With the arrival of my Darling son , I am once again shopping products for new born. Unlike the last time when I became mommy for the first time, this time I find myself a little more skeptical and aware while choosing products for my newborn. I am reading reviews more than ever and am also reading the labels for the ingredients used in the products. I am a big fan of natural ingredients and I try to buy products that are made with natural ingredients. However this is not possible every time I buy a product. So, are the chemical based products always harmful? The answer is NO. Every single product that manages to make its way to the shelf of a supermarket is clinically tested and is approved if found safe to use. The biggest downside of using chemical based products is the probability of side effects like irritation and allergies and so you must try the natural products atleast once and then decide what suits your baby best.
As parents we are always in search of brands that offer safe products. Before anything what comes is the safety, whatever we put on our baby’s skin is absorbed by it and so it is very important for us to be careful while choosing any product.
As I was already ransacking google to find the safest products I stumbled upon one advertisement where Ms. Shilpa Shetty Kundra (Actor turned Healthy Living Expert) was endorsing a brand claiming that it makes toxin free products with natural ingredients. I was already looking out for a good dusting powder for my baby and I was using Cloth nappies which my baby was wetting very often. And my search ended at Mamaearth’s Dusting Powder for babies.
What Is Mamaearth And What is So Special About It
Mamaearth is a brand that offers personal care products for Mothers and babies, what makes it special is the fact that it uses Ayurveda and natural science to formulate every single product that they make. And what makes it even more special and unique is the fact they are the only brand in Asia to be certified by MadeSafe.
Wondering what is MadeSafe ?
Madesafe is America based non profit organization that provides human health focused certification for non-toxic products. They do a thorough screening of ingredients used in the product to find out any harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing of the product. To know more about MadeSafe, visit their website www.madesafde.org.
Mamaearth Dusting Powder For Babies Review : My Honest Opinion
So now you know that in this post I am reviewing Mamaearth’s Dusting Powder. I used cloth nappies for my baby and dusting powder really helped in keeping babies bottom moisture free thus I was searching for a product that I could use with every nappy change without exposing my baby’s soft skin to chemicals and toxins. This is when I stumbled upon this product and decided to use it for my baby and the results were amazing.
If you visit Mamaearth’s website and search for the dusting powder, you will find that Mamaearth Claims are as below
“Hi! I am Mamaearth’s dermatologically tested 100% natural, no lung-clogging, talc-free body dusting powder. Organic and natural ingredients in me help babies skin retain moisture while treating and preventing diaper rash. Organic Oatmeal in me is a skin protectant. It prevents dry, itchy and irritated skin by maintaining skin’s moisture barrier. Natural cornstarch in me helps absorb extra moisture and is antimicrobial. I am safe for your baby as I am dermatologically tested and I contain no harmful chemicals like talc, SLS, paraben, phthalates, or artificial fragrances.”
Let us see if the claims are true or not and is the dusting powder really worth it.
100% Natural Ingredients : Yes, according to what the Mamaearth Dusting Powder’s label say all the ingredients used in making of this product are natural. They have used high quality organic natural ingredients and that is probably why they are approved by MADESAFE. It has Arrowroot powder and Oats starch, both these ingredients are known for their absorbing properties, they help in retaining moisture and maintaining Skin’s moisture barrier thus preventing skin irritation and rashes and dry skin in babies.
The Organic agrana cornstarch present in it has antimicrobial properties and is a natural antiperspirant which prevents growth of bacteria on the skin.
Talc Free : Many baby powders contain Talcum powder which is and ingredient that may not be safe for babies. Made with natural ingredients Mamaearth’s dusting powder claims to be 100% Talc free.
MamaEarth Dusting Powder is an excellent product for babies. It is made with all natural products and it is very mild on baby’s soft and sensitive skin. The talc free powder is designed to nourish the skin and maintain the needed moisture level of the skin, thus preventing the problem of dryness and associated problems like itching.
The product is certainly expensive as compared to other brands like Himalaya and Johnson & Johnson, but it is worth the price.
The difference is seen after the first few applications itself, use it after each nappy change and keep your baby’s bottom rash free. I have been using this powder on my baby since 4 months and to be true, there has not been a single incident of nappy rash with my baby. I used this dusting powder when I was using cloth nappies and I am still using now with diapers.
The biggest plus point of this product is the fact that all the ingredients mentioned on the packaging are known to me and are probably harmless for an infant’s skin.
