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Mommy Bloggers Meet Organized By Palmer’s At Funderland, Delhi was indeed an Afternoon to Cherish

PALMER’S has been a colossal name when it comes to matters of skincare. A few days back this famous brand took a brilliant initiative of organizing a mommy bloggers meet at the hub of family entertainment in Delhi, Funderland.

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Mommy bloggers accompanied by their little ones joined in for this fun filled afternoon. The event witnessed a brilliant success wherein the mothers got themselves acquainted with areas like preventive healthcare, secrets of skincare and nutrition, the kids got ample opportunity to experience a lavish time exploring indoor activities in this hub of thrilling activities, Funderland

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The authoress of book, “Birthing Naturally” and mother & child wellness expert Dr. Mahima Bakshi also enlightened the parenting crowd with her valuable inputs and information.

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All mothers are usually caught up in a chain of activities and busy, demanding schedules and they hardly earn any “me time” for themselves. However taking this into consideration, the Palmer’s Mommy Bloggers Meet At Funderland made sure that every mom experiences some pampering moments in the company of engaging and entertaining chain of events.

Palmer’s has always been a popular name among all parents, with their extensive range of motherhood and skincare products. 

The maternity skincare range like stretch marks cream is well known in the mommy circle. However, it was super exciting for

the guests to be introduced to their latest Women’s Bath and Body products along with the 100% natural baby care range.

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These elevated new offerings were presented by Brand and Communications Director, Urvashi Parmar. Urvashi spoke about how she had put up this event to help various moms voice out their queries and opinions about the Brand and help them discover the new wonders of skincare. She mentioned that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is the brand’s take on the emerging skincare category of face and body oils.

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“The new Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Face, a multipurpose skin perfecting oil helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. The unique ingredient combination of Pure Cocoa Butter, 10 Natural Pure Oils, Retinol and Vitamin C helps improve the appearance of the most troubling signs of ageing leaving your skin looking more even toned, firmer and brighter so you can put your best face forward,” said Urvashi.

She added, “Mums of all ages are keen to keep their skin looking youthful and radiant but they never have enough time for extensive skincare routine. Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Face is a saviour, an all-in-one product that takes care of all your worries. Our absolute holy grail that experts swear by! Moreover, it’s so cost-effective that you just can’t ignore it.”

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During the event, Mayank Aggarwal, Co-owner and Senior Director of Marketing, Funderland explained the value of uninterrupted playtime in children. Not only it’s important for a child’s development, it is an opportunity for children to bond with their parents and learn valuable skills.

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“Guests can have a whole lot of FUN and can customise their experience and play a variety of activities all day under one roof. Funderland is perfect for families and friends looking for a way to have a memorable time while staying active in a safe and carefree environment. From hassle-free birthday parties to kitty events to an evening out enjoying a great meal and some friendly competition, Funderland offers more ways to have fun than you can pack into one visit!”, he said.

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Funderland helps stimulate and encourage children to think and make the most of the exploratory playtime. With separate areas for babies, toddlers and older children up to 10 comprising of giant spiral, drop and wavy slides, basketball area, ball pool, trampolines, mega multi-lane slide, mini-climbing wall, go karts as well as a relaxing restaurant space for grown ups, they offer a unique and fulfilling experience for the entire family to enjoy.

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This was followed by sumptuous lunch and casual discussions about motherhood, career and self-care. The event concluded with amazing goodies and thank you gift boxes from Palmer’s India.

Cannot Make It To The Parlor For Your Hectic Schedule? VlCC Vanity Cube Is The Perfect Call

Hello Darling Readers! Hope you all are doing well!

Well, today I would be talking to you about the regularity of your beauty services. We all know that our skin is aging and its exposure to daily dirt, pollution and sunlight makes it more vulnerable to tanning, wrinkles and other Well, women barely can find out time for themselves especially when it comes to taking out time for a devoted beauty routine.

Caught in the daily chores of domestic life, parenting and other obligations, we, women, often forget to take care of ourselves. And thus today I am going to suggest you one of the best means for a dedicated and flawless beauty routine not compromising your daily chores and yet getting the perfect beauty treatments at the comfort of your couch.

Let me introduce to you The VLCC Vanity Cube Services. A few days back I happened to try their services and I must say that it was a promising experience.

What Makes VLCC Vanity Cube Services The Most Feasible Choice For A Beauty Routine?

The best part of availing services from VLCC Vanity Cube is that you do not need to go for hassling parlor appointments, boring traffic jostles or long hours of waiting. The relevant professional would be at your doorstep right at the committed time with your chosen bouquet of services.

