I love Easter. The colors and food are so pretty and the little DIYs that make the holiday so great are so much fun to do! Plus of course, Easter just screams SPRING and I am all about winter being over! These All Natural Easter Egg Dyes are so simple (but slightly involved) and make sure that everything that you’re putting into your body is all natural and toxin free.
The ingredients I used were a combination of things I thought might work as well as things as I’ve seen in magazines (I cannot tell you how much I love Natural Grocer’s free magazine you can pick up near the door) so the results were mixed, but some other colors -shout out to cabbage- were beautiful! I’ll show you what worked and what didn’t below.
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Red Cabbage
- Green Tea
- Red Onion (didn’t work well)
- Yellow Onion
- Hibiscus Tea (didn’t work well)
- Red Beet
- White Vinegar
- Pinch of Salt
- Lots of Water
1- Hard boil your eggs. I use a large pot that can contain all of your eggs in a single layer. Add a pinch of salt and a splash of white vinegar to the water to make the eggs easier to peel, and then lower each egg into the water. Bring to a boil, turn off the heat, cover, and let eggs sit for 10-12 minutes depending on how hard you’d like your yolks to be.
2- Make the dyes.
The vegetable dyes are a bit more involved than your traditional color packet from the grocery store, but still very simple. Using a 1-1 ratio of veggies to water, add to a saucepan, bring to a boil, and then allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Strain, and let cool.
For the tea dyes, make a very strong cup/pot of tea. That’s it!
3- Add a splash of vinegar to each dye to rough up the egg’s surface and allow the color to penetrate.
4- Add eggs into your dye liquid, pop into the fridge, and wait. Depending on who deep of colors you’d like, wait anywhere from 24-72 hours for the dye to set!
Have you ever used all natural Easter egg dyes? Let me know in the comments below!
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