Monday, 16 July 2018

Affordable & Effective Herbal Home Cleaning Supplies ft. Herbal Strategi

We've been quite considerate for ditching chemical based products from our lives; be it eatables, beauty essentials or skincare stuff. But if you just look around, you'll realize you missed switching to herbal, non-toxic home cleaning products that are crucial to healthy environment within your home. So today' I'm introducing you to Herbal Strategi, a brand dedicated to offer a wide array of herbal solutions to almost all your household needs. I've been using some of the products for last few days and all these fared so well.  So check out what all I tried at my home-
Herbal Room Freshener (Lemon) is the one-stop solution for bad odours and gives you that fresh breath of air that you have been looking for a long time. Made of herbal ingredients like Lemongrass Oil, Lemon Oil, Neem Oil, Cedar Wood Oil, Water and Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine, it is a viable option to replace products that have a chemical composition and can be harmful. These air-fresheners are extracted from natural ingredients and are thus extremely eco-friendly. They do not cause any side-effects or respiratory discomfort. It leaves behind a lingering soothing fragrance. Available in other fragrances like Sandal, Lavender, Rose, White Lily etc.
SDS is a 100% herbal Sanitising and Disinfecting Spray which is biodegradable, non-toxic and eco-friendly. This herbal spray has antibacterial, fungicidal and antimicrobial properties, which help keep viruses, bacteria and fungus at bay. It is made from a unique blend of plant extracts and aromatic oils like Bhutika Oil, Roshika Oil, Tulasi Oil, Tailaparna Oil and Water. It effectively kills the odour producing bacteria and germs present in the air and immediately eliminates all bad odours. I spay it on my bedsheet to disinfect it before bedtime.
The Dish Wash Liquid is made exclusively of plant extracts and aromatic oils which are 100% herbal in nature. The dish wash is not only chemical-free and safe for your utensils, but is also gentle on your skin. This acid-free dish wash liquid has to be mixed in water and then used for cleaning the utensils with a gentle scrub. It rinses off quite easily and does not leave behind any residue after the wash. For greasy n oily stains on the vessels, do pour the concentrate directly on the stain and scrub after a minute or two to effectively remove grease and germs from your dishes..
Herbal Floor Cleaner is made from Lemongrass, Cedarwood and Sarala Oil. It can be added to half bucket full of water while mopping the floor. The mop cleaner is best suited for cleaning the Tiles, Stone, Granite and Indian Marble surface. Avoid cleaning the Italian Marble and Hardwood floors. It acts as a natural disinfectant and repels bugs and insects. Yu may also remove the stubborn stains on the floor by applying a small amount of undiluted cleaner liquid to the stain and mopping with water after few minutes.
Nature Clean – Herbal Hand Sanitizer is the one that does not make your hands rough. It is ideal for those who take cleanliness and sanitation seriously. This herbal hand sanitizer makes sure that your hands remain supple and soft and also gives you germ-free skin. Its mini pack easily fits into my bag, hence making it handy when in need. It's nicely fragrant. It's herbal composition includes Lemongrass Oil, Neem Oil, Lemon Oil, Tulsi Oil, Water, Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine. I specially like its gel-like tecture which is not runny and watery thin.
The biodegradable Kitchen Cleaner Spray is made of plant extracts and natural oils that are not toxic in nature like Lemongrass Oil, Cedar Wood Oil, Pine Oil, Water and Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine. Being eco-friendly and safe, it is the best substitute for chemical-based products that have hazardous effects on your health. I've used it to clean my microwave, cooktop hobs and kitchen  chimney. It effectively removes any greasy buildup from the appliances and keeps the flies and insects at bay. It also smells nice so that its not bothersome to your sensitive nose. An additional pump came along to convert the bottle into a pump spray once you open it.
Herbal Termite Spray is made from Lemongrass, Neem and Cedarwood. It can be sprayed on crevices and gaps in infected wood furniture, doors, cupboards and on mud tunnels and trails of termite seen on walls. It's dvised to repeat the spray once a day at infected areas for a week to eradicate termites and not letting them hatch the eggs.
Herbal Mosquito Vaporizer is a herbal, non-toxic mosquito repellent liquid vaporizer that repels mosquitoes for 8-12 hours. It's design fits all the machines that you might be using already. It's fragrance is not very strong, yet effective. One bottle suffice a month long usage.
I carry a Toilet Seat Sanitizer in my bag wherever I go because the public toilets or the hygienic -looking toilets of our homes are hubs of infectious germs. This herbal toilet seat sanitizer makes sure that toilet seat is free of contamination and increases hygiene confidence. It is made of Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Citronella Oil, Water and Excipients. Just spritz it on the toilet seat and wait for a few second to let it vapourize. The product has antibacterial, fungicidal and antimicrobial properties.
No use of harmful chemicals.
Non-toxic and bio-degradable.
Made exclusively from natural ingredients and plant extracts.
Not tested on animals.
Kind to waterways and marine life
Safe for kids.
Causes zero side effects.
Pocket friendly prices.
Convenient packaging.
Refill available for most products.
Easy online availability.


Monday, 9 July 2018

Shopping For A Precious 'You'

"Beautiful things shouldn’t necessarily be accompanied with heavy price tags."
And that's the philosophy which continually strives to live by and that's the reason they source and curate the most exclusive fashion accessories from across the globe at prices that are bound to pack in a lot of pleasant surprises for their customers.

