How to make home-made Holi colours 2020

The Hindu festival of Holi signifies the end of winter and the coming of beautiful spring. Originally, the bright flowers which blossomed during this season were used to make the Holi colours. However, with the festival’s mass popularity, inexpensive and synthetic colours, which can have many health hazards, started flooding the market. This Holi, keep yourself and the environment safe by making your own natural colours at home.

Myriad hues of reds, greens, indigos and crimsons bring an aura of zest and fervour during the joyous festival of colours, Holi. Blooming flowers, bright sunshine and pleasant weather conditions make this season the perfect time to colour the atmosphere with fun filled Holi colours.
Unlike other festivals, nobody cares about branded clothes, matching accessories and make-up. However, one thing that does and should matter to all of us is the quality of the colours being used. We shouldn’t forget that a day of incautious fun may result in a lot of skin trouble later.


Take two teaspoons of Turmeric powder (haldi) and mix it with 4 teaspoons of gram flour (besan). Both these ingredients have magical effect on the skin.
Instead of gram flour, you can also use  ordinary flour (atta), wheat flour (maida), fuller`s earth (multani mitti) or even talcum powder.
Several flowers like Marigold, Cassia fistula and Yellow Chrysanthemums, can be dried and crushed to obtain a fine powder. Use this powder, mixed with an appropriate quantity of besan or its substitutes and witness your festival of colours come alive.


Take pure henna powder (mehendi), mix it with an equal quantity of gram flour to get a lovely green colour. The henna powder should not have Indian Gooseberry (Amla) mixed in it as it will render a brownish colour.
Dry henna does not leave any colour on the face or body but who cares about left over colour in holi. After all ‘holi hai bhai holi hai, buran a mano holi hai’.


Take one beetroot, grate it and soak in 1 litre of water to get a wonderful magenta colour. You can also boil the mixture and dilute it before use.
Alternatively, boil onion peels in water for a pinkish colour. Make sure to remove the peels before using them.


Take dry Jacaranda flower, better known as neeli gulmohar, grind them and get a beautiful blue powder. Blue Hibiscus can also be used in the same way.
You can also use simple indigo for a true blue colour. Though indigo powder is readily available in the market, it is advisable to take dried Indigo leaves, grind them and make the colour.


Red Sandal Wood powder has been used for time immemorial for skin problems. It renders a bright red colour and can be used as red Gulal. Saffron can also be used for an orangish colour.


Take equal quantities of tea and coffee powder to make brown colour. First mix it in hot water and then take the soaked leaves in a muslin cloth, tie it and dip it in some more hot water. Keep repeating the process for the desired amount of colour.


Juice of black grapes (angoor) or jambul (jamun) diluted with water to remove stickiness.

How to make home-made Holi colours 2020 
Organic Holi colour

Also Read:

Holi Messages 2020 

25+ Best Happy Holi Images, Wallpapers, Pics 2020 

Holi Bhajan: Holi Khel Rahe Nandlal | होली भजन: होली खेलरहे नंदलाल।  

Happy Holi 2020 Wishes in Hindi | हैप्पी होली 2020 शुभकामनाएं संदेश

 Note: Some of these recipes for natural colours involving fruits or flowers might not keep well. So if you want to prepare them in advance, you will need to store them in the fridge in hot weather.

While natural colours are usually considered safe, do look out for any reactions or rashes. Each person is different and people with sensitive skin may react to everyday herbs or ingredients.

No comments:

Post a comment