How To Dye Eggs Naturally

by | Apr 11, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dying eggs for Easter is a childhood pastime most of us remember fondly. Have you ever tried this with items you likely have in your pantry? If not, it’s worth a try. See how easy it is to get beautiful pinks, yellows, and blues from natural ingredients right inside your home.

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Get Started

To start, hardboil desired number of eggs to dye, then let cool. While the eggs are cooling, it’s time to make the dyes (these can also be made ahead of time as well.)

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Colors

Blue Dye:
1/2 head of red cabbage

4 cups water

2 tablespoons white vinegar

Instructions
Boil the cabbage in a large pot for about 45 min. Remove from heat and let it cool. Strain the dye into glass bowls or jars then add and stir in the vinegar.

Yellow dye:
2 tablespoons turmeric powder

4 cups of water

2 tablespoons white vinegar

Instructions
Bring turmeric and water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Poor the liquid into glass bowls or jars then add and stir in the vinegar.

Pink Dye:
1 beet cut into large pieces

4 cups water

2 tablespoons white vinegar

Instructions
Bring the pieces of beet to boil in a pot. Remove from heat and let it cool. Strain the dye into glass bowls or jars then add and stir in the vinegar.

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Soak & Polish

Once you have the dye made, soak the eggs for 30 minutes to 24 hours. The longer the eggs soak, the darker the color will be. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the eggs from the dye. Dyed eggs can be stored in the fridge for about 1 week.

*TIP: You can rub vegetable oil on colored eggs once they have dried for a shiny polish.

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