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Celebrate Mother’s Day With Beautiful Eco-Friendly Gifts

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Mothers are the human beings that should be celebrated every day. It so happens that we forget the magnificent achievements of mothers in our daily routine. Her contribution to our lives cannot be rewarded in any other way than our love. If a small token of affection is added to this, it will make Mother’s Day that much special. It is a tradition that is almost 108 years old and is meant for the woman who is a caregiver, a teacher, a manager; only the few duties that she performs on the go while making sure that her children have the best. While one day is not enough to appreciate such an important person, however Mother’s Day gives us this special chance to pamper her to the fullest. Just A beautiful mother’s day card with a heartfelt message can win her heart, as they say but this year we recommend you to walk that extra mile to embrace her, lover her more and more!

Make this day exceptional by adding one of the many small gifts mentioned below, coupled with a special Mother’s Day message.

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1Indie Eco Candles

Candles signify more than just home decor accessories. They dispel darkness and bring light and growth into our lives. A mother is no less than a candle, and these aromatic organic candles will certainly be the perfect gift for her. This assorted pack of 4 candles with no harmful toxin emissions can be lighted in any corner of the room to brighten up the area. Additionally, the scent of essential oils like cinnamon with a hint of orange, jasmine, vanilla cream, and lemongrass will relax every stressed mother from the inside.

2. Maduban Naturals Handmade Pomegranate Chocolates          

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It is not just the children who deserve to be pampered with chocolates, but mothers do too. Though in the latter’s case, it is the taste and health that have to be kept in mind as she did for all our meals. Maduban Natural’s premium dark chocolates are rich with pomegranate fruit extract, fruit bits and nuts, which form a tasty as well as healthy snack for every mom-on-the-go. Its health contributions like ant ageing properties and iron content will make it a thoughtful and essential gift.

3. Omved Aromatherapy Health Massage Oil Set

It is an everyday task to be a mother with no time to relax. For such frantic moments, aromatherapy works like magic to ease out all the stress. This product containing various aromatherapy massage oils captures all the charm in one box to make sure that stress disappears in a jiffy. Massaging or inhaling these oils work just perfect for the tired out moms. The blended oils relax the nervous system and further helps to calm the mind that is always running high gear. It gets them rejuvenated with gorgeous skin and a peaceful night sleep enjoying the most relaxing oil therapy.

4. Wild Earth Indulgence Gift Set

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A mother’s day should always begin with a soothing combination of love and care. These handmade natural bath gift sets, each comprising of natural soaps, organic shampoo and lotion will provide with the same. The vanilla coffee loofah is a unique soap that will scrub away the dead cells revealing a supple skin for summers especially. The embedded loofah slowly removes all non-essentials away. The soothing Ylang Ylang soap is loaded with calming notes that can chase away every wandering thought. The Rose Honey Face and Body wash keeps the skin smelling with the freshness of roses while the Almond Saffron Body Lotion helps to make the skin glow.

5. Soulflower Hair care Hamper Set

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She has groomed us to be the beautiful little souls that we are, so why not indulge her with this hamper of hair care. It is a pack of massage oils with each one having their own unique caring properties formulated specially for a mother’s hair. The refreshing lavender massage oil will help promoting healthy hair, which is thick from the roots. Soulflower cold pressed jojoba carrier oil will help control any frizz while the rosemary essential oil will help distress the mind, reduce exhaustion and lethargy. Together, this hamper will provide your mother the care as well as the compliments she always deserved.

 6. Energy Booster Pack

Finally, it is time the backbone of the family had her pack of strength. Everyday stress takes away a lot of calcium from the system and as women age the body has problems retaining this element naturally. The supplements provide women with the essential calcium, and the bones absorb its CAL-VITA complex easily, which eliminates degenerative diseases like Osteoporosis. As motherhood is a job with no holidays it is essential that we take extra care of this genius member of our family and make sure she is as healthy as she can be. After all, a healthy mother is what makes a healthy family.

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You can buy special gift sets on the occasion of Mother’s Day at www.naturalmantra.com

 


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5 Useful Home Décor Solutions for Earth Day, 2016

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This Friday, instead of finding your way to the club or running home early from office, it is the the day to celebrate Earth Day which falls on April 22nd every year. The event that began way back in 1970, now has more than 1 billion people from more than 193 countries observing this day, making it the largest civic observance in the world!

