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Product Review – Vayu Natural Air Purifying Bag

Living in capital city of India is like a mixed bag of pros and cons attached to it. Modern infrastructure, apt availability of necessities, easy accessibility are all the good sides of the coin. The other picture includes – neck to neck traffic jams, high level of air pollutants and its health hazards. Every year the air around us is getting sicker and causing respiratory problems in kids and adults, alike. It’s not just the outside air which is harmful, even the indoors are contaminated.

Did you know that Indoor Air Pollution kills more than 1 million Indians every year?

We are unaware but simple things like – air fresheners, mildew and cleaning chemicals from our bathrooms, dust mites, smoke from our kitchens,  dust and pesticides from our yards, are all causes of indoor air pollution. It can cause mild discomfort to even serious health issues. To avoid all this, we turn towards air purifier. I recently came across a natural solution for air purification – Vayu Natural Air Purifying bags from Breathefresh.

What is Breathefresh’s Vayu Natural Air Purifying Bag?
  • It contains powerfully activated Eco-friendly polyurethane filters designed to hold heavy particles.
  • High quality and powerfully activated impregnated charcoal fabric for outer covering.
  • Comes with 3-Layer technology which gives 3x extra power, strength and durability.
  • It is fragrance-free, chemical-free, non-toxic and BPA-Free solution.
  • Build to adsorb airborne chemicals, harmful pollutants, chemicals from paints and household cleaners floating in your air.
My experience of Vayu Natural Air Purifying Bag

I was sent the product for review and have personally used it for sometime now. The bag is advertised to remove remove maximum odours, excess moisture, and pollutants of different particle sizes. And believe me, it has lived up to the name!

  • I had used the product in bathrooms were the pungent odour is maximum. With a use of three days, I could feel the reduction in unpleasant odour in bathroom.
  • Also, placed it in my room and could feel the difference in air we breathe in. I can say this for sure because my allergy has definitely improved and coughing has reduced. Thus, the indoor air is much cleaner and fresh now.

Next, I am going to use it in my wardrobe to observe the change.

Usage of Vayu Natural Air Purifying Bag :

The bags come in various sizes and can be used as per your needs.  Its variants are 100 gms, 250 gms, 500 gms.

  • Use it in washroom to remove the smell absorb humidity.
  • Place it with in the store with household cleaners to absorb chemicals released from them
  • Keep it with cloth packaging to reduce the smell and humidity.
  • Use in refrigerator to avoid smell mixing.
  • Can be used in cradles or cribs.
  • Acts as air purifier for cars.
  • Absorbs the paint and furniture smells.
  • Acts against mold and mildew issues by absorbing moisture.
Advantages of Vayu Air Purifying Bags : 

After having used it myself, I can say that it has many plus points which make it good for daily use –

  • It is non-toxic, BPA free, eco-friendly solution to filter the indoor air.
  • Safe to be used in houses with small kids.
  • It is small and handy.
  • Easily portable and can be used at different places.
  • Packaged properly to last long.
  • Comes in many variants to suit your needs.
  • It can be charged by keeping the bag in direct sunlight every few days.
  • With proper maintenance, it can last for two years.

For me, all these points make it a must have product in the house nowadays. You can check more details about the product and buy at BreathFresh.in and on Amazon also.

Have you used Vayu air purifying solutions yet? Did you like it? Do share your thoughts in the comments.

The longest night!

You had just moved into the recovery room after your surgery. I could see the effect of anesthesia wearing off and you had started feeling the pain. The soft cries that escaped your lips sounded like thunder to my ears.

You wanted to quench your thirst and were biting your dry lips again and again. The doctor’s instruction were clear – no food and water for next 24 hours. Nothing should jeopardize your recovery and so I stood my ground.

The pain must have been exhausting for you. Thankfully, the pain killers worked and you dozed off. I had planned to stay awake whole night and was watching you every ten seconds. At midnight, I was jolted by your cry for help!

My first thoughts were something went amiss in the surgery. And, I was scared. The nurses and the on-call doctors were called in. I vividly remember you trying to speak but were unable to do so clearly. You kept pointing towards your face and no one could understand. More doctors entered the room in time being.

