Question and Answer About a Thanaka Order
Thank you for the parcel, I received the Thanaka Powder - please can you confirm if this is pure powder? The colour is different to powder I purchased from another shop. Your one is more yellow and the other one was more red/brown in colour.
I ask you to please be honest as I will be using it on the skin of my young baby who has very sensitive skin and I don't want to cause any harm to her.
If it has been mixed with other things that is not a problem, but I will need to know what it is so I can be sure it is safe for my baby.
I hope to hear from you soon.
|Young Limonia acidissima at Aleyagarden|
You may wish alternatively to buy from aleyagarden the logs and grind them into powder.
The traditional grinding process uses a circular stone slab called kyauk pyin which has a channel round the rim for the water to drain into.
|Thanaka powder and logs of Limonia acidissima, both sold by Aleyagarden|
A press article has warned of lead found in some Thanaka bags, hypothesizing that the lead made tools to make the powder could be the cause of the contamination. But we don't see what tools made in lead, a very soft metal, could these be as the very fine Thanaka powder is obtained with a more sophisticated tool, the stone grinder in picture above. Lead contamination would probably result from the long storing of paste in lead containers. It is always best to do small batches of water and powder mixes and avoid storing. Thank you again for you message. www.kctv5.com/story/24081950/imported-makeup-gives-2-local-children-lead
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