This Day which initially began as an event, now has commemorated as an annual celebration co-ordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. And this year, the landmark, Paris Agreement is scheduled to be signed by the United States, China and more 120 countries. This signing satisfies a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris.

Do you not want to do your bit in contributing to the globally recognised Earth Day?

Do not restrict the celebration to putting the lights out in your household for an hour in a day. Instead,

We have a list of things that you could do to contribute to celebrating Earth Day, once, twice or more in the 365 days. And, we will tell you how!

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1. Climate Change is For Real!

While everyone is concerned with the summers becoming hotter and winters becoming cooler in different parts of the world, little realising is that we are the ones responsible for it, too. And therefore, it has now become necessary to promote planting trees and protesting against deforestation on a remarkable scale. Most of the countries are also encouraging gardening as a vocational pattern, in order to balance out the ecological system. While, planting trees might require the support of a tree plantation drive, we can develop a garden right in our backyards and balconies with the right kind of knowledge and organic solutions for garden problems.

2. Switch Off!

Most of us fail to understand that we are responsible, for the “often” power failures and the electricity shortage. It is necessary to ensure that there is no wastage of electricity which can be done by- Switching off the unwanted appliances and using less power consumption utilities instead of doing it only for one hour in 365 days.

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Also, while we switch off the electricity to observe the “Earth Hour”, it is equally essential to switch off the inverter in a way that there is absolutely “nil” power consumption from your household and instead make use of natural candles, which include vegetable wax rather than the scented and other extravagant variations that are not even eco-friendly.

3. Organic Products for a Natural World!

As the consumption of artificial products are increasing day by day, it is leading to a wastage of our essential and other energy sources. For instance, we might make use of a washing machine to save water but it is also necessary that we also employ eco-friendly laundry products that contain natural ingredients such as sodium bicarbonate and rock salt that work in a supplementary manner.

4. Nature for a company?

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Well, most of us in our busy routines have forgotten the importance of nature around us. We hardly take a look at the surroundings while walking on the streets or while taking our dog out for a stroll in the garden. Have you ever taken a solo trip to be in the company of the nature? It’s a beautiful feeling because the greens respond to each and every conversation in some way or the other. So every day, make it a point to get up and say hello! to your garden and give them some water. It could be great if you could go backpacking amongst the naturals, once in a while!

5. Indulge in Organic Dishwashing

Whether you hand wash dishes or use a dishwasher, the soap, detergent or rinse you use to get them clean will go straight down the drain and into our waterways and environment. Cleaning your dishes with products free of hazardous chlorine bleach, ammonia, and phosphates is a must for your health and for the planet. The organic dishwash powder contains natural ingredients such as organicsoapberries, neem leaves and lemongrass essential oil. It is highly recommended for cleaning baby’s feeding bootles and cutlery.

Tip of the Day

Going Tech for Earth Day!

If you thought these traditional methods were the only way to contribute to our planet, well this year The App Store along with WWF has teamed up with a set of developers to bring out Apps for the Earth, which are in turn fundraising for different earth-related causes like conservation and preventing global warming and much more.

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So what is going to be your pick from the above to help contribute to the planet?
Whatever it is, make sure, you go all-organic because that is the best and the foremost method that you can help save the Mother Earth in your little way!

Buy Gorgeous Green Home Décor Items for Earth Day at www.naturalmantra.com


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Let’s Play, with Organic Holi Colours!

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Holi is right round the corner, and yeah, all of us love this festival of cheer, gaiety and colours, don’t we?

Wait a moment… The rising water scarcity in most regions of India and the awful colour hazards have dissuaded people to celebrate this festival, unlike the earlier times!

Nonetheless, we can still celebrate the festival of cheer, not with water though but with an alternative of replacing readymade perilous colours with organic holi colours. We could keep ourselves far remote from immersing in water, and instead smear each other with natural vibrant colours.

Beware of Chemical Colours

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As opposed to other festivals, Holi is one occasion where the clothes, matching accessories, make-up and brands don’t matter at all. However, one thing that does matter is the quality of the colours being used because a moment of incautious fun may amount to a lot of skin trouble later.

