Dying Easter Eggs All Naturally!

I love it when I come across articles that detail how to make things “all-naturally,” without harsh chemicals. Being the organic nut that I am, I’m always on the hunt for the latest all natural recipe or craft. With that being said, Easter is a week away and I came across this awesome article on Organic Authority. This website is one of my all time favorite websites, and they had this article on how to dye your Easter eggs the all-natural way.

Have fun dying your Easter eggs everyone!

“Simply prepare as many hard-boiled eggs as you’d like to color, and the dyes as follows. These dyes are best left overnight, so clean out a couple of mason jars as well. Once you’ve mixed your dyes, place as many eggs as you’d like in each jar, cover, and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, place them in their cartons to dry.”

For Pink Dye:

Grate 2 raw beets into 3 cups of water. Place in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cover and cook about 30 minutes. Strain through a mesh strainer into one of your mason jars, and add 3 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar.

For Yellow Dye:

Add 2 tablespoons of turmeric to 3 cups of warm water and stir until it dissolves. Add 3 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar.

You can also get a thick yellow-orange dye by mixing equal parts water and turmeric into a paint. Use it to paint on the eggs with a thin paintbrush. Make this dye the day after the eggs have sat overnight in their mason jars, and paint designs on the already dyed and dried eggs.

For Green Dye:

Add 3 cups of spinach to 3 cups of water. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook over low heat for about 2-3 hours. Strain through a mesh strainer, into a mason jar, and add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar.

For Blue Dye:

Slice 3 cups of red cabbage and add to 3 cups of water. Place in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cover and cook about 30 minutes. Strain through a mesh strainer into one of your mason jars, and add 3 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar.

For Purple Dye:

Mash a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries with a fork in a saucepan, and add up to 3 cups of water. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Cover and cook about 20 minutes. Strain through a mesh strainer into one of your mason jars, and add 3 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar.

You can also make a thick purple dye by mashing a few blueberries with a tablespoon of water and reducing into a syrup. Strain the syrup and use it to paint, as you would the yellow dye.

You can check out Organic Authority’s website here.