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Embracing the timeless beauty of Mehendi

A sustainable and eco-friendly journey

Update : 02 Apr 2024, 06:47 PM

Can you imagine celebrating Eid without having henna art on your hands? Shopping centers, fairs, markets, Meena Bazaars, and beauty salons stay open late at the night to accommodate the eager customers who want to have beautiful henna designs applied on their hands and feet from the evening of Chaand Raat until Eid.

The tradition of henna art, or mehendi "utshab," has become an integral part of not only Eid festivities but also other cultural events like Pahela Baishakh and wedding ceremonies.

Young girls, children, and women of all ages ensure to get this done as part of their Eid adornment. Skilled henna artists are abundantly available during these celebratory times, catering to this sub continental cultural tradition.

The henna art tradition is constantly evolving, with intricate and increasingly complex designs being featured in booklets, books, online imagery, and YouTube tutorials, each pattern becoming more elaborate and ornate than the previous ones.

The happiness on women's faces as they look at the beautiful red henna patterns, a natural dye gifted by God, on their hands and sometimes feet, is a tradition deeply rooted in the legacy of their predecessors.

Being an ancient and an integral part of our cultural heritage in Bangladesh, the art of henna has been lovingly preserved and handed down from one generation to the next.

In the Middle East, mehendi was used for henna art and was applied to dye hair, beards, and hands. With Islam's spread across the globe, this idea of using henna for adornment became popular in the Indian subcontinent.

This way, mehendi gained further significance in Bengal, associated with Islamic rituals like weddings and Eid celebrations.

Over time, the use of henna has become a significant part of Bangladeshi and Bengali culture, spanning all religious affiliations, and being worn by all.

For generations, Bangladeshi women have plucked fresh henna leaves from backyard trees, meticulously grinding them into fine pastes to adorn their palms and feet with circular designs.

Over time, these motifs have become increasingly complex, reflecting the artistic expressions and evolving aesthetics of each generation.

Additionally, due to the time-consuming nature of preparing mehendi paste, there was a demand for pre-made henna cones on the market.

However, the rise of commercial mehendi products laced with harmful chemicals threatens to erode this centuries-old tradition. In response, a growing movement of conscious consumers has emerged, reclaiming the need for the authentic and organic essence of this timeless art form.

Because of the growing demand for skin and eco-friendly mehendi products, brands like Organikare have emerged with their own safe formulation.

One of their products, Organikare Mehedi Cone, embodies the brand's commitment to preserving tradition and embracing natural beauty.

Carefully crafted from organic mehendi leaves and essential oils in Organikare’s factory, Organikare Mehedi Cone offers a safe alternative to conventional mehendi products. Organikare is an environmentally conscious brand specializing in skincare and personal care products.

Because of that, the Organikare Mehedi Cones are free of harsh chemicals like ammonia and PPD, which can cause skin irritation, allergies, hives, and even skin cancer. The top priority of Organikare is the well-being of their customers, while still offering vibrant, long-lasting color.

The application of the Mehendi Cone is easy and quick-drying, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

With its availability in superstores, retail shops, and online platforms, Organikare's Mehedi Cone, priced affordably at 50 takas, is easily accessible to all as it is available at Meena Bazar, Shwapno, Unimart, CSD, Agora, and other leading super shops, retail stores, and online platforms.

With its skin-friendly and eco-conscious formulation, people could reconnect to their traditions again.

Thus, Organikare Mehedi Cone has become a popular choice for those seeking a natural alternative to mehendi artistry.

Beyond product formulations, Organikare understands the emotional significance of the mehendi culture of Bangladesh.

By offering a natural and organic alternative that prioritizes both cultural authenticity and environmental responsibility,

Organikare's Mehedi Cone has become a catalyst for preserving this timeless tradition while connecting it to a future where cultural expression coexists harmoniously with a commitment to the planet and its people.

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