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How to Make Your Own Easter Egg Dye From Scratch
Easter egg dyeing, followed by the classic Easter egg hunt are staple traditions in numerous households across the country on this April holiday. What if making your own Easter egg dyes from scratch was just as easy as going to the shop to buy artificial colors?
Dyeing Easter eggs with all-natural ingredients is incredibly simple and sustainable. All you’ll need is a pot for boiling and some vegetables. Here are six homemade Easter egg dye recipes you can make by hand using all organic ingredients.
Beets: Bright Red
This first recipes starts you off with the reds.
The peelings from three to four red beets, covered and boiled for 30-45 minutes, will produce dye for eggs ranging from bright red to violet.
Turmeric: Golden Yellow
Boil two teaspoons of finely ground curcuma root (or turmeric powder) in two cups of water for ten minutes. This mixture will turn your eggs a lovely golden yellow.
Birch Leaves: Light Yellow
Boil four cups of water with one ounce of birch leaves for ten minutes. This will create a light yellow dye for your Easter eggs.
For green Easter egg dye, boil ten ounces of spinach in four cups of water for 30-45 minutes.
Dried Blueberries: Violet
Boil 1.5 tablespoons of dried blueberries in two cups of water for ten minutes to create a violet Easter egg dye.
Onion Peels: Golden Brown
To turn your eggs a deep golden brown, add a handful of onion skins to two cups of water and boil for 20 minutes.
This organic Easter egg dye using onion peels is also a great way to put kitchen scraps back to use.
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This article was translated from German to English. You can view the original here: Farben herstellen: Diese Lebensmittel liefern natürliche Farbtöne
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