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Natural Soaps

What are Handmade Pure Soaps:-

Handmade soaps (cold processed or hot processed) are the ones that are made from lye (i.e. sodium hydroxide or caustic soda), pure oils and butter. These are thus known as Pure soaps. These are rich in vitamins and minerals that are healthy for the skin. They not only improve the quality of the skin but also help in healing many diseases.

Ingredients of Handmade Pure Soaps

One of the ingredients in soap is lye also known as sodium hydroxide or caustic soda. Lye with Purified water when gets mixed with oils generates the process called saponification. And in that process, lye gets converted into soap. Thus lye doesn’t exist in the final product.

Other major ingredients used to make these soaps are the pure oils and butters. These oils consist of coconut, olive, castor, sesame, and almond oil. And butter used are shea, kokum, mango and cocoa butters.
These oils and butter are not only nourishing for the skin but help in healing many skin problems.

Palm oil shouldn’t be used for environmental issues. Because this oil is cheap, it is used by many manufacturers. But due to excessive demand, there is deforestation of land. Thus, it is best avoided.

For Fragrance, pure essential oils can be used like lemon, lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus, ylang ylang and other essential oils, which are healthy and safe for our skin and also for our environment. These are unlike the perfumes used in commercial soaps that are made from chemicals whose exact ingredients are never listed due to trade secrets.

For colors, various natural clays and leaf powders can be used to give various colours and hues in the soaps. Clays can be of various colors like Red, Pink, Green, Bentonite, Kaolin, Rhassoul and Fuller Earth clay.

Other additives added for extra benefits and its significance in healing skin can be neem, turmeric, charcoal, aloe vera, oats, honey etc.

Safe and Healthy for skin and our environment

Thus, these soaps are very safe and gentle for our skin and our environment. These soaps do not produce any chemicals that may pollute soil or water like other detergent-based cleaners do. These are cruelty-free also as it is not tested on animals.

Why not to buy commercial detergent-based bars and cleaners

Commercial soaps are detergent-based and contain many harmful chemicals as mentioned below, which are not only harmful for the body but also pollute our environment:-

  • Sulfates:- SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and SLES (sodium laureth sulfate)
  • Ureas Formerly known as Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl, DMDM hydantoin
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Propylene Glycol, Propylene Oxide, Polyethylene Glycol
  • 1,4-Dioxane (myreth, oleth, laureth, ceteareth, any other “eth,” PEG, polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethylene, or oxynol)
  • Triclosan
  • Parabens
  • Synthetic Colors
  • Fragrance like phthalates

Then, there are Handmade Melt and Pour Soaps also in the market but those are not pure soaps. M&P Soaps uses chemical detergent-based soap bars as base which are melted with added Glycerine, fragrance and colors to give it a transparent and attractive look.

Thus all handmade soaps are not pure soaps, so before buying soaps one needs to check all the ingredients listed on it.

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Meditation

Breath-Focus Meditation

In this kind of meditation, we need to focus on the breath. This is the very simple and basic that one can follow anywhere whether at home or in the workplace. This becomes basis for other types of Meditation.

For Breath-Focus Meditation sit in a comfortable place and simply by closing your eyes focus on the Inhalation and Exhalation of your breath. This will help in relaxing and calm down your body. This will benefit by not only providing oxygen to the whole body system but also reducing the stress levels and increasing the overall immunity system.

Mantra Meditation

This is also known as Japa Meditation. In this kind of meditation, the meditator repeats a word or a phrase for the whole period. All of the spiritual paths have some version of mantra. Thus by repeating a mantra, our bodies will resonate with the words and the vibration of that mantra. Thus continuously focusing on that mantra will increase our vibration frequency to match the frequency of the mantra and heal our body.

For example, Hinduism has the Gayatri mantra, Buddhism Om Mani Padme Hum etc.

Many of the spiritual traditions say that the universe began with a word, or sound from God. Om (also written as Aum or Ohm) is an ancient mantra and mystical sound of Hindu origin (India and Nepal), which is considered sacred and significant in various religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. Hindus believe that all the divine and other creation form of consciousness originated from the vibration manifesting as sound “OM”. This has been now proved, as NASA has recorded the sound of ‘Om’ from Sun.

