Holi, the festival of colors is one of the much-loved festivals in India. Like every festival, Holi is also celebrated with lots of love, joy, and fun which people show by showering colorful powders(Gulal) and rang on each other.
However, the colors which we buy from the retail stores may have various chemical ingredients which are harmful to our skin and hair. When we have been gifted with pure and natural color alternatives by mother earth, why not make the best of it and prepare our natural safe Holi colors this time:
Red: Mix ample amount of red sandalwood powder with refined wheat flour. Sandalwood is a magical gift for skincare and even adds an aroma in your Holi colors. Wheat flour is equally safe to use as it is a basic edible ingredient used in every Indian kitchen.
Yellow: Who knows the beauty of turmeric better than us? You can mix turmeric powder and gram flour to make a bright yellow powder for Holi which will also improve your skin tone.
Orange: Dried and crushed forest (Tesu) flowers can be used for preparing orange powder. Tesu flowers are used in various ayurvedic medicines, hence, it is beneficial to our body in all ways.
Green: Finely crushed and powdered fenugreek (methi) / mint (pudina) leaves can be the best ingredient for preparing green color. Fenugreek has been found to do wonders in haircare and mint keeps your scalp and skin cool in the hot summer.
Pink: Grated beetroot or Pomegranate seeds can be soaked in water to get a bright pink color. Pomegranate and beetroot have so many natural compounds which beautify –It will not only give you a pinkish color but will also keep your skin healthy throughout Holi.
Brown: This Holi, instead of drinking tea or coffee, just shower it on your friends. Boil tea leaves or coffee in water and cool them to prepare a rich brown liquid as a Holi special.
Purple: It’s so simple! Grind Black grapes or jambul (jamun) and dilute with ample water to get a natural purple liquid to play with at Holi this year.
Hope these natural color extracts will help you enjoy an eco-friendly Holi this year body and soul. Happy Holi!!