Natural Dyes for Eggs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

colored eggs

Here are some ideas for dying your eggs naturally. Usually, the more natural ingredient you use the longer it takes to dye them, even overnight in some cases. The longer they soak, the darker the color. Note: Not all of these eggs will be safe to eat. Do not eat eggs that sit in hot water for many hours or overnight- save them for decorations.


– Save the skins from red onions and boil with eggs 1/2 hour to 1 hour. Remember that the more skins you use and the longer you soak, the darker the color. a smaller amount of skins produces a nice lavendar.


– Soak your hardboiled eggs in cranberry juice or the juice from pickled beets. //


– Soak your hardboiled eggs overnight in not water to which you have added voilet blossoms.


– Soak hardboiled eggs in grape juice, or add 2 tsp lemon juiced to the voilet blue water to lighten the color.


– To a cup of hot water, add 1 to 1 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1/2 tsp vinegar.


– Save the skin from yellow onions. Add them to the water when you hardboil your eggs.


– To a cup of hot water, add 1 tbsp instant coffee, and a 1/2 tsp vinegar.


– Add 1/2 tsp baking soda to a bowl of the water from the Voilet Blue before soaking your eggs.


– You can rub blueberries and cranberries right on the shells for soft blues and pinks. Blend them in for a pretty result.

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