4 BENEFITS OF USING NATURAL HOLI COLOURS
THIS YEAR STAY SAFE AND SAY NO TO HARMFUL CHEMICALS THAT WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR SKIN AND HAIR
THEY PREVENT A CHEMICAL INVASION
Lead oxide, copper sulphate, aluminium bromide and mercury sulphite are all harmful chemicals present in synthetic holi colours. A recent study by Industrial Toxicology Research Centre in Lucknow has revealed that the popular scarlet colour used during holi contains a dye called Rhodamine B which has been banned in many countries for use in cosmetics and food colouring due to its carcinogenic properties. In contrast, natural colours derive their hue from turmeric (yellow), plant leaves (green), annatto (orange) and black carrots (pink).
THEY PROTECT THE HAIR AND SKIN
Acute nail fold inflammation, aggravation of pre-existing dermatoses, abrasion, discoloration, and contact dermatitis are just some of the skin disorders caused by synthetic holi colours. They also cause hair problems like extreme hair loss and dryness. Natural colours make sure you have nothing to worry about on holi except getting drenched head to toe in colour.
THEY ARE EASY ON YOUR CLOTHES
On holi, it is common practice to wear old clothes which have reached their expiry date. This is because of the harsh colours of holi which are difficult if not impossible to wash off. If you don’t want to retire an outfit forever then natural colours are the easy solution. These colours are as easy on clothes as they are on the skin and disappear after a simple washing.
THEY ARE ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY
Synthetic colours have a negative impact on air, water, soil, biodiversity and the environment as a whole. On the other hand natural colours are eco-friendly which means you can splash around as much colour as you want without suffering any sort of (green) guilt.
with inputs by Ranjit Ramachandran, CEO, Tropical Flavours Pvt. Ltd