  • A Seamless Experience

Beginning from the booking to the very completion, there requires no follow ups. A mail and confirmation message would be sent to you right after the booking.

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Your invoice for the services would also be quickly forwarded to you thus ensuring you need not indulge in any sort of hassling follow ups.

The service person would give you a call prior to her arrival and confirmation of the services. The punctuality and the execution of services would definitely make you go for them again and again.

Also read about my Urbanclap experience.

  • Great Quality of Products

I always offer honest, unbiased reviews and thus I can vouch for the quality of VLCC Vanity Cube. All the products beginning from the manicure and pedicure essentials were from the house of VLCC.

The Bellawave Skin Whitening Facial Treatment also included skin treatment essentials from the premium brand of Bellawave.

ven the nail essentials were from the brand of Lakme, thus keeping no rooms for complain.

  • Highly Trained Beauticians

One more point that sets the VLCC Vanity Cube services class apart is their highly trained professionals. The professional who came over to my home was a highly experienced lady with expert hands on massage and facial.

Each and every step of the facial and manicure was carried out patiently with perfection.

She had perfect knowledge of the pressure points which made her massage techniques flawless. The precision with which she carried out the entire facial and manicure proved that she is not an amateur in the field.

  • Encouraging Results

One of the best things that has definitely made me feel to opt for VLCC Vanity Cube Services again is the promising results after the treatments.

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Being a working mother, I am not able to deliver my skin the beauty routine it deserves and in this scenario, Vanity Cube had delivered really hopeful results. The manicure was absolutely flawless giving my dry hands a great polished finish.

I was more than elated with the Bellawave Whitening Facial effects. My face has irregular patches which become deep when exposed to sunlight.

Post the facial, I ham experiencing a firmness in the texture of my skin and the blackheads as well as tanning have definitely diminished to a great extent. I would not say there has been a complete makeover of my skin but surely I can feel a prominent difference in its texture.

With all these merits in its favor, VLCC Vanity Cube services truly happens to be one of the best options to look out for while you cannot make it to the parlor. Economic yet flawless chain of services through the hands of expert professionals is something which very few beauty treatments can offer and VLCC Vanity Cube definitely remains to be one of them.

Let’s Make Our Kidneys Happy on This World Kidney Day

Amar Gandhi Foundation, launched“ek chammach kam”, a campaign to limit salt intake on this World Kidney Day, 8th March

17.2% URBAN INDIANS SUFFER FROM KIDNEY DISEASE: WKD 2018

Mumbai’s senior-most nephrologists have come together to show solidarity towards spreading awareness of the detrimental role of salt intake, in kidney disease.

Spearheaded by Dr. Bhupendra Gandhi’s Amar Gandhi Foundation (AGF), and supported by the Mumbai Kidney Foundation (MKF), over 150 nephrologists in the city have raised a clarion call, “ek chammach kam” (One spoon less), to highlight the high salt intake among Indian population.

Announcing the campaign, Dr. Bhupendra Gandhi, Trustee of the Amar Gandhi Foundation said, “Chronic kidney disease is a ‘SILENT KILLER’; it usually has no significant symptoms until it has reached later stages where a patient is not left with many choices of treatment.”

Interestingly, World Kidney Day overlaps with International Women’s Day, which calls into account the role of women in managing the proliferation of kidney disease.

Dr. Umesh Khanna, Senior Nephrologist & Chairman of Mumbai Kidney Foundation says, “Women in particular love eating ‘chatpata’ food, a craving that leads to excess salt consumption. They must observe and monitor the same, as well as ensure low salt consumption in their families.”

Dr. Bhavesh Vora, Senior Nephrologist & Treasurer, Amar Gandhi Foundation says, “People who are diabetic, hypertensive, obese or have a heart condition have a higher risk of kidney disease. In the light of all the eye opening facts stated hereby, spreading awareness about a regular checkup of kidney health for early detection of chronic kidney disease, is a must!”

The following data points were made available by the nephrologists, to mark World Kidney Day 2018

Ø Globally, the estimated prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease is 8-16% in adults over the age of 30 years as per World Health Organization.

Ø In India the prevalence is alarming at 17.2% in urban population as per a recent study published in the BMC Nephrology journal (The SEEK study by Dr Ajay Singh)

Ø 60% of the patients suffering from chronic kidney diseases in India are either diabetic or suffer from high blood pressure.

Ø Diabetes is a major risk factor for Chronic Kidney Disease. India has more than 69 million people with Type 2 Diabetes Melitus, and these numbers are expected to rise to 140 million by 2040 and an almost half of them remain undiagnosed. 30-40% patients with Diabetes mellitus may turn into a Chronic Kidney Disease patient.

