that what they wear is not just healthy, but it’s fresh and smells fabulously natural too.

Besides lighting and laundering products, there are plenty of other household items that could really use some tender natural care too. Case in point, those expensive bronze utensils that you had cherished for ages which have also probably been handed down through generations.

Nature often works in ways that tarnishes these utensils over regular use or if they’re left unused for a while. During such times wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a product that can not only clean them effectively but also restore their shine and luster? We recommend you try out the Omved Bronze Cleaning Powder from Natural Mantra to remarkably get back the glory of true princely dining experience.

About NaturalMantra.com

In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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Shed excess weight by adopting a healthier approach

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Wary about weight loss? Don’t worry. Mother Nature has it covered.

 

The festive season has just about started. This means you’d want to be at your best to enjoy the festivities to the hilt. For a lot of people, losing weight would be one of the foremost concerns that they would be keen to address. After all, being healthy and fit does go a long way in ensuring that you enjoy the many festive delicacies guilt and worry-free.

Upon studying various websites and blogs catering to weight loss, which more or less point toward certain common, key factors that positively or negatively affect weight loss, it’s important that we weigh them into the equation right away. This includes busting popular myths that have surfaced and caused mass hysteria.

First up, here’s something to shake your faith in the standard weighing machines that most people use to determine the amount of weight loss achieved. Most weighing scales are not an accurate indication of weight loss. Reduced weight as displayed could often be indicative of loss of water, muscle or fat. The loss of muscle and water from the body fools one into thinking that they’ve lost fat. Actual weight status can only be gathered by tracking fat loss and not weight loss. To gauge the extent of fat loss, get a body composition analysis (Body Mass Index) done at frequent intervals.

It is also equally important to factor in the time of the day while measuring the change in weight. Why? Because our body weight tends to increase as the day goes on. Our bodies are the lightest during the morning, when the stomach and bladder are empty. It’s highly recommended that when one weighs oneself on a regular basis, one does so at about the same time.

Now, if you’ve got thrifty genes then you’d need to watch out more as these could lead to hormonal imbalances. Hypothyroidism, Insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome could cause hindrance to your weight loss. To make matters worse, depression and anxiety could cause potential unrest. It’s recommended that you consult a psychologist if natural alternatives don’t work.

Besides these, there are other environmental and lifestyle influences too that would have to be brought under control over time. Factors such as stress, obesity, lack of regular exercise,  sedentary snacking habits, and of course thanks to globalization, the rapid boom in the fast food sector are always working in tandem to upset a healthy weight loss mission.  Thankfully Mother Nature has something to offer in abundance that can address issues arising out of these factors;  and enable the body to shed weight without having to resort to extreme measures.

Based on your eating habits and interests, Natural Mantra has a range of natural and organic products in its portfolio which is sure to strike a chord with the discerning user. For instance, if you’re someone who likes to indulge in coffee, there’s Body Balance Naturals – Green Coffee Bean Lean. It contains an ingredient called GCA (Green Coffee Antioxidant), which contains a standard green coffee extract of total chlorogenic acids and other hydroxycinnamic acids obtained from the unroasted green coffee beans that are known to have antioxidant health benefits. Chlorogenic acid, which is the prime component of ‘Green Coffee Bean Lean’ is a vital ingredient aiding weight management as it slows absorption of fat from food intake and also activates metabolism of extra fat.

Then there’s Traditional Medicinals Organic Weightless Cranberry, a herbal tea which could be consumed to bring relief from temporary water weight gain and address common and mild edema that may be associated with menstrual cycles. The use of Organic Weightless® Cranberry for the relief of temporary water weight gain is based on the traditional European use of “bladder and kidney” herbal teas that contain uva ursi leaf with fennel fruit or parsley leaf with other complementary herbs. Weight loss, after all, could be one of the concerns for a pregnant woman too, can it not!

To know more about the natural mix of ingredients that work in ways to assist your weight loss, head over to Natural Mantra to check out our catalog. 

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In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of  natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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Get a Shade lighter under the shade of Nature!