Metta (Loving-kindness) Meditation

This is a meditation of loving kindness, care, concern, tenderness, friendship like feeling of warmth for oneself and others. Irrespective of the boundaries, the relations and worthiness, the meditation focuses on filling ourselves and others with unconditional love which encompasses friendliness, compassion, and equanimity.

In Metta Meditation, we meditate on the feeling of pure unconditional love. We start sending love to ourselves, and then send out this unconditional love to others including our closed ones and rest of society. This feeling of loving kindness is then extended towards all beings in this planet and across the universe.This meditation fills us with complete peace and contentment. It helps in releasing any mental blockage or numbness, self-judgment, self-hatred, resentment or regret and in turn fills it with love, compassion and forgiveness.

Prayer that can be used during Meditation

  • May I be happy, healthy and strong
  • May I be able to live in this world happily, peacefully, joyfully, with ease
  • May I be safe and protected
  • May I be free of physical, mental and emotional pain, suffering or distress
  • May I be free from inner and outer harm and danger
  • May all beings in existence be safe, happy, healthy, live joyously

Visualization Meditation

Visualization is one of the most popular and potent forms of meditation. This kind of meditation requires the meditator to be actively involved in the process.

Visualization works on theory that everything is first created in a thought, and then it is manifested at the physical level. Thus when meditator starts visualization, the changes that are created in the body are real. Thus the outer world also starts changing when our inner world shifts.

This technique is one of the most powerful tools for personal change. By giving your brain a goal to achieve and fulfilling it in meditation, will make your brain believe that it is possible. Practicing on regular basis will manifest the desire that we want in life.

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Green Living

Green living has become a mantra for healthy living. It is going Global as people have realized that unless and until we take care of our planet there’ll be nothing left to live.

The environment as we all know is changing. It’s high time that we start caring for our mother earth, or else no one will survive. We have harmed our planet in many ways by cutting down trees and converting all the green land into concrete walls, killing animals for food, and luxury and polluting air, water and land with toxic chemicals.

If we go into depth about it, we’ll realize that Green living is as simple as changing bad habits into good ones and living a healthy lifestyle that will help us and our future generations. We can start with ourselves first and like a ripple effect people around will be automatically inspired to change. So we need to take that first step.

Its a Universal law, that we all are connected. Thus, if we change, then our world changes with us. And living green life is just for our own health and our lives which will help our planet as well.

Green living means using natural chemical-free products that are safe and healthy for us and for the environment. Remember what we give out to Mother Earth, comes back to us. If we use healthy products, then that will go in the environment and that is what will be recycled and brought back to us. Whatever is good and healthy for us is healthy for our planet; it is as simple as that!!

We all need the below to sustain

Thus it becomes essential that we follow simple steps to regulate this.

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Abundance

Abundance as we all know means ‘plentiful or great amount’, thus living an abundant life means to have everything from healthy body to being successful in every sense. Some people consider only wealth and success in Abundance, but they take health and relationship as different aspect of life.

Abundance is
– To Enjoy a healthy body
– To Enjoy happy and healthy relationships
– To Enjoy good wealth
– Living in a comfortable place
– Being successful in everything

Understand the Universal Energy
We need to understand that everything is interconnected in the universe. We all are related in terms of energy. All the matter when is broken at the subatomic level it is same for everything and that is Energy. This has already proved in Einstein theory that every mass is energy (E=MC2 ). Thus at the core of everything it is the energy that exists. When we know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed but, can only be, transformed, we can start relating to every other being.

Understand Law of Attraction
When we know how goes the energy works, then we only need to match the frequency we want in our reality and we’ll get what we’ll emit. There are only 2 types of vibration, one that emits out of love and the other that emits out of fear. We’ll attract what we give our attention or focus to.

Power of Manifestation lies within Ourselves
We need to realize that power of manifesting or achieving what we want, lies within ourselves. Our beliefs have the power to emit the frequency or the energy out to the universe and we start achieving things in accordance to our beliefs.. Universe is in constant state of Creation and so are we, we can co-create whatever we wish to. We need our desires to be in accordance and in harmony with the universe, and Universe can provide for anybody’ need.

Art of Gratitude
When we express Gratitude towards Universe or Creator of what we already have then, we reach a state of high energy and emit high vibration. We generate the feeling of love and in that state we can attract anything we wish for. Thus Gratitude becomes an important part of the Manifestation technique.

