100 Things That Make Me Happy

So here I’m sharing my list of things that make me happy. There it goes!

  1. Waking up to a bright sunny day
  2. Listening to the sound of waves
  3. Collecting Wine
  4. Falling asleep on my partner’s arm
  5. Binge watching series on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon
  6. Getting massage and spa treatments
  7. Home decoration
  8. When I finish DIY projects
  9. Travelling to places
  10. Buying magnet stickers of places I visit
  11. Painting – Madhubani and abstract
  12. Taking a walk in a park or town
  13. Eating corn from cob
  14. Blowing bubbles
  15. The smell of rain on soil
  16. Wearing my husband’s clothes
  17. When restroom is clean
  18. The smell of freshly washed clothes
  19. When cotton pajama pant fits perfectly
  20. The view from the top
  21. Having peanuts with salt on a lazy afternoon
  22. Look of clean carpet after I vacuum
  23. Super detailed happy dreams
  24. Playing Board Games
  25. Seeing that I lost weight on scale
  26. Making list of groceries
  27. When I feel hydrated
  28. Watching manga cartoon series with my husband – Naruto, The Last Airbender, Dragon Ball, One Piece
  29. Watching him eat 
  30. When he cooks for me
  31. Iced tea on a hot day
  32. Following Avengers and Star Wars Series
  33. Reading comics
  34. When I do things that feels like I’m honoring my family traditions
  35. Shopping at flea market
  36. Picking fruits/vegetables/flowers directly from trees/plants/bushes into a basket
  37. Swimming pool filled with flower petals
  38. A long warm bath with scented bath salts
  39. Aroma of burning scented candles and oils
  40. Picking pine cones off the ground and using it for decorative purposes
  41. Buying lipsticks of all shades
  42. Shopping of cloth/accessory/makeup/shoes/bags…
  43. Catching a rainbow
  44. Collecting corks
  45. Enthusiasm and excitement of Friday evenings
  46. Clear night sky with shining stars and moon
  47. Freshly baked cake
  48. Smell of coffee
  49. Eating fruits
  50. Eating homemade gajar ka halwa and cholle-bhature
  51. Drink freshly squeezed fruit juice
  52. Warm tomato soup
  53. Freshly baked scones and bagels
  54. Smell of baked goods
  55. Feel of sand and warm water on my bare feet
  56. Collecting stones and shells
  57. Dawn and Dusk – it’s always breathtaking
  58. Holding hands of my loved ones
  59. Watching butterfly sitting on flowers on a warm day
  60. Sitting on porch observing life
  61. Potato chips
  62. Marriage shopping list
  63. Baby clothes and shoes
  64. Cute floral dresses
  65. Planning surprises
  66. Spring and Fall – such splash of colors
  67. Blasting music at home and car when alone
  68. Finishing a good novel/book
  69. Taking a nap on sofa while watching TV
  70. Perfect hair/skin day
  71. Trimming plants
  72. Clean sink and dishware
  73. Sipping tea – black, green , herb infused
  74. Feeling pretty after manicure and pedicure
  75. Writing with a gel pen
  76. Going to the theatre
  77. Freshly grown garden herbs
  78. Doing something adventurous, like canoeing, hiking, camping
  79. Eating simple “typical” food
  80. Doll up in traditional wear and jewelry
  81. Birds chirping and singing
  82. Opening presents
  83. Finding money in pocket
  84. Warm apple cider
  85. Friends’ company with a lit fireplace exchanging stories
  86. Laughing at inside jokes
  87. Finding a good parking spot
  88. Going  for late night drives looking for hot coffee, cake and ice cream
  89. Getting compliments from strangers
  90. Buying game CDs for my husband
  91. Watching my niece eating noodles
  92. Getting comments on my blog
  93. My birth date
  94. Cooking nutritious and healthy food
  95. Taking photographs of nature and selfie
  96. Gossiping with my sister, mom, friends and aunts about everything
  97. Sunrays filtering through clouds
  98. Ambience of Universal Studio
  99. Sitting close to my hubby
  100. Doing local shopping at tourist destination and buying souvenirs  

Here’s my list guys. Make yours and have fun.

