How to make #easy & #kidsafe #DIY #Holi colors

Happy Holi everyone! I hope you are having great fun with friends and family this day that marks the arrival of spring!

I personally don’t play/celebrate Holi but being the mom of a 3-year old boy, it’s on me to educate and make him understand various facets of Indian festival, the good, bad and all that blah to him!

So we did play Holi this time, but not with store-bought chemical colors that are both not skin-friendly or eco-friendly! Above all they are not kid safe – I can’t imagine those powders getting into the kids eyes/ears/mouth and creating unnecessary trouble to kids/pets in the name of celebrations!

So what did we do? Made our own holi colors with two easy ingredients readily available at home.

Here you go..

Ingredients:

All purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup

Preferred food grade color powder – 1 container

Food color powders in India come in small containers of 10g-20g which is apt for use.

Method:

Just mix both ingredients together and store them in labelled packets. Your DIY Holi color is ready!

You can choose from a variety of food grade colors – red, pink, orange red, yellow, blue, green, etc. You get these in all general stores or supermarkets easily.

You would be surprised to see that the color actually doesn’t show up after mixing. Because its magical! 😀

Just take some the holi powder in a bowl and mix some water to make a paste and there you go with glorious colors to play Holi with! Being a paste, it doesn’t get blown into kid’s eyes or ears and harm them!

Add more water and put this in a pichkari (holi water gun) and you are all set to play!

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This DIY holi powder is skin-friendly, eco-friendly, hair-friendly, pet-friendly, stain-free and above all KID SAFE! Nothing happens to your little one, even if it accidentally gets a little into his/her mouth.

I am not saying food colors are all good here, but atleast you know what has gone into making these colors.

By stain-free, I meant it doesn’t stain your hair or skin – only the palms temporarily when you play Holi. Stains on the cloth get removed easily – you don’t have to end up throwing away your after-Holi clothes or get tired washing your favorite kurta anymore!

This DIY Holi color powder can be the best option for Indians living abroad wanting to play Holi – no more hunting down an Indian store that sells Holi colors or be bewildered about going to office/school next day in embarassment in funny colors!

I hope you all loved this post! Do share your thoughts in the comments below and let me know what other DIY you would like to know/see here.

Ciao!

Baby Dove Baby Care Wet Wipes

I have been die hard fan of Mee Mee Baby Wipes & Himalaya Wet Wipes for so long now… that I had huge expectations when I laid my hands on Baby Dove Baby Care Wipes!

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You can also read reviews of other Baby Dove products by clicking the below links –

Baby Dove Nourishing Baby Lotion

Baby Dove Bathing Bar – Rich Moisture

You can also check out details on the official launch in Hyderabad here.

I have one more review lined up on the Baby Dove Diaper Rash Cream lined up for you all, by the way!

BABY DOVE BABY CARE WIPES

Coming back the product under the lens, wet wipes are an absolute must these days – not just for kids but also for mom’s like me. I tend to reach out to baby wipes when I am too tired at the end of a long day to take off my makeup and to wipe my hands and legs clean.

A pack of 50 wipes are priced at INR 210. True, a little on the higher end. It comes with the backing of a brand like Dove to put it across!

The wipes basically feel like a Dove soap sheet – the very exact soothing fragrance. It is definitely moisturizing on the skin.

My boy has grown out of his diaper days, but still I use wipes to clean his private area during change of clothes or back from hanging out. It has not irritated his dry, sensitive skin owing to its soft cloth-like material.

I also use it all over his body after a day’s play in this weather when we cannot get him have a shower in the cold evenings.

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But these wipes are not as wet as I would like them to be. That is where, personally on me when I want to remove some makeup or wipe myself clean, I am not a satisfied lot.

Undoubtedly these are great wipes for the kids with skin pH balance, when compared to Johnson’s or Chicco for that matter – but if you are looking for a two-in-one product for both momma & baby and like your wet wipes “wet”, this would probably be one rung down the ladder!

Also I don’t see any mention on whether this product is suitable for “new borns”. Would be great if the brand mentions that in all of its products, for new moms & moms-to-be have a better idea.

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#BabyDoveIndia is here!

Baby Dove launched their range of baby care products in India recently, after a round of huge success abroad. An official launch event was held in Taj Krishna, Hyderabad on Oct 13, 2016.

Established Tamil/Telugu cine actor Sneha Prasanna, also mom to one-year old boy, unveiled and launched the products officially, flanked by Dr. Varkha Chulani, leading clinical psychologist  and Dr. Uday Pai, Ex-President of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP).

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There was a very interactive session at the event too, where the above personalities discussed and answered queries that mothers, journalists from the audience had on parenting, depression, societal and other pressures on a mom. Some good food followed!

Dove is advocating the “Real Moms” as their brand philosophy, where they encourage every mom to “trust their way” and re-assure there is no “right or wrong way” in parenting/baby care.

Sneha shared her personal experiences over pregnancy, workout, depression and weight loss, whereas the renowned doctors recommended the best way to deal with each of these effortlessly for every mom out there.

Dove has been a trusted brand for women for years together now and with the launch of Baby Dove now, the brand shall win the hearts of many mothers too!

The baby care range out and out concentrates on retaining required moisture on tender baby skin and also to retain pH balance at the same time.

The products are very affordably priced since every mom and child deserve the best.

Baby Dove product range is priced at-

  • Baby Dove Bars– INR 27 (50 gm) & INR 48 (75 gm)  for both rich moisture and sensitive range
  • Baby Dove Lotion– INR 180 (200 ml)
  • Baby Dove Diaper Rash Cream– INR 210 (45 gm)
  • Baby Dove Wipes– INR 210 (50 sheets)

As you see the bathing bar is available in two variants – rich moisture for normal skin and another for sensitive skin.

Being a mom myself to a 3-yr old tiny tot, I am very careful of the products I use on my kid and I am really looking forward to try Baby Dove products on my boy since he has dry skin and this range is quite promising on the hydration factor!

Moreover, the “Real Moms” philosophy appeals to me so much, since I am someone who “trusts my way” in every deed I do for my child. My mother instincts very clearly tell me all the time that – I can only do good to my child and nothing else or less!

Incidentally, the interactive series of posts we did for the blog with some famous blogger friends of mine is also termed “Real Mums”! 😀

Stay tuned to Baby Dove product reviews coming up real soon on the blog!

Leaving you with clicks from the launch event…always do “trust your way”!

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Real Moms –  A Crappy Mom with actor Sneha