According to doctors, chemical colours have solvents such as tetrathyline, lead, benzene and aromatic compounds that can lead to dry skin. Dark colours like red, black and green have a high content of mercury sulphite, lead oxide and copper sulphate, which could cause skin ailment. Many are not aware of the harm chemical colours can cause. You may also develop rashes and allergy, hair could turn brittle and dry if not washed immediately after the colour is applied.

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The best possible way to enjoy Holi, without facing any risk posed by chemical colours, is to buy organic holi colours, which are made from extracts of flowers, tree barks and leaves. They do not cause any harm when in contact with the skin. Organic colours have a smooth and soft undertone, which when applied on the skin does not have any ill-effects.

Did You Know?

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The ancient India was completely aware of the benefits of the fragrant natural colours for our skin and health, and furthermore they ornamented its therapeutic value. The ingredients of Gulal were purposely chosen for their emollient qualities. In Vrindavan, Holi is still played with actual flower petals handpicked for its fragrance and colour such as rajnigandha, marigold and rose.

This Holi, Go Organic!

Today, it is hassle-free to buy Organic Holi Colours online or even at stores spread across the city. In the past few years, the awareness to use natural and organic colours has gone up immensely, due to its main advantage of being non-toxic and skin-friendly. An added benefit is that, these colours carry a natural fragrance to them and are available everywhere in different packages, carrying varied quantities.

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If you are wondering about the main components of natural and organic colours, in place of the heavy metal and oxide content, we have the answer for you:

  • Organic and herbal gulal is made from organic & natural herbs. The organic nature of herbal gulal makes it additionally useful and extra safe.
  • Green – is made from arrowroot powder mehndi leaves with natural fragrance.
  • Yellow – made of arrowroot powder, organic turmeric & natural fragrance.
  • Red gulal is made of arrowroot powder, red rose, roli, pomegranate & natural fragrance.
  • Orange gulal is made of arrowroot, Tesu flower, marigold and natural fragrance.
  • Pink gulal is made of arrowroot powder, pink rose & natural fragrance.
  • Indigo – is made of arrowroot powder, blue orchid flower & natural fragrance.

Preparing organic colours at home is another option to keep away from skin and hair problems. If one wants to enjoy Holi without the risk posed by chemical colours, try home-made natural colours like haldi which gives the yellow colour; it can be mixed with besan or gram flour to increase the volume. Flowers like marigold or yellow chrysanthemums can also be crushed to get yellow colour. Henna and leaves of gulmohar can also be dried and powered to get a nice green, and dried rose petals can be substituted for red.

Skin Care Tips for Easy Removal of Colours

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  • While playing Holi wear dark coloured clothes. This makes cleaning easier with less water usage as well.
  • Apply coconut oil on hair which acts as a protecting agent and prevents colours from penetrating deep inside the hair.
  • To prevent nails from being stained, coat it with a dark nail polish.
  • Moisturise your skin with organic creams or oil. The thick layer formed will not let the colours seep deep. Protect your face with sunscreen and lips with organic lipbalm.
  • Before heading for a bath, use a mix of gram flour, milk cream and a bit of lemon juice to fade the colours. You could also use wheat flour and oil on lemon wedges to remove colour. You can then indulge in a quick wash. For hair, use jojoba or coconut oil to remove colour. Use a face wash and then water to rinse your face.

Environmental Awareness Amongst People

Gradually, more and more Indians are choosing to turn to a more organic and less wasteful way of playing Holi. By using safe, natural colours we not only save our skins but also help save our environment and conserve our biodiversity. When these colours percolate into the soil and water they do not add toxicity to our blue planet, and cause no harm to the myriad life forms that live in the soil and water. Thereby, we also popularise the diverse plants and trees that give us these colours, and live life the Natural Way.

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So here’s wishing you all a Happy and Safe Holi!

Buy Organic Holi Colours online at www.naturalmantra.com and have them shipped to your door!

 


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Organic Soaps v/s High Street Soaps!

Our skins come into contact with soap every single day. It’s one of the bare essentials to clean living and it’s important that the soap we use is good to our skin. There are some chemicals that are used in commercially available soaps that can actually be quite harmful, causing skin to feel dry and stripping away the natural oils present. Commercially available soaps can contain chemicals such as paragons and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate), which started is used as an industrial degreasant and garage floor cleaner. When applied to human skin, it has the effect of stripping off the oil layer and irritating and eroding the skin, leaving skin feeling coarse and stretched. Of course there are healthy and natural alternatives, such as handmade, natural soaps, which are great for the skin and use all natural ingredients like natural essential oils as compared to the commercial High Street Soaps which use more chemicals.