XOXO

Tripti

How Motherhood Changed Me – 3 years of Sarah

Dear Sarah,

 

We complete 3 years together today. 3 years of loving and being loved by a teeny tiny baby, with hundreds of sloppy kisses, tight hugs and tantrums galore, 3 years of motherhood! 3 years ago I never thought I could love and care for a little minion as much. After having you, I have become 100 times more careful about the surroundings, the food we eat, the environment. My life revolves around you. From the time I wake up in the morning, till the time I sleep (or pass out at 2 am due to exertion), you are the center of my world.

I was always a very self-centered personliving in my own cocoon and extremely anti-social (including my own family ;)). Now thanks to you, I know more people than I have ever known in my whole life. People know me as Sarah’s mom, courtesy my extra-social daughter 🙂

The love has only increased, despite sleepless nights, terrible tantrums and all the mental torture (no kidding!) you make me go through while crying and shouting. Not a very patient person that I was, I happily sail through a day of tantrums, shrieking and screaming (well, not so happily, but we manage)

I used to hate cooking! But I love experimenting with healthy food for you, and it makes me happy if you approve it too J I love seeing that content look on your face when I cook something for you, and demand more of it!

I used to live in a mess! And love it too! The situation hasn’t changed much here though – ask your Papa 😀 But at least for your stuff, I try and keep it a little organized and in place, and make the surroundings better for you!

 

Every breath you take, every move you make” – I’ll be watching you, loving you –  this Eagle’s song summarizes our bond and my love for you!

Love,

Mommy

 

This blog is a pat of the Blog Train “How Motherhood has Changed Me”, hosted by Pooja Kawatra of Mums & Babies.

Thanks May for introducing me in this blog train. Here is her post  – http://mmlittlee.blogspot.in/2017/10/how-motherhood-has-changed-me_25.html

Welcome Harshala I the Motherhood Blog Train. Harshala is a 23 y/o, unmarried mommy, a Film making & new media production graduate, a blog & biz coach with focus on motivation, Meraki and marketing at www.missharshala.com . She is also a lifestyle blogger at www.aweekinlife.com .

Harshala is homeschooling her soon to be 3 year old daughter Ira and documenting her journey as an Early Childhood Educationist on her blog. This Mumbai mom is sharing her experience about how motherhood has changed her tomorrow. You can read it here – http://www.themumsandbabies.com/2017/09/motherhood-stories-blog-train/

Best Natural Remedies for Acne Scars and Blemishes!

Well nobody likes scars and blemishes and that too on face! Thankfully though, there are many things you can do at home to help get rid of them. Today I will share some easy natural treatments to help reduce theses scars and blemishes. Most importantly, keep your skin clean and eat a healthy diet because it is rightly said “you are what you eat”.

There are various natural ingredients that can be applied to get the desired results.

  • Oatmeal Face Pack:

  • Oatmeal (powdered) – 2tbs
  • Honey (raw/organic) – 2tbs
  • Lemon juice – 1tbs

 

  • Besan Face Pack:

  • Chickpeas/Besan flour – 2tbs
  • Turmeric – 1/4tbs
  • Yogurt – 2tbs

 

Note : Use regular plain, unflavored and unsweetened yogurt with live cultures.

  • Garlic Face Masks:

  • Garlic Juice – 1tbs
  • Onion Juice – 1tbs
  • Garlic Pulp/Juice – 1tbs
  • Aloe Vera Gel (preferably fresh)  – 2tbs

Note : Add few drops of plain or rose water to dilute the garlic pulp or juice to prevent the burning or stinging sensation on the applied skin if any.

  • Lemon Masks:

  • Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed) – 2tbs
  • Green Papaya Pulp – 2tbs
  • Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed) – 2tbs
  • Turmeric (dried powder) – a pinch
  • Cucumber Juice – 2tbs
  • Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed) – 2tbs
  • Cucumber Pulp/Juice – 1tbs
  • Aloe Vera pulp – 1tbs
  • Honey (raw/organic) – 1tbs

Note: You can also use fresh Aloe Vera Gel or Ripe Papaya Pulp directly on face without adding anything to them or put them together to a paste. Whatever is convenient!

