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Interesting Ways To Celebrate An Eco Friendly Holi

With changing times, everything is changing so fast! 

Whether it’s the way to celebrate festivals or being a responsible citizen. We Indians are over enthusiastic when it comes to celebrating festivals and here we are talking about the festival of colors. The relationship between India and colors is incredible. After Diwali, the most favorite festival of India is Holi – The festival of colors!

There are people out there who aren’t celebrating this festival right! By this, we mean the way they are celebrating the Holi festival which is the epitome of happiness and colors. Some people indulge in violent acts, abuse, and use eggs, tomatoes, and black permanent colors to throw on people just to ”enjoy” this festival.

Ways To Celebrate Eco Friendly Holi

”Bura na mano Holi hai” is no longer applicable. Bura mana jayega because we need to do things right and charity begins at home! We are glad many of you have already started working on it. 

Due to awareness in recent years, people have realized the importance of conserving our planet and water. Not only this, the amount of chemicals applied to the face is equally dangerous.  

We have compiled a list of celebrating Holi this year in a very eco-friendly way. So are you with us?

This Holi, be a conscious citizen and celebrate it in a green way!

1. Focus on the Food 

Everybody loves parties and food. So if you want to enjoy Holi, do invite all your friends and family. Throw a party, prepare or order your favorite food. Don’t forget to add Ghujiyas, Puran polis, malpuas to your list. So let’s take a pledge to celebrate delicious Holi this year! 

2. No Plastic balloons & bags

Plastic has been banned in many states. This has been done to protect our planet earth. It’s high time that we respect and obey the rules. Say no to balloons, pichkaries this Holi.

3. Avoid harmful chemicals and choose organic colors

This Holi, ditch the toxic colors from the market, instead make your green and safe colors at home. Organic colors! You girls do a lot to protect your skin and we hope you do follow a daily skincare routine but why ignore and harm our skin on this day? Use organic colors (gulal) and have fun with your family. You can also prepare DIY colors at home. You can use organic and natural ingredients like Sandalwood, turmeric, beetroot juice, and pomegranate. Try avoiding all the chemicals on this day because you are working hard for that glowing skin (winks). Because we care for you and your skin.

4. Save water (Dry Holi)

After all the years of learning ” Water is precious, don’t waste it”. Ask yourself if you are doing anything to save this precious natural resource. If the answer is making you feel guilty, then you can say yes to dry Holi! Avoid wastage of water! Use dry organic colors and flowers to celebrate this joyful festival.

5. Biodegradable materials (flowers)

Many states play Holi with flowers. So why not all of you choose to do this?! Instead of polluting the soil, we can play with flowers of different colors. They act as a great fertilizer when decomposed in soil. Red roses, yellow Marigolds, and pink lilies can make your Holi calming and give a soothing effect.

6. Save animals

We know how much you love your pets but don’t bother them this Holi, please? It is harmful to apply chemical colors to them as the toxins in the colors can be proved deadly to them. It is important to keep all the animals away from the celebration of Holi. By that, we also mean the stray animals.

7. Decorate your house with handmade products!

If you love decorating your house at every festival, then we have an amazing idea that can help your house look more classy and produce less wastage. Let’s try creative ways to reduce less wastage. Those old buntings and decorative products you use are made of harmful plastics. Make colorful wall or garden hangings using newspapers, magazines, old books, and cardboards. You can use old CDs by converting them into colorful coasters. 

8. Community Holi is fun

As they say more the merrier, it would be a better idea to play Holi with your family, friends, and society together. Celebrating this festival with your loved ones will make the celebrations super gay. Not only this but the efforts of cleaning will also get reduced. 

Some Pre and Post-Holi Tips!

Pre Holi Tips:

1. Sun protection: we just want you to remember that you are going outside to celebrate Holi! So, don’t forget to apply a good layer of sunscreen.

2. Keep hair up: Tie your hair up before venturing out! To avoid damage, we advise you to keep your hair up. Wear a ponytail, braid, or bun and of course, it will give you a classy look. 

Oiling your hair is important- Coconut hair Oil will be your best friend this Holi. Oil your hair before playing Holi with colors. 

Post Holi Care: 

Source: Katrina Kaif

1. Hair and skin mask: indulge yourself in nourishing your skin and scalp. This will replenish lost hydration and keep your skin and hair healthy. 

2. Say no to heated tools: LET YOUR HAIR DRY NATURALLY! We humbly request you to avoid any drier or straightener post-washing your hair.

3. Do not be harsh: be gentle to your body and hair. Bath multiple times but try avoiding harsh scrubbing. Instead of scrubbing, use damp cloths to remove colors from your body. 

4. Massaging: Indulge in a warm oil body massage to relax your muscles post Holi. 

Womenxo wishes you Happy Holi ❤️

Enjoy to the fullest but take care of your body, hair, and your earth!

Stay Safe!

By Saakshi Pathak

Saakshi Pathak aka Iska Review girl is a blogger, script writer, book reviewer, youtuber and a show host. Her writings are often witty and layered with sarcastic comments. She makes videos on social issues and has also been working with various media houses as a freelance content creator. She loves collecting and wearing jhumkas. She's an avid book reader. She is currently based in Chandigarh and is working as a freelancer.

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