 

OrganicSoapsThese natural soaps offer a healthier alternative and are made using a blend of organic vegetable oils. These oils can include, but aren’t limited to: avocado (rich in vitamins and proteins), coconut (prevents dryness of skin and flaking) and olive oil (provides a great moisturizing effect). Of course, these soaps can be made from a range of natural ingredients and the sellers are always happy to give in-depth information about the beneficial aspects of each of these organic ingredients.

A lot of organic soaps are made by small business owners and are homemade using a process called cold press. The cold press process means that the oils used in the organic soaps are never heated above a 100 degrees centigrade which in turn means that all the natural goodness contained isn’t degraded due to overheating. Other products that can be cold pressed are coffee and oils that are used in cooking, all of which result in a better product overall. Using the cold press process lessens the impact on the environment, making it very sustainable for the planet we all inhabit, because there’s less energy used in making the organic soaps. Also, since the organic soaps are made by local businesses, the carbon footprint is considerably less than mass-produced soaps and you’re also supporting local, ethical businesses that are sustainable to the environment.

Organic soaps come in many different scents, aromas and compositions because of the variety of ingredients that can be used. Some can focus mainly on exfoliating, some for moisturizing, while others are made specifically to use instead of shaving cream. Because of the variety of natural ingredients used, the organic soaps also help alleviate the annoyance of skin conditions like razor rash that are caused by shaving soaps.


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Bid an eco-farewell to Lord Ganesha this year

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Say ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya,

Ya Varshi Eco-Visarjan Ghya!’

Many of us welcome Lord Ganesha in our homes every year. For the days that He stays with us, we observe strict rules and make sure that our revered guest gets all our attention, best of food and a pure and clean environment.

Then comes the day of Visarjan! Every small bit of detail that we take care of and every way we protect the Ganesha idol…all of it just disappears in the noise and water pollution that we cause.

When we chant – Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya, do you think Lord Ganesha would really want to come back to a world so polluted and a visarjan so chaotic?

That is the bad part. The good part is that we can change it, starting from this year.

The first step in this direction would be to choose an eco-friendly Ganesha idol. . The idols made from clay, stone, metal or bio-degradable materials like coconut can be immersed in a bucket of water at home. This way, we don’t pollute the water or create traffic, thus restricting noise and air pollution. You can buy it from Natural Mantra http://bit.ly/15opE1v

Even when you want to give Ganesha a traditional farewell, idols made of clay dissolve in water soon after immersion; but idols made of non-biodegradable POP don’t dissolve. This leaves parts of our revered deity strewn on the shores or floating in the water.

That is not all; here are a few more reasons:

TOP REASONS FOR YOU TO BUY AN ECO-FRIENDLY GANESH IDOL: 

 

-Regular Ganesha idols in the market are made from Plaster of Paris which takes several months to dissolve. In the process, it poisons the water bodies that the idols are immersed in.
-The chemical paints used to decorate the Ganesh idol contain mercury, lead, cadmium and carbon. This increases the acidity and heavy metal content in water.
-The Ganesha Idols that are carelessly dumped in water bodies block the natural flow of water which results in stagnation and breeding of harmful pests and mosquitoes.
-The polluted water causes skin diseases to people who come in contact with it.
-It also kills the marine life and damages the eco-system.
-The same polluted water often finds its way to your tap without being treated.

Be a responsible citizen and an ardent devotee by choosing an eco-friendly Ganesha Idol from Natural Mantra for an eco-friendly visarjan! This way, we don’t pollute the water or create traffic, thus restricting noise and air pollution.

 

HOW TO GIVE GANESHA AN ECO-FRIENDLY VISARJAN:  
-Do not immerse any plastic waste along with your Ganesha Idol made from clay and natural colors.

-Opt for a symbolic immersion.