  • Potato Masks:

  • Potato Juice – 2 tbs
  • Honey (raw/organic) – 1tbs
  • Potato Pulp/Juice – 2tbs
  • Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed) – 1tbs
  • Turmeric – 1/4tbs pulp or powdered
  • Tomato Face Masks:

  • Tomato Juice – 3tbs
  • Honey (raw/organic) – 1tbs
  • Tomato Juice – 2tbs
  • Buttermilk – 1tbs
  • Onion Face Mask:

  • Onion Juice – 2tbs
  • Honey (raw/organic) – 1tbs

 

 

Combine the ingredients to make a smooth paste. You can always adjust the consistency.  Apply the pack on your face and leave until it dries completely or just about to dry. You can re-apply the masks a couple of times. Before washing the pack, massage the face in circular motion using fingertips. Rinse with normal water and moisturize your face.

These face packs/masks will help you to clear acne, acne scars, blemishes,  skin discoloration, hyper-pigmentation and brighten skin complexion as well. Absolutely natural and healthy for the skin saving the pain of nasty peels, skin bleaching or any harsh chemical process.

Additionally I would recommend to go light on using cosmetic products on face during acne breakout.  Choose your products with care and use paraben-free skincare and do not use products with synthetic dyes.

Try on these simple home remedies and enjoy its benefits. However, if you still don’t get enough time to try these remedies don’t worry. Our body is capable of taking care of scars and eventually they’ll fade. However, if you expose them too much in the sun, their healing process will slow down and the scars could darken or become permanent. So moderate sun exposure for the time being and always use sunscreen for better protection.

Take care you guys. 

XOXO

Tripti

 

A Lehenga is for all Seasons and Ocassions

The festive season is here and the wedding season is about start too. It is that time of the year when you are looking for a dress for all occasions. For some, this could be an exciting exercise and for others getting your favorite look or the lehenga and style could be quite hassle – what to buy, where to buy, how to accessorize it. All in all, the next 150 days present an opportunity to make your mark on the circuit by stepping out in your best ensembles.

While some of you might head to your favourite boutique, others might find it convenient and quicker while shopping online.

Lehengas have been quite a favorite amongst the Indian women and even some firangs. A good lehenga is a dress for all occasions and with a bit of innovation and hard work, they can be the go to dress for pretty much any occasion. It’s an extremely versatile piece of clothing that can be paired with different cholis, kurtis, capes, tops and dupattas and please don’t even get me started on accessories and make-up.

Look stylish at a Diwali Party

Pair a solid coloured lehenga, maroon , black and bottle green are my favourites – with an earthy colour with some embellishments and you’re all set to rock the party. Go for light fabrics given the weather as well as durations of these Diwali parties. Throw in some non-precious metal jewellery to complete the look.

A family get together that you weren’t going to be part of

We have all been there. You weren’t going to be a part of that get-together at a relative/friend’s place and hence didn’t plan your dress for it. Well, no worries. Look through your wardrobe or even your mother’s for a pastel skirt. Pair it with a western top. A dull pink would go with practically any color. Once again the right accessories and hair-do will go long way in completing your look.

That special evening event

While this one may require investment in terms of time, you could do some online shopping on Myntra to for a quick fix. Something sequinned or with embellishments is what you need. Pair it with something in golden or silver to get that chic look.

The one for weddings

Dressing up can be very subjective. But given it’s 2017 and I have been through florals, sequins and heavy embellishments – my latest indulgence is fabrics… especially rich weaves and heavy, pure fabrics like brocades, Banarasi silks, Kanjeevarams and pure silks. It looks great for all occasions and ages, and is versatile and classy. There are no constraints in terms of fabrics you choose. Pick an absolutely pure Mysore silk and Banarasi lehenga like this amazingly regal one.

Like I said before, lehengas are versatile; they can be paired practical with different clothing items, accessories for different looks. One can dress up for fancy occasions as well as dress down for simpler gatherings. Most important – lehenga has a feminine charm that’s quite unmatched. Lehengas would generally never go waste… they are for all seasons and occasions!!

