How to make herbal colours for Holi at Home?
The festival of colours is around!! It’s the time to unwind de-stress and bond with delicious sweets and vibrant colours. There are various types of colours available in the numerous stores in your neighbourhood from where you can buy colours. Are these colours safe to use? Ever thought what could be the effect of these artificial colours on your skin? Artificial colours contain synthetic chemicals that may cause irritation and allergies. Besides knowing this fact, most of the people continue to buy these colours because these are cheap and easily available. One solution to get rid of harmful synthetic colours and making Holi safe and joyful is to make use of herbal natural colours which can be made from the ingredients easily available in your kitchen. Isn’t that sound interesting!! Come, let’s know few tips of making herbal natural colours at home.
- Magical Pink: For shades of pink colour, grind beetroot to make a paste and let it dry in the sun. Mix it with gram flour or wheat flour to make dry pink powder.
- Yellow Shade: Take 200 g arrowroot powder, 100 g turmeric powder, 50 g marigold flowers, 20 g orange peel powder and 20 drops of lemon juice. Put all the ingredients into a large plastic tub and hand mix, rubbing together gently. This will turn into a beautiful yellow coloured, safe and natural gulal.
- Go Green: Yes, you are guessing right. You can use various green leafy vegetable to get the different shades of green colour. Spinach and coriander are the popular choices. Just make a paste and allow the paste to dry in the sun. A green coloured powder is ready for playing Holi.
- Saffron Tinge: It’s quite easy to make saffron, orange or yellow natural Holi colours. For powder, take gram flour and mix it with some turmeric powder along with a little water. Place this paste it in the sun to dry.
- Herbal Water Colour: For people who would like to play a wet Holi, can soak flowers of Jungle flame tree, commonly known as Tesu and soak about 100 g in a bucket of water overnight to get the beautiful saffron colour.You can also keep pieces of beetroot in the water and let it rest for a few hours for the pink colour to develop. For green water colour, soak henna leaves in water overnight and use the water to play Holi in the morning.
So, this Holi you have better option to enjoy this colourful festival by playing with herbal and safe colours made at home. If you want to share these colours with your near and dear ones and make their Holi blissful too, just contact Meratask. Meratask team will pick-up the colours from you and make available to your beloved ones by providing hassle free and same day delivery option.