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  • 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.
  • Tradition of wearing Sindoor or vermillion is said to have traveled through more than 5,000 years of Hindu culture.
  • In Hindu tradition, the practice of wearing sindoor by married women is explained through popular myths.
  • Sindoor is also considered to be the symbol of the female energy of Parvati and Sati.
  • The ritual of applying sindoor is followed in almost all the religions of India, making it an important part for the conclusion of the marriage ceremony.
  • 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.
  • Modern sindoor mainly uses vermilion, which is an orange-red pigment.
  • Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric-lime and the metal mercury.
  • Traditionally, the red sindoor was made at home from turmeric and alum.
  • Sindoor is most important beauty item for wedded women, devotion and other purposes.
  • As per results of Double Blind Clinical testing, the red and mehroon coloured herbal sindoor is quite safe for skin application having no adverse effect on skin.
  • 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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