Natural Easter Egg Dying is Fun and Simple!

WFM - Egg Dye

It’s time to dye Easter Eggs!

How about a more natural way to dye them this year?

I love these ideas from Whole Foods Market!

Color Easter eggs with dyes made at home using fruits, vegetables and spices. Experiment with other colorful ingredients such as red cabbage, blackberries, coffee, tea and grape juice.

I made a trip to our local Whole Foods Market yesterday and I selected Beets, Blueberries and Blackberries. I can’t wait to try this out tomorrow!

Here’s their basic recipe! (As seen above in their video!)

  • 2 cups roughly chopped, raw beets (for pink/red)
  • OR
  • 2 cups blueberries, crushed (for blue/purple)
  • OR
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (for yellow)
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • Hard-boiled eggs

You can also try other fruits and veggies!  Have fun and get creative!

Cut your choice of coloring ingredient (beets, blueberries or turmeric) into a small pot with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any solids, and then stir in vinegar. Set aside to let cool until warm or room temperature.

To color eggs, submerge in dye, turning often for even coating, until desired color is reached. For more colors, dye eggs first in one color, then wipe dry and dye in a second color.

Self Disclosure: I received a gift card to purchase products to try. No other compensation was received. Recipe/Photo and Video Credit: Whole Foods Market.


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