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Dr Meeta’s #BeNatural mantra: ‘Do what makes your soul happy’

Nikhil Rudrappa

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Dr Meeta’s #BeNatural mantra: ‘Do what makes your soul happy’

What we love most about starting a business we believe in, is engaging with the awesome people who buy our products, because they believe, too. Dr Meeta Sharma, is one such individual, whose enthusiasm for life is infectious! We capture her #BeNatural mantras... Dr Meeta, tell us a lil’ about yourself... I am a psychologist and holistic healer; I practise Energy Psychology & Energy Medicine and am a pioneer for this work in India. I call it “healing from the inside out”. My work has always been about living in harmony with Mother Nature and that is pretty much what...


When less is really more

When less is really more

  There’s an entire host of factors that lead to the ruin of our mascara, nail polish and other personal care products - too much exposure to sunlight, contamination due to moisture, et al. To help get more bang for your buck, companies for decades now, have used several combinations of chemicals to increase the shelf life of the products you buy. Some products can last up to five years. Wow, you might think. But really, there’s a price to be paid for this extended life cycle.A common chemical preservative used are parabens, which help protect almost every type of...


Just about the only time when being virgin is better

Just about the only time when being virgin is better

  We’ve all been exposed at some point to the therapeutic benefits of common oils like coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, et al. What we might be less exposed to, is the effectiveness of “industrialised” oils ie. when a company takes the oil from its most natural, pristine form and  “treats” it, to smell better, have a finer texture, et al. BS (pardon our French)! This refined, processed and deodorised version has in all probability been stripped of its natural value, and launched as commercial product with with 20% of its original benefit. For instance, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil...


Why we swear by these two super ingredients!

Why we swear by these two super ingredients!

  When we shop for personal care products - from body lotions to fash wash - seldom do we pay attention to the health benefits of the products we use. Our expectations tend to be more  concerned with the look and feel, and textures of the products, and of course,  how great they make us smell. Odd isn’t it, what decades of advertising can do to our priorities? Truth be told, while the products might be good for our vanity in an aesthetic sense, they might even be detrimental in the long run, with lasting side effects. Which is why...


The price of “sexier showers” and “extra freshness”!

The price of “sexier showers” and “extra freshness”!

  Don’t we simply love it when our soaps and shampoos work up a good lather in the shower? Modern-day advertising makes it look ever so enticing that we’ve psychologically connected bubbles with the ability to clean.  Truth be told, we pay a price for this indulgence, because one of the key ingredients to work up all that lather is Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), a foaming agent that has some not-so-desirable side effects. Found in several brands of body wash, soap, shampoo, face wash and toothpaste, it is known to cause allergic reactions, itchy eyes, and the scalp dry and...