ABOUT US

Our Motto

Do Good. Relax.

At Pratha, our mission is not only to provide exceptional products and service but also to develop meaningful ways of doing business.

We strive to minimize waste, recycle, use recyclable and/ or biodegradable packaging whenever possible and seek out suppliers with the similar philosophies.

We endeavor to create a humanistic and respectful work environment that responds in a supportive way to the needs of our employees and their families.

We value our community and believe that each of us has a part to play in helping our society and one another.

We pledge to provide the best quality products using natural organic materials free of all unnecessary chemicals

WHO WE ARE

“Pratha” means traditions. Traditions are the roots of Healthy and Happy life. Each tradition is based on the science from very ancient era.

Right from making soaps, shampoos, conditioners to all the rejuvenating bath products like sea salts, Dead Sea mud, essentials oils, hair oils and face packs, our ancestors have their own way of making all the products in its very natural and pure form. At Pratha Naturals and Handmade we are presenting Pratha the traditional way of making bath and beauty products.

We are manufactures of old-fashioned handcrafted handmade, natural artisan bath & beauty line products. These products are created in small batches using a variety of natural oils, butters & botanicals from all over the world.

Cruelty free

Without Alcohol

Handmade

Natural

Chemical free

MEET THE TEAM

Two technocrats, chemical engineers and artist by heart Soniya Gaikwad and Dinesh Pakade founded Pratha Naturals, a brand they calls ‘Elegantly traditional’ in Aug 2015.

Soniya and Dinesh, engineer by profession has worked and lived in many countries across the globe including US, UK and Spain. However, they never allowed their profession to come between their desires which had been harboring since long, the desire to start something that they can call their own

However, the real work and credit for handcrafting our fantastic natural products goes to our great PRATHA team and enthusiastic staff.

Soniya Gaikwad

CEO

Engineer by profession and entrepreneur by choice. After 12 years of expertise in oil and gas, refineries, petrochemical, fertiliser world, she gets back to her dream with full of imagination and has a great support from her husband. The mother of two kids loves playing around with the naughty kids and their friends. Her house is always full with kids; people get confused about how many kids she has.

She put her heart and soul to design each product with its upmost purity. Pratha naturals is the third child of this woman.

Manisha Katekar

Administrative Manager

Master in commerce, banker from past 10 years has now found herself interesting in all round work of administration management. Soft spoken, well behaved nature of her makes everything manageable under any circumstance. She has a pretty balancing way of the life, house and work.

An active social person you can see her in all event of people around her.

Very particular about work and has all her eyes everywhere in the office.

Shyam Gaikwad

Production Head

A born artist, a designer, a game player, a farmer, a spiritual follower. He has so many layers to his personality. Handle the tough target of production each day. Now become customization and variation expert. Always ready for work at any time.   Know all kind of work and how to get the work done.

A hard working, proactive, ready to jump in the risk nature makes himself more confidant.Speak less but gives punch line which explain everything. Always there for family and friends

CONTACT US

Pratha Naturals and Handmade

Pratha Naturals & Handmade pvt. Ltd.
C3/904, Kumar Prithvi, kondhwa,
Pune – 411048
Email : info@prathanaturals.com
Ph: +91-9075694182 / +91-9075694662

We’d love to meet you in person! Visit our show schedule page to learn about events we’ll be at in your area! You can also visit www.facebook.com/prathanaturals to “like” us and stay posted about upcoming events and join our online Handmade and Natural community.

Please fill out the form below to contact us directly and we will respond as soon as we can. We look forward to hearing from you!

FAQ’s

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the naturally occurring, volatile oils obtained by steam distillation or cold pressing (expression), having the characteristic aroma of the plant part from which it was derived. These pure oils are “neat”, meaning they have not been processed, diluted or manipulated in any way with solvents or other additives. Although a particular species of plant harvested and distilled for its essential oil during a particular growing season in a specific region may produce a fragrance that differs from the same species grown in a different region.

Do essential oils have a grading system to tell me which is better?

There is no official grading system that grades essential oils as A, B, C or Therapeutic grade.

Are Pratha essential oils pure or do they have anything added to them?

All of our pure essential oils are labeled as such, there is no adulteration at all.

We allow nature to take its course and do not add isolated compounds to the oil to try to standardize the naturally occurring variations of a particular oil.

Have your essential oils or products been tested on animals?

Absolutely not. We are Cruelty Free

What is hair oil?

Hair oils have been used for centuries, in many different cultures, as a way of maintaining shiny, luxurious locks. Oils mimic

How does hair oil help my hair?

Our oil treatment helps to moisturize the scalp and nourish hair by fortifying it from within. Our exclusive blend of Ayurvedic botanicals are use to stimulate healthy hair growth. Aside from the oil itself, the act of massaging one’s scalp stimulates blood flow and encourages healthy hair growth

Is Pratha Hair Oil Treatment right for my hair type?

Do you have dry hair? Yes. Do you have dull hair? Yup. Does it help with split ends? Yes, again. Even thin, oily hair can benefit from this treatment. Our hair treatment is formulated for almost every hair type, so if you’re looking for a natural way to deep condition and nourish your hair, try it out!

How do I apply oil on hairs?

You can apply it to your hair while it’s dry, about 30 minutes before showering. If your hair needs a little extra care then try applying it the night before and washing it out the following morning.

Oil? Won’t that make my hair greasy?

Ouch! You’re hurting our feelings. While, your first instinct might be to think that oil would make your scalp greasy, actually the opposite is true. Our hair oil treatment helps nourish your scalp, breaks up build-up from styling products and will actually leave your hair moisturized, yet cleansed. You might even find (like many of our happy customers!) that using this hair oil will help to prevent your scalp from overproducing unnecessary oils.

