Sunday, 12 July 2015

Massaging Your Baby To Health

Celebrations were in the air when the news spread that a new member was going to come in our household. I had become the focus of attention. My diet was a matter of great importance as it was going to affect the health of my new born. Great preparations were made with lots of stitching of new dresses and knitting of woolens getting ready for the baby. The great day dawned and the little one came with lots of fanfare and distribution of sweets.
Now the focus shifted on to the care and nourishment of the little member who had become the most important member of our home. He was like royalty and every one came in turns to pay their respect.
I was now loaded with advice on child care. My friends my relatives, my mother and of course my mother in law gave me a long list of what I must do. On the top of the list was the word massage written in bold letters indicating that it was imperative for me to massage my baby without fail.
Every one told me that massage was most important for the growth and nourishment of my little one. Now was the question of selecting the oil for giving that massage as nothing but the best would do for my little prince something that was just perfect. There were lots of choices and lots of discussions were held in deciding the brand of oil to be selected. Although my mother in law was quite old fashioned she came up with the name of Dabur Baby oil. Dabur has been in the market for years and is well known for its products all over the country. They have come up with innovations keeping in mind the need of the people. Similarly this oil has been made after having passed the tests of the dermatologists. After all it concerns the well being of our little ones and their tender skins. This oil is a unique blend of almond oil and olive oil. Both these oils are good for providing nourishment to our little ones and also keeping their tender skins soft and supple. The most important thing is that no artificial colors have been used and they are Paraffins and Parabens free.
I started using this oil for massaging my baby and found my little one relishing this massage and the attractive packaging kept him happy and playful. I have noticed that the young ones are high energy spenders as their body is always in action with their limbs constantly in motion. Now I am happy that this oil will match with their active life.
With healing and balancing powers, massages can prove beneficial to the little ones. We the mothers enjoy giving our beloveds that much needed massage and they in turn enjoy this relaxing exercise which not only relaxes them but also stimulates them making them action ready. A massage is a must for the new born, the toddlers and all the young ones in a growing phase. So all you mothers shed your worries and adopt Dabur Baby oil in your daily routine to keep your child healthy.
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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Tender care for baby with Dabur

We have all experienced this stage in our life when we were infants or toddlers. Our mother or grandmother has held us in their arms or placed us on a mat or rug and massaged us from head to toe. This exercise gave them intense satisfaction because they knew the importance of massage. They were also aware of the benefits bestowed by massage to their young ones. Massage not only relaxes the child but also gives strength to the muscles. The body of an infant or a toddler is in a constant state of growth. Their limbs are growing in size and it is believed that massage provides strength to these growing limbs. Massage oils were prepared at home with great care keeping the baby in mind.
Now Dabur has introduced massage oil especially for babies. Great care has been kept in mind in selecting the ingredients like Olives and Almonds. Baby Massage Oil is made from a blend of premium natural oils taken from Olives & Almonds which provide the baby the required nourishment. Olives are known to provide nourishment to the baby’s skin and Almonds are known to gently moisturize the baby’s delicate skin making it soft and supple.
Dabur Baby as a Brand has focused exclusively on products which have been developed using natural ingredients. These products are safe and provide nourishment to babies. These products have been created after extensive research and by understanding the essential need for the baby’s tender skin and hair. Dabur ensures you that safe practices are being utilized in designing these products.
Dabur uses only the safest of the ingredients and processes in the development of Dabur Baby products. Dabur Baby also prohibits the use of any form of artificial colors in any of its products and the Dabur Baby products are Paraffin and Paraben Free, unlike other baby products which are present in the market
Now we the mothers and care takers of the little ones need not feel harassed and spend hours in the preparation of massage oil keeping in mind the delicate skin and also the need of our bundles of joy. Our primary concern is their health and happiness. We want to see them growing strong. So keeping in mind the desire of us the mothers and the needs of our cherubic imps Dabur has introduced massage oil made up of natural oils like Almond and Olive. This oil not only provides nourishment to the baby’s skin
But also gently moisturizes baby's delicate skin making it soft and supple.
It is safe to use as it is Paraffin free with no artificial colors
And above all it has been tested by Dermatologists.
Just imagine the look of contentment on the baby’s face when you will massage your beloved one with this oil. You will be amply rewarded when you see your little one growing well without any stress or strain. The regular use of this oil will reap benefits in the form of nourishing the tender skin as well as keeping it supple. The pack is attractively designed to keep your little one engrossed while you give him or her daily dose of nourishment.
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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My playlist is ready get ready to groove