I do not remember who identified the problem first – doctor, nurse or me. But, suddenly everyone in room was talking about your jaw dropping towards right side of the face. The doctors were worried that your body was adversely reacting to anesthesia. For me, it was my worst fears coming alive.

Next thing I remember is your clear words saying, “Jaw stuck”.

Somehow your jaw had dislocated during the day and it was causing you all the pain.The dislocated jaw meant you were unable to close your mouth or speak properly.

Everyone in the room became hyperactive. The orthopedic surgeon on night duty was called in and nurses were contacting your surgeon in case of any emergency.

The doctors tried to set it back into the correct position by manipulating the area back into its proper position.All this while, you kept nudging the doctors away to stop them from touching you. They had to put you under anesthesia to fix your jaw and a heart rate monitor was attached to monitor your pulse.

All this happened in the recovery room itself and your jaw was fixed in no time. The heart rate monitor was left attached to your body for the night with its sharp beeping sounds on. I was terrified to hear it, but at least I knew you were alright.

My night was spent watching your pulse rate numbers fluctuate on that little box and keeping my fingers crossed. I was praying silently to all the Gods to keep you safe, for we had a bright future ahead waiting for us. Throughout this experience, the thought about our yet to be born child was pinching at my heart. And, I know that it also gave you strength to recover fast.

The next morning when you woke up with a faint smile, I knew our prayers were answered.

Living that night with six weeks of pregnancy is one of the daring thing I have ever done. All I wanted was to cry and hug you, but I guess motherhood made me stronger for both of us. I could not give up when you needed me the most.

Have you ever faced such an impossible situation where you wanted to give up? How did your overcome your fear. Share your story in comments. You can read my personal experience here.

Hosted By :

I would like to thank Princy from Clanpedia for introducing me. She is a loving wife and dotting mother of two – a bookworm, traveler, foodie, blogger and an optimist.

Also, I would welcome Siduja from Mytinytigger to share her story of dare. She is a civil engineer and first time mom to a 7-month old,exploring the blogging world with adventures of pregnancy, parenting & mom life.

The unsaid reality of Menstruation!

‘Do not sit with others.’

‘You cannot enter the temple’.

‘Do not touch the pickle’.

‘You cannot sleep besides your husband’.

These words might not mean much to many of us. But, ask a girl who is told this every month for throughout her lifetime. She is given a list of do’s and don’ts to be followed for whenever she is menstruating.

Across the world, different cultures have stigmas attached with periods. The women are confined to a single room in-house. In some cases, even shunned outside villages to live in sheds for ‘that time of the month’. They live in unhygienic conditions and without a proper diet when it is utmost needed.

Some consider the women to be impure and it is a sin for these women to touch any men while on periods. It is improper to talk about periods with male members of the family. When will we realize that this ill-treatment should stop? Rather than neglect, a women needs extra care while menstruating.  It is time that we spoke about it and educate the masses.

Menstruation is medically defined as,

“The process in a woman of discharging blood and other material from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until the menopause, except during pregnancy.”

Thus, it is a natural bodily function which proves that a girl/women is healthy. And, there is nothing to be ashamed about. Studies also suggest that it eliminates excess iron, which can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Steps to spread awareness
  • Educating children, both girls and boys, about the periods at an early age to help them understand it.
  • Identify the areas and conduct street play, talk shows in those areas.
  • Correct the people who joke about the ‘PMS’ and educate them about the real symptoms like, headache, backache, nausea, cramping,etc.
  • Adapt the culture where the start of menstrual cycle for a girl is celebrated rather than looked down.
  • Government policies should be introduced for manufacturing safe and hygienic menstrual products.
  • Easy and affordable access for these products to be available to all the women in the country.
  • Most importantly, we should reject the stigma/taboos attached with menstrual cycles and stop shaming girls for it.

This World Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), our endeavor is to break the taboo that engulfs this natural phenomenon that is the basis of very existence of human life on earth. This post is a part of a Blog Train hosted by Anupriya of www.mommytincture.com where 14 wonderful ladies have stepped forward to express themselves this #MenstrualHygieneDay and stress on the fact that there are #NoMoreLimits for a woman.

