Homemade Holi Colors: Make natural Holi colors at home.


With Holi in the corner, there is a lively hum in the air. As much as Holi is a festival of color, excitement, and laughter, the use of toxic colors sometimes adds to the negative effects on beautiful festivals. This holi ensures that you are using homemade paints instead of the poisonous paints available in the market. Using homemade paints not only ensures that your skin does not contain harmful elements, it also makes it safe for the environment. I like this idea, but I’m not sure how to go about it

A variety of red, green, indigo and crimson bring an aura of excitement and excitement during the joyful Holi color festival. Blooming flowers, bright sunshine and pleasant weather conditions make this time of year the perfect time to color the atmosphere with fun Holi colors.

In contrast to other festivals, nobody cares about branded clothes, matching accessories and make-up. However, what is important for all of us is the quality of the colors used. We must not forget that one uncomfortable day later can cause many skin problems.

The paints available on the market contain toxic substances such as lead etc. which are very dangerous for children and can cause skin rashes, allergies and even eye damage. Enjoy this holi without fear by making natural homemade holi colors.

The paint of Holi can be made dry or wet. Dry colors can be applied on top of each other while wet colors can be used in Phichkari.

The easiest way to create Holi colors at home is to mix any flour (wheat or maida) with the color of the food, but even the food colors now contain chemicals.

Here are some eco-friendly ways to make Holi paint at home. Although it takes time and effort to do at home, the best part is that they are really safe and healthy.

Herbal gula

Holi is also a time for family reunions and this is a perfect activity for all family members. This is a simple recipe for making gulal from famous beauty expert Suparna Trikha. Take 200 g arrowroot powder, 100 g Haldi, 50 g marigold flower, 20 g orange peel (fine powder) and 20 drops of lemon or sandalwood essential oil. Put all ingredients in a bowl or like a large plastic mixer and mix with your hands, scrubbing gently. You will see a beautiful, safe, and natural yellow gulal.

Green colour

Mix the henna powder with the same amount of flour for eco-friendly holi green colors. Note that you need to use pure mehendi and not henna powder mixed with amla as it will leave a brown color on the skin, just like the hair.

Spinach, mint leaves, and coriander leaves are other popular alternatives.

Yellow holi powder

The easiest way to make yellow powder at home is to mix good quality turmeric powder with mizzen flour. The ratio must be 1: 2. Turmeric and Besan are Home remedies for various skin problems.

Another option is to boil the chrysanthemum or marigold in water. Strain this mixture before use.

Spring is really the time for yellow! Flowers like amaltas, marigolds, yellow chrysanthemums, and baboons – all can be used to turn the palate yellow! It will take some effort on your part as you will have to dry and grind it to get a fine powder. Mix with mizzen in case you come up short!

Purple holi powder

Peel and chop the beetroot and cook well in a pressure cooker. After cooling, dilute the water.

Blue holi powder

Dry and grind blue flowers like blue hibiscus or blue ShevantI flowera. Mix in any flour to get the blue holi powder you want.

To make the wet paint blue, boil the hibiscus flower in the water.

A hint of saffron

It’s easy to make natural holi colors from turmeric, orange, or yellow. For powder, take the mixture and mix with Haldi with a little water. Then let it dry in the sun. To color the water, soak the henna leaves in water overnight and use water to play holi in the morning. You can also use henna noodles.


Soak the beetroot slices in water, bring the mixture to the boil and let rise overnight. If you want a pinkish color, dilute the mixture a little more. You can also use onions for this.


Chocolate can be used as a substitute for black as many consider black to be unprofitable. To make a natural Holi chocolate powder, mix 1 part henna powder with 4 parts amla powder.

Black color

Did you know that the black that is often used for Holi is made from used batteries which are very toxic !? The battery itself is dangerous; Imagine rubbing the contents on your child’s face and hands! Black not Holi color in my honest opinion! However, if you want to add it to your celebration then do it at home. Boil the amla dry in a wrought iron or iron container and leave to soak overnight. Dilute with water and use like any paint!

While not considered beneficial for the festival, it is the easiest to make as it cleanses the skin. Yes, the carbon powder is harmless and it cleanses and cleanses your skin.

Tips for Safe Holi

  • Sometimes we get lost in festive debauchery! While it’s understandable on special days like Holi, here are a few tips to keep you and your children safe.
  • Holika Dhawan is a great start to Holi, but it is always recommended to take care of your children a safe distance from the sacred campfire. You will definitely be excited and difficult to hold back.
  • Before exiting holi, rub yourself with a considerable amount Coconut oil. This creates a protective layer for your skin and the amount of it Skin damage.
  • Why only skin? Protect your hair too! Holi devastates women’s hair, making it curly, dry and unwieldy. Brush your hair and scalp well before you get out. If possible, have your children wear hats. A swim cap is the best, but which kid will approve of it?

Bring a vibrant, happy color to your life with these amazing natural colors made from vegetables and flowers and play organic holi with your friends and family without worrying about your skin.

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