Make your own colours
By Kinjal Trivedi
How many of you raided your mom’s nail paint boxes? That was still ready made. Today we will learn to make colours of our own using natural products.
Did you know in ancient times artists used to make their own paints to get that right shade of red or blue or yellow. Even in present times, some artists create their own paint to have full control on the shade and consistency so the paint can be maneuvered according to their own style of painting.
The colour red comes from the vegetable Beet.
Yes! You can dry the beetroot and grind it finely to create colour.
(this ground powder or paste can be mixed with a few drops of coconut oil to be used as a vibrant natural lip balm as well!)
The colour Blue can be made by grinding indigiferna tinctoria natural leaves.
In India, the birthplace of indigo, dye paste is dried into cakes and then used to dye cotton fabrics. Denims that you wear were originally dyed using this natural dye.
The colour yellow was made by grinding dried turmeric.
These natural raw materials are so eco friendly that the life of the product itself prolongs due to its characteristic and does not oxidise.
So much better than chemicals I would say!