All our indigo is from Tamil Nadu, India, which is the central desert of the world for indigo plant cultivation !
We sell India Desert Earth Pakeezah Indigo, which is the one in the boxed herbal hair colour kits, and we sell India Desert Earth Organic Indigo which comes from certified organic sources.
The indigo which we sell is 100% indigofera tinctoria and it is made by first sieving and powdering the dried and crushed leaves of the indigo leaves from the indigofera plant. Nothing is added to it. There is no PPD in it.
indigo natural hair colour comes from desert regions
WHICH INDIGO ?
In answer to the question which indigo should I buy, provided it’s 100% indigofera tinctoria and it’s had nothing added to it, indigo is indigo, and it’s going to colour your hair exactly the same. Whether it’s labelled indigo, pure indigo, purest indigo, organic indigo, certified organic indigo, fairtrade indigo, soil associated certified indigo or eco cert indigo, real indigo is real indigo regardless of the label. The labels may indicate some variation in the manufacturing and production processes, or soil source; but beyond all that it’s important to remember that the end colour result will generally be pretty much the same whichever one you use. The important thing, before you decide which indigo to buy, is to decide that you trust the people you buy from.
Which indigo you opt for in the long term is very much a matter of personal preference. Go with whichever one works best first for you. The determining factors for some people in deciding which long term indigo to opt for are : powder consistency, ease of application, and earth source and environment. If you’re new to indigo, we recommend you start with our Pure Pakeezah Indigo (it’s the one in our boxed Renaissance Henna Herbal Hair Colour Kit). Then try our organic indigo and compare the hair colour results and experience. Pakeezah is not “certified organic” but it’s as pure indigo as you’ll get from a non certified source. There are non certified sources that meet the standards but, mainly for financial reasons, these sources cannot get certification. We generally prefer that beginners start their indigo journey with non organic, pure indigo, with nothing added to it except water. This way you can get a real feel for what it is, how it works, and how it compares with another indigo. If you don’t have a straight yard stick to start with, you won’t be able to properly measure and compare your experiences and results later on.
Our suppliers work closely with local farmers to ensure that all standards match organic standard. This includes a total ban on the use of pesticides. However, in a land mass such as India where pesticides are used in a number of industries there can be wind contamination. This is a risk with any products, from any source, in any given region of the world, which is either geographically located close to another region that uses pesticides, or in the line of wind trails which can carry pesticides and other contaminants over far distances. It is unfortunate that very few regions of the earth are completely free of this risk. We don’t think that anyone can honestly guarantee that anything or everything is pesticide free. Risks exist, and when we make choices, all we can do is balance them and continue to strive to minimise and eliminate them.
WHY ORGANIC INDIGO ?
If you want the reassurance of indigo from an independently certified organic source, here it is. It’s beautiful indigo, it’s passed the “organic” certification process, and it’s probably as close to pesticide free and contaminant free as you’ll ever get. This organic indigo comes from farms that are rigorously and regularly checked to ensure organic standards are being implemented and practised.
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