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There are desires and there are obsessions, separated only by a thin film of cultural fads. And more often than once, when it comes to skin lightening creams, the risks far outweigh the benefits, not to mention the exploits of certified dermatologists who, backed by their techniques are pretty much able to sell ‘clinically-proven’ skin lightening agents that promise a radical change in improving the user’s skin tone and complexion.

According to a study conducted by Business Analytic Center and published by Market Publishers Ltd., the worldwide skin whitening products market is forecast to exceed USD 19.79 billion by 2018, spurred by demand from APAC, middle east and Africa; APAC being the dominant region. Although, from a marketer’s point of view these statistics are encouraging, they do not account for the visceral damages that the users of such products suffer.  It is important to consider at this stage that there’s a rapidly growing segment of users who are turning to a more natural and organic way of bringing about a change.

Let’s face it. Consumers today are empowered with the internet and it would be foolish to assume that they would be willing to shell out hard cash for any skin whitening product that’s out there in the market. India has in recent times seen a range of organic and natural products flooding the market. It is hence imperative to have a thorough knowledge of how and why they’re received well by many of these discerning customers.

How to choose a skin lightening product

Primarily, when it comes to choosing a skin lightening/whitening product, the following considerations are made:

–          Primary Ingredients

–          Natural/organic vs. Synthetic/Inorganic

–          Side effects

–          Testing

–          Skin types and Tones

–          Manufacturer

–          Pricing

Consider this; it’s often the ingredients that go into the making of the cream that steals the show.  There have been enough surveys and research conducted to determine exactly which ingredients tend to pose harm and which ones are practically safe and side-effect free. For e.g. Hydroquinone is extensively used in skin bleaching creams. And any more than 2% of the composition could be potentially harmful for the skin. There have been known instances when chemical-based creams have caused allergic reactions on the skin, which is why it is highly suggested that one steers clear of bleaching creams.

On the contrary, ingredients that constitute organic or natural creams are usually herbs, plant extracts, and essential oils, etc. which are virtually side-effect free and quite arguably, lead to skin lightening over a period of repeat usage. For instance:

1)      Nutgrass root, Natural Vitamin E – help lighten/brighten skin, fade age spots and freckles, and tones the facial skin

2)      Organic lemon extracts, Japanese Mandarin, Licorice and Mulberry – are rich in anti-oxidants which help the skin to fight signs of aging and over time, reduce dark spots effectively and give a visibly brighter skin and an improved skin tone.

Do understand that most of these natural remedies take time to show results, but the fact that they’re so effective in the long run, makes it worth the wait.

3)       Kojic Acid – Although considered to be a natural alternative to hydroquinone and inhibits the production of the skin-darkening pigment, melanin.

4)      Carrot Oil – reduces pigment formation by blocking tyrosinase receptors on the melanocyte. This prevents the formation of melanin and keeps skin darkening under check.

5)      Bearberry Extract – an extract from the same plant, Arbutin (as it is otherwise known) also helps in controlling the formation of tyrosinase and eventually lighten the skin.

You can browse through the product catalog and search for skin lightening products at http://bit.ly/1boF9LO and read up further on each of them.

All these ingredients coupled with a whole lot more usually go into manufacturing skin lightening/whitening products. An understanding of these ingredients and their benefits would help one to make a better choice.

The best part about creams made with natural and organic ingredients is that they are virtually side-effect free with desired effects visible within a few weeks of usage.

Another important factor that many would consider paramount is most skincare products, including skin lightening/whitening creams are subject to testing prior to their official launch. Many manufacturers still use live animals for product testing which is a cause of discomfort for some. If you’re ever going to buy a product, do bear this injustice fact in mind.

In India, only a handful of players have the expertise to manufacture and provide organic and natural products; the operations of which are ethically and honestly carried out, and we rank right at the top of the charts.

In closing, since it has already been established that the best and perhaps the safest option is to opt for organic lightening crèmes (link above), it is also to a certain extent, within our hands to choose what’s right. After all, feeling bright and beautiful is at the heart of all animals.

 About NaturalMantra.com

In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of  natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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