FAQ - Frequently asked Questions

Safety and cleaning

Is Ministry of Colours Holi colour powder safe?

In a word, yes. Our colour powder is non-flammable and non-toxic.  It is the safest colour powder currently available on the UK market.  We work with our supplier to ensure the quality of our colour powder.  It is created in an ISO 9001 certified factory in India, using corn starch and natural dyes to ensure the safest product possible. Read and download the Ministry of Colours Safety Data Sheet.

Does the colour powder stain clothing?

Like any other colour powder, Ministry of Colours colour powder will stain clothing, especially heavily soiled areas.  Please be aware of this when using the coloured powder.  If you are organising a coloured powder event, then please advise the participants of this fact, and perhaps provide a branded t-shirt as part of the event pack?

Can I wash colour powder out of my hair?

You can wash Ministry of Colours colour powder out of your hair.  We would suggest washing your hair quickly after using the colour powder to avoid any temporary staining of heavily soiled areas.

Does the colour powder wash off floors, buildings and plants?

As with clothing and hair, you will find that colour powder will linger in heavily soiled areas.  Mother Nature should rid all surfaces of the colour powder after rain.  Perhaps consider using a leaf blower to collect together excess powder post event? A jet wash is also a great way to clean any unwanted colour powder quickly away.

How is your Holi colour powder made?

Our colour powder is made the traditional way, just corn starch and natural dye colourings.  We have however gone that extra step to ensure our colour powder is non-flammable and non-toxic.  We thought this was essential to make our product perfect for the modern marketplace.

Is colour powder safe for children to use?

Ministry of Colours colour powder is safe for everyone to use.  However, we do recommend that younger children are not left alone to play with colour powder.

Please read and download our full coloured powder product Safety and Cleaning Datasheet for further information.

If you are in any doubt about the safety or cleaning of Ministry of Colours colour powder then please call us on 01484 489945 or send an email to info@ministryofcolours.co.uk.

Buying colour powder from Ministry of Colours

Can I buy the colour powder in bulk?

We sell our standard non-flammable coloured powder in boxes of 20kg.  You can choose from 7 different vibrant colours.  Each 20kg box consists of four 5kg bags of coloured powder.  The bags are made from toughened transparent plastic and include a string handle for ease of carrying.  These bulk boxes of powder are ideal for large colour powder events where the powder can be shared by the handful, or by using disposable cups to throw the powder.

Can I buy individual packets of Holi coloured powder?

You can buy 100g packets of the Ministry of Colours colour powder in multiples of 100.  We sell packets of our standard non-flammable powder, you can choose from 7 different colours, or go for a mix of 100 colour powder packets.  Packets of colour powder are a great way to involve everyone at a smaller colour party, Holi celebration, or fundraising event.  You can also include them in an event pack, along with sunglasses, and a running number.

Do you sell colour powder in colour fountains?

We do!  Ministry of Colours colour powder fountains are an excellent way to really make an impression at your colour powder event.  We stock all 7 colours of the powder in colour fountains.  The fountains look great when let off at the start of an event, or as part of a finish line celebration.  Please refer to these operating instructions and the colour fountain labelling before use.

What colours of Holi colour powder are available?

Our non-flammable coloured powder is available in 7 bright colours.  Green, purple, blue, red, orange, yellow and pink.  You can buy the colour powder in bulk 20kg boxes, or as 100g packets in multiples of 100.  View more information on our coloured powder here.

Do you deliver colour powder to the whole of the UK and Ireland?

Our network of couriers can deliver across the UK and Ireland.  Please refer to our Shipping and Returns page for information on delivery costs and timing.  Please note that any bulk powder deliveries will arrive on a pallet.  You should make plans to be ready to receive large quantities of colour powder.

Do you supply Holi festivals with colour powder?

We supply our colour powder to Holi festivals across the UK and Ireland.  We find the combination of bulk colour powder and colour powder in 100g packets works well for these colourful celebrations of the beginning of spring.

Do you supply colour runs and other fundraising events with coloured powder?

We are the largest supplier of safe colour powder to fundraising events large and small.  We have partnered with charities across the UK and Ireland to advise on the best  way to generate an exciting event for the participants. 

Is holi powder the same as colour powder?

Colour powder comes with many names.  Traditionally the colour powder was first used by the Hindu faith as part of Holi festival celebrations.  Hence, the coloured powder is sometimes called 'Holi Powder'.  It also referred to a 'Gulal powder'.  Our colour powder follows on this great tradition by still being manufactured in India.  We do however now follow modern process to ensure the safety of the Ministry of Colours coloured powder. 

Can I buy your colour powder online?

You can securely purchase our colour powder in 20kg bulk boxes, 100x100g bags or colour powder fountains via this website.  We also sell a number of exciting accessories to make your colour powder event a success.

Do you offer discounts on bulk purchase of colour powder?

We price our colour powder competitively to ensure our customers get the best deal possible.  If you receive a better like-for-like price from another supplier we will be very happy to try and price match where possible.  Please be aware that our colour powder is a unique product.  It is the only non-flammable colour powder available in the UK.  Please be aware of cheap, potentially dangerous imitations.

What are your delivery times?

We offer a three day delivery service as standard for all our products.  We can offer a next day service, but will charge extra for this.  Please see our Shipping and Returns information for full detailsAll delivery times are subject to availability of product and location of shipping address. All orders placed after 12 noon will be despatched (subject to availability) the next working day.

What is your returns policy?

We are happy to discuss the return of goods if they are not to your satisfaction.  We look at each request on a case-by-case basis.  If you are unhappy with you order and would like to discuss returning your products please email info@ministryofcolours.co.uk or phone 01484 489945.

How do I organise my own colour powder event?

How much colour powder do I need?

The answer to how much powder you need is very much dependent on the size and type of event you are creating.  Please refer to this blog post that provides information on quantities of bulk 20kg or 100g packets colour packets we think you will need.