Sunday, March 15, 2009

Go Natural for Easter!

This year I am going to try several techniques to dye my eggs and one of them is the natural way! Take a look at these beauties.

Here are the simple instructions:

1. Place the eggs in a single layer in a pan. Add water until the eggs are covered.
2. Add one teaspoon of vinegar.
3. Add the natural dye meaning the natural food you will be using to color the water. Use more dye material for more eggs or for a more intense color.
4. Bring water to a boil.
5. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Let boil until desired color. If you want more intensely colored eggs, temporarily remove the eggs from the liquid. Strain the dye through a coffee filter (unless you want speckled eggs). Cover the eggs with the filtered dye and let them remain in the refrigerator overnight.

Here is just a small list of what kinds of foods you can use for dyes and what colors they will create and what the colors represent!

Lavender (Good luck and happiness):

Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice, Violet Blossoms, plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice

Blue (Wisdom, patience, piece, calmness, communication)

Canned Blueberries, Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled), Purple Grape Juice

Green (Prosperity...and not just the monetary type!)

Spinach Leaves (boiled)Liquid Chlorophyll

Greenish Yellow (New beginnings, prosperity)

Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled)

Yellow (Friendship, healing, beauty, life light)

Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled)Carrot Tops (boiled)Celery Seed (boiled)Ground Cumin (boiled)Ground Turmeric (boiled)

Brown (Security, friendship, nature)

Strong Coffee, Instant Coffee, Black Walnut Shells (boiled)

Orange (Opportunities, mental alertness, kindness)

Yellow Onion Skins (boiled)

Pink (Self love, friendship, calmness)

Beets, Cranberries or Juice,Raspberries.Red Grape Juice.Juice from Pickled Beets

Red (Courage, strength, passion, joy)

Lots of Red Onions Skins (boiled)


  1. What a great idea! I think we'll use several of these this year and see how it all turns out. I bet my boys will have a great time with a little "science" thrown in.

    I just love your blog, by the way. I'm looking forward to reading more.

  2. I try. I already knew not how they paint this year. And this is also very good for the environment ;)

  3. I might experiment with this...I'll let you kno how it goes...

  4. Wow, what a unique post... I love it!! I also love the name of your blog. caught my eye right away!!! Chrissy

  5. What a very green way to color eggs!

  6. I did this with my kids YEARS ago . . . this year the girls are planning to do it all over again. : D You've saved me the trouble of hunting for the "recipes" for all the colors. Bless you, my dear. : D