We don’t use any artificial dyes or harmful colorants in our natural makeup and non toxic skincare. We definitely don’t like dyes in our food. So why should dying eggs be an exception? Artificial dyes contain heavy metals like aluminum and arsenic. They’re made from petroleum or coal tar. They’re filled with countless harmful chemicals that are bad for our health and the environment. Helloooo, we’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle here. Let’s try dying easter eggs the natural way!
Bring 1 quart of water, 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of whatever you’re using to create the color to a boil.
Let simmer for 30 minutes, then take the pot off the burner. Strain the dye, then let sit until it reaches room temperature.
Dip hard-boiled eggs one at a time for at least five minutes. The longer they sit in the dye, the more saturated the color.
It’s the same process for each color, just substitute the last ingredient.
Light blue: red cabbage
Blue: grape juice
Dark blue: blueberries
Purple: red wine
Pink: beets *our personal fave
Yellow: saffron or turmeric
Orange: chili powder
Copper: red or yellow onion skins
Green: parsley or spinach *these turn out pretty light
We hope you have just as much fun (or more!) dying easter eggs the natural way. They'll certainly be a whole lot better to eat!