Spring has come and its time to gear up for the Holi festival. Holi is celebrated with colours, preparing Holi sweets and snacks, inviting people for get togethers and celebrating it with people. With all that fun, one must not forget about personal health and hygiene. Holi has a mythological story where people ignite bonfire, thereby commemorating the death of a witch, Holika. Traditionally Holi was played with natural colours made from flowers and herbs, but now everybody uses the store bought colours which are full of chemicals.
Unlike other festivals, Holi is not about dressing up but it’s about living up your spirit. Adults can behave childlike and children absolutely love this festival. This festival is about colour and water. Its impossible to keep children away from Holi. At the same time one can be worried about the harmful chemicals the colours contain and the damage it can do your kids skin and hair. With all the fun there can come rashes and allergies which are much more difficult to deal with. Best is to use Organic eco friendly holi colours. You can go stress free when children play with these colours. If you are trying to purchase them from aa store it can be quite heavy on the pocket, so why not you make them at home. These Edible, Non toxic, organic Holi colours are actually quite easy to make and the ingredients will be available at your home.
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Safety tips before playing Holi:
- Wear full clothes.
- Apply oil/Moisturizer to all parts of body and hair.
- Apply sunscreen
- Apply nail polish
- Don’t rub your face to remove colours.
- Stay hydrated.
I have compiled a huge list of Holi hacks, games, food ideas, Printables and safety tips for the upcoming festival. It consists of some fun games for kids, food that kids would love, history about Holi and more.