The colors used in Holi were prepared with spring flowers blooming in the surroundings, but today chemical-based colors have completely replaced these natural-friendly colors. Let us all make a commitment this year to celebrate Holi in a different way and help our children become tomorrow’s environmentally responsible people. Keep on reading to learn how to prepare natural Holi colors at home.
The readily available chromium, silica, lead, and alkaline products in the industry have been adulterated with high content. It has even been proven that these unhygienic synthetic colors sold in open contain a significant amount of glass particles Such toxic substances pose a high risk of health complications, such as skin and eye disorders when used on the body.
This Holi, celebrate Holi in an eco-friendly way with your kids–with colors of health and happiness, and a smile of joy on the faces of everyone.
Ways To Make Natural Holi Colors At Home
Use these 100 percent organic techniques to prepare natural holi colors at home to go with natural healthy colors this Holi:
1. Green Color
Take pure henna (Mehendi) powder blend to achieve a lovely green color with an equal amount of gram flour. The Indian Gooseberry (Amla) should not be blended in henna powder because it will make a brownish color.
Dry henna leaves no color on the face or body, but in holi who worries about leftover color.
2. Yellow Color
Mix turmeric powder with double the amount of gram flour or ‘ besan. ‘ This mixture has magical effects on the skin. To achieve the same yellow color, ‘ Besan ‘ can be supplemented with wheat flour, rice flour, or refined flour.
3. Pink Color
Take one beetroot, grate and soak in 1 liter of water to get a beautiful color of magenta. The mixture may also be boiled and diluted before use.
Instead, for a pinkish color, cook onion peels in water. Before using these, be sure to remove the peels.
4. Blue Color
Pick the dry Jacaranda flower more commonly called neeli Gulmohar, grind and get lovely blue powder. You can also use Blue Hibiscus in the same way.
Simple indigo can also be used for true blue color. Though the indigo powder is easily available in the market, dried Indigo leaves should be taken, grinded and make the color.
5. Red Color
Red Sandalwood can be used to prepare a bright red dye, considered to be very beneficial to the skin. Hibiscus shade-dried flowers can be used for the same as well. It makes a bright red color and can be used as a red Gulal. You can also use saffron for the orange color.
6. Brown Color
Take the same amount of tea and coffee powder to make a brown color. Mix it first in hot water, then use the soaked leaves in the muslin cloth, tie them up and dip them in hot water. For the desired amount of color continue to repeat the process.
These are organic techniques to prepare natural Holi colors at home to go with natural healthy colors this Holi.
The video below explains how to make the colors yellow, green, brown, orange and blue.
Tell your child to help you create these colors at home. Explain to him the harmful effects of poisonous colors and by playing with flowers, leaves and fruits let him discover the fascinating world of natural colors. You’ll be surprised to see how your little effort motivates your little one to play an environmentally friendly Holi.