How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

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An all-natural, homemade twist to this fun tradition - and super easy!

There are endless ingredient options for creating various colors, but we will focus on four color recipes made from beets, red cabbage, yellow onion, and turmeric. You can experiment with combining the ingredients and let us know your favorite color recipe in the comments!

Natural Dye Recipes

red dye:

Boil 3-4 cut beets in a small pot of water until tender and the liquid turns a deep pink. Once cool, pour liquid into small bowl.

blue dye:

Place 6-8 red cabbage leaves in a small pot and add 2 cups of water. Bring to boil until liquid turns a deep blue. Once cool, pour liquid into small bowl.

gold dye:

Peel 3-4 onion skins and crunch them into a small pan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid turns orange/gold. Once cool, pour liquid into small bowl. 

yellow dye:

In a small pan, mix 4 heaping tablespoons of turmeric into 2 cups of water. Stir to blend. 

Coloring the Eggs

1. Boil large, white eggs for 15 minutes. Remove from water and allow to cool slightly.

2. Rub shells with white vinegar to help the shell take up the dye.

3. Place the eggs in the dyes and allow to sit. And remember, the longer they sit the deeper the color will become! Once you have achieved the color saturation you want, remove the eggs and gently blot to dry.

And voile!