With Holi in the corner, there is a lively buzz in the air. As much as Holi is a festival of color, excitement and laughter, the use of toxic colors sometimes adds to the negative impact on beautiful festivals. This Holi ensures that you use homemade colors instead of the toxic colors available on the market. The use of homemade colors will not only ensure there are no harmful elements to your skin and make them safe for the environment. Like that idea, but I’m not sure how to make it
A variety of red, green, indigo and crimsons bring an aura of enthusiasm and enthusiasm during the joyful color festival, Holi. Flowers that bloom, bright sunshine, and pleasant weather conditions make this season the perfect time to color the atmosphere with fun Holi colors.
Unlike other festivals, no one cares about branded clothes, suitable accessories, and make-up. However, one thing that matters to all of us is the quality of the colors used. We must not forget that an unpleasant day can cause many skin problems later.
The colors available on the market contain toxic substances such as lead etc. which are very dangerous for children and can cause skin rashes, allergies and even eye damage. Enjoy this Holi without fear by making natural homemade Holi colors.
The color of holi can be made dry or wet. Dry colors can be used to apply to one another, while wet colors can be used in phichkari.
The easiest way to create Holi colors at home is to mix any flour (wheat or Maida) with the color of the food but even the food colors have chemicals now.
Here are some ways to make holi colors at home that are environmentally friendly. Although it will take time and effort to make it at home, the best is that they are truly safe and healthy.
Holi is also a time for family reunion, and this is a perfect activity for all family members. This is an easy recipe for making gulal by famous beauty expert Suparna Trikha. Take 200 gm of arrowroot powder, 100 gm haldi, 50 gm of marigold flower, 20 gm of orange peel (fine powder) and 20 drops of lemon or sandalwood essential oil. Put all the ingredients into a bowl or like a large plastic mixer and mix by hands, gently scrub. You will see a beautiful, safe and natural yellow gulal.
Mix the henna powder with the same amount of flour for eco-friendly Holi green colors. Note that you need to use pure Mehendi and not henna powder mixed with amla because it will leave a brown color on the skin just like the hair.
Spinach, mint leaves and coriander leaves are other popular choices.
Yellow Holi powder
The easiest way to prepare yellow powder at home is to mix good quality turmeric powder with besan flour. The ratio must be 1: 2. Turmeric and besan are home remedies for various skin-related problems.
Another option is to boil the chrysanthemum or marigold in the water. Strain this mixture before use.
Spring really is the time for yellow!!! Flowers such as Amaltas, Marigolds, Yellow Chrysanthemums, and Baboons – all can be used to make the palate yellow! Some effort will be needed on your part because you need to dry it and grind it to make a fine powder. Mix with besan in case you fall short!!
Purple Holi powder
Peel and chop beetroot and boil well in a pressure cooker. After being cold, dilute the water.
Blue Holi powder
Dried blue flowers like blue hibiscus or blue shevantI flowera and grind them. Mix in any flour to get the desired blue Holi powder.
To make the wet color blue, boil the hibiscus flower in the water.
A tinge of saffron
It’s easy to make natural Holi colors of turmeric, orange or yellow. For powder, take the mixture and mix with haldi with a little water. Then leave it in the sun to dry. To color the water, soak the henna leaves in water overnight and use water to play Holi in the morning. You can also use henna pasta.
Soak beet slices in water, boil mixture and leave overnight. If you want a more pink color, dilute the mixture a little more. You can also use onion for this one.
Chocolate can be used as a substitute for Black because many consider black to be unprofitable. To make a natural Holi Chocolate Powder, mix 1 part Henna Powder with 4 parts Amla Powder.
Did you know that the black that is often used for Holi is made of used batteries that are very toxic!!? The battery itself is dangerous; imagine rubbing the contents on your child’s face and hands!! Black not Holi color in my honest opinion! However, if you want to add it to your celebration, then make it at home. Boil the Amla dry in a wrought iron or iron container and let it soak overnight. Dilute with water and use it like any color!
Even though it’s not considered beneficial for the festival, it’s easiest to make because it helps cleanse your skin. Yes, its charcoal powder, which is harmless and purifies and cleanses your skin.
- Sometimes in festive debauchery, we lose ourselves! Even though it’s quite understandable on special days like Holi, here are a few tips to keep you and your children safe.
- Holika Dhawan is a great start for Holi, but it is always recommended to look after your children at a safe distance from the holy campfire. They will definitely be excited and it will be difficult to hold them back.
- Before stepping out at Holi, rub yourself with a substantial amount of coconut oil. This will create a protective layer for your skin and reduce the amount of skin damage.
- Why only skin? Protect your hair too! Holi plays havoc with women’s hair, making it curly, dry, and unmanageable. Brush your hair and scalp well before exiting. If you can, have your children wear hats. A swimming cap is the best, but which child will approve it?
With these amazing natural colors from vegetables and flowers, bring a vibrant joyful color into your life and play organic Holi with your friends and family without having to worry about your skin.