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How to make Holi colours at home

Holi Colors

Holi, the festival of colours is approaching. In this context, make your desired colour at home to avoid skin issues and other health issues involved with synthetic colours.

Use the powder of dried red rose petals or hibiscus flowers for a vibrant red colour.

You can use red sandalwood powder also.

You can add a teaspoon of limestone powder and turmeric powder in a cup of water to get red coloured water. Dilute the water as required.


Flame of forest flowers can be soaked overnight for yellow-orange colour water. You can even boil them and keep overnight. Use a fine quality henna powder to be mixed with the water to get an orange colour. You can even soak a few strands of saffron in water overnight, and dilute before use.

For a green colour, you can use freshly grounded henna powder and mix it with flour. If you want a green colour liquid, boil some neem leaves in water and cool it. Then remove the leaves and use it. You can dilute it as needed.

Mix turmeric powder and besan flour to get a natural yellow colour. If you want a wet colour, then mix turmeric powder in water or boil marigold flowers in water. Cool the solution and use it.

Dry Neeli Gulmohar flower and make a fine powder with them to get a blue colour for Holi. Use beetroot for the purple colour. Boil beetroot in a cooker. Cool it and dilute as required.

If you want brown colour, mix one part of henna powder to four parts of amla powder. Then, mix this powder in water.

Black is not used very extensively for Holi. Yet, if you want black colour, boil Indian gooseberries and keep it overnight.

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