A tell-tale little toiletry box found in Harappa contained items indicating beauty rituals have existed in ancient India more than 3500 years ago. Ivory combs, beauty tongs, rounded implements for applying kajal show that ancient Indian women knew how to take care of themselves. Royal women went through beauty rituals that sometimes lasted for 40 days at a time and included scented bathing and massages too!
Natsy by Design is proud to bring you chemical-free, organic and environmentally responsible hair and beauty products by BubbleNut Wash (BNW) and Do Bandar (DB)
BubbleNut Wash is a social enterprise created with aim of creating livelihood opportunities for tribal and rural women in remote forest and hill areas of India by creating market linkages for untapped non-timber forest products. Women are mobilized into groups and trained in harvesting, sorting, grading and processing soap nuts that are subsequently handcrafted into 100% chemical-free personal and home care products for urban consumers. These products are biodegradable. In fact the after-wash water can be reused for gardening too!
Do Bandar is an all-women social enterprise that handcrafts body care experiences that nourish mind, body and soul. Ancient ayurvedic recipes, royal Mughal recipes and traditional recipes handed down generations of mothers and grandmothers inspire this range of soaps, body scrubs, lip butters and massage oils. Founder, Mayura, works with a team of Ayurvedic doctors to research and develop each product. Recycled paper and banana fibre is used for packaging making the products environmentally friendly and biodegradable.