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All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes

Dyeing eggs is a fun tradition to share with little ones around Easter. Try the recipe below to color your eggs the all-natural way this year! 

  1. Select a dyeing food/spice (see list below for ideas) and place it in a pot. Add 1 quart water and 2 tablespoons white vinegar. If more water is necessary to cover the ingredients, be sure to also add a proportionate amount of vinegar. 
  2. Bring the pot to a boil, then lower heat. Allow the ingredients to simmer for 30 minutes. 
  3. Strain the dye into a bowl.
  4. Soak the eggs in the dye. The longer you soak them, the darker the color will be!

 

ColorIngredient
Blue/Gray1 cup frozen blueberries
Blue1/4 head of red cabbage
Jade GreenSkin peeled from 6 red onions
Faint Green-YellowSkin from 6 yellow apples
OrangeSkin of 6 yellow onions
Faint Red-Orange3 TBS paprika
Yellow

Rich yellow – 4oz. chopped carrot tops
Mustard yellow – 3 TBS turmeric
Other pale shades – 4 bags of chamomile or green tea

Brown-Gold2 TBS dill seed
Brown1 quart strong black coffee
Dark Pink1 medium beet cut into chunks
Lavender1 cup grape juice

 

Provided by Mia Atella, Dietetic Intern for Margaret Moses, RD.