Holi is the festival of colours. It is one of the most loved festivals celebrated in India. On holi, it's a tradition to wish friends and family by applying vibrant and attractive colours on them. Everyone from children to elderly people, enjoys this festival.
The famous quote “Bura na mano holi hai” implies that all playful mischief is allowed in holi. Hence, even though many people get irritated by the chemical colours applied to their skin and hair, they don’t say anything.
Nowadays, synthetic colours are used to play holi. These colours are made from harmful substances like acid, glass powder, industrial dye, copper sulphate, lead oxide etc.
These toxic substances are harmful to the skin, cause eye pain, degrade hair quality, and can also cause health complications.
There’s a need for change in the trend. Toxic colours should be banned as they are harmful. Instead of them, only natural colours should be used.
We all have treasured memories of celebrating holi as kids. Of course, at that time, we didn’t care about the quality of the colours we played with. All of us mostly used the loose colour packets to play holi. We use to boost about our skin being stained for days but we didn’t realise about the harm these colours brought.
Now there’s enough awareness about the dangerous effects of these chemical colours. Today, as adults we want to choose better for ourselves and also for the future generation that will follow our lead.
One can also keep up the tradition of playing holi with their friends and family by using natural colours. Natural colours for holi do not contain any toxic substance, artificial colour or chemical. Natural colours contain ingredients that are grown naturally.
Made with natural ingredients: Natural Holi colours are made with naturally grown ingredients like turmeric, beetroot, corn starch, dried rose petals, hibiscus etc.
The difference between chemical and natural holi colours lies in their formation. Otherwise, they look similar. You may feel the difference in their texture if you examine them closely. Natural colours have a smoother texture compared to chemical colours. Before buying natural holi colours, it is important to know how these colours are made. Let’s pick three of the most popular colours used in holi and see how they can be made naturally.
Summing it up
It is important to look for branded holi colours with standardised packaging when you are in search for them. The brand, labelling and ingredient list assure you that they are indeed natural holi colours.