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Tips to have a great Holi with natural colours
Holi should always remain a day of fond remembrance that gave joy and happiness. For this reason those playing Holi should use natural colours and take precautions against colour causing harm to oneself and others.
HOLI IS a festival in which even if one is not in the mood to play gets into the spirit of things and participates in this occasion of color, water, and lots of singing and eating.
 
Nevertheless, those who are fond of playing Holi and in consideration of those who don't particularly like it, here are some tips to ensure that this Holi goes without incident.
 
• Use homemade natural and safe colors - learn the art of preparing the colors yourself and enjoy teaching youngsters and neighbors
 
• Use natural, skin-friendly and herbal colors or the ones made by reputed companies using natural products
 
• If you opt to buy/purchase colors commercially be sure to purchase naturally made products from reputed companies also ensure about the source
 
• Apply a nice layer of oil to your hair before playing Holi so that residue from the dyes does not get stuck to your hair and scalp
 
• Ensure that your eyes remain protected at all times. Wash with plenty of clean water should any color get into your eyes accidentally. See a doctor if the irritation still persists.
 
• If you are playing Holi, apply a thick layer of coconut or any oil on your body and hair until they glisten, and its difficult for someone to get a hold on you
 
• Wear dental caps, if possible, to protect your teeth
 
• Avoid flashing on face and as well protect your face from the Holi colors
 
• Wear clothes to cover all body parts
 
• Apply an oil/cream of good quality to protect your skin

Holi festival lovers will be thrilled to know that it is possible to make simple natural colors in one's own kitchen. Here are some very simple recipes to make natural colors:

Color Preparation
 
Yellow: 1) Mix turmeric (haldi) powder with chick pea flour (besan). 2) Boil Marigold or Tesu flowers in water.

Yellow liquid Color: Use pomegranate (Anar) – soak overnight

Brownish/Red Color: Use Tamarind-soak it overnight/early morning

Orange-red paste: Henna leaves (mehndi) can be dried, powdered and mixed with water

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