Ø Obesity, another CKD risk factor, affects more than 135 million individuals in India. In Asian Indians, abdominal obesity has been recognised as an important risk factor for Diabetes and Heart Diseases.

Ø 139 million Indians have uncontrolled hypertension.14-22% patients with Hypertension may turn into a Chronic Kidney Disease patient.

The campaign ‘ek chammach kam’, will be run on the social pages of Mumbai Kidney Foundation and the Amar Gandhi Foundation.

The campaign aims to sensitise the population to take cognisance of the prevalence of kidney disease and make active lifestyle changes.

To mark the occasion, the AGF & MKF had organised a free blood test and urine test to detect early kidney disease on 8th March.

Let’s decrease our salt intake and increase our kidney’s survival one decade more.

This Property In Nehru Place is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Destination

Love is in the air and you can feel it everywhere! Well, Valentine’s Day is knocking the door and you might be still in two minds about where to drop in for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner or lunch. If you are a resident of The Capital City, then there is this plush property that can be the perfect location for chalking out your best Valentine’s Day celebration. And well, if your beloved is a core foodie, this is indeed the best destination to hunt in.

I am talking about none other than the Eros Hotel at Nehru Place!

Love knows no boundaries, so do the chefs at Eros Hotel Nehru Place!

 

Let’s See What’s In Store For You At This Exotic Property

Take your beloved on a romantic date and spend a perfect evening over an elaborate buffet dinner, premium beverages with live entertainment at Blooms restaurant. Or head straight to Empress of China restaurant where a specially curated menu of soulful food with premium beverages and live entertainment awaits you and your loved ones.

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No Valentine’s day is complete without desserts! So let’s add sweetness to this special day by relishing or gifting delightful desserts to your loved ones from Sweet n Crusty at Eros Hotel. Tiramisu, Red Velvet Cup, Berry Cheese Cake, Heart Shape Mould Chocolate, Pink Forest Cake, Apple Berry Crumble among many irresistible varieties of desserts are crafted to give a perfect flavour to this beautiful day.

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Come, celebrate the warmth of togetherness and rejoice this special day only at Eros Hotel, Nehru Place.

 

Venue: Eros Hotel, Nehru Place

Details of Your Valentine’s Day Plans 

Blooms –

Blooms Coffee ShopDate: 14th Feb

Timings: 7pm to 11pm

Price per person: 2999 + taxes

 Empress of China –

empresshotelDate: 14th Feb

Timings: 7pm to 11pm

Price per person: 2495 + taxes

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Sweet n Crusty

Timings: 8am to 8pm

Valid from 12th – 16th Feb

For details or bookings, please contact 011 41223344

So get your Valentine’s Day plans set with this exclusive property located in the heart of Delhi NCR.

Shining Black Hair Even In Her Late Fifties: Thanks Indus Valley

The Amazing Hair Color That Colors With Care

Belonging to that group of individuals who happen to be sensitive enough to encounter a number of side effects and allergies due to the use of chemical hair colors, hair colouring had remained a distant dream in the times to come. I have often come across people who complain of several hair issues post their coloring sessions and thus it’s a disaster to take the correct decision for a great hair color.

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With ‘Indus Valley Gel Black 1.0 hair Color’ becoming a popular name in the present times, I decided to give it a try, most importantly for my mom-in-law, because it was an organic hair color that is Chemical free. Since I have already tried a burgundy highlight on my hair, i thought of going for a trial with my mom-in-law’s hair.

Her hair had recently developed quite a number of grays and thus my concern was to get the perfect coverage through a healthy and yet safe color.

Let me share an honest feedback about this product.

Words fall short to express what a blessing this product has been, for this excellent herbal hair color is definitely much more than an ordinary herbal hair color. A plenty of Bio-Organic colors are available in the market that promises to color the strands in an absolutely natural manner, but where ‘Indus Valley Gel Black 1.0 hair Color’ leave their unique mark is that this amazing product also makes for a brilliant solution for a variety of hair and scalp related problems that comes under the name of ‘Indus Valley Gel Black 1.0 hair Color’.

Here I provide you with my personal review of this amazing hair color that has worked as a complete solution for her tresses apart from coloring them in the most natural manner.

‘Indus Valley Gel Black 1.0 hair Color’ Review:

This excellent natural hair color provides for a brilliant colouring experience with innumerable benefits that get attached under its name.

 

  • Ingredients:

Aloe Vera- Helps to maintain the pH balance of the scalp and works as a completely natural conditioner.

aloevera powderAmla- Promotes hair growth and Amla being rich in Vitamin C provides for the required nourishment of the hairs that is needed for maintaining the proper health of the scalp and the hairs.

