Monday, May 07, 2018

Yummy & Healthy Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner (May 13, 2018) which means it’s time to celebrate motherhood. Whether you are a new mom or a veteran mom it’s an opportunity to relax and indulge yourself. Here are our favorite Mother’s Day gifts that will make every mom feel pampered, rested, and rejuvenated. brings you our best collection of Mother's Day gift ideas that you can order online have it delivered right to your doorstep. And you can even enjoy a 10% off on any shopping you do on the website upto Mother's Day. Just use coupon code ILUMOM during checkout for order value more than Rs. 1000 (excluding shipping).

1) Using stretch mark oils and creams that contain hyaluronic acid and collagen-stimulating ingredients can tighten the skin, reduce inflammation, improve skin texture and help fade stretch marks over time. You can purchase a variety of stretch marks oils and creams for expecting mom’s and new moms

2) Taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid is particularly vital before and during pregnancy. It’s important for the proper organ development of a developing baby. Known as "folate" in food form, this B vitamin (specifically vitamin B9) is essential for your body when it comes to your baby's growth and development, particularly in the earliest weeks of pregnancy and the first trimester.

3) Evening primrose oil is used for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), breast pain, endometriosis, and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. In foods, evening primrose oil is used as a dietary source of essential fatty acids. In manufacturing, evening primrose oil is used in soaps and cosmetics. It is also used for skin care - Acne. Hair Loss. Skin Health. Rheumatoid Arthritis.

4) When you are an expecting mom dealing with morning sickness or pregnancy cravings, grabbing a healthy snack is very important. Protein bars are healthy snack options to keep you energized all day. protein bars are also a quick snack option for the workout mom.

5) Weight Loss - Juices & Teas are nice option for health-conscious moms. Most juices and teas contain certain ingredient’s like Tulsi, Acai berry & Green Tea, which helps in weight reduction. They are rich in antioxidants, may improve digestion and boosts metabolism which helps burn fat.

6) Boost your mood with aromatherapy essential oils that are made using dozens of different medicinal plants, flowers, herbs, roots and trees grown all over the world — which have proven, powerful effects on improving physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

7) One of the most effective ways to exfoliate during the summer is to use a scrub. Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers.

8) After you exfoliate, follow with a hydrating body cream to seal in moisture, and always shield freshly exfoliated skin with an SPF. The skin on your hands wrinkles and pigments easily, so be sure to use sunblock daily.

9) Reduce bumps caused by summer heat and humidity with an at home Spa treatment. Natural and Organic masks and cleanser gels can soothe skin that's irritated by sun and saltwater or chlorine from the pool. They remove toxins, nourishes, moisturizes and stimulates natural healing. They are also mineral-rich with vital nutrients for skin.

10) Summer can bring a few challenges to our hair. Summer heat can damage our locks, give us very oily scalps. There are tons of natural hair products that can help revitalize and re-hydrate our hair, bringing it back to life.

So pamper yourself on this special day with the safest and best of all products.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there

So what are you getting your mother this year? Tell us all about it in the comments below.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Honey & its numerous health benefits

Honey has been used by numerous cultures all around the world over the past hundreds of years. Considering the many health benefits, honey has been a part of traditional medicines such as 
Ayurveda as well as a part of modern medicine

Honey is made by bees from the nectar of flowers which is a blend of sugar, minerals, enzymes and vitamins

Some common types of Honey are described below

Manuka honey, comes from New Zealand’s Manuka tree which is famous for helping to combat infections and heal wounds.

Manuka Honey has antibacterial property to combat infections and has been found to be more effective than the strongest synthetic antibiotics. 

Manuka honey is an amazing superfood with multiple uses in home remedies, beauty regimes, in active lifestyles or in the kitchen. Our 

Manuka is always raw and unpasteurized to maintain the naturally-occurring health properties inherent in this special honey

Acacia Honey comes from the Black Locust tree that is in Europe and North America.

Acacia honey is anti-inflammatory and can boost skin health, immune system and aid in weight loss. It is known for its subtle golden color and its mild taste.

Acacia honey is also rich in nutrients and antioxidants. The high fructose content in Acacia honey prevents crystallization.
Eucalyptus honey comes from the flower nectar of eucalyptus blossoms.

