What is coloured powder?
Traditionally coloured throwing powder is used during the Hindu festival of Holi where participants cover each other with the coloured powders. Holi celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil.
This is why you will hear colour powder referred to as Holi Powder. The Hindu’s believe that when everyone is covered in colour powder the differences between people can’t be seen any more, and bonds are strengthened.
Colour powder is exactly what the name suggests. It is made from cornflour and food grade colour dyes.