No Visit To The Store, I Still Get More

Some do it out of sheer pleasure, some out of laziness, others may do it due to a handicap, lack of transport, old age or the mere fun of going through your choicest products all at one time with just a click. Whatever the reason, the internet is the latest go-to shopping destination. Let’s find out why.

*Buy anything under the sun. From grocery to fashion to furniture to electronics to private islands to zombie survival kits anything and everything sells online. There is a wide range of products with innumerable brands from different sellers at one place. Web stores even offer a far greater selection of colors and sizes than found locally

*Ease and Convenience. Shopping in the middle of the night in your pajamas for fun or because you have been busy with your kids all day or are the workaholic who does not have time to buy the essentials during the day. With the advantage of no billing queues, no waiting for the store assistant to guide you through the merchandise, no crowded malls, no fight for parking spaces, no gas waste, online shopping offers an array of easy effective means to buy what you want sitting in the comfort of your house

*Nag-free shopping. As there are no tired husbands and cranky kids lugging along, nagging after you all the way. You can take as long as you like, no rush. In fact, you can even fill up your shopping cart over a period of several days or sleep over it and then click on BUY.

*No Overheads. A visit to the shopping mall carries with it the extra cost of the burgers and waffles that we binge on also the toys and the auxiliary items we buy only because they jump on at us from the store displays.

* Environment-friendly and baggage free shopping. You do not need to travel to the mall causing air pollution and finding yourself stuck in traffic jams. You are saved the effort of staggering around with tons of shopping bags

*Cheap Deals and great discounts. Websites offer way better deals than stores, they also offer higher discounts as they have low inventory and operational overheads. Various discount coupons or cash back offers for massive savings are also available. If try and buy is what you are looking at, try at your local store and buy online at a better deal. Works for me ūüėČ

*Compare and shop. It is easy to compare the prices at a variety of stores with just a few clicks instead of store hopping.  Detailed product description and manuals are to our immediate access. Product reviews available also help us make better decisions.

*No Geographical boundaries. Be the International Diva with the latest collection of the season without traveling all the way to those countries.

When I sometimes go to a store, even though the store assistant shows me almost all of his stock, I end up liking nothing. To save me this embarrassment or the displeasure of the salesperson, I buy something that I know I wouldn’t¬†use. Online shopping saves me from this embarrassment or compulsive buying and I totally appreciate it!!

Though it depends on the product in question or the touch and feel for some commodities, by and large people have reached the online shopping tipping point where more and more consumers prefer to shop online than in stores. To Each his own reason to shop online! What’s yours?

By N.S.S

10thJan, 2018

 

 

Everything You Need To Know About ESSENTIAL OILS

In the world of cosmetics, essential oil is not a unknown stuff. Lets discuss about the chemistry, essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. These oils are generally extracted by distillation,solvent extraction,absolute oil extraction,resin tapping and cold pressing. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called AROMATHERAPY,which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.

They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine. They are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. To get a picture of how powerful essential oils are consider this example. It requires 1,400,000 handpicked roses to produce a litre of ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL. In Chinese terms,essential oils in general are medicines for the Shen, the spiritual essence that resides in the heart and governs consciousness. In Ayurveda ,they enhance the flow of prana (life form),nourish ojas (nutritional/immunological essence) and brightens tejas (mental luminosity).

 

THE USES OF ESSENTIAL OILS

1.AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSERS:-Easily available in SearchOnlineandSave and Humongous mall sites. It is the safest way to fill your home or office with essential oil’s fragrance.

2.INHALATIONS:-For direct inhalation, simply open a bottle, place it below your nose and inhale deeply. For palm inhalations, add a drop or two in your hand cream and massage your palm

3.MASSAGE:-Pure essential oils are many times more concentrated than the whole plant, which is why aroma therapist recommend diluting before applying them to skin

For adults-a 2.5% dilution(15 drops per oz. carrier oil) is recommended. For children under 12 -1%(6 drops per oz. carrier oil) is generally safe

List of carrier oils you can use for dilution

JOJOBA,MARULA,COCONUT,OLIVE,ARGAN AND TAMANU.

4.FACIAL STEM:-Add 1-5 drops of essential oil to a pot of hot water. Cover head with a towel and allow steam to circulate inside the towel. This practice is excellent for opening sinuses, easing tension and invigorating the skin.

5.BATH/SPA:-An aromatic bath is a luxurious way to relax, pamper the skin or feel better when unwell or tired. Add your favorite oil in your bath tub after diluting the oil in carrier oil and feel the heaven and health. A general safe dose is 5-10 drops mixed with 1 cup of salt or emulsifier.

6.COMPRESSES:-Compresses are great way to apply essential oils to bruises, aches and pains or skin problem. Mix 10 drops of essential oil in 4 oz hot water. Soak a clean cloth and wrap the area to be treated. Leave the compress on for 10-20 mins.

LIST OF POPULAR ESSENTIAL OILS +HEALTH BENEFITS

1.TEA TREE OIL-Natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system

2.PEPPERMINT-Support digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headaches and muscle pain relief.

3.ROSE:-Incredible for reducing skin inflammation and great for creating glowing skin. Add a few drops in your face cream and enjoy the essence of beauty.

4.ROSEMARY:-Can naturally thickens hair so it is great to add to homemade shampoos. Also it improves brain function and memory so it’s great to used when working ,reading or studying.

5.LAVENDER:-Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heal burns and cut.

Essential oil can be very useful and beneficial. But one must consult a aroma therapist/doctor before using essential oils for long time. Being a part of alternative medicine, essential oils are widely accepted for their uses in various areas of our life.

Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST