Spring is in the air and to get in the festive spirit I’ve been thinking of ways to brighten up the house, changing the décor to cheerful and lighter colors/fabrics and of course preparing fun recipes for the upcoming holiday I’ll be celebrating with the fam.
When I think of Spring I think of bunnies, flowers and of course coloring eggs. However, using toxic dye to color these eggs brings the light springtime music in my head to an abrupt- screeching halt.
I started thinking of ways to naturally dye eggs and got the idea from my toothbrush one morning. I usually follow my turmeric-apple cider vinegar water with brushing so the bristles on my brush have turned a bright yellow from the natural dye in turmeric.
Hence the idea was born to try and find things I had on hand that would tint the shell of my eggs fun colors.
Below I included a simple recipe for the three colors I found that worked really well. Have fun with it and you could even try to mix colors if you wanted to make a variety of shades.
I used brown eggs so I’m sure the colors would be a little brighter on white shells and possibly even change the tint a bit.
MSF Natural Egg Dyes
Mellow Yellow (turmeric)
2 c water
1 TBL turmeric
2 TBL vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
Rosy Red (beets)
2 c water
2 c peeled & grated beets
1 TBL vinegar
Robin’s Egg Blue (purple cabbage)
2 c shredded purple cabbage
water to cover cabbage
1 TBL vinegar
Hard boil desired amount of eggs (add eggs to pot of boiling water for 10 minutes and then immediately place in bowl of ice water). Dry eggs thoroughly and set aside. Bring dye ingredients and water to a boil, turn heat down to simmer for 15 minutes to an hour or until hue is achieved (longer the darker the color). Once color is reached, remove from heat and cool to room temp. Pour dye through strainer into container (small bowl or mason jar) and add 1TBL of vinegar in each bowl with dye liquid. Add hardboiled eggs to dye with a spoon and place in fridge and leave for longer if you want a darker color, shorter for lighter. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy 🙂
I am off to finish put on a face mask and finish my book club book that is due this week. We are reading YOU by Caroline Kepnes. If you’ve read it I would love to hear your thoughts about it! Also, please tag me on Instagram @mysimplyfit if you choose to color some eggs this way, I want to see you pretty creations
Happy hump day friends!