How To Color Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes

By March 19, 2012 In the News No Comments

You can wow the Easter Bunny by going green this year and coloring your Easter Eggs with all natural vegetable based dyes that you make yourself.

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things about Easter was coloring eggs with my mom and my brother. We always used those kits with the color tablets that you mixed with vinegar and water. While they work great, they are loaded with harmful dyes like red dye #40 and yellow dye #6.  I very much into organic whole foods. I’ve been using these recipes for many years and they really work. I’m also able to compost the dye when I’m done.

Try these recipes for all natural egg dye. Your children will better off and you will make the Easter Bunny very happy too

Yellow Easter Eggs – Mix 4 tablespoons of Tumeric with 4 tablespoons of Salt and 4 tablespoons of vinegar and add it to 2 quarts of warm water.

Pink Easter Eggs – Fill a mixing bow with 6 cups of water and 6 cups of chopped beats. Add 4 tablespoons each of vinegar and salt.

Green Easter Eggs – boil 2 packages of frozen chopped spinach with ¼ cup of salt and ¼ cup of vinegar. The longer you boil, the better.

Blue Easter Eggs – boil a head of red cabbage with ¼ cup of salt and ¼ cup of vinegar and 2 quarts of water. Yes, red cabbage makes blue dye. I know it sounds crazy but it works. Puree is in a blender, then strain.

Orange Easter Eggs – Boil carrots with ¼ cup of salt and ¼ cup of vinegar and 2 quarts of water. Puree in a blender then strain.

This natural dye will stain your clothes so wear old clothes. It is also great for making tie-dye t-shirts.

We hope you enjoy making your Easter eggs. We would love it if you posted images of your results on our Facebook Page.