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PLAY             WITH COLOURS     THAT             COME    FROM        NATURE      JUST      FOR            YOU                 AS        INTENDED         BY               NATURE. 

about HOLI COLOURS

FUN, SAFE &  COLOURFUL

Holi, also known as the "festival of colours", is a Hindu spring festival celebrated all across India and Nepal and among Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well as in countries with large Indian subcontinent diaspora populations such as Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mauritius, and Fiji. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar month of Phalguna, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first evening is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi and the following day as Holi, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, or Phagwah. 

 

Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours.

Girl at Color Run
Color Bombs

Chemical colours when applied to the skin can cause loss of hair (alopecia). Contact of chemical colours in eyes can cause irritation, watering of eyes, corneal abrasions and conjunctivitis. In rare cases, systemic side effects can occur due to chemicals which can manifest as breathlessness and cyanosis The chemicals can cause serious injury to the skin upon scratching besides leading sadly sometimes even to life long impairments like blindness, skin diseases like vitiligo. 

 

Unfortunately the commercialisation during the modern times has flooded the markets with adulterated synthetic colours that are highly harmful to humans. The wide spread side effects of Holi colours have therefore become a matter of great concern

 

These days, neither there is an adequate supply of organic colours not do people take enough care to procure them paying higher. People rather do not understand that their effort to save money on Holi colours can only end up harming the health of others they are playing with. The very fact that they purchase colours only for pouring on others does not make them responsible in their choice.

about SYNTHETIC/CHEMICAL HOLI COLOURS

FUN, UNSAFE & COLOURFUL

“Side effects include itching, dryness, exfoliation of skin, erosions of skin and eczema. Skin abrasions can occur due to scrubbing of skin to remove the colours, Secondary bacterial infections and aggravation of acne and pre-existing eczema can also occur. People with dry skin and pre existing skin disorders need to be extra cautious.

Color Powder Bins

​Unaware of the fact that synthetic colours could be highly harmful and also negligent of the effects that they might cause on people, most people have gone too far into using Holi colours indiscriminately. The right approach to Holi could be to prepare them organically using the traditional extraction method. In fact this shall not be difficult or expensive.

People at Color Run

Some of the harmful components used in the making of synthetic colours include lead oxide, diesel, chromium iodine and copper sulphate. For instance, the five predominant colours used during Holi are extracted from toxic substances and are therefore highly harmful to health.The black colour is made from lead oxide. The green colour we see today is mainly prepared from copper sulphate. The silver colour mainly comes from aluminium bromide and the red colour is the product of mercury sulphite.

 

The copper sulphate in green could lead to eye allergies and temporary blindness. The mercury sulphide present in red colour can give rise to skin cancer and other problems like mental retardation, impaired vision and paralysis. The chromium iodide contained in the purple colour leads to bronchial asthma and allergies. The aluminium iodide in the silver colour is found to be carcinogenic. The Prussian blue found in blue colour can give rise to contact dermatitis.

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NATURAL HOLI COLOURS

FUN, SAFE & COLOURFUL

E i Naturals Natural Holi Colours are a way to the spirit of Holi, that can be realised in its fullness aiming at both health and fun and not just fun. Also, this good message must be passed to all others so that the times ahead of us bring favourable results to all of us.

People Dancing at Color Run

AVAILABLE NATURAL HOLI COLOURS 

Colour Description

Format

Source

Active

Black Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Charcoal

Activated Charcoal

Blue Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Red Cabbage

Anthocyanin

Brown Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Sugar Cane

Caramel

Green Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Alfalfa

Chlorophyll

Orange Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Annatto

Nor-Bixin

Pink Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Red Cabbage

Anthocyanin

Red Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Hibiscus

Anthocyanin

White Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Oyster Shell

Calcium

Yellow Natural Holi Colour

Powder

Turmeric

Curcumin

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