I am a fun loving party person and the unofficial DJ at many a parties. My fiends love my sense of music and here is a playlist of mine that is my current favorite and I plan to use it to build up the party momentum till it reaches the crescendo by the time we reach the number ten in my song list.
1)There was a time when Rang barse bhigi chunarira song featuring Amitabh and Rekha from the movie Silsila used to be a hot number that people used to groove to at every party, wedding, Sangeet or music jam session. Even though the song still remains an all time favorite for its masti , free flowing masti and the spirit of dancing and singing as if there is no tomorrow but over the years a number of other songs have been added  to the list . Here are the rest of the songs that make up my list.
2)The Angrezi Beat song from the movie Cocktail is a such a foo ttapping number that people just cannot stop dancing to it at any function. Even though the lyrics are in Punjabi and may not be understood by many but the wonder music by Pritam makes it such a powerful song that just put on this song on at any venue from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari and you would find even people with two left feet groove to it.  
3)The Dilli wali girlfriend song from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani has the backdrop of a wedding .Once again the musical genius unleashes his creativity to come up with such a wonderful song that has so much freshness and masti in its DNA that it is a must have in any ones party playlist. The sensational singing of Arijit Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan makes it a all time chart buster.

The Saddi Gali song from Tanu Weds Manu feature Kangna and R Madhawan can be classified as the typical Punjabi song that is high on energy song with easy to follow dance moves

5)There was a hit film called Jab we met and the moment I say this you are probably reminded of the hit song Mauja hi Mauja . Again a song with hindi and Punjabi lyrics but the music and the beats make it a compelling choice to be added to the playlist.
London Thumakda is from the Kangana Ranaut starrer movie Queen.It is a punjabi style number which has a lot of energy flowing with it so whenever I want to make people get up and dance I just play this number
Ainvayi Ainvayi number from the run away success movie Band Baaja Baaraat. It is Peppy,Its fun and great for dancing  be it alone or in a group. Don't bother about the moves just get up and start dancing. This is that kind of a song
8)There is this song from the Sonam Kapoor starrer movie called Aisha it has all the trappings of a wedding song . It is easy to dance to and is a fun song. A nice dance number that is my favourite
9)There was a film called Dostana. No I am no talking about the Amitabh Bachchan starrer movie but the Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham starer  and the song is Desi Girl .Its so much fun to see every one get up and dance to this song.
10) On number ten or shall I say numero uno as I was saving the latest hit for the last is the Anushka Manchanda and Allu Arjun. It is high energy dance number with hot and sizzling chemistry that is here to take the dance floor like a storm
It has a peppy music and equally enticing dance moves. So I welcome the latest chart buster and a must have in any music lovers playlist

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

A wedding round the corner the gifts are sorted

Attending a wedding ceremony has two sides to it, the wedding which is fun in terms of wearing and flaunting your clothes, outfits and accessories and gorging on the food on one side and on the other side is the issue of gifting. At times we want to play it safe and don’t want to experiment with the choice of gift but looking at the article
I feel we have the opportunity to make a wedding gift personal and special for the couple getting married so exploring the article I feel  the one area which gives the a lot of choices is the kitchen design gifts. From cookware to dishes ,baking tools ,table linens there are quite a few things the couple would need as they start a new life together. Giving them a gift from this category seems perfect . Even after many years a couple maintains and cherish the dinner sets and other crockery that they got on their wedding and even fondly remember the person who gave them the gift that helped them start their new life.
When it comes to the customizing part and personalizing them the tips include adding monogrammed recipe cards or  a family cookbook or to get them started in the cooking department a  his and hers aprons would surely do the job that would surely remind them that they are equal participants and equally responsible for running the kitchen.The article  offers an  interesting idea that if you select a particular wedding gift  like a crisp and dip serving tray than it could be  paired with two of your favorite salsas and a bag of crisps. An important note here is that any eatables included should be non-perishable in nature and should have a long shelf life. A good point I must admit that I never thought of.
For any newly wedded couple setting up their bedroom creates a number of opportunities.
From scented candles to linens to decorative lamps the choice and opportunities to select a wedding gift from this category is almost endless. The articles suggests that adding some scented items to the list can help scent up their lives quite literally.
Surely the writer understands the importance of setting up a nice bathroom for the newly weds. So the suggestion pf bathroom linens with monograms to give a personalized and exclusive feel to the gift. Towels, bath mats ,shower curtains and bathroom organizational items form the other items that can be given as wedding gifts . These bathroom gifts for the newly wedded couple can further be personalized by the addition of a basket of towels, scented soaps and custom decorated hand mirror.
By the time I felt that the article had helped me getting the dilemma of wedding gift sorted out the author had another surprise for the reader in terms of packing the gifts.
The article talks about adding an extra something as part of the wrapping that the bride and groom would find very useful .The post suggests using decorative storage bins or baskets in packing the gifts or adding that extra apron while packing that the new couple are going to find very useful around the house. I must admit that a lot of thought has gone in writing this article and it brings to the fore new gifting ideas for the wedding season
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The Art and Craft of keeping children busy and productive

