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How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home To Keep Your Skin Safe & Healthy

Learn how to make Organic Holi colours at home for a safe Holi this year. From baby pinks and mellow greens to oranges and blues all your colours are sorted for a safe skin Holi.
Updated: Mar 05, 2020 12:08 IST
How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home To Keep Your Skin Safe & Healthy
Learn How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

This spring, keep your skin & hair happy by playing with organic Holi colours. The combination of terrible ingredients in artificial colours (in case you're wondering: diesel, mica, glass) along with the sun's UV rays can damage your skin irreparably, causing redness, irritation and eczema – so we recommend you stay away from non-herbal Holi colours and use dollops of sunscreen. Ahead, how to make organic Holi colours, from baby pinks and mellow greens to oranges and blues, made with non-toxic and nourishing ingredients these homemade organic colours are safe to use. Have a look.

Tips and Ideas on How to Make Organic Colours For Holi Festival

Stir up these simple recipes for making organic Holi colours at home for a safe Holi 2020.

#1 How to Make Organic Yellow Colour for Holi 2020

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How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

To whip up yellow organic Holi colours, just mix 2 parts turmeric (haldi) with 4 parts gram flour (besan). Not only do these ingredients combine to create a gorgeous shade of yellow, they're also nourishing formulations that'll do wonders for your skin. After playing, you can flaunt that golden afterglow.

#2 Light Pink Homemade Natural Holi Colour

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How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

Made of crushed rose petals, here's a baby pink powder that's ideal to use as organic holi colour. If you have very sensitive skin, we suggest you stock up on this. And after you're done playing, mix 1 tsp honey + 1 tsp rose powder and apply it as a face pack. Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse.

#3 Herbal Red Colour Homemade Holi Powder

How to Make Organic Holi Colours

How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

For red organic Holi colours, use sandalwood powder like the Hollywood Secrets 100% Pure Red Sandalwood Powder recommended below. Its rich pigment makes it perfect for Holi celebrations. Plus, it'll leave your skin looking radiant after. Your face will thank you.

#4 How to Make Green Colour for Holi

How to Make Organic Holi Colours

How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

For green organic Holi colours, get some henna (mehendi) ready. Then, just add gram powder (besan) to the mix, and see the deep henna green lighten. You can keep adding gram flour till your desired shade of green is achieved.

#5 Tips to Make Maroon Colour for Holi

How to Make Organic Holi Colours

How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

For pigmented maroon organic Holi colour, use this 100% unadulterated beetroot powder without any preservatives. Rich in antioxidants, vitamin B9 and manganese, it'll pamper your skin as you play, like a veritable face mask.

Beetroot Powder - 100 GM by HOLY Natural
(31 ratings)
₹ 280
₹ 330 (15% off)
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#6 How to Make Brown Holi Colour

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How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

Brown organic Holi colours are the simplest to make – just use powdered coffee. Grind any readymade mix, like Bru Gold Instant Coffee, for a fine mix. If you want to play with creamy-browns, just add a little gram flour, and voila.

#7 How to Make Bright Orange, Pink or Blue Colours for Holi

How to Make Organic Holi Colours

How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

Shades like bright pink and blue are hard to find naturally, unless you're using crushed flower or fruit. Here's a simple non-toxic recipe combining cornstarch with food colour. You will need:

Ingridients For Homemade Holi Colours

  • 450 grams cornstarch (for each batch of colour)
  • Food colour of your choice
  • 1 cup water
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Oven preheated to 200 degrees C
  • Strainer

Steps To Make Homemade Holi Colours

Step 1. Pour a little cornstarch into the bowl
Step 2. Add 1 cup of water + desired food coloring
Step 3. Add the remaining cornstarch slowly, and with gloved hands (to avoid colour transferring to your hands), keep mixing.
Step 4. Using a strainer, sift the mixture onto your cookie sheet.
Step 5. Bake your cornstarch + food colour mix at 200 degrees C for 1 hour. Check the mixture and stir every 20 minutes to avoid clumping.
Step 6. Extract from oven, cool and sift the dry powder. Store in an airtight plastic bag.

How to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

Product Price in India
Amazon Brand - Vedaka Gram Flour ₹ 40
SriSatymev ® Sun Dried Rose Petal Powder 100g ₹ 210
Hollywood Secrets 100% Pure Red Sandalwood Powder, 100g ₹ 245
Beetroot Powder - 100 GM by HOLY Natural ₹ 280
Arya Farm Organic Bengal Gram Flour, 500g ₹ 117
Sprig Natural Extracts for Colouring Food and Beverage, Paprika Orange, 15 ml ₹ 149
Papilon Food Flavours & Colous Concentrated Gel Food Colour ₹ 160
Papilon Food Flavours & Colours Concentrated Gel Food Colour : Pink ₹ 160
Patanjali Turmeric Powder ₹ 40
Henna Herbal Powder ₹ 210
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