The team at is dedicated to put together a collection of the most exquisite pieces of fashion jewelry from places that any modern woman would love to flaunt! Be it a stunning pair of embellished earrings from Afghanistan, a traditional handcrafted necklace from Nepal or a fabulous piece of jewelry all the way from Kazakhstan- you name it and you have it! A treasure trove for jewelry aficionados, their collection comprises authentic handmade pieces directly sourced from their place of origin that have a unique story to tell.

The brand has got everything to enlighten the diva in every woman with its irresistible collection of handpicked jewelry that are easy on the pocket yet manage to stand out in a crowd. Each piece in their collection is 100% authentic and guarantees the wearer a truly original look. With over 500 Afghani,Turkmani, Uzbeki, Kazaki, Nepali, Kundan, Jadau and Meenakari pieces to spoil you with choices galore, their impeccable assemblage boasts of a unique plethora of designs that are hard to find anywhere else.

My Shopping Experience
I'm a jewelery hoarder and had been looking for some necklace with a regal appeal to it that may go with my newly purchased saree. A random hunt for graceful jewellery pieces took me to and much impressed with their collection I started frisking their entire collection. After a while, I realised I wasn't exploring something that was on my shopping hit list, rather I had spent almost two hours admiring the exquisite rings, graceful bracelets and fanciable necklaces. On the back of my mind, I was estimating the budget I may have to spend on this site to own some gorgeous pieces. 
On the spur of the moment, I clicked on the Handbag category with an intention to give a quick glance and my eyes were struck on the cute little Cherry Red Vegan Leather Bag. 
That sounds abrupt, but I instantly made up my mind to forego jewellery shopping for the time being because a bag in this particular colour was my long cherished wish and I didn't want to miss this one.

Placing the order had been a cakewalk...absolutely hassle-free and no confusion in navigating on the site looking for options. I opted for Cash on Delivery option which costs NO EXTRA payment unlike most shopping portals. I received a confirmation email right after placing the order. The order was shipped within 24 hours and the updates on the order status was emailed to me with Tracking details. A properly packed parcel was delivered to me within 3 days that was quick enough. See how I styled with a basic LBD with no embellishments.

I'm totally delighted to have smooth and uncomplicated shopping experience at The best part is that they provide 100% free shipping all over India and accept all payment methods like COD, debit/credit cards and net banking. One can also return/exchange a product by raising a ticket within 24 hours of receiving the order (which I didn't need to because I loved my bag).
I recommend the lovely ladies to shop at and fall in love with yourself all over again.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Journey to the Last Indian Village in Himachal – Chitkul

Located in the heart of Kinnaur Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Chitkul is a little station which gives you the sentiment of having gone far away from civilization. The village lies on the Indo-Tibetan trade route, therefore being the last village of India which can be visited without a permit. Bearing a distance of about 600 kilometers from Delhi and 28 kilometers from Sangla Valley, Chitkul is handsomely based at a height of 3450m and excites travelers with its enchanting beauty. 
There are two routes to reach Chitkul and the drive is purely a delightful treat both ways. You can start off for Chandigarh from Delhi via bus. From Chandigarh, board a state bus or HRTC and reach Reckong Peo in about 10-12 hours. Chitkul lies 60 kilometers ahead of Reckong Peo. Another transit bus will drop you at Chitkul within 3 hours.

Alternatively, you may travel to Shimla from Delhi, stay a night there and board an early morning bus to Sangla and reach there in around 7 hours. In another 2 hours, you will reach Chitkul via Rakcham. Sangla Valley is a wonderful creation of God which offers enthralling scenic views for nature lovers.
The small hamlet of Chitkul is situated on the banks of Baspa River that hold crystal clear blue green waters. Around 600 people reside in the village and traces of Indo-Tibetan connection can still be seen in the region. On the left bank of Baspa River lies the snowcapped mountains while on the right bank, the whole tail is flooded with apple orchids. Chitkul is an amazing destination for Himalayan Trekking. It is a perfect place to go for long walks, long and short treks as well as night camping. It is a gateway to Lamkhaga Pass Trek, Rupin Pass Trek & Borasu Pass Trek. Just a few kilometers away from the village is the Nagasthi ITPB post, the last Indian outpost on the border. Ranikanda meadows is a 10 kilometer beautiful trek from Chitkul. The small pretty village is also famous for trout fishing and adventure sports such as mountain biking, bouldering, slackling etc. Mathi temple is a must visit place. The temple is said to be 500 years old and is well known for its art and architecture.
There are roadside dhabas and few teashops that serve tasty Tibetan style food like momos and thukpa (noodle soup). Bright colored Kinnaur shawals and woolen stuff make a lovely gift to carry back. Also, look up for attractive silver jewellery embedded with turquoise, coral and rare Tibetan pearls. The delicious golden apples and peaches can be bought from there at cheap prices than on the plains. 

Best time to visit the place is from May to October. During these months, you can explore mountains, wide grasslands, apple orchids and swirling river currents. However, the village is closed from November to February due to heavy snowfall. Chitkul, being away from civilization, is an ideal holiday spot for travelers and peace seekers. The mini land of Chitkul is blessed with splendid mountain sights and wonderful natural bliss.

*Guest Post