Nature fascinates man with its exciting colours! The green pastures, vibrant colours of flowers and birds, the blue sky, the silvery hills around ….everything thrills! That’s why man wants to celebrate his pleasure with colours!
Traditionally colours from nature were used for Holi. These coloured powders used for playing were made from natural extracts of flowers, roots and herbs that were good for skin. With the advent of synthetic dyes, the natural dyes have disappeared and fully replaced by synthetic ones. In fact, most of these synthetic dyes were meant for industrial use like dyeing textiles and are not for application on humans.
Chemical colours are popular because they are conveniently available and cost less than natural colours. However, manufacturers mix harmful chemicals in colours, putting the consumers' health at risk – like skin rashes, asthma, bronchial problems. These are toxic and can result in anything from skin allergies to cancer, eye irritation to blindness and much more. Even the bases in which these chemical dyes are mixed are also highly toxic to human health. When washed, they need more water and thus enter into water and soil and cause even more pollution.
These organic holi colours (eco-gulals) are made from the plant materials such as flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds, barks, wood etc.
- Environmentally friendly
- Made from plant sources
- Soft on Skin
- Safe for children
- Contain antioxidants
- No toxic heavy metals
- Easy to remove
Commercially available colors are