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6 Easy Ways to Detox after all that #Diwali Binge-eating

#HappyDiwali! Wasn’t that one heady round of meeting, greeting, and most of all feasting!?! Well, all that eating was fun, why restrict the joy after all?! Unfortunately all that excess—in the form of carbs, fat, salt and sugar—can leave you feeling bloated, tired, hungry, and guilty.

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Well, not to worry, it’s time to recover from all the serious holiday festivities. You can feel better after overindulging. Here’s how you get back on track after that week of way too many treats:

Get your sweat on first thing. Hit the treadmill for a half hour, do yoga or even just 15 minutes of push-ups and squats. Exercise will help your body move those toxins through and make you feel a whole lot better. Plus, those tight gym clothes will surely remind you to keep the sugar to a minimum!

Start your day with some hot water and lemon. This will give your liver a little kick start and more water helps flush out the toxins better.

Eat citrus fruits.  They make you feel instantly refreshed, plus their antioxidants fight off any damage from sugar. Plus, their Vitamin C content helps you fight colds.

Drink some green tea. It has enough caffeine to help you wake up, and is filled with antioxidants that help increase your metabolism. Detox teas are great to pick you up!

Make a smoothie. If your stomach is still full from the night before, a healthy smoothie is the perfect way to get some vitamins and nutrients. Try one with spinach, blueberries, protein powder, chia seeds, a banana and as many veggies (like cucumber) as you can!

Have some home-made soup. Add some turmeric or pepper for a delicious, healthy way to boost your metabolism. Avoid packaged food and eat whole food.

Make sure your food habits are healthy! Choose foods that support the detox process.


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Is your Happy Diwali a Safe & Healthy one too?!

What a joyful occasion Diwali is, with all communities coming together to celebrate a unique social festival! There’s a lot of light, and cheer and new clothes and flowers and festivity and food of course!  Here are 10 tips for you to celebrate, stay safe and stay healthy this Diwali.

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  • Sweets are hard to resist and during Diwali, it’s even harder isn’t it!?  Indians are genetically prone to diabetes and so it is always safer to keep sugar and starch intake minimal. Sweets that use chemical preservatives should be avoided because they damage our kidneys and liver. and may also cause asthma attacks and cancer. Use organic sugar and sugar substitutes for best results!
  • Avoid sweets that have ‘silver’ coating. Such foils are often adulterated by aluminum and aluminum being a hazardous metal can accumulate in our body tissues and can also enter the brain.
  • Firecrackers are fun, but they increase air and noise pollution. It is good to buy as little firecrackers as possible, because that can help us spend less and can also stop us from polluting our environment.
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  • While using firecrackers we are definitely faced with the risk of burn injuries. Do take a few precautions. Always wear slippers when playing with firecrackers and always light them only from a safe distance. Kids should be allowed to burn firecrackers only under adult supervision. If you do get burnt, organic and natural aloe vera products soothe your skin and help quick healing.
  • Do not light firecrackers in crowded areas or on the roadsides, because that might prove to be dangerous for bystanders and the general public. Wash after playing with firecrackers with natural handwash. Organic soaps are a good option as well.
  • If possible, wear earplugs while exposed to explosive firecrackers. It is really safe, for the excessive noise might damage our ears in the long run. Use facewashes to stay fresh in the polluted environment.
  • It is better to say ‘No’ to alcohol, as any excess is easily possible on this day of celebration. You can avoid a hangover and also the risk of driving while intoxicated if you must drive your car and visit your friends and family.
  • Diwali is a festival that brings a lot of gifts to people, so use the occasion to choose sensible gifts for family and friends. Just log on to www.naturalmantra.com for great gift ideas and offers every day this festive season!!!
  • Diwali is also the festival of joy.  Make it special for your family or friends. Wish them a ‘Happy Diwali’ and embrace them in joy!

Make your Diwali special for yourself, your family and your friends.


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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

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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

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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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5 Must-Have’s for an Eco-Friendly Diwali!

ImageIt’s the time of the year when we all start preparing our home for Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’. Cleaning and decorating our homes, preparing sweets, shopping for clothes, gifts and firecrackers are some highlights of this joyous festival which is celebrated by millions across India. However, Diwali is also a festival which raises huge environmental concerns. So, if you don’t want your love for nature to mar your celebrations, why not take the eco-friendly route and enjoy a fun-filled festive season?

