Natural Easter Egg Dyes

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Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Coloring Easter eggs is a fun experience for children and adults, but it doesn’t need to be saturated in artificial dyes or chemicals. Here is a list of the best ingredients for making your own organic egg dyes.

Directions: Hard boil however many eggs you wish to decorate and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Prepare the dyes on the stove top using a pan. Use at least 2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of vinegar plus the organic dye ingredients. Use 3 to 4 teaspoons of the spice ingredients and 3 to 4 cups of the whole fruit or vegetable ingredients. Boil the dye for at least 5 minutes. Remember the longer you boil the deeper the hue of the dye. Crush the ingredients in the pan to release the pigments and strain. It is best to use the dyes when they are hot. The longer you soak the eggs in the dye the better the colors will turn out. The most important thing is to have fun!

1. Yellow – Use Yellow Onion Skins

2. Yellow – Use Turmeric

3. Blue – Use Chopped Red Cabbage

4. Blue – Use Blueberries

5. Green – Use Chopped or Canned Spinach

6. Green – Use Parsley

7. Red – Use Rose Hips Tea

8. Red – Use Pomegranate

9. Brown – Use Coffee Grounds

10. Brown – Use Black Tea

11. Pink – Use Beet Juice

12. Pink – Use Fresh or Frozen Raspberries

13. Orange – Use Paprika

14. Orange – Use Chili Powder

    Victoria

    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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