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17 Mar 2018, Edition - 977, Saturday


  • The Congress and other political parties have been alleging that EVMs tampered during polls and demanding reintroduction of the ballot paper system of voting.
  • J&K Minister Altaf Bukhari sings praises for Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani | Bukhari: Geelani is a very big leader and my stature is too small
  • Pro-Khalistan terrorist convicted of killing former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh does not regreat his action, says his lawyer.
  • MS Dhoni all praise for Nepal after it was granted ODI status by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Mohammed Shami issues clarification on wife’s ‘rape’ allegations
  • According to reports, a Bangladesh player broke the glass while celebrating the team’s win over Sri Lanka in the T20I Nidahas Trophy tri-series.
  • 43-year-old Tara had earlier confessed to his involvement in the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995.
  • Delhi: NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) busts big drug racket.
  • 3 Bangladeshi nationals held in Pune | Arrested nationals said to have terror links | Accused have links with Al Qaeda affiliate | ATS to probe their terror links
  • Modi and his associates allegedly defrauded Punjab National Bank of around Rs 13,000 crore through fraudulent LOUs of PNB


Woman entrepreneur Rebecca makes waves selling organic soap through social network

Prasath Selvaraj

This 29-year old woman entrepreneur has made waves selling organic soap through social networking sites.

Rebecca Paul has a degree in MBA and runs an event management company. She started making organic soap for her two-year-old son who developed allergy to soaps bought from the market.

Rebecca told The Covai Post that skin is the most exposed part of the body. Exposure to sunlight, pollutants in the atmosphere and moisture makes the skin dry and allergic. To protect the skin people go in for cosmetics, soaps and other lotions most of which have chemicals, she says.

There is now a growing awareness about such products which has resulted in demand for organic products. It had to be noted that cosmetics cannot help the skin grow fair or bright as this depends on secretion of melanin in the body, she said.

Soaps with a minimum 75 per cent total fatty matter (TFM) are considered grade 1 and safe for human use. Rebecca makes two kinds of organic soaps – one based on readymade melt and pour method and the other through cold process using certified essential oils. Both are Grade 1 based on TFM value, she said.

She making 30 types of soaps with various flavours and having different benefits. She also makes soaps with water melon and rainbow patterns which go well with children. Besides soaps, she also makes lip balm, mosquito-repellent body butter and lotion bar.

“There is a general view that organic products are priced high, resulting in lower demand,” said Rebecca who selling a 150gm organic soap for a maximum of Rs 150.

She also conducts workshop in organic soap-making.