Must-Try: The Lavender Body Butters & Rose And Milk Handmade Soaps At Sundaram

What Makes It Awesome

I had given up on going to The Blind School Mela - way too much traffic, rush, haggling aunties and dust. This year, I decided to brave it all, and my comeback to TBSM was well worth it; predominantly because I discovered Sundaram, a range of handmade body butter and soaps, that are apparently made in the Himalayas. I don't know much of their story; but as a cream and body butter hoarder {I have the dryest skin, especially during the change of season} and I can vouch for their lavender cream {pictured} and the lavender and rose and milk soap. The fragrance is everything - not overpowering, natural and just the right amount of floral. They're made using all natural ingredients, which makes the creams super buttery {half a finger, and you've got enough to put on both your arms} and lesser like off the shelf creams. Their rose and milk soap has the texture of a mild exfoliator, while also moisturizing your skin. It's a huge bummer that they're available only at select exhibits if you're looking to sample them. On enquiring the lovely elderly lady selling the products, I was also told that they retail in select quantity through a lady called Anoothi {email her at or call her on 9810070478}. Try your luck there!

What Could Be Better?

I wish they were more easily available!

What's My Pro Tip?

They're well priced for handmade soaps and creams @ INR 130 for a bar and INR 220 for a small glass jar, respectively.