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Be Beautiful – ALOE VERA brings out your inner glow, come winter, summer or monsoon!

Winter’s coming! What will the changing weather do to your complexion? Relax, rain or shine, you can be sure of one great beauty companion that will be your go-to buddy all year ‘round! 

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

#Who’s the most beautiful of all?!

Aloe Vera it is!

Do you know Aloe is about 99% water? So what’s all the hubbub about its miracle properties?! Well, the remaining 1% is extremely powerful. In fact, close to 100 ingredients work well together to make you beautiful – Minerals, Sugars, Enzymes, Amino acids, Vitamins A, C, F, B, Niacin, and Vitamin B12, among other nurturing ingredients. This means terrific anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, healing, and soothing benefits for your skin. Awesome, isn’t it!

Thousands of beautiful women couldn’t agree MORE!

Aloe Vera Beauty Benefits

  • Tightens pores
  • Brightens skin
  • Reduces acne
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Heals sunburns
  • Treats skin conditions like flaky or dry skin
  • Heals skin diseases
  • Moisturizes skin

This is apart from its many benefits for hair, body and health care. But that’s ‘nother, very long story!

Here, let us share some proven recipes to incorporate aloe’s benefits in your beauty routine:

Aloe Vera Skin Scrub Brighten your skin, tighten your pores, and remove acne with  this aloe scrub. Use once a week for glowing results: 2 tbsp. aloe vera 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. lemon juice.

Aloe Vera Facial Mask makes your skin look younger, clean, and refreshed -healthy and soft. Use once a week: 4 tbsp. aloe vera 2 tbsp. yogurt 6 tbsp. cucumber juice.

Aloe Vera Body Spray Spritz yourself with this soothing body spray to refresh your face and skin often: 2 parts aloe vera, 1 part distilled water.

You can choose to buy a plant – it looks pretty cool, and will beautify your home too! Or you can log on to http://www.naturalmantra.com and get a mind-boggling array of carefully hand-picked & curated, ready-to-use organic aloe vera gels, juices, soaps, shampoos and creams.  Just relax. And BE BEAUTIFUL!

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Nature’s Finest Medicine Unearthed from the Pyramids – SUPERFOOD WHEATGRASS!

Nature's Medicine

Old is Gold they say. And with good reason too! Along with the gold, precious spices and riches buried with the pharaohs under the pyramids, was Egyptian Wheat Grass.

It has been used for 5000 years, from the times of the great pharaohs. Hence the name Pharaoh Grain!

Anvient Egyptian Grass

#WheatGrass Nature’s Medicine

Why Wheat Grass?

The amazing nutrient content of Wheat Grass includes enzymes, amino-acids, vitamins and minerals – like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium, and amino acids, which fight off an array of diseases. The foliage, roots, and rhizome are used to make medicine.

Panacea for many Ills

Wheat Grass

  • Boosts your natural immunity
  • Increases stamina and energy
  • Reduces risk of some serious diseases
  • Prevents aging
  • Cures skin disorders
  • Prevents dark circles around the eyes
  • Improves vision
  • Alleviates body pains and inflammation.
  • Relieves dental problems like tooth decay, eases toothache and strengthens gums.
  • Wheat Grass has the highest content of chlorophyll of all plants, about 70% more, which stops the growth and development of what is considered “bad bacteria”.

Weight Management

Wheat Grass is filling. It suppresses appetite and hunger. So you imagine why it is popular among those who are trying to control or manage their weight.

Blood Purifier

Modern diets and processed foods, along with stress, makes our blood very acidic. Wheat Grass improves and

  • Purifies our blood
  • Alkalizes and restores our blood to a healthy pH balance
  • Improves blood sugar disorders and reduces high blood pressure
  • Helps blood flow and generally detoxifies the body.

It is no wonder Wheat Grass herbal extract is often regarded as a ‘complete’ or ‘super food’. Try it here, from Natural Mantra’s curated range!


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Your shining smile might be an open invitation to liver disease and cancer

Every time you brush your teeth or have a shower, you might be damaging your liver and paving the way for tumors

#NaturalTootpastes

#NaturalSmiles are brighter!

Believe it!

Triclosan is an ingredient found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Studies have established that long-term exposure to it may cause liver fibrosis and cancer.

All over the world, triclosan’s increasing detection in environmental samples and its increasingly broad use in consumer products present a very real risk of liver tumors for people.

