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ALL NATURAL EASTER EGGS

Growing up in California, my family was all about purchasing all natural organic food and eco-friendly products – something I still try to do as much as possible today. For years now on Pinterest I have seen how you can use vegetables and spices to dye your eggs. I have heard mixed reviews on the difficulty of this project, but always loved the soft hues and beautiful colors in the end result! So this year for Easter I decided to give it a try and am happy to report that it is not hard at all and the results are as lovely as ever!

Here are the organic ingredients I used to create all the beautiful colors on the eggs. Make enough of the colors you want in order to completely immerse your hardboiled eggs.

BRIGHT YELLOW

Main Ingredient: Turmeric

Stir 2 Tbsp. turmeric into 1 cup boiling water.

Add 2 Tbsp. white vinegar

Tip: To achieve a darker hue use less vinegar

(2 tsp. white vinegar – mustard yellow)

SPECKLED PINK

Main Ingredient: Beets

Dice 1 medium raw beet into 4 cups boiling water.

Add 2 Tbsp. white vinegar

1 tsp. salt sprinkled over the eggs once they are placed in the beet dye

CORNFLOWER BLUE

Main Ingredient: Red Cabbage

Shred 2 cups red cabbage into 4 cups boiling water.

Add 2 Tbsp. white vinegar

LIGHT GREEN

Main Ingredient: Spinach

Chop 2 cups spinach into 4 cups boiling water.

Add 2 Tbsp. white vinegar

Tip: The longer you let your eggs sit, the darker in color they will become. Take a peek at your eggs every 5 minutes or so until they reach a desired hue, or you can do what I did and just plop them in and forget about them for awhile until your husband reminds you that you may want to check your eggs…oops!

I also tried using onions but wasn’t impressed by the end results. I have seen some beautiful versions done online that resulted in a variety of pretty oranges. Mine came out to be light brown, almost like a regular brown egg. Comment below and let me know if you have tips and tricks for success dying with onions – so I can try again next year!

As for the carrots, those will be a special Easter treat for Timothy!

We are EGGxtra in love with how these natural beauties turned out and wasn’t our bunny, Timothy, the cutest little helper ever?!

We would love to see what you created too!

Tag us with #twceasteregg

xo

Rachel

 

5 Comments on “ALL NATURAL EASTER EGGS”

  1. The easiest way to peel eggs only seems violent… and gives your arm an incredible workout…. place an egg with water in a glass jar- no larger than what Marinara would come in and shake vigorously. Voila! You will be left with one prefect egg and a lot of shell-fetti!

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