This year, make your own colours from nature and have an eco-friendly Holi! Just boil flowers in water, sieve the extract and it's ready! Add lime juice to give the extract a different hue. Bakul and surangi can be added for a natural scent.
Clitoria ternatia (Blue Pea Flower) is used to make the famous blue pea tea.
The colour extract from the Blue Pea Flower is deep blue.
After adding lemon juice to the extract of the Blue Pea Flower, it turns into a deep shade of plum.
The fruits of memycylon umbellatum (anjan) are also used to prepare natural colours.
The extract from anjan fruits is pleasant magenta.
Hibiscus rosa sinensis (jaswandi) is commonly known as shoeflower.
Here's the colour extracted from Hibiscus after adding lime water.
This shade of brown is the colour extracted from the palash flower.
Beutea monosperma (Flame of the Forest) was the original flower used to make colour for Holi.