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Editors posted on 28th February

Happy Healthy Holi! Here's Where You Can Get Safe, Organic Colours This Holi

The festival of colours is upon us, and we’re wondering how to immerse ourselves in all the shades of the rainbow without destroying our skin and hair and having to go for numerous rounds of champi for the next couple of months. Here’s where to get your fix of Holi colours and gulaal for a fun, yet safe Holi.

Avacayam

A programme by Trash to Cash, Avacayam is a temple flower recycling movement. Every day, flowers are collected directly from the temples along the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Narmada; sorted, cut, dried and hand rolled by differently abled people to make Holi colours.

This year, they are packaging the colours in special papier-mâché containers embedded with flower seeds. So once you’re done playing with the colours, you can plant the container and watch it grow.

Price: INR 550 onwards

Contact: +91 9810003512 or write to madhumita.puri@gmail.com

Red Earth

Red Earth is celebrating Holi with Swarang this time. The colours are pure, natural, really luxurious and self-made, and made from flowers. These 100% floral gulaals have artisanal blends, focussing on colours, aromas, textures and your health!

The ingredients are mostly edible materials like arrowroot, cloves, turmeric and cardamom. They have various sets, so do have a look at their colour catalog. 

Where:  Red Earth Studio, F 342 A, Second Floor, Old M.B Road, Lado Sarai, Behind Crescent Mall

Nearest Metro Station: Saket

Price: INR 550 onwards

Contact:  011 41671100/ 41764054

I Say Organic

I Say Organic is offering a range of hand-made Holi colours, made from edible maize starch and rose petals. Made by an organisation called Antarkranti, these are available in different colours and even fragrances. There’s Lily of Valley {pink}, Kesar {orange}, Lemongrass {green} and French Rose {red}, among others.

P.S. If you buy a pack of six, you get a kilo of apples free.

Contact: 011 41087447

Price: Starting at INR 90 for a 100 gram packet

Ek Gaon

These colours even look healthy. Available in orange, yellow and brown, you’ll be contributing to the welfare of a farmer every time you buy one of these packages. If you buy the three packs of these colours made from palash flowers, you’ll also get a pack of flax seeds completely free of cost. They have free shipping, so avail of this while the offer lasts.

Price: INR 237

Contact: 0452 2602433

Organic Shop

Skin-friendly, safe and completely natural, the Omved colours will do good by you. The Indigo Blue has a nice pastel shade, as does the Manjishtha Red. They also have sets, so that they are easy on your pocket.

Price: INR 100 onwards