 I visited a relative of mine during my college break I noticed that either their kids were playing outside the entire day or when it used to be very hot outside or raining then they would be like a bunch of noise making and grumpy kids always complaining that they are bored and have nothing to do. Children always have a lot of toys,books and video games to spend time with. Despite so many things to pass their time they yearn for activity where they can use both their body and mind. They need a channel to vent out the boundless and almost unlimited energy that they have. They always seek something new to keep themselves engaged. When my host complained that during the summer breaks it was hard to contain and deal with children and that it would be nice if I could suggest some ways to keep the children busy.
I had little experience in this regard yet I wanted to be of some help in this situation and with this intention started to search the internet. I was looking for some activity that would help keep the children engaged and if possible involve them in an activity that helps to tap their inner creativity.
So the first step was to involve the children that is a boy and a girl who are the cutest and the most adorable brother and sister but only till they are not pulling each other’s hair or running after one another to knock each other out. To device an activity the first step was to decide upon what we needed to do with the help of the article
The article lists a number of activities and I narrowed it down to building a card board house. Telling them how exciting it would be to build something out of cardboard I convinced them that we would be building a cardboard home . The kids had never done this before so they got very excited. We had a pair of scissors lying around .The glue was also handy. Card board from old sweet boxes and diaries was retrieved from the store room.
Before cutting the cardboard we drew the shape of the house that we actually wanted to build and this activity had the elder brother drawing and the younger sister filling up the lines with her color crayons. Their teamwork and working without fighting came as a surprise to their mother . However little did she realize that more positive things were to follow. Once the design was finalized we used glue to stick the design on to the cardboard and then using the design as our guide cut out the cardboard to get the desired pattern. The young sister would apply the glue on the edges and give the piece to be put in place by the elder brother. Even though the activity could be done by a single person but the brother sister team work made it even more enjoyable and created some quality bonding time. 
By the time the house was completed it was almost evening. Yet the children wanted to do more so they rolled up a piece of paper to create a tree. And cut out the cardboard to create a fence for the new house that they had build on a lazy summer afternoon.
The beautiful house got a cardboard placard that served as a name plate and it displayed the names of the proud owners of the house Suraj and Jyoti.
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Be Beautiful with Neem

I often get compliments for my flawless skin. I tell them its all because of the wonderful herb Neem.

Easily found neem tree is well known for its medicinal properties. Neem leaf is an essential ingredient in many Ayurveda medicines. Neem also known as Indian Lilac contain nimbin, nimbinen, nimbolide, nimandial, ninbinene that have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agents. Gedunin and nimbidol found in the leaves of neem are powerful antifungal agents that destroy fungi which cause athlete foot, ringworm and nail fungus. It is a herb that is commonly available, throughout the year. Neem benefits the health but can help get rid of common beauty problems that one faces in daily life.

When I got admission to my favorite college I was very conscious of my skin and looks. One day worried about my concerns I sought my mother’s advice. She told me to use neem. Neem benefits include Vitamin C, which helps in getting rid of skin problems like blackheads, pigmentation, dullness and aging thus leaving the skin with a youthful glow.
She gave me these following tips which I use in daily life.

- Clears Acne & Dark Pigmentation

Boil a concoction of about 20 neem leaves in half a litre of water till the leaves are soft and discolored, and the water turns green. Strain and store in a bottle. Use this liquid as a skin toner by just dipping a cotton-ball into it and wiping your face with it every night. Regular usage will help in clearing acne, scars, pigmentation and blackheads.

