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Green Dry Colour:
Green Dry Colour:
- Mehendi and henna powder can be used either separately or blended together in equal quantity of any flour to get vibrant green shade.
- Crushed tender leaves of the Wheat plant are also used for attaining natural green Holi colour.
- Dry and finely powdered leaves of Gulmohur tree are also used for a green Holi colour.
Green Wet colour:
- Dissolve two teaspoons of Mehendi in one litre of water and stir it well.
- Add two teaspoons of Henna powder in one litre of water and stir it well. You can also add more henna powder as per desired intensity of colour.
- Green colour of holi can also be achieved by mixing fine paste of leaves like palak (spinach), tomato leaves, coriander / dhaniya, mint / pudina in water.
Red Dry Colour:
- Red Sandal Wood Powder (Raktachandan), Lalchandan has a beautiful red colour. It is very beneficial for the skin. This can be used in place of Red Gulal.
- Dried flowers of red hibiscus are powdered to make a beautiful red colour. To increase the quantity, add white flour to it.
Red Wet Colour:
- Put two teaspoons of Red Sandalwood powder in 1 litre of water and boil it. Cool and use it.
- Peels of Pomegranate boiled in water. Lovely red colour water is obtained.
Yellow Dry Colour:
- Mix four teaspoons of Turmeric (haldi) powder with double quantity of besan (gram flour).
- Besan can be substituted by any other flour like wheat flour, rice flour, maida, arra rot (ground nut) powder and fuller's earth (multani mitti).
Yellow Wet Colour
- Two teaspoon of haldi is disolved in two litres of water and stir well. Boil this water to increase the concentration of colour and further dilute for bulk qauntity.
- Soak Marigold / Gainda (Tagetus erecta) flowers and Amaltas (Cassia fistula) in water. Boil and leave it for overnight.
Blue Dry Colour
- Dried flowers of Jacaranda are grinded to obtain a beautiful blue colour. It can be used as blue gulal.
- The blue Hibiscus is also dried and powdered just like red hibiscus.
Blue Wet Colour
- Crushed berries (fruits) of Indigo plant are added to water and obtain desired color strength. It can be boiled in water to attain rich dark blue colour.
Magenta Wet Colour
- Peel Beet root and overnight soak in 1 litre of water for a brilliant magenta colour.
- Boil the peels of pink onions in water and get orangish-pink colour.
Saffron Wet Colour
- Boil flower petals of red Semul or Silk Cotton flowers in water for attaining saffron colour.
Brown Wet Colour
- Kattha (Acacia catechu), when mixed in water gives deep brownish colour.
- Boil 20-25 Tea or Coffee leaves in 1 litre of water. Cool and use.
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