LET THIS HOLI BE ORGANIC
- India is a country of festivals and it goes hand in hand.
- It is the most intriguing festival considered second to Diwali in terms of popularity.
- As festivals commences demand of population increases either it’s of sweets, gifts or as in Holi the demand of colours.
- Skin is considered as the largest organ of the human body and is very delicate part as well as the most toughest part of the human body.
- Skin is very precious to all in it’s own way, specially to women.
- Holi being the festival of colours, various harmful chemicals are likely to come in contact with the skin.
CHEMICALS USED IN HOLI COLOURS
- GREEN – COPPER SULPHATE
- SILVER – ALUMINIUM BROMIDE
- BLUE – PRUSSIAN BLUE
- RED – MERCURY SULPHITE
- BLACK – LEAD OXIDE
- PURPLE – CHROMIUM AND BROMIDE
Dry colours are typically a colourant mixed with a filler base.
CONSTITUENTS OF DRY COLOURS
What are organic hair colours?
There is a vast range of organic hair colours available in market which causes least or no side effects to skin.
Are they actually Herbal?
Can we totally rely on these?
But they can even be prepared in our own kitchens also to become more sure about the safety of our family and our loved ones.
- Red colour can be prepared by grinding hibiscus flowers(Gudhal) and drying them.
- Soak Tesu flowers or saffron in water overnight. The desired orange color is achieved the next morning.
- Neem leaves can be boiled and is left overnight, wet green color can be used the next day.
- Turmeric mixed with flour, orange peel powder or marigold dried flowers petals can be used for yellow colour.
- Beetroot can be grinded, dried and is used as a dry colour but for wet colour to be soak in water overnight or can be boiled to acquire a desired pink colour.
What is the difference between a herbal and a chemical based Holi colour?
- Less bright
- Sparkles absent
- Soft to touch
- Paint, dyes fragnance not present
- Can be washed off easily with water
- More bright
- Sparkles present
- Rough to touch
- Typical fragnance
- Cannot be washed off easily with water
Effects of chemical colours
- Puffiness of face
- Irritation to eyes
- Temporary blindness
- Skin allergy
- Apply coconut oil.
- Prevent colours from entering wounds and cuts.
- Apply Aloe vera gel all over the face and neck region.
- Stay hydrated, drink sufficient amount of water.
- Wear sunglasses.