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How to Color Easter Eggs Naturally!!!

If you have ever cringed when thinking about what you use when you color your Easter eggs don’t worry, we are here to show you how to color Easter eggs naturally!

I have been a victim of commercialization in the past, running out to the store and buying those pellets that you soak with water and vinegar or using artificial food coloring to dye my eggs.  Why not when you can have the perfect dye to color your eggs within minutes?

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All Natural Way to Dye and Color Easter Eggs

After realizing that artifical dyes contain varous chemicals and are commonly derived from petroleum products, I knew that we must do something different this year.

 Some of you may say that it shouldn’t matter because you peel the colored shells off any way. But how many times have you peeled back that egg-shell and found that the hard-boiled egg is now a tinted shade of pink, blue or orange?

For our family, we didn’t want to take the chance to have artificial food coloring seep directly on or in our food, especially for the kids. 

Coloring your eggs with natural ingredients is much easier than you think! Many of the products that you use will already be in your cabinet, pantry or freezer!

After you check out the natural egg coloring recipes below – be sure to check out another of our popular articles on eggs : How To Boil Eggs Easily – Even Farm Fresh Eggs!

Soak your eggs in the refrigerator overnight for the most vibrant colors!
Soak your eggs in the refrigerator overnight for the most vibrant colors!

How to Color Easter Eggs Naturally!

Bluish-Gray

Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature, and remove blueberries.

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Frozen blueberries and water is all you need to color your eggs a blue-grey color.

Blue

Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and strain. 

cabbage
Use chunked red caggage to color your Easter eggs this year!

Jade Green

Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 1 Tbsp. white vinegar.

onion peels
Save those peels from your red onions and use to color your eggs naturally!

Orange

Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 1 Tbsp. white vinegar.

Light Red-Orange

Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Pink

6 medium beets– 4 cups water– 1 tablespoon white vinegar (extra to deepen color)

Begin by adding the water to the saucepan and bringing it to a boil. While the water is heating, peel and chop the beets into chunks. When the water is boiling, add the beats and the vinegar and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Remove the beets with a slotted spoon (or pour through a strainer), leaving just the dyed water. Add egg and let it sit until desired color is reached.

beets
Beets will color anything, including Easter eggs a bright pink color!

Yellow

Mustard-yellow: Stir 2 Tbsp. turmeric into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Various shades: Steep 4 bags of chamomile or green tea in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes.

Light yellow: Simmer the peels of 6 oranges in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. vinegar.

Brown-Gold

Simmer 2 Tbsp. dill seed in 1 cup water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

mason jars
Mason jars filled with room temperature natural dye – ready for the eggs!

Brown

Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee.

**Use room temperature hard-boiled eggs for best results. For the most vibrant colors, keep eggs in dye overnight in the refrigerator. 

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Beautiful colored easter eggs – made with all natural ingredients

Enjoy!

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Mary and Jim

Colored Easter Eggs - Naturally!

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Ingredients

  • varies - see instructions below

Instructions

Bluish-Gray

  1. Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature, and remove blueberries.

Blue

  1. Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and strain.

Jade Green

  1. Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 1 Tbsp. white vinegar.

Pink

  1. 6 medium beets– 4 cups water– 1 tablespoon white vinegar (extra to deepen color)
  2. Begin by adding the water to the saucepan and bringing it to a boil. While the water is heating, peel and chop the beets into chunks. When the water is boiling, add the beats and the vinegar and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Remove the beets with a slotted spoon (or pour through a strainer), leaving just the dyed water. Add egg and let it sit until desired color is reached.

Orange

  1. Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 1 Tbsp. white vinegar.

Light Red-Orange

  1. Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Yellow

  1. Mustard-yellow Stir 2 Tbsp. turmeric into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
  2. Various shades Steep 4 bags of chamomile or green tea in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes.
  3. Light yellow Simmer the peels of 6 oranges in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. vinegar.

Brown-Gold

  1. Simmer 2 Tbsp. dill seed in 1 cup water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Brown

  1. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee.

Notes

**Use room temperature hard boiled eggs for best results. For the most vibrant colors, keep eggs in dye overnight in the refrigerator.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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