I’m constantly talking about how shocking the amount of unnecessary chemicals and harmful additives we use in our daily lives. With Easter coming up right around the corner, people everywhere are rushing out to buy their Easter egg dye sets at the mall. However, there is an easy, cost-efficient way to make your own all-natural dye using ingredients you just may already have in your kitchen cabinets!
You will need:
Eggs (hard-boiled, of course!) – I use white eggs. If you use brown eggs, the colors may come out a bit differently. Keep the carton so that you have a safe place to store the eggs after dying them.
The rest of the ingredients depend on which colors you want.
1 quart strongly-brewed coffee – For a dark brown color, let the eggs sit in the coffee overnight in the refrigerator. You can also use black tea!
1 can blueberries mixed with 1/3 cup of water – Let sit for the amount of time needed to achieve the color you want. Eggs that are left sitting for a shorter amount of time in the dye produce a lovely lavender color.
Boiled Spinach mixed with 1/3 cup of water – Let sit for the amount of time needed to achieve the green color you want.
Boiled yellow onion skins mixed with 1/3 cup of water – Eggs that are left sitting for a shorter amount of time will give you a gold-ish color.
1 can beets mixed with 1/3 cup of water – Let sit until the eggs are pretty in pink!
1 can cherries (with syrup) mixed with 1/3 cup of water – Eggs will turn bright red if left in dye long enough.
When finished dying, return to refrigerator until you are ready for your Easter morning egg hunt!