Holi, festival of colours, falls on this Sunday. People buy artificial colours that may be harmful on skin. I didn’t know that natural colour preparation for Holi is damn easy! I thank wikipedia for giving information on traditional i.e., eco-friendly and healthy Holi colours. Inspired by the wiki article, I would love to share some of the natural Holi colours with some photos from my collection.
Natural Holi Colours
First two colours are already known to every Indian! They are turmeric and vermilion. These two colours can be used in powder form as well as liquid form.
Few common sources of yellow and orange tones are – some types of chrysanthemum flowers, marigold flowers and bilva or bael fruit. These are crushed and used in liquid form.
Chrysanthemum, Marigold and Bael fruit are natural sources of yellow and orange shades.
Who doesn’t know that beetroot’s stain stays on our body for long? How couldn’t we think of using beetroot for playing Holi!
Boiled Beetroot Water is used for Magenta & Purple colours
Some of the Indian berries could be used to get blue colour for Holi.
Jamun Fruit can be used to make blue coloured water for Holi
This time make black tea to prepare brown coloured liquid.
Did you know, brown coloured water obtained from boiled tea leaves are best to replace artificial brown colour?
Green! How could we forget the most favourite colour of nature, green!
Wheat grass is a great source of green!
Dried Leaves of Gulmohar tree can be used to play holi.
What are you thinking for this Holi? Will you make it eco-friendly?
A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College
(Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.