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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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GO GREEN, STAY SAFE WITH CHIC ORGANIC CLOTHING!!!

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Why is Organic clothing the fashion rage the world over?! India, as the original fashion capital of the world (remember, mere mortals from the world over braved the high seas to reach India for her silks and cottons!!!) – leads in contemporary Organic Fashion – Clothing & Accessories, for men & women!!!

What is Organic Clothing? 

Organic clothing is made of all-natural, non-synthetic materials and is a part of the organic agriculture movement. This emphasizes farming and processing that work with nature and help minimize air, soil and water pollution. Organic clothing materials come from plants that have not been radiated, genetically modified or treated with synthetic or chemical pesticides.  Organic fabrics like cotton, wool, silk, Bamboo and hemp meet regulations set by Organic Trade Associations. 

 What is SAFE about Organic Clothing?

To understand this, we need to understand the Dangers of Non-organic Clothing. These are often the source of contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction. The dyes, resins and formaldehyde used in processing fabrics could cause reactions. Synthetic fibers and wool can act as irritants.

The World Health Organization estimates that pesticides poison at least 3 million people every year . Over half of the pesticides used in cotton cultivation as likely to cause cancer in humans . Many pesticides have been shown to cause a range of other health concerns in humans, like:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Neurological Disorders
  • and Birth Defects.

Children exposed to methyl parathion, an insecticide, are observed to suffer memory loss and emotional swings.

 What is GREEN about Organic Clothing?

It is Fashion with Responsibility! Clothing and fabrics made using entirely non-chemical means of production – including chemical fertilizers and pesticides is a sustainable means of living in co-existence with Nature. Organic agricultural methods are totally sustainable, helping reduce the Carbon Footprint. Plus, Organic farming also uses 50 percent less energy than conventional farming .

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Benefits of Organic Clothing

  • The environmental benefits of organic clothing stem from the fact that growers produce cotton without synthetic fertilizers or toxic herbicides and pesticides, from non-genetically engineered seed.
  • Authentic organic fabrics and clothing can help the environment in a number of ways:
  • No chemical pesticides are used
  • Organic cotton farming produces far less CO2 emissions – Organic farming takes 1.5 tonnes of CO2 per acre per year, taken out of the atmosphere
  • Organic cotton farming uses up to 60% less water than conventional farming methods
  • Pesticide or herbicide residues are not released accidentally into the environment
  • Humans and animals are not exposed to chemical pesticides or herbicides
  • When the fabric is discarded, pesticides and herbicides are not returned to the earth in landfill, or enter into the recycling process.

An easy way to stock up on fine yoga clothes and casual organic clothing is to check out the comprehensive range here at Natural Mantra. Take a look at the showcase!!!

A range of yoga clothes and tops & bottoms for men, as well as for women, plus accessories and bags.

Think Organic, wear Organic. Today!

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