Eucalyptus honey has a lot health benefits like antibacterial and antioxidant properties, fights against respiratory organ infections and is an immunity and energy booster.

This honey has subtle hints of menthol and herbal flavors.  Freshly produced Eucalyptus honey crystalizes and takes on a greyish color, with a medium to dark intensity.

Forest honey is also known as honeydew honey. It is made from the honey dew secreted by insects such as aphids while sucking the plant sap.

Forest honeys have high levels of antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins and mineral. Its antimicrobial properties help to disinfect and treat wounds and burns.

Forest honey does not crystalize easily because of its lower glucose content.

You can Click here to purchase a variety of Honey

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Why should you drink water from copper vessels?

According to Ayurveda, water stored in a copper vessel can balance all the three doshas in your body, (Vata, Kapha and Pitta) and it does so by positively charging the water. It was found that when copper leaches into the water, it not only purifies the water but charges the water with its positive properties.

In one of the studies published in NCIB, scientists studied the effect of storing water in a copper pot on microbial-contaminated drinking water, including harmful diarrhoeagenic bacteria, including cholerae, E. coli, and Salmonella. The scientists stored the contaminated water in a copper vessel for 16 hours at room temperature and found that the copper surfaces completely killed the bacteria.

Termed as the Oligodynamic Effect, this water has the potency to destroy harmful microbes, fungi, bacteria, etc.

So here are some more health benefits of drinking water from copper vessels:
  • Strengthens your immune system - Copper acts as an extremely good immunity booster, which allows your body to defend itself from infection and heal faster.
  • Slows down ageing - Copper is a strong anti-oxidant. This reduces aging by activating the production of collagen protein that aids in the formation of new cells and connective tissues.
  • Anti-inflammatory and kills bacteria - Copper has anti-inflammatory properties. This helps relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints
  • Stimulates the brain  - Copper is known to have brain stimulant and anti-convulsive properties that prevents seizures.
  • Good for heart health & fights free radicals  - Copper is packed with very strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties, which helps fight free radicals
  • Regulates melanin production - Copper is the main component in the production of melanin (a pigment that mitigates the color of our eyes, hair and skin) in our bodies.
  • Helps in digestion & aids in weight loss - Water from copper vessels tend to stimulate your digestive system, it helps in breaking food down far more efficiently than usual and also detoxifies the body.
  • Helps in absorption of iron in the body  - Copper helps in the absorption of iron from the intestinal tract and in the release from its primary storage sites like the liver.
It is recommended that you drink water stored in copper vessels first thing in the morning, so that your empty stomach can properly absorb it.

Start enjoying the health benefits of your own copper water bottle or jugs. AE NATURALS presents leak proof water bottles made with pure virgin copper which will keep you hydrated.

Click here to check out more styles and variety on the copper bottles and jugs.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Indulge in some "self-love" this Women's Day

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe. The theme this year is #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Indulge in some “self-love” this year. Allocate some “me time”.  Take time to replenish, treasure and work on yourself and your goals.

Here is a list of 10 gift ideas that you can give yourself and the beautiful ladies around you this Women’s day.

1) Take a moment for yourself to unwind and nourish your skin with the finest herbal and organic bath and body products.
2) The skin around the eyes is fragile, prone to dryness and quicker to show age. Eye gels and creams can address some of these issues. Try some of our herbal eye gels.
3) Hair care is of utmost importance. Taking care of your hair is important for having healthy hair and avoid damage that can lead to hair loss. Check out some of our hair care kits or browse through a huge variety of natural hair oils, shampoos, conditioners, etc. 
4) Try Yoga. Apart from the ample health benefits that Yoga provides, it also helps you connect to yourself and feel comfortable in your own body. Here are a few accessories that will help you realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body and mind. 
5) Boost your mood with aromatherapy to promote the health of body, mind and spirit. Try some of our herbal Aromatherapy oils and incense sticks. We have a huge variety of essential oils which can be used in combination with carrier oils
6) Indulge in some Perfumes and Body Mists to keep smelling and feeling fresh all day long. 
7) Add oils to your beauty routine to address your specific skin, hair, or makeup concern. Beauty oils deliver intense hydration and deep cellular support to soothe nourish your skin. 
8) Take up a hobby like Gardening. In addition to providing nutritious veggies and beautiful flowers gardening offers opportunities for physical activity. We have a lovely selection of seeds from herbs, flowers, veggies to ornamental plants and accessories to ease you into the process.
9) Scientific evidence shows that some dietary supplements are beneficial for overall health and for managing various health conditions. Some supplements can play an important role in health. Check out some of our Ayurvedic natural supplements for health conditions unique to women such as pregnancy, breast health, menstrual health, fertility, menopause and more.

