Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lemon for Cleaning House

The humble lemon can be used to do a lot more than just use in culinary delights. Some uses of lemon in house cleaning:
Clean your metalware
Copper, brass and chrome metal ware can be easily cleaned by lemon.

Clean your Microwave
Slice a lemon in small pieces, put in bowl of water and microwave for 30-45 seconds. The stains would become easier to wipe and all the unpleasant odours of microwave will vanish too

Keep your fridge odour free
Cut a wedge of lemon and keep it in your refrigerator. It will take care of any bad smell in your fridge.

Keep your Laundry fresh smelling
Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to the laundry along with detergent. It will result in a fresh, clean scent to socks, undergarments and other clothing.

Prevent lime scales in bathroom
Rub the faucets with lemon juice and let it sit overnight. Rinse in the morning

Some more uses
Lemon juice can also be used to clean glass and sanitise chopping boards.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Finds - Pretty Diyas

Diwali is here and so are bright markets and brighter diyas. Have a look at some quirky, pretty terracotta diyas from around the web.

Price range from Rs. 299/- to 450/-
Source - Various online markets like Jabong etc.

*Thrifty Thursday Finds is not sponsored post

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Solar Power Plant for your House

I have been away from this blog for quite some time. Actually, was chilling with family members after a hectic 2 months.

When I returned, the front page of Times of India, caught my eyes. It talked about Solar Power Plant for houses. 

It specifically says that it is not a solar inverter but a power plant. Being in the field of Environment, I am aware of Solar Power Plants for Industrial use. But for domestic purpose is new.

What do you think, will it succeed in India?

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

An Announcement

I had been toying with the idea of writing a blog since long time. But never could muster the courage to start one. I always thought, what if no one read it? What if no one liked it? What if I get negative comments?

But when I started this blog, I was surprised with the love and encouragement and lovely comments given by all of you. Some 40 odd posts later, I can say that I am very happy that I finally started the blog. I met (online) so many of you wonderful bloggers, writing such wonderful posts. I felt so welcome here. A heartfelt thanks to all of you.

And I am pleased to announce that very soon I am starting an online market for organic clothing and cosmetics for everyone- from babies to gentlemen and ladies. No worries of picking natural, green, herbal, eco-friendly things as organic, because this market will only have organic. And since organic does not have chemicals you will have an added advantage of using eco-friendly, non-toxic and safe products.

I hope that you would shower the same love and affection to this venture too.

Please sign in with your email on our website www.ecomartindia.com to know about its launch. Tell your friends too. There is going to lot of fun at launch. Everyone is invited :)


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Organic Vrat Ka Khana

Have you changed your grocery to organic products? Have you been consciously eating more of organic foods and worried about your vrat ka khana would not be organic?

Here are some resources to help you out.

  • Organic Tattva has Organic Amaranth Seeds (Rajgira Seeds as known in India). It also has organic jaggery. Its products are available online. Some stores also have them.
  • Down to Earth has organic buckwheat (kuttu), buckwheat flour (kuttu ka atta), organic jaggery, peanuts, ghee and organic nuts like cashew, almond, raisin etc. It is available in lots of online as well as offline stores. Big Bazaar also stores it.
  • 24 letter Mantra also has organic nuts and jaggery. It is also stored in Big/Food Bazaar.
  • Nourish Organics has sunflower seeds.
Happy Navratri

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

An Interesting Initiative

Found this interesting article about initiative taken for eco-friendly goodbye to Maa Durga by one of Delhi's Durga Puja organisers.

 The article can be read here
Happy Navratri

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stand Out from the Crowd - Happy Navratri!!!

The 9 days of festivity and fasting has begun. There is a little nip in the air and celebrations all around. Navratri or Nine Nights (in Sanskrit) is a festival dedicated to Hindu Deity Maa Durga. It is celebrated with much fervour in India. 

It is also time for Garba, which means getting decked up in beautiful clothes and  jewellery and dance with abandon. Or, if you are in Eastern India, just wear beautiful clothes, jewelleries and hop from pandal to pandal.

So, this festive season, would you stand out from the crowd and wear jute and khadi instead. Don't get alarmed. Not just yet. Turns out there are beautiful sarees and lehengas made of Jute Silk and Khadi and Khadi silk. Apparently, very fine threads of jute can be separated out and made into imitiation silk.

Have a dekko

Wishing you a very Happy Navratri!!!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Non Violent Products

In spirit of 2nd October, instead of 'Thrifty Thursday Finds', I bring today some non-violent products.

  • Ahimsa Honey - Its a honey which is bee-friendly!! Tribes of India in Orissa and South India have already been following this method since time immemorial. Now with the rise of veganism, it is in great demand. For the uninitiated, Veganism is different from Vegetarianism. Vegan people do not consume animal products as well as products derived from animals such as milk, honey etc. I could not find any site selling non-violent or Ahimsa honey. Although there are some 'Forest honey' and 'Organic honey' available on some sites.
  •  Ahimsa Silk - Silk which is produced after the moth has left the cocoon. I have written a post on different types of silks. You can read the post here. Some Ahimsa silk sarees are available for sale on different online sites.
  •  Vegan Shoes/Bags/Belts - Products that are not made from leather. Sensoveg is one such company in India making 'Vegetarian Shoes'.
 Do you know of more such products? Let us know

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