Are Pratha Naturals products all natural?

yes! Pratha Naturals products are all natural! Most of our ingredients are naturally occurring from the earth. A few of our flavors have been fabricated but they are all made using natural ingredients! (no chemicals!)

What are the ingredients of your lip balms?

Our regular Lip balm ingredients are: Beeswax, cocoa butter, Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, aloe vera, essential and/or flavor oil, natural colors, botanicals.

Do Pratha Naturals balms taste like they smell?

It’s actually impossible for a lip balm (or anything else for that matter) to taste exactly like what it smells. We “taste” using our tastebuds. Tastebuds can actually only detect a few different “tastes”: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, & savory. The rest of what we “taste” is made up of what we are actually SMELLING.!

Yes they are yummy!

What do Pratha Naturals Lip Balms feel like on my lips? Are they waxy or greasy?

Our lip balms are the perfect moisturizing balm! They are not waxy at all. They are very buttery and slippery on your lips and give a very nice shine (when applied liberally) similar to a gloss. The formula is original and unlike any balm you’ve ever tried. You’re going to love the feel of Pratha naturals lip balm! & your lips are going to love them too!

Do Pratha Naturals lip balms contain petroleum jelly or mineral oils?

Absolutely not! Pratha Naturals lip balms are natural and safe for your lips! Petroleum jelly and mineral oil are both byproducts of refining oil and gasoline, both are major chemicals that we don’t want on our lips! Pratha Naturals uses only natural ingredients in our products. Natural, skin loving butters and oils that leave our lips soft and HEALTHY!

Are Pratha Naturals products tested on animals?

Pratha Naturals products NEVER NEVER NEVER tests it’s products on animals!

Can Pratha Naturals personalize/customize any of their products?

YES! Pratha Naturals can personalize any of our products to meet your needs. We have created labels for many different occasions: Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Retirements, Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Anniversaries, and many more special occasions. We can also customize your favorite flavor or scent just for you.

Why should i choose handmade soap?

Generally, the commercial soaps carried at most chain stores are loaded with chemical additives such as preservatives, sulfates and lather boosters that dry out your skin and can lead to rashes and other skin irritations. The commercial soap bars that line most grocery stores’ shelves are actually synthetic detergents. While that’s wonderful for your dishes, it’s not very good for your skin.

What is Handmade soap?

Soap is a combination of water (liquid), lye (sodium hydroxide) and oils. When the lye solution is mixed
with oils, it causes a chemical reaction called “saponification”. The result is 3 parts soap and 1 part
glycerin: which is desired for it’s ability to moisturize the skin.
Properly made handmade soap contains NO LYE in the end product. You cannot make real soap
without lye.
No Lye = No Soap
This is why soap must ‘cure’ on the drying rack for 4-6 weeks before it can be packaged up for
sale. Any left over non-converted lye from the saponification process will essentially work itself out of
the bar during the 4-6 week curing process.

I have sensitive skin, is homemade soap safe to use?

Most likely, you will be able to use our soaps because they are incredibly mild and gentle. Most commercial soaps are detergent based, using lots of synthetic ingredients that cause skin reactions. If you have allergies to fragrances, try our Essential Oil soaps. Please take a moment and check out our site page labeled “What’s in my Soap???” to see what skin benefits your bar of soap can hold!

Do you test on Animals?

We NEVER test on animals. Our products are tested by very willing family and friends.

Do you use Animal products in your soap?

All of our Artisan soaps are “Vegetarian Friendly” meaning, they are made using only vegetable oils and butters such as Shea, Cocoa and Mango. We never use animal fats such as lard or tallow. However, we do occasionally use Milk, Yogurt, Honey and cruelty free Silk Fibers

How long dose your Soap stay fresh?

Our handmade soap stays “fresh” for years. No, it’s true! REAL handmade soap is like wine. It gets better with age. As the soap gets harder, it becomes longer lasting and milder. However, over time, the soap may loose it’s fragrance intensity, so we recommend using within 3 years..

How Long should my bar of soap last?

Well that depends on how much mileage it gets. We are a family of 4. With 2 adults and 2 pairs of small hands in the mix, we are lucky if a bar lasts 2 weeks! However, properly stored and drained between uses, YOU can expect a bar to last at least 3 weeks or longer! To extend the life of your soap:

  • Allow to dry completely between use
  •  Store on a well draining soap dish
  • Avoid leaving soap in direct spray of water
  • Never leave in standing water Try using a wash cloth or shower puff instead of rubbing soap directly on the skin

Additional Facts

Our soaps are handmade from scratch and every batch and bar are uniquely special. Variations in soap design, color and scent are expected and does not constitute a substantial flaw in the product.

Our soaps are formulated with a wide variety of natural ingredients known for their reputed benefits.
However, our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition.

The ingredients of all of our soaps are clearly labeled and may contain ingredients that cause skin
sensitivity or allergic reactions in some individuals. Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of
these ingredients. If you are pregnant or suffer from a medical condition, please consult your physician
before using any product containing essential oils.

Aren’t your soaps expensive?

If you do a Google search you’ll discover that we price our soap right in the middle of the pricing spectrum. Not only that, compare our ingredients, and you will discover that we use a FAR greater percentage of expensive, high-end oils, butters, organic herbs and spices, clays, milks and essential oils than our competitors.. You can be confident that at our Soap, you are getting the highest quality soap at the most affordable pricing.

Do you know last ingredient we add in all our product is LOVE!!