10 Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Keep your little bunnies healthy and happy this Easter! Consider using these 10 all natural Easter egg dyes made from spices from the pantry, fruits and veggies. It’s a no-fuss, low-cost proposition that will keep egg hunting and eating chemical free. Here’s how. Pick a color and corresponding spice and pop it in some boiling water until you have the color you like. As you’ll find when using Paas or other conventional egg dye, the color in the pot will be darker than the actual dyed egg. Account for that for depth of color. When you like the color, take off heat, strain the color into a glass bowl and add 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar (or whatever you have on hand). Let the dye cool and drop in your eggs. Let eggs soak until you have the color you want. Here are the spices and produce for the colors. Don’t forget to try fruit dye too. Frozen blueberries are tasty and fun!
- Blue/Purple: blueberries, red cabbage
- Yellow: turmeric, cumin
- Orange: paprika
- Red: red onion skins, raspberries, strawberries
- Brown: chili powder, dill seeds, coffee grounds or coffee from the morning cuppa