 

Donum Naturals – Baby Therapeutic Cream (for eczema) and Radiant Creams for moms – Review

I’m really fond of brands which have something for me as well as my little on, especially if the products they offer have natural ingredients. Recently, I came across Donum Healthcare’s Sunshield cream with SPF 15 which is also a Radiant Day Cream which hydrates the skin.

Since me and my daughter have extremely dry skin and with the winters approaching, I chose their amazing Therapeutic Moisturizing Cream for babies.

Introducing DONUM NATURALS

Donum has a comprehensive range of wellness and skin care products that will nourish and bring out the natural beauty of your skin without any harm. It uses nature as the secret ingredient in all its products and includes ingredients like Neem, Basil leaf, Aloe-vera, Oatmeal and Argan oil.

Therapeutic Moisturizing Cream for babies

Donum Claims:

It is a healing and protective therapeutic cream, a shield Healing Moisturising Cream that is enriched with goat’s milk and chamomile which acts as a gentle chemical free cure for children suffering from eczema. It has highly effective natural active ingredients like goat milk which cures flaky skin, itchiness and redness. The presence of vitamins and goodness of chamomile calms and soothes the child’s gentle skin.

Price:

INR 375

Quantity:

60 gms

Ingredients:

Online availability: Website , Amazon.in

My Review:

The cream is soft, thick and buttery. It rubs into the skin making it soft and hydrated for hours. My daughter has extremely dry skin. Since this cream claims to treat the symptoms of eczema, including dry skin, I wanted to give it a try for the winters. The cream is extremely moisturizing and gets absorbed well into the skin, without making it sweat.

It keeps my daughter’s dry skin hydrated for hours, though it would vary for kids with eczema, who might need timely applications.

What works:

  • Highly moisturizing
  • Very effective for a long time

What doesn’t:

  • None

Radiant Cream with SPF 15

Donum Claims:

It is a combination of Oatmeal, Vitamin F, and Grapefruit extracts, which provides deep nourishment along with sun protection leaving the skin fresh, supple and youthful in a natural way. It provides nourishment without any parabens & paraffins.

Price:

INR 310

Quantity:

60 gms

Ingredients:

Online availability: Website , Amazon.in

My Review:

It is a nice day cream which lightly moisturizes the skin and get absorbed quickly providing hydration throughout the day. The radiant cream has a sweet fragrance that lingers for some time and keeps the skin feeling fresh. However, in hot and humid weather, it might make the skin sweat a bit, but that could be because of the SPF content.

The packaging is in a box, which makes it easy to use and is travel-friendly.

What works:

  • It has natural ingredients like Oatmeal, Grapefruit extracts, Vitamin F
  • Light texture
  • Keeps skin hydrated for the whole day
  • SPF 15

What doesn’t:

  • It can make skin a little sweaty in hot weather

Healthy Veggie Pasta Recipe for Kids

Are you worried that your toddler isn’t eating well and healthy? Do you try to sneak in veggies in his/ her meals? And does he/ she still manages to find them and throw them out? Then we are of the same tribe who strive to feed their kids as healthy meal as possible.

We all know by now that a healthy meal isn’t something a toddler will naturally like. Heck even I don’t like healthy stuff 😀

Researching and trying different recipes made me successful in my pursuit one day, when I made a healthy, full of invisible veggies pasta.

Ingredients:

1 cauliflower

2-3 florets Broccoli and/or 1 Zucchini

2 cups pasta

10-12 pods garlic

Cheese – Processed or mozzarella

Oregano Seasoning

Olive oil

Parsley for garnishing

Method:

Boil pasta, with some salt and olive oil. On the other burner, steam chopped cauliflower, broccoli and/ or zucchini and garlic in a cooker. Once the veggies are cooked, let them cool a bit and grind them to a smooth paste. I also like to add a bit of parsley leaves, but it’s completely optional.

