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Plastic Free Gift Guide for a Clean Green Diwali

Diwali (or Deepavali) is the five-day festival of lights from India, celebrated by over a billion people all over the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Like Christmas, many gifts are exchanged between family and friends leading up to Diwali. And though we advocate a life of minimalism, we understand that there are some formalities and traditions which can just be unavoidable. We have therefore prepared a small list of our favourite eco-friendly gifts! And yes, these are plastic-free!

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The Twelve Benefits of Drinking Water from a Copper Bottle

‘Drink water from a copper vessel to reap its numerous health benefits.’ If you grew up in India, chances are you got this piece of advice from a grandparent, yogi, doctor or Ayurvedic practitioner. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is vital to human health. Our bodies cannot synthesize copper. We need to get it from dietary sources.

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Why Copper is the Best Material for a Tongue Scraper

Ayurvedic literature recommends tongue scrapers being made from copper, silver, gold, tin or brass. But why do people still use copper tongue scrapers instead of more modern alloys such as stainless steel? And why does copper reign supreme among all the other metals? Find out about copper's ancient uses from its use in Greece to treat skin infections to its use in Egypt to disinfect wounds and accelerate healing.

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