How to celebrate a safe and eco-friendly holi with kids?

Children’s favourite festival Holi is round the corner.

Holi signifies the banishment of evil from our lives, but lately this festival of colours has become sort of harmful to both us and the environment due to harmful chemicals in colours, wastage of water etc.  But this doesn’t mean we stop playing holi altogether!

There are many ways to celebrate and play holi without harming our body and the environment. Here’s a list of things you can do to ensure that you celebrate a safe and an eco-friendly Holi –

Save water during holi by using pichkari

On an average one person uses atleast 2 buckets of water while playing holi. One bucket is roughly 15 litres, so one person wastes around 30 litres of water while playing holi! But, if a pichkari is used, hardly couple of litres of water is used!

Apply oil and sunscreen on the exposed areas of the skin

Also don’t forget to oil your child’s head before going out to play holi. In case you don’t have sunscreen with you, you can apply coconut oil all over the body to make it easy to remove colours later.

Make them wear something long sleeved and long on the legs

This will make your job easier to remove colours from their body as the exposed body area will be limited. Also it will keep their body warm after the play.

Carry a water bottle

This bottle will come in handy in case colour goes into their eyes or mouth, and you need clean water to rinse it off.

Use organic Colours

Always go for organic colours instead of the easily available harmful ones, so that you don’t have to worry about your child’s or your skin. It is also much better for the environment.

Instead of looking for organic colours at the market, you can try making them yourself! Making colours with your kids can be a part of your Holi celebration. You can easily make different colours from items easily available in your kitchen.

Wishing you a safe and Happy Holi!

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