I would like to thank Monica  for introducing me. She shares her thoughts about motherhood journey and life in general through her blog- http://www.mommavya.wordpress.com.

And, also I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Sharvari. She is a recruitment consultant and blogs about Fashion Food and Parenting. Originally from Aamchi Mumbai but living in Melbourne Australia since 2007. Her blog is https://www.mumbai2melbourne.com.

But wait there’s more! You stand a chance to win a DEA Corp Menstrual Cup worth Rs. 2500/-. You just have to visit http://www.mommytincture.com/2018/05/27/menstrual-cups-boon-menstrual-hygiene/ and leave a comment about your #NoMoreLimits experience.

‘S’ for Sister, ‘S’ for Selfie! #Mobiistar

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li

Having a sister is a blessing and its a privilege if you are a younger sibling. There is always that one person you can count on. They will save you from your parents wrath when you goof up. She is your date for all family events and comes to rescue you from random conversations with Aunty-ji. And, there is always an open wardrobe full of clothes that you can access any time!

If you are both photo-crazy like me and my sister,then you are bound to have albums full of pictures together. Amongst all, this pic is closest to my heart. It was clicked this year when we went back home to attend a family wedding. The photo captures the unspoken bond that we share.

It was like travelling back in time, when we were younger. Sharing the same room and fighting over the TV remote and deciding which side of the bed who will sleep. As kids we used to play together, and this time we were awed by our kids playing. Her not-so-older-kids were taking care of my new-born. Through them we relived our childhood.

We can crib about each other, but dare someone else complain about the other one. As we grow older, new relations are added in our lives. Still, nothing can surpass the love that we have for one another.

Even though I like this picture, but it could have been better if I had Mobiistar smartphone. Mobiistar phone has front, dual selfie camera that captures a 120° wide-angle shot. It surely makes your selfie-experience better. And you an #EnjoyMore with the products functionality. It gives you an edge while capturing all the beautiful memories. Also, you can check more details and buy Mobiistar on Flipkart.

Do you have any favorite memories with your sibling? And do you still fight even if if you have grown old? Would love to hear your stories in comments.

Quiet times! #AtoZChallenge

Last Chapter

30 June,2015

Natasha and Ananth had planned to go on vacation before the baby comes. The two of them wanted to spend some time together before they became three.

Ananth had kept the destination a secret and taken up all the responsibility from planning the vacation to completing all bookings. Natasha knew that they were going out of the country because Ananth had insisted for her to take all necessary vaccinations before travelling. She was still unsure of whether it was a beach vacation or mountains. Ananth even took care of her packing.

‘Ananth, give me a hint. I should know whether I am going to look like a buffoon in swimwear or will have to carry extra weight of woolens along with the baby bump!’, Natasha gave a last attempt to know the destination. Still Ananth gave her no clue.

The day had finally arrived when they would be going on their official BabyMoon. Mumbai weather is known to be unpredictable in the monsoons and it had been raining incessantly since last night.

‘Nats, we will leave early for airport as the roads might be jammed due to rains. Be ready by 4.’, Ananth told her before leaving for office in the morning.

As the day progressed Natasha was getting worried because of the weather. But, she brushed aside the negative thoughts and focused on the upcoming trip.

‘I am leaving from office and should be home on time’, told Ananth on the phone call.

‘Okay, See you soon!’

By now, there was news of water filling up on streets. ‘It happens every year’, thought Natasha. She was surfing news channels to get the current updates about the situation in the city. The JVLR highway was blocked and so were the underpasses in Andheri.  Thoughts of Ananth not reaching home on time were creating havoc in her mind. The clock struck 3:30, when she her phone buzzed.

‘Hello, where are you? When are you reaching home?’, blurted Natasha as soon as she picked up the call. All she wanted was to spend some quiet time with Ananth and weather was playing games now.

——-To be contd.——–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is sixteenth part of the series that I will be writing this month. You can read my theme reveal here. Tune in tomorrow to read what future holds for them.

Do share your thoughts about this post. Did you like what you read & would like to read further? Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy A2Zing!

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