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Natural Egg Dye Recipe

I realize it may be a bit crunchy to look for a natural egg dye recipe.

And you guys know, based on my growing Natural Health recipe category, that I prefer things a little crunchy!

Thing is, even when it comes to dying eggs I just don’t feel comfortable giving my son all those chemicals.

I mean, why can’t we find a healthier way?

Well, guess what? I DID!

My alternative? Making dye on my own! And I’m thrilled about this recipe and I hope you’ll definitely try it!

All Natural Egg Dye Recipe:

 

Ingredients: (you don’t have to use ALL of this, just pick the colors you want and reduce the number of boiled eggs)


  • 2 dozen boiled eggs
  • 1 cup of red onion skins [saved from approximately 2-3 onions] (red)
  • 1 large beet, diced (magenta)
  • 1 cup of blueberries (purple)
  • 3 tbs turmeric (yellow – orange)
  • 2 cups of spinach (light green)
  • 2 cups of chopped red cabbage (blue)
  • 2 tea bags (brown)
  • Approx. 2 cups of white vinegar (each dye will use approx. ¼ cup, so enough for the number of dyes you choose to create)
  • Wide-mouthed cups or jars for dipping eggs in dye
  • Slotted spoons

 

Instructions: (pretty simple actually)


  • For each color, except the turmeric of course, shred or finely chop ingredients and place on the stove in a pot covered in about an inch of water and ¼ cup of white vinegar.
  • Quickly bring to a boil, and then reduce heat and let simmer from anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour. Longer simmer times mean a darker hue.
  • After the dye has cooled, pour into jars or cups and begin dyeing by dropping your eggs gently inside the color.
  • Leave eggs in dye for at least 10 minutes for a lighter hue, and longer if you want a richer, darker color.

 

And that’s it! Will you try it this Easter??

 

For a printable version:

natural egg dye recipe

natural egg dye recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 dozen boiled eggs
  • 1 cup of red onion skins (saved from approximately 2-3 onions) (red)
  • 1 large beet, diced (magenta)
  • 1 cup of blueberries (purple)
  • 3 tbs turmeric (yellow-orange)
  • 2 cups of spinach (light green)
  • 2 cups of chopped red cabbage (blue)
  • 2 tea bags (brown)
  • Approx. 2 cups of white vinegar (each dye will use approximately 1/4 cup)
  • Wide-mouthed cups or jars for dipping eggs in dye
  • Slotted spoons

Instructions

  1. For each color, except the turmeric of course, shred or finely chop ingredients and place on the stove in a pot, covered in about an inch of water and 1/4 cup of white vinegar.
  2. Quickly bring to a boil, and then reduce heat and let simmer from anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour. Longer simmer times mean a darker hue.
  3. After the dye has cooled, pour into jars and begin dyeing by dropping your eggs gently inside the color.
  4. Leave eggs in dye for at least 10 minutes for a lighter hue, and longer if you want a richer, darker color.
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