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Donkey milk soaps grab eyeballs at organic festival in Chandigarh

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Soaps made of donkey's became the star attraction at the sixth edition of 'Women of India Organic Festival' here.

The Delhi-based startup 'Organiko' became a hit at the exhibition organised by the

The stall was flooded with people who out of curiosity wanted to have a glimpse of the soaps made of donkey's and many visitors even bought the 100 gram worth Rs 499.

Expressing her happiness over the response to the festival, said the participants from several states managed to sell most of their products.

The founder of 'Organiko', Pooja Kaul, said the pilot project for making these soaps was started at Solapur in in 2017.

Rishabh, the co-founder of 'Organiko', said donkey's consists of many medicinal properties. It has anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle properties and protects from bacterial infections.

He said donkey's milk is one of the costliest milk at Rs 2,000 per litre.

"Donkey's milk commands premium price because it has medicinal properties and one gives maximum one litre of milk a day," he said.

'Organiko', which was founded in April 2018, collaborated with 10 families who own 25 at Dasna in Ghaziabad to manufacture these soaps, said.

"The demand for our products is maximum in southern states like and where people are much aware about the benefits of milk," he said, adding that they are selling these soaps through outlets in and

"We will soon come out with a face wash and a moisturiser made with milk," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 19:00 IST