During our forefathers’ times, the spirit of Diwali was centered on decorating the house with flowers, lighting diyas, feasting on delicious sweets and sharing the joy with loved ones. There were no harmful firecrackers, no plastic lanterns and no air pollution.This Diwali, let us travel back to those glorious years where Diwali was about spending time with family and friends, and appreciating what life and nature has to offer.

If you are joining us in an environment friendly celebration this year, these eco-friendly must-haves in a Diwali home will help you add a festive touch to your home without harming Mother Nature!

Decorative Diyas and Lamps

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Diwali gets its name from the Diwali Diyas or Lamps that are lit in homes as a mark of celebrating Rama’s return from 14 years of exile. In olden times, diyas were made of clay and were available in simple designs. Today, you get a variety of decorative lamps in different shapes and materials that can be used to add colour and light to your homes. This year, go back to traditional diyas made of clay and decorate your homes with Natural Mantra’straditional Omved Eco Diyas.

Torans (Door Hangings)

Diwali is a time when relatives and friends visit your home to celebrate the joyous festival with your family. To welcome them, place some beautiful and colourful torans at the door. Diwali Torans are handcrafted and come embellished with embroidery, bells, beads, mirror, shells and images of Lord Ganesha. This Diwali, add a welcoming touch to your home with Natural Mantra’s Beej Mantra Toran.

Sculptures and Idols

Ganesh Puja is an integral part of Diwali celebrations. Although brass and silver Ganesh idols are the most popular among devotees, eco-friendly idols are becoming a rage among the environmentally conscious population. Bring home Natural Mantra’s Sriphala Ganesh and let Lord Ganesh shower happiness and prosperity on you and your family.

Pooja Set/Worship items

Every family conducts the daily Diwali pooja to bring prosperity to their homes and happiness to their loved ones. Bronze pooja sets are the most popular among Hindu’s as Vedic traditions believes that bronze is a tridoshic metal and has a much higher capacity to absorb and transmit sattvikta (the quality of sattva) when compared to other metals. We just love the Omved Bronze Vedic Pooja Set, a beautiful and complete pooja accessory to adore your ‘poojaghar’!

Agarbattis

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Agarbattis, also known as incense or prayer sticks, are used in temples and as domestic offerings by millions across the world. The emanating fumes with their aromatic properties help purify the environment and have a vitalizing and invigorating effect on individuals along with being a natural disinfectant. Light Natural Mantra’s Craft House – Cosmos (fire variety) agarbattis to freshen the air and soothe your senses this festive season.

This Diwali, it’s time to celebrate the festive season by giving a little back to nature. So,decorate your home with these beautiful nature-friendly traditional items and enjoy a fun-filled celebration!

And to help you do just that, we have a Site-Wide Sale of up to 20% off on all natural and organic products on NaturalMantra.com! Stock up on eco Diwali decorations and save some bucks for all that Diwali gift shopping you need to do!

Natural Mantra wishes you and your family a happy, safe and eco-friendly Diwali!

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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Our Facebook store is now live!

Now you can shop directly from our facebook page 🙂

The team at NaturalMantra.com is thrilled to take our first step towards making eco-friendly living easy, accessible and affordable. Our Facebook store is now live, just in time for any last minute Diwali shopping.  We are privileged to launch this store with high quality products from Omved and Ecorico.

At this time, we’re starting with Mumbai and will be offering ‘cash on delivery’ for all orders within the city of Mumbai. As we gear up to launch our website we’ll be sure to ship all over India.

We’re making last minute Diwali shopping easy.  We can be reached on phone on 022-6555-5553 or by emailing your order and contact details to support@naturalmantra.com. To order and pay directly through our Facebook store, here’s how to order:

Step 1. “Like” us on Facebook.com/NaturalMantra

Step 2. Click “Shop”

Click the bright orange shopping cart

Step 3: Click a product to view details and start shopping

Click a product to view details and start shopping.

Step 4 : Add your favorite items to the cart and check out.

Diwali shopping can truly be overwhelming. We’ll help you save those last minute crowded store trips so you can achieve more, out of the little time you have. We’re just getting started to get some great natural and organic products directly to your door-step.

Have fun shopping this Diwali for some great natural and organic products!  🙂