Pasta Sauce

Heat oil in a wok, and roast some more garlic. Pour the cauliflower sauce and let it boil. Now, add some cheese to this hot cauliflower sauce. You can use any type of cheese, in any quantity you like. I add cheese to suppress the taste of cauliflower and fool the toddler! HAHAHA!!! I’ve used Amul’s processed cheese cubes and also mozzarella cheese, and both have served the purpose excellently. Add salt and any seasoning you like. I add seasoning again for the same purpose of disguising the taste J Mix pasta to the sauce. Garnish with some parsley leaves if you wish, which will be picked and definitely kept in your plate 😉 But let’s be happy we managed to feed cauliflower, broccoli and zucchini to our kids.

Looking for more healthy and fun recipes?

Read the recipe of Homemade Yummy Hummus here.

Urban Decay Lipstick Review – Backtalk Comfort Matte

Hey Guys,

How have you been doing? It’s been quite long now since I wrote a lipstick review 🙂  but I’m back now!

So I recently went for a vacation to Thailand, with shopping on my mind 😉 😉

I planned to shop the local Thai makeup brands, and I saw an Urban Decay store, and the amazing shades of lipsticks. And….the rest is history J I have a lot of pink shades in my collection, the only shade that was missing was a daily wear pink shade, darker than nude J I told them my weird specifications for the shade, and the first shade that they showed me was bang on! The perfect shade – Backtalk Comfort Matte from the VICE range.

Product Claims:

It is a creamy formula that applies smoothly, and is highly pigmented. It nourishes, hydrates and enhances the lips, leaving them soft and conditioned.

Packaging:

The lipstick was packed in a pretty black cardboard box, and inside was a classy metallic, shiny case. The case is super solid, and doesn’t seem it would break easily. Thankfully, I haven’t had a chance to check how solid it is! 😉 I’m in love with the unique sturdy packaging.

Ingredients:

My Review:

I was looking for a subtle shade and fell in love with this one. It’s a warm mauve that goes well with a smokey eye at night and office meetings during the day. This is my go-to shade, when nothing else seems to match. And true to its claims, its super creamy and very well pigmented. It gives a fresh matte finish without drying up the lips, and keeps the lips hydrated and nourished. It stays on for a good amount of time, about 5 hours with light meals in between. I like that it doesn’t settle into the fine lines.

Single Swatch

What works:

  • Creamy yet matte finish
  • Doesn’t dry on the lips
  • Stays put for a decent time with meals
  • Attractive packaging
  • I personally love the shade

What doesn’t:

Not available in India, but there’s really nothing negative about the lipstick.

Rating: 5/5

Love,

Soumya

Click here to read NYX lipstick review.

CleanCoconut Review – Scrub Mania!

This post is dedicated to help you find the right scrub to exfoliate your skin to reveal that radiant glowing skin. And I truly believe pampering oneself is always a good measure to take in day-to-day routine. Moreover, it shouldn’t be worrisome activity. So here I am!

Generally scrubs are made with beads or abrasive shell particles and chemicals. That leaves you with two options – either do some DIY or buy. This time I went ahead and indulged myself with scrubs that were made with all natural ingredients with no artificial flavors and preservatives.

I have noticed how regular use of face and body scrub transforms the skin. Its regular use stimulates circulation and gives a fresh look. It aids in better moisturizing and absorption of other skin products. It also helps drain lymph nodes and detoxify your body. With so many options available in market, it sure is not easy to pick one. I’m going au naturel these days. So my sole purpose is to use products that are good for me and the environment. No compromise with quality. And a good scrub can transform you dramatically. So what are we waiting for! Let’s go forward.

Today I will review CleanCoconut – Scrub. CleanCoconut claims to bring to us Natural Ingredients and No Secrets!

CLEAN COCONUT VISION :

Our vision is to create natural, organic skin-loving products with safe ingredients for all skin types. We will continue to strive with heartfelt passion to create products for those with sensitive skin types. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy researching and validating our suppliers to ensure our ingredients are the purest and safest on the market.

(INGREDIENT) PROMISE :

We will NEVER use any:  Fillers, Parabens, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, or Phenoxyethan.  We test our products on real people (thank you family and friends) and NEVER on animals.  We are made in Colorado and source the world’s purest natural and organic ingredients.  If we don’t put it on our skin, it won’t be in our products.  