-Avoid using thermocol and plastic decorations.
-Alternatively sprinkle water on the Ganesha Idol instead of immersing it in the main water bodies of the city.
-You can also immerse the Ganesha Idol in a bucket of water and then use it to water the plants.
-If you want a cost-effective as well as eco-friendly option, get yourself a Ganesha Idol made from stone or metal which you can re-use every year.
Take the first step by ordering an eco-friendly Ganesha Idol from Natural Mantra! http://bit.ly/15opE1v

 

DISPOSAL OF NIRMALYA:

 

Along with the idol, there are several accessories used during the worship which are collectively referred to as ‘nirmalya’. These include flowers, fruits, coconuts, cloth, incense, camphor etc. Further, many people create elaborate temples out of thermocol to houwe their idols. Until some years ago, all these were also immersed along with the idols. 

In Pune, the municipal corporation has successfully convinced people not to immerse the ‘nirmalya’ into the water. Instead, they have installed large bins shaped as traditional pots or ‘kalashes’ to receive this nirmalya. While this is a good first step, the appropriate management of the nirmalya is still crucial considering the volumes that are collected every year.

Create a world where Lord Ganesha will be pleased to visit over and over again. Lets strive together to celebrate an eco-friendly Ganesh Utsav this year. Ganpati Bappa Morya!

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5 easy steps to Go Green

To all our eco-conscious customers, here are some tips to live a green life in 5 quick & easy steps

1. Give an eco-friendly gift with a personalised note to a friend. Unexpectedly. And nope, it doesn’t have to cost a thing.

You can make a sturdy paper bag at home. Here’s a step-by-step video guide.

Or, here is another idea, albeit a little more complex: you can stitch a cloth bag/tote from an old garment and pass it on as a vegetable shopping bag or a tote. A video to help you out.

2. After you eat fruits, don’t throw the seeds into the garbage bin. Throw the seeds where you know a fruit tree will thrive. Throw the peel at the base of a new plant in your housing complex garden. It will decompose and turn into fertilizer for the growing plant.

3. If you are into home-gardening, or have potted plants in your balcony, you can save water and get easy access to fertilizers in the following manner:

You can use remnants of organic and natural laundry as also the discarded water with the dirt and bio-suds to water the plants! 🙂

4. If you have free time at work, search for stories that inspire us to live green and be ecologically conscious. Share them with friends and co-workers. Here are two stories and a few titbits I found to talk about over an office lunch.

5. Celebrate! Call friends over for dinner or brunch during this long week-end that’s coming up. Cook a meal from organic ingredients and locally grown organic produce. NaturalMantra’s guest blogger and an expert chef Megha from i2cook, has contributed a variety easy organic and natural ingredient based recipes.

If you have any more ideas that you think I ought to incorporate into this list, do write to me at ankita@naturalmantra.com or submit them on our Facebook page.

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.
We love hearing for you and encourage you to leave us a comment and connect with us here:
Email : customercare@naturalmantra.com


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5 easy steps to Go Green

To all our eco-conscious customers, here are some tips to live a green life in 5 quick & easy steps

1. Give an eco-friendly gift with a personalised note to a friend. Unexpectedly. And nope, it doesn’t have to cost a thing.

You can make a sturdy paper bag at home. Here’s a step-by-step video guide.

Or, here is another idea, albeit a little more complex: you can stitch a cloth bag/tote from an old garment and pass it on as a vegetable shopping bag or a toteA video to help you out.

2. After you eat fruits, don’t throw the seeds into the garbage bin. Throw the seeds where you know a fruit tree will thrive. Throw the peel at the base of a new plant in your housing complex garden. It will decompose and turn into fertilizer for the growing plant.

3. If you are into home-gardening, or have potted plants in your balcony, you can save water and get easy access to fertilizers in the following manner:

 You can use remnants of organic and natural laundry as also the discarded water with the dirt and bio-suds to water the plants! 🙂

4. If you have free time at work, search for stories that inspire us to live green and be ecologically conscious. Share them with friends and co-workers. Here are two stories and a few titbits I found to talk about over an office lunch.

5. Celebrate! Call friends over for dinner or brunch during this long week-end that’s coming up. Cook a meal from organic ingredients and locally grown organic produce. NaturalMantra’s guest blogger and an expert chef Megha from i2cook, has contributed a variety easy organic and natural ingredient based recipes.

If you have any more ideas that you think I ought to incorporate into this list, do write to me at ankita@naturalmantra.com or submit them on our Facebook page.

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.
We love hearing for you and encourage you to leave us a comment and connect with us here:
Email : customercare@naturalmantra.com