Holi is a colourful and fun festival celebrated by people of all ages in India and many other parts of the world. However, many of the traditional colours used during Holi are made of synthetic dyes and chemicals that can be harmful to the skin, eyes, and overall health. If you want to celebrate Holi with your baby, it is important to use organic and natural colours that are safe and non-toxic. Here are some ideas for making organic colours at home that are safe for your baby:
Rice Flour Powder: Rice flour is a gentle ingredient that can be used to make a white or light-coloured Holi powder. You can easily make rice flour powder by grinding rice into a fine powder and mixing it with water to create a paste that can be used as a colour.
Beetroot Powder: Beetroot is a safe and non-toxic ingredient that can be used to make a lovely pink or red colour that is safe for your baby. Simply blend fresh beets, strain the juice, and let it dry in the sun. Once it has dried, grind it into a fine powder.
Spinach Powder: Spinach is a safe and non-toxic ingredient that can be used to make a green Holi colour. You can make spinach powder by drying fresh spinach leaves in the sun and grinding them into a fine powder.
Carrot Powder: Carrots can be used to make a bright orange colour that is safe for your baby. You can make carrot powder by drying fresh carrots in the sun and grinding them into a fine powder.
Blueberry Powder: Blueberries can be used to make a deep blue or purple colour that is safe for your baby. Simply blend fresh blueberries, strain the juice, and let it dry in the sun. Once it has dried, grind it into a fine powder.
For example- Add the juice (beetroot, spinach, carrot) to the rice let the rice colour change and then sun dry it once its dried then grind it in to fine powder.
Before using any of these organic colours on your baby, it is important to test them on a small patch of skin to make sure that your baby is not allergic to any of the ingredients. Also, make sure to store the colours in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
When playing Holi with your baby, always supervise them closely and make sure that they do not put the colours in their mouth or eyes. It is a good idea to use a small amount of colour at a time and to keep a damp cloth handy to wipe your baby’s skin if necessary. After playing Holi, make sure to wash your baby’s skin thoroughly with mild soap and warm water to remove all traces of colours.
Wishing you all happy and safe Holi!