Jojoba Oil- Helps in hair re-growth and helps to control the excess of oil in the hairs and scalp.

Sunflower- Being rich in Minerals and Vitamins like, Vitamin A, B, C, E, Potassium, Calcium and Iron, sunflower is extremely beneficial for the proper hair growth and hair health. It also provides for UV protection in case of the tresses.

Henna- This imparts a natural color to the hairs while working as a brilliant conditioner that conditions the hair strands deeply right from their roots. It is a natural remedy for dandruff.

Basil: Repairs brittle hairs as basil is known to strengthen the hairs in an excellent manner. It improves blood circulation and helps to combat a number of scalp issues like itchy scalp etc.

 

The other ingredients include herbs and herbal extracts and other essential oils that are known to work wonders in respect of hair care and this makes for the ideal solution for the tresses.

  • My Experience

To be honest, I never expected this natural hair color to be such an excellent product for hair care that comes under the tag of a hair color. My mom-in-law could color her tresses without the pungent smell of Ammonia that she often used to face for other hair colors.

Added to that  there is a beautiful orange aroma of the hair color that makes it a great user-experience.

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This herbal hair color caused no damage unlike chemical hair colors. In addition, my tresses got the ultimate nourishing solution which is exactly what my sensitive hairs needed in the present times of pollution, stress and the number of hair care products that causes damage.

  • Availability:

You can opt for it online from Indus Valley’s website, or sites like Amazon, etc.

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  • Price:

It costs 575 INR for the complete hair color kit.

  • PROS:
  1. 100% Chemical Free. NO PPD, No Ammonia, No Hydrogen Peroxide, No heavy Metal, No Added Synthetics.
  2. 100% Herbal.
  3. 100% Safe and causes no allergies and has no side effects.
  4. 1st PHAB free technology hair color.
  5. Doctor recommended. Certified by Bio Naturals.
  6. Can be used for multiple applications.
  7. Comes in a complete hair care kit.
  8. Recommended for both men and women.
  9. Suitable for all hair kinds.
  10. 100% organic hair color that colors with care.

 

  • CONS:

I couldn’t find any cons for the matter.

  • Ratings: 5/5

Well, the color is available in 12 brilliant shades so you can make your pick as per your choice.

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Considering their hair color to be so great, I have plans to try out their other products very soon.

 

 

 

 

Take a Rejuvenating Break in The Company of Ayurveda at Kairali Ayurvedic Centre

Ayurvedic therapies have become a call of the recent times. In our present hectic schedules, we gradually and steadily fall victim to several undesired pains, stresses and definitely unwanted diseases. While we resort to medication usually, however we often tend to ignore the variety of Ayurvedic resources. A visit to Kairali Ayurvedic Centre in the recent days made me realize how much Ayurveda has in store for us to relieve stress and make us feel rejuvenated.

DSC_0265DSC_0264Kairali Ayurvedic Centre is successfully located in various destinations PAN India owing to its extremely popular treatments. I happened to come across the Kairali Centre at Gurgaon and YES IT WAS indeed an experience of a lifetime.

DSC_0254Therapies That One Can Come Across At Kairali Ayurvedic Centre

Kairali stands to be a treasure house of Wellness treatments. With aesthetically designed interiors and deeply researched actions, each of the treatments here focus on taking you back to the roots of Ayurveda. Here is a brief look what Kairali has in store for you at all of their centres.

Abhyangam

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This is a treatment that I went for during my visit to Kairali. Aiming at a complete body massage with therapeutic oils, this comprehensive therapy is the perfect solution for you in case you have been suffering from body aches or muscular pains. Since attention is given to all corners and pressure points of the body, this is undoubtedly the primary therapy you can count on even without any prior consultation.

Sirodhara

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This is one of the most popular treatments that have been becoming a favorite among all ages due to its relieving of stress and calming the mind. With drops of oil slowly and constantly dripping over your forehead from a specially designed apparatus, this treatment aims to soothe your senses and give you a calming relief in case you are suffering from unbearable stress. If you are one of those who constantly undergoes stress, Sirodhara is the perfect solution for you.

Navarakizhi

This is one more specialized and advanced ayurvedic therapy wherein the entire body is well massaged with Navara rice bundles. The therapy is valued for adding a natural shine to the body since the rice bundles are cooked in milk and several herbal decoctions are also added during the massage. Such hidden power of ayurveda can only be discovered through professional research.

DSC_0251Apart from these various treatments there are also other specialized therapies like Netradhara, Sirovasti, Dhanyamla Dhara, Thalapothichil, Kadhizhi etc. Several treatment packages for weight loss, instant glow and relief from aches are also available at this hub of Ayurveda.