It is time to be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold action to unleash your potential. Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy Women's Day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Celebrate an Organic and Herbal Holi !!!

 The most vibrant and energetic Indian festival Holi is right around the corner.

The festival celebrates the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. Amidst the festivities, it’s very important to be aware and avoid any mishaps or injuries linked with the celebration.

We have put together a few quick tips to enjoy a happy and safe Holi.

  1. Use organic and natural colors or gulal that are safe to play with. Do not use chemical-based colors, which are highly toxic and can be harmful to your hair or skin. Click here to buy them online.
  2. Slather liberal amounts of creams/lotions all over your body before stepping out for the celebrations. The layer of cream will act as a shield from the colors. You can buy some herbal body lotions from here.
  3. Oil your hair at least 2-3 hours before playing Holi. You can use natural oils which form a coating on the hair surface, so the colors do not penetrate. Get some herbal ayurvedic hair oils such as hibiscus or brahmi from here.
  4. Apply a good sunscreen to save your skin from being damaged by the sun. Click here to buy herbal and organic sunscreen lotions.
  5. Use a good quality cleansing milk to remove stains. You can try these herbal and organic body cleansers. Or use your choice of 100% natural and chemical free soap or body wash.
  6. Wash your hair immediately after playing Holi. First let the colors just rinse off under running water and then use an herbal or a mild shampoo. Avoid using harsh chemical shampoos or cleaners to get rid of the color. Use natural or organic hair cleansers to gently remove the color.

We wish you a very Happy, Safe and eco-friendly Holi!!!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Menstrual Cup - for a Hassle Free Period!

What is a Menstrual Cup?

Menstrual Cup is a step towards hassle-free period and saving the environment from the harmful effects of sanitary napkins and tampons.
A menstrual Cup is a type of female hygiene product which is made of medical grade silicone, shaped like a bell and is flexible. It is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to catch menstrual fluid (blood).

Why should you use it?

It is a healthy, reusable and Eco-friendly substitute to the Sanitary Napkins and Tampons. Unlike tampons and pads, the Cup collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing it.
Instead of absorbing your flow, like a tampon or pad, it catches and collects it.
Rustic Art creates 100% platinum siliconMenstrual Cup.It is eco-friendly, easy to use, hygienic, reusable, economical and non-allergic.

How is Menstrual Cup better than Tampons or Pads?

It is eco-friendly. Menstrual cup is reusable
It is wallet-friendly. Menstrual cups have an average life of 10 years.
It is long-lasting. You can leave it in for 12 hours. Tampons/Pads need to be changed every 4 to 8 hours, depending on your flow. But cups can stay in longer, so they’re good for overnight protection.
There is less odor. Menstrual blood can start to smell when it’s exposed to air. But your cup forms an airtight seal.
It is safe. Experts say it’s safer than a tampon, because it has a lower risk of toxic shock syndrome, bacterial infection. When compared to a pad, there’s no chance of chafing or rash.

When should you use it?

Just before your period begins, tightly fold the menstrual cup and insert it like a tampon without an applicator. Used correctly, you shouldn’t feel it once it is in.
To remove it, you pull the stem sticking out the bottom and pinch the base to release the seal. Then you just empty, wash with soap and water, and replace. At the end of your cycle, you can sterilize your cup in boiling water.

Where can I buy it from?

There are so many brands of menstrual cups available now. To name a few, you can buy from -

Have a pain free and hassle-free period.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My guest post on

My guest post was published on yesterday. Do take a look on their homepage for the article titled "15 replacements to make your diet healthy" or go to