Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dying Easter Eggs--the Natural way!

Here is an article I found,

Dying Easter Eggs--the Natural way!

This Easter, why not color your eggs using nature's very own dyes?

It's possible to come up with a great number of colors

using natural ingredients that can easily be found in almost any kitchen.

Pale Red: Fresh beets or cranberries, frozen raspberries

Orange: Yellow onion skins

Light yellow: Orange or lemon peels, carrot tops, celery seed or ground cumin

Yellow: Ground turmeric

Pale green: Spinach leaves

Green-gold: Yellow Delicious apple peels

Blue: Canned blueberries or red cabbage leaves

Beige to brown: Strong brewed coffee

To dye the perfect Easter eggs the natural way, here's what to do:

1. Place eggs in a single layer in a pan. Cover eggs with water

2. Add a teaspoon of vinegar.

3. Add the natural dye material for the color you want your eggs to be. (The more eggs you dye at once the more dye material you will need to use.)

4. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

5. Remove the dye material. Remove eggs and put them in a bowl.

If you want your eggs to be a darker shade, cover them with the dyed water and let them stand overnight in the refrigerator.


  1. We have dyed our eggs this way. Thanks for sharing.

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