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WANT NOT. WASTE NOT.

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Are you leaving behind bins of food-print on the environment?

Think. Eat. Save! What does this phrase mean to you? If you are abreast with current-affairs, you would know that this is the theme for 2013’s World Environment Day. It is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your food-print.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.

If food is wasted, it means that all the resources and inputs used in the production of all the food have been wasted. Wastage of food is the largest single driver of bio-diversity loss and land-use changes.

To do your bit towards the conservation of the environment, make arrangements of left-overs to be given to charity while holding a banquet or a mass celebration. Making an informed decision on your next grocery buy will also go a long way. Select foods that have less of an environmental impact, such as organic foods that don’t use chemicals in the production process.

A little thought about what you eat can help you save the environment. Begin this journey with Natural Mantra! Check out our range of healthy, natural and organic food products that will help reduce your food-print on the earth.

It is a small but crucial step towards a better and more abundant tomorrow. Are you ready to take this step along with us?

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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. Founded by parents, NaturalMantra.com helps you 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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TOXIC INGREDIENTS IN YOUR LAUNDRY DETERGENT?

Doing laundry is a daily chore in all households. Whether it’s a machine-wash or hand-wash, we use an ample amount of the well-advertised, promisingly fragrant and gentle, commercial laundry detergent. But did you know that this essential & seemingly harmless household product is imbuing your clothes & linens with harmful synthetic chemicals and flooding the wastewater with chemical residues that do nothing but harm to the environment?

Your everyday laundry powder may contain toxic chemicals which may pose a variety of health risks ranging from skin irritation and allergies to cancer, poisoning and neurological problems! It is a must to know which ingredients to avoid when buying detergent, especially when we use it on a daily basis and on clothing which is in close contact with our skin. It also helps us control the amount of toxins entering our waterways.

Here’s a list of toxic chemicals which could put your health at risk. Does your detergent have any or a combination of these? Check the label & see for yourself!

Source: motherearthliving.com

Source: motherearthliving.com

Also, take a look at the Dirty Dozen – Top 12 harmful ingredients that are an absolute no-no in any product which you buy.

If your detergent has any of these toxic ingredients, it’s time to make a switch to healthier, chemical-free alternatives! Be on the look out for natural soaps and soapy nuts. To get you started, we have handpicked some of the best options available in the market here.

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. Founded by parents, NaturalMantra.com helps you 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 our virtual shelf, 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:

Facebook: Facebook.com/NaturalMantra

Twee: @NaturalMantra

Blog: https://naturalmantra.wordpress.com/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/naturalmantra/

Email: customercare@naturalmantra.com

Contact us:  +91-7738286021


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Be green today with these 10 simple steps

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Adopt a natural, organic and eco-friendly lifestyle. (Image Courtesy : Google)

The best part about living an environmentally friendly lifestyle is that it helps you save money. Being green is not about going out and buying a green product, it’s about being aware of how we live each day and the baby steps we take every single day.

If you’ve wanted to start an eco-friendly lifestyle and didn’t know where to begin, here are 10 easy steps you can take today! Rest assured if you practice just a few of these steps you would not only save money but also be our planet’s best friend. ☺

Here are 10 simple tips to go green Right NOW:

Tip 1. Did you buy your favorite jam or achar (pickle)in a glass jar?

Eco-Tip: Re-use the glass jars to store pulses, spices, tiny art supplies and things alike.

Benefit: You’ll save your food from being stored in substandard plastic containers. Moreover, plastic is neither good for your health or the planet’s. Rest assured you won’t have to worry about BPA (Bisphenyl-A) or exposure to cancer.

To parent-to-be, parents of infants and younger children, women and everyone : we’d strongly urge you to read this synopsis put together by the American Cancer Society, about a study enlisting the risks from plastic chemicals such a BPA

Tip 2. Make yourself a promise.

Never leave home without water in a reusable bottle. Absolutely STOP buying plastic disposable bottles. Please refer back to Tip 1 on the ill effects of chemicals such as BPA in plastic. Watch ‘The Story of Bottled Water’. Even though this is specific to the US, it is relevant to India and an eye opener.

Tip 3. Have a baby in diapers?

Eco-Tip: Switch to cloth diapers or use a combination. Leave the disposable diapers for use when you head out of home or have guests over.

Benefit: Cloth diapers or reusable nappies can be a great inexpensive alternative to disposable diapers. Age-old traditions are tried and tested techniques and there is no harm bouncing back to something that is naturally good. Babies who wear cloth nappies have less diaper rash (hence less creams). With cloth diapers your baby won’t be exposed to sodium polyacralate (the shiny crystals in the diaper that can stick to babies skin causing reactions)*1 To read about benefits of cloth diapering here’s a super article on ’10 Benefits To Using Cloth Diapers’ written by Kelly a wonderful mom of three. If your child has sensitive skin try organic pants that are made out of unadulterated soft cotton. They stay soft even after multiple washes. You have to experience them to truly understand its quality.

Tip 4Unplug appliances, chargers and microwaves when they are not in use. 

Definitely turn your computer off completely before you go to bed.

Power Strip helps you unplug multiple plugs in one go.

Eco-Tip:  Consider using a power strip, it’s easy to unplug multiple appliances quickly. Adds to the convenience factor 🙂

Tip 5. Invest in rechargeable batteries and compact fluorescent lights(CFLs) or LED light bulbs.

Tip 6. Reuse old bills, printouts as scrap paper.

If you have children use them to create some stunning artwork for your kids room. Alternatively print on both sides.

Tip 7. Order e-statements and pay your bills online. Phone bills, bank statements, energy bills everything.

Tip 8. Have errands to run?

Eco-Tip: Stop. Pause. Plan. Make a grocery list and stick to it. Additionally try and plan errands in one geographic location together.

Benefit: Firstly, sticking to your list will help you stick to your budget. Shoppers tend to over spend when they don’t have a list, sometimes buying items that are already stocked at home. Lastly, clubbing the errands together in a single geographic area will help will save on petrol.

Tip 9. Bring in some natural light.

Bring in the natural light.

Avoid turning lights on as long as you can.  Alternately do remember to switch off lights, fans or any other appliance before you leave the room or your house.

Lastly, guess you already know this.

Tip 10. Going shopping?

Please carry re-usable bags. Make the synonymous association Shopping = Reusable bag! 🙂

For thoughtful shoppers!

Heading the eco-friendly lifestyle has never been this easy. Sign up for a few of these and you’ll be well on your way to making it a way of life.

We love connecting with our readers. Comments, suggestions, more eco-friendly quick tips? Send them in to tina@naturalmantra.com and we’ll be happy to give you due credit.

Reduce, re-use, re-cycle.   Be Cool.          Be green!

Agree?

Source:
1. Caldwell, Ginny. “Diapers. Disposable or Cotton?,” Eco-Baby Catalogue

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