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Your ultimate guide to organic deodorants Made in India

Your ultimate guide to organic deodorants Made in India

We have shortlisted nine mindful brands brands which have tried to revive the nature-human connection through a range of organic deodorants. These deodorants are free from scary chemicals such as Parabens, Aluminum, Silica, Triclosan, Talc, Propylene Glycol, Steareths, and TEA/DEA (triethanolamine/diethanolamne).However, a word of caution, they do not contain aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium, ingredients in anti-perspirants that stop you from sweating. These chemicals can clog your lymph nodes which sweat out toxins and accumulate them along with the aluminum, plugging close the gateway to our lymphatic system which is a big no-no.

Ayurganic: A meditative foray into conscious Ayurvedic fashion

Ayurganic: A meditative foray into conscious Ayurvedic fashion

Since the 80s, design duo comprising Frenchman Didier Lecoanet and Indo-German Hemant Sagar have been enthralling the world with their couture and ready-to-wear fashion. What inspired them to launch Ayurganic, a conscious line of premium leisure wear, rooted in the principles of Ayurveda? BeejLiving travels to Kerala to understand the vision and journey of Ayurganic, from pale cotton bales to breathable garments that restore balance and heal the body

Nimbuka

Nimbuka

The lime is the small desi sibling of the more robust lemon, from the Citrus Aurantifolia tree ( Nimbuka in Sanskrit) , found widely in India. The acidic fruit comes from the short, squat, shrub like tree with short stiff twigs and many small prickly thorns. These tiny thorns have a spiritual meaning, says Anthony Williams, the Medical Medium. You can’t just pluck it, it takes mindful appreciation to gather the fruit. This self-protectiveness is reflective of real-life relationships, which one should approach with mutual love and admiration for those around us.

My Zero Waste Journey

My Zero Waste Journey

When BeejLiving first met Sahar Mansoor at a conference, she was making toothpaste from baking soda, just one of the many DiY products she creates at home, a part of the zero waste lifestyle she follows. The Bangalore girl is the founder of Bare Necessities, […]

The Genteel Art of Letter Writing

The Genteel Art of Letter Writing

 Wrap your fingers around a pen, it’s time to put words to paper   The last letter I wrote, on a translucent sheet of onion paper, as misty as its vegetable brethren, was probably two decades ago. My letters, usually a verbatim regurgitation of my […]

An Authentic Ayurveda

An Authentic Ayurveda

From Design to Decoctions: Vivek Sahni, CEO and Co-Founder, Kama Ayurveda articulates its journey Perfume. India is a land of a 1,000 scents, maybe more. Wet rain on parched soil. Mogra wafting through on a sticky summer day. Camphor swallowed by a golden flickering flame. […]