- Clears Acne & Dark Pigmentation

Boil a concoction of about 20 neem leaves in half a litre of water till the leaves are soft and discoloured, and the water turns green. Strain and store in a bottle. Use this liquid as a skin toner by just dipping a cotton-ball into it and wiping your face with it every night. Regular usage will help in clearing acne, scars, pigmentation and blackheads.

- Prevents Recurrence of Blackheads

I have a very sensitive skin and suffer from blackheads. So this is a must for me.
Dilute neem oil with water and apply it over the blackheads. Make sure that that you don’t use more than 2-3 drops of neem oil. Applying this regularly will help you in getting rid of blackheads and also prevent them from coming back.

- Prevents Acne Breakouts

To get rid of acne, take about 10 neem leaves, boil them with small segments of orange peel in a little water. When they become a little soft, let them cook a little and then pound them into a pulp. Apply this to face and let it sit till it starts drying after which rinse with cold water. This face pack will help in clearing acne and prevent breakouts. It also helps in getting rid of whiteheads and blackheads.
In case of very dry skin, you can add a little honey and yogurt to this pack.

For Clear Skin

Make a paste of neem leaves and turmeric and use it twice a week. Regular usage gives you clear and flawless skin.

 Getting Rid of Pimples

Grind neem and tulsi together taking a few neem leaves with a handful of Tulsi leaves.Mix it with rose water to form a paste and apply it to naturally treat pimples.
I am sure that these tips will be helpful to many.

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Aloe Vera Gel for a beautiful You

Everyone always wants to look their best. I like to be perfect from head to toe. But dull and dark skin spoils my look. Pollution and heat makes my skin and hair dull and dark. I want some natural remedies to get my beautiful and radiant skin back. Recently I discovered various benefits of the miracle plant Aloe Vera which is great for every skin type. The antibacterial properties of Aloe Vera gel helps to get rid of skin related problems like acne, pimples, dryness, blemishes, etc.

Aloe Vera helps in moisturizing your skin, keeping it hydrated, rejuvenated and glowing. It helps in soothing pain, infections and inflammation. It is an excellent plant for treating eczema, cuts, insect bites, sunburns, etc. Aloe Vera is also known for its anti-aging properties. It helps in keeping wrinkles and age spots at bay.
It is a rich source of natural antioxidants that are good for your overall health. I select a Aloe Vera leaf which is thick, juicy and wide. Then I cut the leaf from the base of the plant and hold the leaf upright. After washing it with water I cut the side of the leaf .Then peel off the green layer from the leaves, and chop the transparent portion into dices. This is the Aloe Vera gel.

I use Aloe Vera for tan removal, treating pigmentation, oily skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, detoxification and removing dead skin.

Face pack for tan removal
Take some Aloe Vera gel and mix a few drops of lemon juice in it. Apply it evenly on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Face pack for treating skin pigmentation
Make a mixture of Aloe Vera gel and rose water. Apply it on your face and keep it on for 15-20 minutes. Before rinsing off the pack, gently massage it for a few minutes.

Face pack for oily skin
Boil the Aloe Vera leaves in water and then grind it into a paste. But, make sure that you remove the thorns from the leaves before you boil them. Mix some honey in it. Apply the paste for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.

Face pack for sensitive skin
Mix some Aloe Vera gel with cucumber juice, yoghurt, and rose oil. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Keep it on for 15 minutes. It is an effective pack to get rid of skin rashes, impurities and dirt.

Face pack for dry skin
Prepare a paste of Aloe Vera gel, cottage cheese, dates and cucumber. Add some lemon juice in it. This is a great home remedy for your dry and dull skin. Apply the paste on your face and neck, leaving it for approximately 30 minutes.

Face pack for detoxification
Blend some Aloe Vera gel with mango pulp and lime juice. Apply it on the face for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water.

Face pack cum scrub for removing dead skin
Mix Aloe Vera gel and cucumber slices into a thick paste. Add oatmeal to this. Apply this on your face, and scrub it in circular motions for 5 minutes. After that let the pack stay for 10 minutes. Wash it off to get rid of those harmful dead cells from your face.

With so many options at hand there is no doubt that soon you will have a beautiful glowing skin.

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