Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Sindoor is a traditional red or orange-red colored cosmetic powder from the Indian subcontinent, usually worn by married women along the parting of their hair.

Sindoor is most important beauty item for wedded women, devotion and other purposes.

The process provides an opportunity for the preparation of different shades of sindoor like orange, red, dark red, mehroon, etc., using different dyes and their blends.

The main component of traditional sindoor is usually vermilion.

Most of the sindoor available in market are made from synthetic dyes, filler materials, lime and salts of lead and mercury to provide fast and brilliant red shades.

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