How To Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
- Yield: 1 3/4 Cup Dye 1x
- 1 Cup Chopped Red Cabbage, Chopped Beets, Onion Skins, 1 Tablespoon Turmeric or 1 Cup Strong Brewed Hibiscus Tea
- 2 Cups Water
- 1 Teaspoon Vinegar
- Boiled Eggs
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Add chopped veggies, fruits or spices to the pot.
- Reduce the heat to medium and let the water simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Take the pot off the heat and let it cool.
- Strain the material with a fine mesh strainer and pour the dye water into containers or jars.
- Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the dye water.
- Carefully put the boiled eggs into the jar of dye and secure with a lid.
- Place the jar in the refrigerator and let the eggs dye for 6 – 12 hours, the longer the better.
- Remove the eggs from the jar and place them on a towel lined cookie sheet to dry.
- Allow them to dry completely before removing the decorations (this will reduce the amount of scuffs and marks on the eggs).
- Colors vary depending on how long you allow the eggs to soak in the dye.
- Fresh fruits and veggies produce richer color than prepackaged or canned veggies.