How does this happen?

The study suggests triclosan interferes with a protein responsible for clearing away foreign chemicals in the body. Because of this stress, liver cells try to compensate by proliferating. They turn fibrotic over time and this eventually leads to tumour formation.

Scientists feel we could reduce most human and environmental exposures by eliminating uses of this most commonly found consumer antibacterial in liquid hand soaps, shampoos and toothpastes.

How can we avoid this?

The solution is staring us in the face. Ancient Ayurveda and herbal cosmetic care includes the use of neem and babul sticks to brush teeth, multani mitti and gram flour to use as body and face cleansers and other natural products for skincare and so many other cosmetic benefits. There are many grandmother’s recipes for these.

Natural Mantra offers a range of natural personal care products for safe beauty.

Turn to organic and natural solutions, and bring a genuine smile back to your life!

#Meswak is great

#NeemSticks for Teeth


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Haven’t you joined the Organic Revolution yet?

…and you think you are environment-friendly?

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#Organic Revolution Graphic

Granted, you are devoted to organic and natural living. You have an environment-friendly lifestyle. And your living, breathing, eating habits are ecologically supportive. You frequent Farmers’ Markets. That is why you are a part of our community. It’s a pleasure interacting with you.

But, is it enough to play safe only for yourself and your loved ones? You might be harming the environment by omitting to help protect others too. You have a duty to warn others of the dangers that pollution poses to our world. For starters, look at the effects of farming on the ecology. It is a well-known fact that:

Conventional farming uses chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers that pollute the soil and the ground water.

  • It uses up a tremendous amount of water for growing
  • Toxic pesticide residues found on fruit and vegetable skins find their way into your food
  • Human sewage, tainted with harmful shampoo chemicals, is used as a fertilizer in farms. It contains hormone-disrupting chemicals, leading to multiple diseases.
  • Pesticides interfere with your vitamin D levels, leaving your immune system weak, and exposing you to infections.

On the other hand, Organic Farming is safe for the environment because –

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  • No chemical pesticides are used
  • It produces far less CO2 emissions
  • It uses far less waterfor eg: Organic cotton farming uses up to 60% less water than conventional farming methods
  • Pesticide or herbicide residues are not entered accidentally into the environment – reducing ground-water pollution, prevents soil-erosion and promotes bio-diversity
  • Humans and animals are not exposed to chemical pesticides or herbicides.
#Organic vegetables


Organic Produce

Become an advocate of organic living.  Spread the good word. Share this blog with loved ones, with friends. Every voice counts!

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#100% Organic

 


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Hey Beautiful! Re-inventing Beauty Care from History…

Do you make heads turn wherever you go?! Yes, beauty has been a universal concern from time immemorial. Around the world and in India, ancient literature and culture has celebrated beauty in many art forms.

Has the concept of beauty changed over the years? If you look back at the past, you will see that the beauty industry has always existed. Care for the body and mind has been dealt with in ancient treatments around the world.

#BodyAndBeautyCare

#BeautyTreatmentThroughTheAges

In ancient India, they had perfected the use of cosmetics – not just for aesthetic beauty, but for protection in hot climates.

Baths, using bathing pastes or mud were a ritual to firm the skin; milk and honey for silky smooth skin; facial masks to unclog pores; butter & barley for blemishes & pimples, and as a cleansing cream were common.

Ayurveda. In this 5,000-year-old tradition of Vedic medicine, each person is looked at individually and treatments typically involve diet, herbal remedies, exercise, yoga and meditation.

Aromatherapy. Among many beauty care regimens, aromatherapy facials have been done here for ages, for their calming and antioxidant benefits.

Body scrubs. An Indian wedding tradition is the ritual bridal showers where women are smeared with turmeric pastes and sandalwood. Both are rich in antioxidants and excellent at exfoliation. In South India, coconut milk is massaged on the body and hair, a highly moisturizing treatment. You can make your own Indian body scrub with ground chickpeas.

Massages. When kids are born in India, mother and child are given a full-body massage for 40 days — from head to toe — and then a warm bath to help the body recover.  It tones the baby’s body and prevents the mother’s  post-partum depression..

Special Oils like Argan Oil, apricot oil, cedarwood oil and many essential oils have been used for eons around the world to tone the body and mind and enhance inner beauty. Try some of them here, reinvented for you and curated by Natural Mantra! 


