Holi powder! Throwing powder or colour run powder. No matter what you call it, the use in mainstream events has grown exponentially.
Its use is an increasing way of having fun, traditionally it was used to commemorate the advent of the spring. Increasingly it can be seen at other events such as large fundraisers, wide-ranging parties, gender reveal celebrations and other events that involve children.
Cheap Holi Powder – It’s not as good as it sounds!
These holi powders come in different colors and they make the atmosphere a pleasure to behold as the different shades and hues of color serenade the air. All too often, cheap holi powders are used in most of these events. These cheap holi powders are not just cheap but unregulated, possibly possessing a lot of dangerous side effects. There are scientific studies which show that these cheap powders can cause inflammatory problems, usage of holi formulations that are below standard can cause the following:
- Skin allergies
- Acute nail-fold inflammation
- Fire outbreaks and a whole lot of hazards.
In fact, these colors have resulted in the incidences of keratopathy in patients; an inflammation of the cornea, and epithelial defect, a form of eye irritation caused by a scratch, foreign bodies or chemical exposure.
Holi Powder Dangerous Ingredients
These colors are actually chemical substances which are “heavy” by chemistry definition. For instance, the black color is lead oxide, while the red is mercury sulfate. These cheap holi powders are out of government regulations and thus, there is little or no censorship of its production processes and compositions, hence the hazards and frightening statistics that have trailed its use.
Skin professionals have also frowned at the use of these synthetic chemicals and how harmful they can be to the user. They have unanimously agreed that natural coloring such as those obtained from organic sources is always better than the heavy chemicals now in place. Henna, hibiscus flowers, and turmeric are nice sources of color powder for green, red and yellow colors respectively.
No doubt, the idea of fun and partying is a welcome one, but when safety and all that accompanies it is made a secondary consideration, there is bound to be trouble.
That is why we here at Kaboom Confetti have delayed supplying holi powder until we could ensure a high quality product - each and every time. Afterall the safety and enjoyment of our clients is paramount with everything we do.
We are pleased to announce our range now includes safe Holi powder so, whether it is a school event, fundraiser, color runs, or any event of whatever sort, our safe and environment-friendly holi powder is the best bet for a safe celebration. Why not give it a try today?
We looking into purchasing holi powder ask for their MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) If they cant provide one stay away!