The packaging of the powder is also very handy. It comes in light weight plastic bottle which is very easy to use and carry. The powder is very smooth and it smears smoothly on the skin. The fragrance of the powder is very mild and soothing and it lingers.
It is a perfect choice for parents who are keen on using organic and natural products for their babies.
My review today is for Big basket, the online grocery store. I am sharing my hands on experience of buying grocery from the biggest retailer of Grocery online. This Bigbasket website review will be useful for those who are curious to shop groceries online and at the same time are in dilemma.
Online shopping is the new normal. Be it fashion, furniture, food or grocery, anything and everything is now available online. I have been shopping online for many years now, the only segment that remained untapped by me till six months back was grocery shopping. It was majorly because I was always skeptical about the quality of the products I will receive. There is this one website that remains undisputed champion till date as far as grocery is concerned. Yes I am talking about BigBasket(dot)com it is my favorite place to shop for groceries just like Aplava is for organic skincare and makeup products.. My encounter with Big basket started when I was put to bed rest for some medical condition. Now my shopping spree was limited to online stores for all my need, this included vegetable and fruit as well. The only name that came into my mind was Big Basket (all thanks to their ad campaigns and their star endorser SRK), Its been a while now that I have been shopping groceries, cereals, skin care, toiletries etc. on Big Basket App and this is probably the best time for me to share Big Basket Website Review from a user / buyer’s perspective.
So how do I feel about the website and what is my experience of shopping on Big Basket ?
To make this Big Basket User review precise and on point, I will talk about 2 things only
What I Like About Big Basket
What I Don’t Like About shopping From Big Basket. com
What I Like About It My big basket User Review
Ease of Browsing and Preparing The Cart
If you have your shopping list ready, then browsing the products and adding them to your cart is a cakewalk.You can adjust the quantity on the same window, there is absolutely no need to to go the separate product page.
All the items are categorized very well and the entire structure is very good, all you need to do is choose the category and find the product you are looking for and keep on adding to the basket.
Veggies, fruit, meat and poultry are all supplied from the shops in your locality and thus its transit time is less and the products dont have to travel for a longer time. For meat and poultry you may also choose the seller, it is quite possible that you will see meat and poultry listed from your know vendor.
You will find an array of payment options on checkout including :
Debit / Credit Card
Cash / card on delivery etc.
Express Delivery : As quick as within 90 minutes.
Standard delivery : Mostly done next day
Availability of Exotic Vegetables and Fruits
Exotic vegetables and fruit like Zucchini, Apricot, Avocado, Dragon fruit etc. are some items that you dont get easily in the local market, such items can be ordered easily from Big Basket.
Shop Instantly for Any Special Recipe : If you decide to make any dish from other cuisines, it is quite likely that you don’t have all the ingredients in your pantry. For instance if you choose to make Pesto pasta you will need fresh Basil, pine nut and Parmesan Cheese. These ingredients are not a staple of an Indian Pantry and thus you may find the need of buying it. But would you always be in a ood to dress-up and step out of your house to get the ingredients. Probably not, and actually you don’t really need to as you can just login to the bigbasket app and get everything you need sitting at home.
Offers At Bigbasket
They float a lot of lucarative offers that will grab your attention, like discounts, cashbacks, coupons etc.
What I Did Not Like About Big Basket
- To be true there are not too many cons that I could figure but a thing or two that bugs me is the issue I face while checking out is that big basket usually splits the shipment into two based on the availability time slots. When the shipment splits into two you need to pay for both the delivery options.
- Another thing that appears a bit strange to me is that you have to pay for more for standard delivery what appears in my app is Rs. 30.00 for express delivery and Rs. 50.00 for standard delivery.
- Some fresh items like curry leaves and coriander come in large quantities like 250 grams, which usually is not required ans storing it for too long is not worth packages of 50 grams will be a better option.
- Although there is card on delivery option available, but many a times it happens that the delivery person does not carry the card machine, and to top that it has also happened quite a few times with me that they do not even have change.
Taking a walk to the vegetable market is always the best mode of procuring you vegetables considering the physical activity aspect of it. But if for some reason grocery shopping becomes a hassle for you. Big basket .com is certainly what you can think of. You get all the vegetables, groceries, fruits, meat, poultry, toiletries everything sitting at the comfort of your home without worrying for the quality of the products as you get all your favorite brands that you pick from the supermarket.