 

Body Scrub – Refreshing Grapefruit

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle cleansing exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin.

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The refreshing properties of grapefruit essential oil will leave your mind and body and energized and happy to start the day.

BENEFITS

Refreshing Grapefruit Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub

  • Skin Tightening
  • Antioxidant
  • Calms irritated skin
  • Improves Skin Complexion
  • Creates a cooling effect on skin

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Grapefruit 
  • Light
  • Sparkling
  • Sweet
      

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs/products/refreshing-body-scrub

Ingredients

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus xparadisi), Vitamin C Serum 20% (Deionized Water, Vegan Glycerin, Vegan Glyceryl Acrylate, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin C (Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate), MSM, Aloe Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Seed Extract, Propanediol Phenoxyethanol)

Directions For Use

Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

This scrub is highly moisturizing as it contains essential oils, serums and coconut oil. Refreshing Grapefruit Scrub not only removes all impurities but it also leaves a coat of oils that deeply hydrates you. It’s easy to apply and leaves enough moisture to massage with. I don’t need to moisturize myself whenever I use it in shower, even though I have such a dry skin. I normally use concoction of oils mixed with body lotion after shower. But this product doesn’t strip me off my natural oils. It simply exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. This product certainly works for me because I haven’t had a breakout in two months which is a great thing to happen. Additionally it helped in the blood circulation on my face and body.

Products with Hyaluronic Acid is my new favorites these days. It is a substance that is naturally present in human body. It has various uses and its use in cosmetics is one of them. It is pretty much promoted as “Fountain of Youth”. Whenever I have to go outside in a jiffy I simply exfoliate my face which takes 2 minutes, slather some sunscreen and gloss and whoa! Look who’s all pretty. 😉

I would recommend this product for all skin types.

What Works:

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Tightens Skin
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Improves Complexion
  • Improves Signs of Aging
  • Great for Sensitive Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

 

Body Scrub – Energy Lime

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle cleansing exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin. 

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The uplifting properties of lime essential oil will brighten your mood and leave your mind and body invigorated and ready to jump-start the day.

 BENEFITS

Uplifting Lime Brown Sugar  – Face & Body Scrub

  • Tightens and Firms Skin
  • Improves Skin Complexion
  • Reduces Acne
  • Powerful Antioxidant

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Distilled Lime
  • Soft
  • Zesty
  • Slightly Fruity
  • More Tart than Sweet

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs/products/energizing-body-scrub

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil, Steam Distilled Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Vitamin C Serum 20% (Deionized Water, Vegan Glycerin, Vegan Glyceryl Acrylate, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin C (Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate), MSM, Aloe Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Seed Extract, Propanediol Phenoxyethanol)

 

Directions For Use

Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

It is an indulgent and luxurious body scrub that is formulated with natural ingredients. This scrub is organic and will not harm the aquatic life and is made with “good for you” ingredients. It’s great to know that you’re putting something on your body that isn’t harmful at times like this! 

The grainy texture of this scrub comes from ground brown sugar. It has an enveloping lime-y tart aroma – infused with a mix of natural oils and serum that help to glide the scrub over skin and helps to retain moisture after the scrub is washed off. This scrub is gentle and highly effective.

What Works:

  • Powerful Antioxidants
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Improves Complexion
  • Combats Signs of Aging
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces Acne
  • Tightens and Firms Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

 

Body Scrub – Calming Orange

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and sweet orange essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle, cleansing, exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin.

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The calming & soothing therapeutic properties of sweet orange essential oil will calm your mood and leave your mind and body rejuvenated and refreshed.

