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Thai massage oil smears all over Fair

New Delhi, Nov 18, 2012, IANS:

Known for offering dresses, bags and footwear at reasonable prices, the Thailand pavilion at the trade fair in the Capital this year is witnessing an increased demand for herbal oils, balms, incense sticks and room fresheners.

Shopkeepers at the Thai pavilion at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) said over the years the demand for such products had increased manifold.

“These are authentic oils and balms which are made from natural Thai herbs and used for massages. They provide instant relief from any kind of muscular pain, insect bite or swelling,” said Thananart Witaya, representing the Thai Medicos company’s stall.
The stall also has herbal soaps, toothpaste and body scrubs.

A 50 gram bottle of herbal balm costs Rs 170, while 120 ml bottle of herbal oil shall set you back by Rs 120.

“Despite getting more stock every year, we are sold out even before the fair ends,” Witaya said.

Vijay Bhaskar, 52, said he has been visiting the pavilion every year since the last three years just for the balm.

Effective for joint pain

“It’s very effective. I come here every year and buy enough stock for me and my wife as we both have joint pain,” said Bhaskar, a resident of south Delhi’s Saket.
‘Sense and ceramics’ stall also sees huge rush. “We have incense sticks, stones and cones, aroma burners — a ceramic pot filled with perfumed oil and a burning candle at the bottom,” said Chintana Raoungaram.

A packet of incense sticks, stones and cones is priced at Rs 100 and available in several fragrances like lavender, sandalwood, rose and ocean, while the aroma burner costs  between Rs 300 and 1,000.

A major crowd puller were lamps made of plastic cards, interlocked together to form
varied shapes like that of a strawberry, dog and mobile phones.
“We use polypropylene plastic which is 500 microns thick.

The lamp will never deform and is washable,” said Panit Triroj of natural designs company.
The lamps are available in vivid colours and priced between Rs 200 and 2,000. The 32nd edition of the annual IITF opened on Wednesday with over 6,000 exhibitors from India and abroad. Organisers expect around 20 lakh visitors during the 14-day event.


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