Planning to celebrate an organic Diwali, but don’t know how to proceed with it? We bring you some tips on how to keep it organic, this Diwali!
Diwali Celebrations can be many things – shubh, exciting, lovely, and fantastic. Now, let’s add one more adjective to it: ‘Organic’. With the increasing awareness about having environment-friendly celebrations, it’s time we make the switch. Choosing an eco-friendly and organic Diwali will add to the joy of the celebrations.
Here are some points to help you celebrate Diwali in an environment-friendly, non-toxic and organic way:
1. Make Way For Natural Rangoli
Rather than using chemical-filled, toxic color powders for rangoli, you can just make them at home.
You can use rice flour and mix spices for colors – such as Organic Turmeric for yellow, coffee for brown and Kumkum for red. It is also easier to clear it and you end up making a positive influence on the kids. In other words, the next generation will be ready for an organic celebration!
2. Choose The Correct Lights
Isn’t Diwali all about lighting up your home? And in the best decorative way possible? This year choose wisely and say no to candles.
Candles release toxins when they burn. Investing in diyas is a long-term and a better option. They are made with eco-friendly, organic material that is better for the environment. Additionally, it burns on ghee or oil, which is not harmful for the environment or your family. What’s more? They look great and will make for a traditional addition to your home decor.
3. Use Bio-Degradable Crockery
If there were a pie chart of everything that includes Diwali, family reunions would occupy the largest portion. We’re sure you agree!
Reunions require hosting the guests and serving great food to them. This involves crockery, which most of the time is made of harmful material. Avoid buying expensive glass or plastic products. Instead, opt for compostable and bio-degradable utensils.
How, you ask? There are many organic crockery options available online. One of the very easy and traditional suggestion is using Banana leaves as plates. They’re great for the health, incredible for the environment, and amazing to revisit old memories. Not to forget, they are easy on the pocket too!
4. Give Organic Gifts
Since everybody looks forward to gifts, why don’t we give them sensible ones? Instead of exchanging the same old sweets and gifts, this time go organic with your love. Get innovative. Your gifts can include organic soaps, teas, coffee, clothing, crockery, and creams. Additionally, you can gift hampers full of Organic Indian Spices one of the most difficult things to find in the US! What better than organic desi masalas for a desi?
5. Pack It Right
Glittering, bright-colored wrapping paper does nothing but end up becoming trash and harm the environment.
To avoid this, wrap your gifts with newspapers. You can also give it a personal touch with a handwritten card that will go a long way than just elaborately wrapping it in shimmery plastic paper.
These were our suggestions on having a unique, organic Diwali. If you have any tips that we can add to our list, let us know in the comments section!