 BENEFITS

Calming Orange Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub

  • Calms Irritated Skin
  • Skin Tightening
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiseptic

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Sweet Orange
  • Light
  • Fresh
  • Fruity
  • Zesty

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability:

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil (fractionated cocos nucifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (simmondsia chinensis), Organic Virgin Moroccan Argan Oil (argania spinosa), Organic Rose Hip Oil (rosa canina), Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis), Vitamin E (full spectrum tocopherols, refined soybean oil)

 

Directions For Use: Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

CleanCoconut’s Calming Orange Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub has aromatherapy benefits to help calm your mind and soothe away the stresses of the day. You’ll find this scrub to be exquisite blend of organic jojoba oil, organic virgin Moroccan argan oil, organic rose hip oil, coconut oil and sweet orange essential oil. This product leaves my body exfoliated, nourished and primed for hydration. You know what you won’t even have to use any after lotion or moisturizer. I have noticed how instantly this scrub gives my skin the renewed vitality and silky glow.

This body scrub is not too abrasive as it only has brown sugar as the exfoliator. Plus the oil content in the scrub helps the sugar particles to glide on skin and works pretty gentle on the skin. So it can be used regularly though I keep a day’s gap. It has an orangy spa-like fragrance that will leave you feeling calm, rejuvenated and refreshed. Your skin will feel so incredibly soft and nourished. You have to experience this. Feels like new skin- soft, smooth and radiant.

What Works:

  • Perfect for Sensitive Skin Types
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrate Skin
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Improves Complexion
  • Improves Signs of Aging
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces Acne
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Unfortunately, it’s a seasonal (Spring) product.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

TIPS & TRICKS

First time use
Unscrew black top from jar and replace with included flip-top lid. The flip-top makes it much easier to use in the shower!

Every day use

Step 1 : Stir/Mix Sugar

Step 2 : Wet Skin

Step 3 : Take A Small Amount

Step 4 : Gently apply the sugar to skin in circular motion

Step 5 : Rub sugar until dissolved

Step 6 : Rinse and Pat – towel dry.

For Extra Moisture: Use CleanCoconut Face & Body Mist 
Enjoy your radiant glowing skin!

BEST RESULTS: Allow sugar to sit on skin until mostly dissolved (about 1 min) allows the skin to soak in the moisturizing qualities of the sugar and oil.

STORAGE TIP: Keep away from direct heat or sunlight.

DISCARD: 6-9 months after opening. If used regularly (2-3 times per week) this product will be completely used in 4-8 weeks, depending on frequency of use.

Packaging:

The Scrub comes in a sturdy dark amber brown-color plastic box. There’s a free flip-top included. You can replace it with the original black lid to see your contents. Theses boxes are pretty lightweight and compact – perfect for travelling. They are recyclable and can easily be used to store a variety of items from cosmetics to art supplies to food and hardware. Great for personal use and possibilities are endless! Additionally you will find information cards of the product to educate about other similar products and the benefits.

Crowning Thoughts!

Make sure to opt for scrub that is gentle on your skin yet effective. Look for ingredients that nourish your skin and give it a boost, while getting rid of flaky dead skin. Avoid products with parabens, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals. When choosing, look for exfoliating particles that are natural and not plastic beads or abrasive materials. Now these are not only harmful to you but to the environment as well. They make their way to the water bodies eventually and pollute.

These are one of the best scrubs I have come across. Make an informative choice for your skin and environment guys and have a healthy-glowing skin! Highly recommend these scrubs and the seller.

P.S. Don’t apply too much pressure on your face and body while using scrub as they give enough abrasive action.

 

XOXO

Tripti

Bouquet of benefits with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

There has been much talk about the miraculous benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (cool ones prefer ACV), but the trick they say is in doing it right. While its benefits can range from diabetes control to teeth cleaning to weight loss and control of dandruff – one must always be aware on how to use this, as at the end of the day, ACV like other types of vinegar is an acid to one’s body.  

Always remember:

  1. Dilute it – This makes it more suitable for consumption. Thumb rule is 1 or 2 table spoons in a glass of water 
  2. Drink it empty stomach – and not with a belly full, as it has different effects on different kind of food in your system

Now, here are some amazing things that ACV can do for you, if you are doing it right.

Weight loss

This is one of the major reasons for ACV’s popularity today. Making it a part of a weight loss diet is advisable, but this cannot work in isolation. Exercise and keeping a calorie count will always come in handy. But a spoon of ACV in water first thing in the morning will aid in metabolism. You can also sprinkle some on the veggie salads that you are consuming.

