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Get Creative this Holi: DIY Colors for a Colorful Celebration

As Holi, the festival of colors, approaches, the excitement in the air is palpable. This is a time when people come together to celebrate the beginning of spring and the streets are filled with laughter, music and vibrant colors. While the market is flooded with colorful powders and sprays, creating your own DIY colors can add fun and personal touch to your celebrations. Let’s dive into some simple eco-friendly techniques to create your own Holi colors.

The ultimate guide to DIY colors

1. Turmeric Yellow:

Ingredients: Turmeric powder

Method: Just mix turmeric powder with a few drops of water to make a paste. Adjust the constants as desired. Not only does this bright yellow look gorgeous, but it also has skincare benefits!  

2. Beetroot Red:

Ingredients: Beetroot juice or dried beetroot powder

Method: If using beet juice, just pour it into a bowl. If you are using dried beetroot powder, mix it with water to make a paste. This vibrant red color adds a natural element to your celebrations.

3. Spinach Green:

Ingredients: Spinach leaves or dried Spinach powder

Method:  Spinach Green  is prepared by blending fresh spinach leaves with some water. Or if you’re using dried spinach powder, mix it with water. This green color symbolizes the freshness of spring.  

4. Orange Peel Orange:

Ingredients: Dried orange peels

Method: Grind dried orange peels into a fine powder. Mix the powder with water to create a bright orange color. This citrusy hue will add zest to your Holi festivities.

5. White rice flour:

Ingredients: Rice flour

Method: Mix rice flour with water to make a smooth paste. This white color can be mixed with other colors as a base to create pastel shades. 

6. Cornflower Blue:

Ingredients: Cornflower or dried cornflower powder

Method: Grind the dried cornflowers into powder and mix with water. This pale blue will keep you relaxed during your celebrations. 

7. Hibiscus Pink:

Ingredients: Dried hibiscus flowers Method: Grind the dried hibiscus flowers into a fine powder and mix with water. This pretty pink color fulfills the floral motif and is gentle on the skin.

DIY color tips:

  • Use different ratios of ingredients to get the desired color intensity.

  • Test the colors and apply on a small portion of skin to make sure they are skin-friendly and non-allergenic. Store the remaining color in airtight containers for future use.

  • Have fun and get creative with mixing and layering colors to create unique shades!

This Holi, unleash your creativity and add some personality to your celebrations with these DIY colors. Not only is it environmentally friendly and safe, but it exhibits a lot of natural beauty and features. Let the colors of happiness and unity inscribe your world this Holi! Happy Holi!


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