How To Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally

how to dye eggs naturally
How To Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally
Before dyeing, be sure to hard boil your eggs. Preferably they should be white eggs. Make sure they are fully cool before dyeing. Keep in mind that you can use crayons or wax pens (white or clear waxes… are best) to make designs on the eggs before dyeing. The areas marked with a crayon or wax will not pick up any dye.
For proper color and to avoid a mottled or tie dye effect, be sure to strain each dye through cheesecloth or a fine strainer before use.
Each color will be separate batches of approximately 2 to 3 cups water with 1 tbsp vinegar – you then add the following ingredient(s) to each mixture for the desired color, allow it to sit and take on the color, then strain through cheesecloth or similar strainer:
 2-4 tbsp of the following ground herbs will give the desired color:
Lavender – Hibiscus Deep
gold – Turmeric Pale
yellow – Safflower Pale orange – Curry
Reddish brown – Chili powder
Orange – Paprika S
oft brown – Dill seed
Tan yellow – Yarrow
Or for a more intense set of primary colors to mix and match for your chosen color try:
Red – 2 cups grated beets or 2 cups crushed frozen cranberries
Yellow – 2 large handfuls of yellow onion skins or 2-4 tbsp ground turmeric
Blue – 1lb crushed frozen blueberries or 1lb chopped red cabbage leaves
Once finished, simply dip your eggs and allow them to dry.
Experiment with color intensity by changing concentrations of ingredients to water or by changing the amount of time each egg is left in the chosen finished dye.
Generally, the less water and the longer the egg is set in the dye, the more intense the color.
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