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Devotion

How do I experience you …
I always ask!
But when your energy flows through me …
You define the way, I thrive !!

I can’t see you anywhere …
Is that just me?
But when I close my eyes
I experience you everywhere !!

Whenever I feel low …
Life seems tough
But when I see small sapling growing through rock
I witness your Grace !!

When at night, my heart cries,
And Sleeping becomes a task
But I see the Moon and stars, shine out in the sky,
I feel your blanket that my Heart Aspires !!

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भक्ति

मिट्टी के कण-कण में तू है…
इस आकाश गगन के तारो में तू है..
क्यों तुझे देख मेरा मन भर आए
तुझसे मेरा रोम रोम मुस्कुराए..
कैसी है ये तेरी महिमा
जो मुझे वापस अपने घर लाए..

जल की तरंगों में तू है
इस पवन के झोंकों में तू है..
क्यों मेरा मन पुलकित हो जाए
तेरा ही रंग मुझमें समाए..
कैसी है तेरी ये प्रतिमा
जो मुझे बार-बार बुलाए..

इस पूरे भ्रमांडमें तू है..
हर जीव के कण कण में तू है
क्यों तुझे महसूस केर मेरी आँखें भर आए
इस सुंदर धरती पर युही फूल मुस्कुराए
जहाँ देखो चारो और, मैं अगर,
बस सिर्फ़ तू ही तू, हम सब में समाये !!

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Being a Man

You are strong, stoic yet emotional,
That’s a different story that you don’t express!
About your feelings, we are aware,
And in doing so, you share!!

You are dependable and supportive,
Wants the best as you create!
Although you don’t want to show,
Wants everyone to appreciate!

You are brave, loyal and tough
As we know you dare!
Whether it’s with family, friends, coworkers or strangers
We know that you care!!

Although you are Self-reliant and give respect to others,
You give them preference to lead!
Appreciate their strength,
Never hesitate to seek advice when you need!!

We seek your guidance when we require,
We look at you in awe, at times!
We know that you are there to protect us
During all difficult times!!

The universe was made by dual energies of Shakti-Shiv
One focusing on physical strength and logic as a goal,
Other, on inner strength and intuition
Being a Man, you have both, that Makes You Complete and Whole!!

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Life is…

Life is………………………
Life is beautiful,
Ask a seed when it grows
Of course, it is magical,
Ask a Bud when it blooms
Life is mystical,
Ask a dew drop when it shines
Yes, it is Grace,
Ask a Tree that defies gravity as it grows
Life is a fragrance,
Ask a Lotus that gets nourished through dirt
Of course, it is a source,
Ask the Sun that brings life on Earth!!

Life is Patience,
Ask a mother who waits for 9 months for her child
Of course, it is a Dream,
Ask a young child who wants to fly high
Life is a Journey,
Ask a caterpillar that grows into a Butterfly
Yes, it is a lesson,
Ask a Person who has failed multiple times
Life is a Fulfillment,
Ask a person who lived serving others
Of course, it is boundless and Limitless,
Ask the dust that turned into a Star a zillion times!!

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YOUR GRACE

Your Presence is evident,

 in every aspect of Life..

The calm and serene breeze tells us all !!

This Life is a blend,

 of Highs and Lows..

The bright and dark cloud tells us all !!

Your Will succeeds Our Will..

The rain drops falling tells us all !!

We are just another life,

In this whole wide world!

The rising sun from the mountains tells us all !!

Your energy manifests,

 in every atom on this planet..

This rich soil tells us all !!

We are just a mere speck,

 in this Universe..

This Limitless Cosmos tells us all !!

Poems

IT’S TIME ! A NEW WORLD ARISE !!

Where Swan will play and birds shall sing…

Where earthworm will roll  with joy and bees shall rise !!

It’s time !! A New World Arise !

Where rivers will be clear and mountains shall guide..

Where breeze will be pure and soil shall rise!!

It’s time !! A New World Arise!

Where lives will be equal and nothing shall be superior.

Where Nature will heal itself and tress shall rise !!

It’s time !! A New World Arise!

Where materialistic things will become past and true character  shall shine..

Where truth will reveal itself and purity shall rise !!

It’s time !! A New World Arise!

Where introspection will be natural and everything shall be accounted

Where We shall know one World and true essence of Being shall rise !!

It’s time !! A New World Arise!