My Experience

As mentioned earlier, I went ahead with the Abhyangam session. Here are some commendable areas that are worth mentioning.

DSC_0262Exceptionally Well-trained Staff

There were two women who attended to my session. With extremely well co-ordination and professional execution, Kairali Ayurvedic Centre truly proved why they are the best indeed.

DSC_0258DSC_0256Top-Notch Cleanliness

Whenever I move into a spa, my first concern is how clean the area would be and to my utmost surprise Kairali had no rooms for complaints. Made from superior quality wood, the bed was extremely neat, designed to suit all sorts of body types.

DSC_0259 The steam room beautifully shaped in the form of a slanting cupboard was extremely appealing and comfortable. Even the washroom was a space that boasted how Kairali is extremely particular about its hygiene.

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Kairali truly lives up to its ayurvedic essence with all the oils truly ayurvedic in nature. All the oils incorporated in all treatments are sourced from the Kairali, The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad, Kerala. All the oils are designed with special care with natural ingredients, making them the perfect choice for a healthy existence.

If you are of those who does not like to resort to medicines and willing to take a healthy and rejuvenating break in the lap of nature with unadulterated Ayurvedic vibes, then Kairali is undoubtedly the best destination.

 

 

Washing Your Hands Had Never Been Such Fun! Himalaya Sanitizer Review

It’s time for the monsoons and some relishing fries with a cup of hot tea. But with monsoons knocking at the door, we have certain health issues too which keep us disturbed and does not allow us to relish our monsoons well enough.  And therefore the role of hygiene is quintessential to such times.

Though we often claim ourselves to be hygienic and try to follow all rules of sanitation religiously, but how far do we adhere to our sanitation demands truly.

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Ask yourself whether you always apply sanitizers or wash your hands before you have a meal? Do we not often skip hand washes by just telling ourselves, “Okay, it can be done later!” And herein begins our series of problems. We fall susceptible to different kinds of diseases especially food poisoning, common cold and cough are majority of them.

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But why don’t we use sanitizers everytime we have a meal? Well, if analysed properly, then there are a couple of reasons that stop us from using sanitizer as a daily norm.

  • Firstly, most of the sanitizers have a peculiarly odd fragrance that we often do not like to smell before a meal.
  • Moreover, we often think since sanitizers have that extraordinary aroma, it would definitely contain some chemicals that contribute to its smell.
  • And thirdly, some sanitizer bottles’ packaging are not travel-friendly enough and hence there are chances of the bottles getting squeezed and undesired spill overs.

Considering these major three hindrances, I have always looked for some convenient sanitation solutions for me and my kid. Being a mom of a three year old, I definitely need to think over his sanitation needs more carefully, since he is quite prone to cold and cough.

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Himalaya, the brand that has been dedicated to unadulterated healthcare for long finally has a solution to offer. With its series of new flavors of sanitizers introduced, cleaning your hands is no longer a boring affair. Let me share my after thoughts about using their new series of flavored sanitizers.

 

Things That I Strongly Recommend About Himalaya Sanitizers

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  • Smart, Handy Packaging

DSC_0012The best part of the range of sanitizers is that it is extremely handy to carry. Whether you need to put them in your little ones’ school bag or to your workplace, it’s completely hassle-free and it’s extreme compact packaging make them amazingly mobile.

 

  • Comes in some amazing fruit flavors

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As I told you, one of the main reasons we avoid sanitizers is their over the top fragrances. And Himalaya Sanitizers has a great solution to that. It comes in some amazing flavors like Litchi, Lemon, Orange, Green Apple etc. So whichever fruit lover are, you won’t run of options for sanitizing your hands.

  • Quick Absorbent

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Some sanitizers often depress us with their long sticky impacts. The user-experience is definitely disappointing. But Himalaya sanitizers, whichever flavor it may be, is extremely quick-absorbing.

  • A favorite for children

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My son is extremely fond of these sanitizers and believe it or not, he eagerly washes his hands before every meal without any added efforts.

  • Extremely Economical

The 100 ml sanitizer bottle comes in a pocket-friendly price of 80 INR. A small amount on the palm suffices well enough and each bottle can last for a month , if even used by an average of 3 members in the family.

DSC_0011Apart from my personal opinion, these bottles of hygienic living are highly recommended as they are Highly efficient against germs, bacteria and fungi.

In fact these have become the recent favorites of my little kiddo.

DSC_0002In fact, these favorable features make them a common favorite among doctors who recommend them strongly and also use them personally.

Washing your hands had truly never been so enjoyable.