Easy Peasy Home made Holi Colours

Hi Everyone!


Holi, the spring festival of colour is just 2 days away! How many of you are afraid of playing Holi because of all the horrible and harmful chemical colours? I know I used to break out in painful rashes after people rubbed chemical gulal (powder colour) on me. The solution? Use herbal colours. Of course it is quite easy to find skin-safe, herbal gulal in the market. But is feels much better when you have made the colours yourself, using things that you can find easily in your kitchen cupboard. 


I ran a quick google search to see what tips were available out there. Most of the things I saw there were difficult to make with complex steps or used materials which are not always handy or readily available. 


What if I told you that you could make your own holi colours in under one minute? Don’t believe me? Keep reading….

Photo Courtesy Nita Ganguly



For a bright yellow colour


Mix Turmeric powder and besan (chickpea flour) in a 1:1 ratio.  If applied as a dry powder, it is easily brushed off. If you mix water an make it to a paste like consistency, it will leave a pale yellow stain on the skin, which will wash off in a day or two. Far from harming the skin, it is a staple in your skincare routine!

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For Red colour

Mix in 1:1 ratio Roli or sindoor (vermilion powder) and maida (white flour).

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For Blue Colour

Mix in 1:1 ratio Robin Blue powder (or any indigo powder) with white flour.

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For Green colour

Either use henna powder on its own or mix it with white flour.

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Use these natural, safe colours to play Holi this year.You may even pack these up in zip-lock bags and gift them to your friends and family so they can play a safe Holi too!!

Do you have any easy peasy holi colour recipes? Share them in the comments section below.

Happy Holi!!

Disclaimer: None of the above photographs are mine. 

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