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Why is Stevia Better than Other Sweeteners?

The next time you reach for that can of diet soda, think again. It is a proven fact today that diet soda drinkers suffer the same exact health problems as those who opt for regular soda – excessive weight gain, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

#Safe #Stevia

#Stevia #Natural #SugarSubstitute

The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

Many diabetics obediently follow doctors’ orders to switch to diet sodas to manage their condition. Unfortunately, largely due to misleading communication, many doctors and nutritionists themselves are under the illusion that artificial sweeteners are a safe and effective alternative for their diabetic patients.

But scientific evidence shows that artificial sweeteners can be far worse for you than sugar and fructose. This includes aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), sucralose (Splenda), saccharin(Sweet’N Low), acesulfame potassiumneotame, and others. Aspartame is perhaps the most dangerous of the lot. It worsens insulin sensitivity to a greater degree than sugar. It has been found to cause cancers—leukemia, lymphoma, and other tumors, and it shouldn’t be in the food supply.

Ancient, Natural Wisdom makes life sweeter – The Stevia Story

The only safe sugar substitute is the natural herb, Stevia. Ancient wisdom has proven that it is probably the best and safest sweetener ever.  Kaa-he-e is the original Guarani Indian name for the Stevia herb; originating in Paraguay, this powerful native sweet tradition has spread to other countries world-wide.

What does Stevia give you?

Stevia is one of the most health restoring plants on earth, and 30 times sweeter than sugar. Besides the very sweet lycosides(Steviosides, Rebaudiosides and a Dulcoside), it contains proteins, fiber, carbohydrates, iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, rutin, true vitamin A, Vitamin C and oils containing 53 other constituents.

Stevia Benefits

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-hypertensive, and
  • Anti-glycemic.
  • It helps treat hypertension, chronic fatigue, diabetes, upset stomach, indigestion, weight loss, heartburn, flu and cold.

In sum, pure unadulterated Stevia is the best and safest sweetener for people with blood sugar, blood pressure or weight problems. You too can enjoy the immeasurable sweetness and goodness of Stevia here.

Sources: Mercola.com, Simplystevia.com, Center for Science in the Public Interest(CSPI)

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Indian Home Remedies for Skin Blemishes

Look around, and you will see that young girls and boys today are increasingly aware of personal grooming. With cellphone cameras being everywhere, every moment is a photo-op! And so, skin blemishes, acne and oily skin are the cause of much agony in front of dressing table mirrors!

Face Packs

#HomeRemedies for Skin Blemishes

What are skin blemishes?

Some skin blemishes are caused by acne, while others are the result of genetic reasons, pigmentation, high stress levels and hormonal changes. Acne blemishes are usually caused by clogged pores, and are called whiteheads, blackheads or just pimples. Age spotsbroken capillaries, stress levels, hormonal changes and pregnancy stretch marks lead to skin blemishes. Overactivity of the sebaceous glands, which produce oil, is a common cause.

How do you remove blemishes?

The easiest method of treating most cases is to wash your face and ensure you exfoliate and moisturize often. But take heart! Indian women and men have for ages, used natural, everyday kitchen ingredients and ayurvedic herbs to tame acne breakouts:

Groundnut Oil and Lime Juice – Mix in equal proportions and apply it to affected areas of your face.

Honey and Cinnamon Overnight Mask – Blend half tsp. of powdered cinnamon to one tbsp. of honey, apply overnight.

Turmeric and Mint – Mix one tsp. of powdered antiseptic turmeric with fresh mint juice to form a paste. Apply to affected areas, and leave on 30 minutes.

Cucumber Juice and Lemon – Squeeze the juice from a ripe cucumber and blend it with four drops of lemon juice. Apply it to affected areas of your face, leave on for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with cool water.

Tulsi (Basil) – Add three tsp. of dried basil leaves to a cup of boiling water, steep for 20 minutes, cool, and apply to affected areas with a cotton ball.

Chemical face packs may damage your skin forever. Today, Ayurveda reinvented is the way to go! Check out our website for a wide array of natural and organic Anti Marks solutions! And get set for lights, camera, action!!!

Skin Blemishes

#AcneTreatment

Sources- Websites: Acne Resource Center, I love India, Indiaparenting.com, Health and Beauty Guide