Living in the world of advertisements and brand promotions we usually fall for what looks impressive and is popular, the end result of which is skin and hair related problems. As far as our beauty and personal care products are concerned most of us tend to buy wrongs products. Did you know that the shampoo that your friend is using which is proving to be a blessing for her hair can just be unsuitable for your hair type? Just imagine if you had someone to understand your skin and hair type and could help you choose the most suitable beauty products for you. Sounds interesting right! Aplava is one such initiative that is committed to helping people in choosing best beauty products for them. It is more than just being any other online beauty and drugstore.
What is Aplava
Aplava.com is a one stop solution for all your beauty and personal care products. Though it’s new in the segment, they have managed to make the website stand out with an innovative feature that helps the user to create a personalized beauty profile based on which their experts suggest the best suited products for your skin and hair. All you need to to do is create your profile, review your cart and checkout.
Along with the popular brands like Lakme, Revlon and Olay, Aplava has brought on board some very luxe brands also. The list of brands is huge and the options of products are many.
Being a natural living enthusiast I am always in search of brands that manufacture natural, herbal and organic products and to be true I was impressed to see a wide range of natural skin and hair care products from across the globe. Few brands that I saw on Aplava are now topping my Shopping list and I have listed them below
Pangea Organics: As quoted in Pange Organic Website “Pangea utilizes the latest scientific methods to extract all of the powerful actives that plants have to offer”
Wild Fern: A Newzealand based company that is making the best use of natural elements for formulating skin care products and presenting them in Earth friendly packaging.
TVAM: Having its roots in Southern part of India TVAM has a wide range of products for hair, Skin and Body care products. Their product line comprises of Body scrubs, face masks, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, moisturizers and many more, all made with high quality natural ingredients
Natio: An Australian brand that offers Plant based beauty range Natio combines the finest natural ingredients with 100% pure essential oil blends. Their makeup products are mild and a very good way to treat your skin.
Satthwa: Started by an Entrepreneur who was suffering from hair fall. After a lot of research, trial and errors he came up with this premium hair oil, which is now solving the hair fall problem for many individuals.
How To Get Started With Aplava
Log in to Aplava
Build your regime that is done by answering a series of questions about your skin and hair. This is probably the most exciting part while shopping at Aplava. In this section you will answer questions about your skin and hai type, and also about the problematic issues that you may have. This data will be used to create your personalized beauty profile and wait, you also get your beauty score.
Once your personalized beauty profile is created the Aplava algorithms will recommend you the best suited products for you
You can also take help from their experts in building your regime and choosing right products.
My Shopping Experience With Aplava
Intrigued by the herbal and organic range of products available at Aplava.com, I chose a brand that suits my liking. I ordered Panchpushpa 5 Indian flower calming body wash from Just Herbs and Natural Bath Peach & Cream Body Latte.
Placing The Order
Once you are done with your cart, the process of placing the order is piece of a cake. It has all the payments options that the other popular ecommerce portals offer.
The packaging of the parcel was very good. All the products were separately wrapped in a bubble wrap which saved it from the rains. When I received the package it was raining heavily, though the outer carton was slightly wet, the products inside were sitting safely.
Delivery / Shipping
I received my parcel within two days of placing the order which is excellent. Shipment tracking is also smooth.
Products to Look For
Lip Balms : I don’t know a single who doesn’t use a lip balm,and if you are one of those who love to save your lips with lip balms then Aplava is the right place for you to buy the best lip balm to pamper your pout.
Hair Shampoo : With a diverse range of herbal, cosmetic and organic products (all in one place), Aplava indeed is the place where you can grab the best shampoo for hair care.
Bath And Body Care : If you are into Body scrubs and massage then you will be amazed to see the variety available at Aplava.
To conclude, Aplava is a complete solution with numerous brands, smooth and swift shipping and authenticity seal for the products which gives the assurance that the products available at Aplava are genuine and authentic. ‘Ask the expert‘ feature is one of its kind and very helpful for those who have sensitive skin as they get professional assistance in choosing the most appropriate product for their skin type. Some luxury brands that are easily available at Aplava are difficult to find elsewhere online.
Overall I had a wonderful experience shopping at Aplava and I will be visiting their website quite often looking out for more Organic and all natural beauty and skincare products
They also run sitewide discount that will add to your joy of shopping at Aplava Then why wait, just visit this amazing online beauty and drugstore right away and gab your best buy