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Holi – the festival of colours is celebrated by all with lots of zest and joy across the country. While it is a day when you let loose and immerse yourself into hues of happiness, there’s also a constant fear of harming your skin. Yes, that’s right. With Holi comes the not so holy issues of skin rash, irritation, etc. Especially if you’re a new mom, you will have to ensure that you are not subjecting your kid to harmful colours this Holi. 

Long gone as the days when everyone used to play holi with flowers and organic colours. These have been replaced by synthetic colours with harmful chemicals that add fragrance and staining capacity to the product. The chemically processed colours are not only harmful for your adult skin but also for kids who know very little about what’s right for them. 

They can cause multiple health problems such as irritation, rashes, eye allergies, skin problems, etc. Not just that, these are also harmful for the environment as they take longer to decompose and there’s no scope of biodegradation when it comes to synthetic compositions. 

Here’s why, we at Mamacherub, encourage you to make environment-friendly choices like we did and we urge you to play with natural colours that can be made at home this Holi. Wondering how? Well, all you need are some ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen or garden. We are going to tell you how you can prepare your own natural Holi colours in the three primary shades – Red, Yellow and Blue!

Concoct Your Own Natural Colours

Red: This can be prepared using various flowers from your garden . Right from the regular red roses to red hibiscus petals – you can boil them up, mix with tomato juice, pomegranate peel, etc and prepare natural red colour.

Yellow: No points for guessing this one as it is the easiest. This hue can be acquired by boiling marigold petals or by mixing up turmeric powder with gram flour. 

Blue: This one is the trickiest but also one of the easiest. Blue peas or jacaranda petals can be boiled to prepare blue colour.

P.S: You can obtain green colour by mxing all of the above; purple by mixing red and blue; and pink by mixing red and yellow. 

Not just these, but various other Indian ingredients, flowers and herbs can also be used for processing natural Holi colours. These are terminalia chebula,  gooseberry, blueberry, strawberry, etc.

Benefits Of Playing With Natural Colours

You give back to the environment, each time you make a conscious choice of not playing with synthetic and chemically processed colours. These colours do not degrade land and water quality. They don’t take years to decompose and thereby don’t harm any aquatic life – similar to Mamacherub products which are sustainable. Not just that, these colours are skiin-friendly and therefore, don’t harm your kid’s sensitive skin. They don’t trigger itching or any kind of inflammation or allergic reaction. 

Consider this as an eye-opener to pledge to making sustainable choices with each one of us at Mamacherub.