Skincare

Now this is where ACV is a one stop shop. Pimple Acne, Dark Stops – if you use it correctly, ACV can help you get rid of most of your skin problems. While some will claim that its application has anti-ageing benefits; I will not go that far. Remember, dilution is the key. Go for a 1:8 ratio, while using it for skincare purposes.

Fights dandruff

Dandruff is a common but annoying scalp condition. It can be caused by overly oily or dry skin, or a fungus called malassezia. And here, ACV can be great for for your dandruff problem. The vinegar’s acidity changes the pH of your scalp and also has antibacterial properties. Dilute ACV with equal parts water in a spray bottle. Spritz onto your scalp evenly. Then wrap your head with a towel. After letting it sit in for at least 15 minutes, wash as usual. For best results, do this process twice a week.

Fresher breath

A lot of people use vinegar as a mouthwash. It has great antibacterial properties. The handy acetic acid kills bacteria. Dilute it and take it with a straw preferably. And wait at least half an hour before brushing your teeth afterward. This will protect your teeth while still giving you the benefit of a fresher breath.

Gets rid of smelly feet

ACV is great for a fresher breath as well as fresh feet too. Get a few paper towels, moisten them with ACV and wipe you’re feet gently with them. Do the same and clean your arm pits as well to get rid of body odor, especially on those hot and humid days.

Stay tuned for more posts on how to use ACV for skin and hair!

Love,

Soumya

Independence Day Special – Tricolor Rice Recipe

Hi all,

I love doing theme based activities with my toddler, it keeps her engaged and she experiences new things almost every day. With the Independence Day around the corner, we sing jana gana mana while I play it on the Casio for her. To make her familiar with tricolor – I made this ‘Tricolor Rice’, and managed to feed her all the healthy stuff which she otherwise avoids! I chose the easiest recipe so that we could cook together. She in fact helped me quite a bit 🙂

Keep boiled rice ready in advance and just do the colours bit with your toddler, or you’ll lose his/her attention.

For saffron rice

Ingredients:

2 tomatoes, pureed.

Asafoetida, a pinch.

Boiled Rice, 2 cups.

Readymade tomato puree – 1 tablespoon (optional).

Salt, to taste.

Red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon (optional for kids).

Oil, 2 teaspoon.

Cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon.

Method:

Puree the tomatoes. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok, put a small pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds for tempering.

Pureed tomato

Asafoetida is good for kids and helps in quick digestion. It also relieves chest congestion, and helps treating respiratory tract infections and cough. I added this to provide a different flavour to the rice and include healthy stuff in my kid’s diet.

Put the pureed tomatoes in the wok and sauté for a few minutes until oil separates. You can also add some readymade tomato puree to enhance the color and taste.

Add 2 cups of boiled rice in the wok. Mix and cover for a minute.

For Green Rice

Ingredients:

Spinach, 1 cup, blanched and pureed.

Asafoetida, a pinch.

Boiled rice, 2 cups.

Salt, to taste.

Sugar, a pinch.

Oil, 2 teaspoons.

Cumin seeds,  ½ teaspoon.

Method:

Blanch the spinach in boiling water, and puree. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok and add a pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds for tempering.

Put the spinach puree in the wok and sauté for a few minutes until oil separates. Add a pinch of sugar to suppress the bitter taste of spinach, and make it pleasing for the kids.

Add 2 cups of boiled rice in the wok. Mix and cover for a minute.

For White Rice

Just temper the boiled rice with cumin seeds and salt… And you’re good to go 🙂

Present the rice in a single plate and garnish as you wish 🙂

You can also replace boiled rice with boiled pasta!

Thanks Surbhi for introducing me in this Independence Day special Blog Train – “Blog to Freedom” with 13 bloggers writing 13 different posts. She blogs at Prettymummasays about her motherhood journey. Check our her blog for more Independence Day Posts.

Next post in this series is by Ishieta, who blogs at Isheeria’s Healing Circles about . You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Follow the blog train for posts related to Independence Day and Tricolor.

Love,

Soumya