If you believe in celebrating a safe holi, make these natural holi colours and enjoy the festival with no side effects.
Originally, the Holi colours were created by using bright flowers that blossomed throughout spring. This Holi, you can go eco-friendly and skin-friendly with natural and organic colours. Play a safe and entertaining Holi by creating your own natural holi colours at home. You can choose to protect yourself, your loved ones and the environment by replacing the toxic unnatural colours with natural homemade colours. Here, beauty guru Shahnaz Husain is telling ways to make homemade natural colours for holi. You can find these ingredients easily in your kitchen or can source from a nearby store to prepare Holi gulal and colours. Excited to try? Scroll down and make your colours.
Holi is a fun festival where people simply immerse themselves in colours and enjoy to the fullest. But artificial colours make things go worse. Not only it causes irritation but it can lay a long-term impact on your skin and hair health. There are incidences of people getting cuts, bruises and redness due to fake colours(that contain chemicals, glass powder and other dangerous elements). Thus, it becomes our moral duty to not harm anyone in the wake of holi celebrations. Playing holi with natural colours reduces harm to skin, hair and maximizes enjoyments and lifetime memories.
Let us now tell you how to make best natural holi colours easily at home.
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It is a very bright colour that indicates vigour, cheerfulness, and life.
You can prepare red colour by drying red hibiscus flowers or rose petals and then grinding them into powder. Red sandalwood is also a good choice for obtaining a deep red colour with rice flour.
Bran and red hibiscus flowers give a lovely rich red colour when soaked in water overnight. Tomato juice and carrot juice can also be used to obtain the red colour. In order to remove the stickiness, it should be diluted with sufficient water.
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A beautiful blue powder can be obtained by drying the Jacaranda flowers in the shade and grinding them.
Henna can be used to make both dry and wet green colour, for dry.
Beetroot is good for developing red/pink colourants.
Brown colour can be easily made by mixing 1 part of henna powder with 4 parts of Amla powder. Kattha or catechu, which is eaten with beetle leaf i.e., pan, when mixed with water will give a brownish colour.
If you cannot find any of these ingredients, you can buy food or icing colour from the market. Using water and corn starch, you can obtain both wet and dry edible colour ingredients such as yellow, blue, red, green, and saffron.
It is simply to make cornstarch sugar by mixing corn starch and water. Add food colouring in a proportional amount, and then leave it to dry or bake the mixture for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Celsius. The mixture will quickly dry up in powder. Now, enjoy Holi as you have all the natural colours at your fingertips.
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