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Haven’t you joined the Organic Revolution yet?

…and you think you are environment-friendly?

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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.
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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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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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Natural remedies for controlling Asthma and breathing easier

Today is World Asthma day. With rising air pollution globally, breathing in fresh air without any harmful, toxic compounds is almost impossible today, especially for those suffering from Asthma. It is far more difficult to control Asthma attacks in such polluted environments. But there is always a way out to minimize the onset of Asthma attacks. Asthma can be controlled and prevented by making small changes in one’s diet and lifestyle patterns and incorporating some natural, home remedies to aid the healing process for long term results. Here is a list of changes you can make in your life and some home remedies to help you breathe easier and healthier:

NUTRITIVE AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES: 

  • Eat organically grown fruits and vegetables as much as possible.
  • Try and limit your daily protein intake to 10 percent of your total caloric intake. Try and replace animal protein as much as possible with plant protein.
  • Eliminate milk and milk products.
  • Switch cooking with polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils that might contain trans-fatty acids, all foods that might contain trans-fatty acids (such as deep-fried foods) with olive oil, if possible.
  • Increase your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts, flax seeds, beans, edamame and soy foods.
  • Drinking more water will keep your respiratory tract secretions more fluid and minimize asthma flare ups.
  • Eat ginger and turmeric regularly for their anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Minimize contact with respiratory irritants such as smoke, dust, molds and harmful household chemicals.

NATURAL HOME REMEDIES FOR CONTROLLING ASTHMA:

  • GINGER – Ginger is a well-known natural treatment for various ailments including asthma. Researchers have found that it can help reduce airway inflammation and inhibit airway contraction. Studies indicate that it has compounds that may enhance the muscle relaxant effects of certain asthma drugs.

HOW:

Mix equal quantities of ginger juice, pomegranate juice and honey. Consume one tablespoon of this mixture two or three times a day. Alternatively, you can mix one teaspoon of ground ginger in one and a half cups of water and take one tablespoon of this mixture at bedtime.

Cut one inch of ginger into small pieces and add it to a pot of boiling water. Let it steep for five minutes, allow it to cool down and then drink it.

To detoxify your lungs, prepare a fenugreek concotion by boiling one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water and mixing one teaspoon each of ginger juice and honey in it. Drink this solution every morning and evening.

You can also eat raw ginger mixed with salt.

  • MUSTARD OIL – When having an asthma attack, massaging with mustard oil will help clear the respiratory passages and restore normal breathing.

HOW: 

Heat some mustard oil with a little camphor and gently massage it into the chest and upper back. Do this several times a day until the symptoms subside.

  • FIGS – The nutritional properties of figs (anjeer) promote respiratory health and help drain phlegm and ease breathing difficulties.

HOW: 

Wash three dried figs and soak them in a cup of water overnight. In the morning, eat the soaked figs and drink the fig water on an empty stomach. Continue this home treatment for a couple of months. This method helps the nutrients enter your bloodstream quickly and provide relief from asthma symptoms.

  • GARLIC – The following garlic remedies will clear congestion in your lungs, giving you quick relief from asthma symptoms.

HOW:

Boil 10 to 15 cloves of garlic in one-half cup of milk. Drink this once a day.

You can also make Garlic Tea by adding three to four cloves of garlic to a pot of hot water and letting it steep for five minutes. Allow it to cool to room temperature and then drink it.

  • COFFEE  The caffeine in regular coffee can help control asthma attacks because it acts as a bronchodilator.

HOW: 

Brew a pot of black coffee anyway you like it. Black coffee will relax and clear the airways to help you breathe easier. The stronger the coffee, the better the results. But try not to drink more than three cups of black coffee in a day. If you do not like coffee, you can drink a cup of hot, black tea. Do not use caffeine as a regular treatment though.

  • EUCALYPTUS OIL – Pure eucalyptus oil is an effective treatment for asthma symptoms because of its decongestant properties. Research indicates that it has a chemical called eucalyptol which helps break up mucus.

HOW: 

Just put a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a paper towel or a muslin cloth and keep it near your head when sleeping so that you breathe in the aroma.

You can also put two to three drops of eucalyptus oil in a pot of boiling water and breathe in the steam. Try to take deep breaths for faster results.

 

 


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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

Order it at http://bit.ly/1icTcoT

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

http://bit.ly/1fUva5r

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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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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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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