DIY: Homemade Holi Colours

Hi Friends,
Holi ” Festival of Colours” one of the most awaited festivals of the year . My daughter enjoys it the most as according to her, it is the one time mama allows to get messy. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

Everyone wants to have fun playing colours with friends & family but there is always doubt in mind about quality of artificial colours . These colours can cause irritation, allergies & chemicals they have in them are both dangerous for skin and for health .

Many times it has happened that accidentally we swallow colours or we had hard time to get rid of few colours from the skin.
Kids are always excited & we can’t keep watch on them all the time.

So this time me & Antara decided to make this holi a Natural Holi . You can say Organic, Herbal, Eco -friendly…..am I missing something???๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”
These are easy DIY Homemade Holi Colours. These are super duper easy with very available ingredients at home only.

I have prepared both dry & water colours.

For Dry Colours—


I prepared powder & kept it outside in sun rays only for 2-3 hrs .

For main base , you can use Corn flour, White flour(Maida), wheat flour ,gram flour(besan) , or talcum powder.
Here I used corn flour as other flours holds water & get sticky. Fine semolina (fine rawa ) is optional but can be added to give little rough texture as all flours are very smooth.

For ColoursBeetroot, orange, saffron, turmeric, rose petals, marigold petals, flowers, green leafy vegetables, food colouring, red sandalwood, vermilion……

Yellow colour– Gram flour(Besan) & turmeric

Pink– Boil beetroot in water for 10-15mins(more if you want darker shade). Add this little water in corn flour along with 1/2 tbsp of semolina(barik rawa) . Mix it properly so that colour spread finely. Don’t add too much water otherwise lump will form.

You can add various food colours to get different shades. Please use branded food colouring .

For Water Colours —-

Prepare this coloured mixture by boiling water with ingredients. Keep this water in air tight container along with ingredients for 1-2 days so that nice deeper shade is infused into water.
Keep it in refrigerator as they get spoiled soon.

When you want to play first strain this liquid then mix with plain water .

Orange Colour– Boil orange skin in water for 10-15mins(or more) add few saffron strands too.
Or add pinch of sandalwood powder.

Dark Purple- Boil beetroot slices in water for 10-15mins store this water along with slices in a jar.

Yellow– Add turmeric roots in hot water.
Or use marigold flowers.

Brown– If you are coffee lover then this colour is for you. โ˜• You can have it before splashing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Red– By adding pomegranate juice or red food colour or vermilion.

Green– Boil spinach leaves for 1-2 mins add cold water immediately so it will retain its colour, grind it & mix it with little water.


So now I’ll let my little kids play holi with this natural colours as I won’t get panic attack even if by mistake it went into mouth .๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
But please be careful with your kid’s eyes .
Happy & Safe Holi! Enjoy this festival with lots of dazzling colours๐Ÿ˜ .
Hope you find this post useful & share your ideas for new natural holi colours also.
Disclaimer : I tried this home made colours for the first time. So not sure about how long & dark it will stay. ๐Ÿ˜ท Just don’t worry if colours don’t come out as expected…….
“Bura Na Mano Holi Hai”๐Ÿ˜‰

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53 Comments

    1. Thanks Radhika….yeah we managed to finish this post yesterday so that if anyone wants to try it, atleast 1day is there to settle down colours .
      I’m pleased to know you liked it.

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  1. Oh my god this is something really wonderful Iโ€™ve got to do. Iโ€™ll for sure try to make them. Hey! and if we swallow these colours then also no fatal harm as such. Right? Because all are edible products except the talcum. And how easily they will be removed. Clap! Clap! your efforts did bore the fruit.

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    1. Dear Shreya , your comments always bring a big smile on my face.
      Yes dear, colours are safe but if you swallow in large quantity might be a problem๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ.
      Much love๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• enjoy

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  3. Hello! I have a new (and very small) soap business and blog! Its all made by me and Iโ€™d love the input of other DIYers! Do you think adding in step by step blogs showing how I make my soaps is a good idea? Would you like to see more product selection such as shower jellies and sugar scrubs?? Let me know what you all think!!
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