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How to Dye Eggs Naturally

How to Dye Eggs Naturally

Want to create dyed eggs for Spring without having to use chemical food coloring? It’s actually super easy to create beautifully colored eggs with natural ingredients around the house or from the produce department. Many of these are items you probably have in your kitchen already, such as purple cabbage, onion skins, or turmeric.


Most natural dying methods involve letting the egg sit for about 30 minutes in the dye, while others suggest dipping them in multiple times for more vibrant colors. Luckily, you can really play around to get the color you want with natural dyes – whether it be pastels or more vivid colors.

Beautiful Natural Colors

You may be surprised at how much color you can get from these simple ingredients. Colors will vary depending on the shade of the egg itself, whether it’s white or brown. It generally takes about 30 minutes for the dyes to set in.

  • Purple Cabbage – blue or green eggs
  • Red Onions – lavender or red
  • Yellow Onion Skins – orange or rust
  • Beets – pink or maroon
  • Ground Turmeric – yellow
  • Black Coffee – brown
  • Purple Cabbage + Beets – lavender
  • Turmeric + Purple Cabbage – Chartreuse
  • Turmeric + Onion Skins – Salmon

The process to naturally dye your eggs requires several steps and techniques. We suggest checking out these super helpful articles on Martha Stewart and The Kitchn for more in-depth how to’s and timings to get the color you desire.

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