Dye eggs with all-natural ingredients

Dye eggs with all-natural ingredients – Below are a few tried and true methods for producing brilliantly hued eggs with items from the kitchen, courtesy of The Spruce and Martha Stewart.

Dye eggs with all-natural ingredients

Dye eggs with all-natural ingredients - Below are a few tried and true methods for producing brilliantly hued eggs with items from the kitchen, courtesy of The Spruce and Martha Stewart.

Coloring Easter eggs is a time-honored tradition passed down from generation to generation. Easter eggs symbolize rebirth, which fits in well with both religious and seasonal celebrations.

While there are many kits on the market that enable people to easily color eggs, there also are plenty of all-natural foodstuffs, like fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices, that can get the job done just as effectively. For those who plan to eat the eggs afterward, natural dyes may be preferable to dyes from kits.

Below are a few tried and true methods for producing brilliantly hued eggs with items from the kitchen, courtesy of The Spruce and Martha Stewart.

Begin with firm, hard-boiled eggs. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Then use a large spoon to gently lower the eggs into the water. Lower the heat to maintain a simmer and boil for just about 12 minutes. Transfer the eggs to a bowl with ice cold water and let them cool. Allow the eggs to cool completely before coloring.

Lay out newspaper or an old tablecloth to soak up any spills. Spills are inevitable, so don’t let them spoil the fun. In addition, empty egg cartons make ideal drying racks, so do not discard them.

Below are ways to dye eggs with all-natural ingredients …

Beautiful blues

Give chicken eggs a beautiful robin egg shade with red cabbage. Simply shred one cup of red cabbage into a pot. Bring the cabbage and roughly 4 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Let the broth cool. Strain out the cabbage and stir in 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar. Let the eggs sit in the dye for the desired duration to achieve light to dark blue eggs.

Perky pinks

Use beets to create pink and red eggs. Take 1 or 2 beets and roughly chop them. Combine with 4 cups water and 1 tablespoon of salt in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the mixture and allow to cool. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Use the solution for red and pink eggs.

Happy yellows

Cast a sunny glow on eggs with a common household spice and some tasty carrots. Turmeric is touted for its anti-inflammatory benefits, but it also makes a great dye. Bring 1 tablespoon of turmeric, 3 to 4 sliced carrots, 1 tablespoon salt, and 4 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool, strain and stir in 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar. Use the dye for a lovely yellow shade.

Turn to all natural items for safe and easily dyed Easter eggs.

Others Colors with Natural Items?

I am not sure how, but here are some other natural items that you can use to color hard boiled eggs.

  • Beetroot
  • Carrot
  • Tumeric
  • Blueberry
  • Lemon
  • Red Wine
  • Spinach
  • Red Cabbage
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Coffee

Feel free to share your tips to color eggs naturally in the comments below.

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Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
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  1. 1 Cross, 3 Nails, 4 Given Church Sign
  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. A-Z of Easter, The
  4. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  5. Arise My Love by Newsong
  6. Ascension
  7. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  8. Body of Christ
  9. Breakfast Pizza
  10. Broken Egg
  11. CEO Christians Church Sign
  12. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  13. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  14. Cross Acronym
  15. Cross of Jesus
  16. Cross Tree
  17. Dogwood Tree
  18. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  19. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  20. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  21. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  22. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  23. Easter is Canceled
  24. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  25. Easter Monday
  26. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  27. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  28. Easter Symbols
  29. Easter Trees
  30. Easter Word Search Printable
  31. Egg Rolling
  32. Emoji Easter Story Printable
  33. Empty Egg
  34. Forgiveness
  35. Free Easter Printables
  36. Good Friday
  37. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  38. He is Risen Display
  39. Hiding Easter Eggs
  40. History of Easter Bonnets
  41. Holy Monday
  42. Holy Saturday
  43. Holy Thursday
  44. Holy Tuesday
  45. Holy Wednesday
  46. Hot Cross Buns
  47. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  48. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  49. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  50. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  51. Jesus Shows His Scars
  52. Lazarus Saturday
  53. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  54. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  55. Legend of the Three Trees
  56. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  57. Life Savers
  58. Make Easter Eggs Last
  59. Maundy Thursday
  60. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  61. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  62. Palm Sunday
  63. Passover
  64. Resurrection Bracelet
  65. Resurrection Rolls
  66. Searching for Christ
  67. Shrove Tuesday
  68. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  69. Son of God Movie Review
  70. Spy Wednesday
  71. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  72. Sweating Blood Prayer
  73. Telelestai
  74. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  75. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  76. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  77. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  78. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  79. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  80. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  81. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  82. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  83. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  84. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  85. You’ve Been Egged Printable

Easter list last updated April 19, 2022.

Article compliments of Metro Creative. TF194853 & TF194843 First published March 31, 2019. Last update or republished March 23, 2021.

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