Have you ever wanted to dye Easter eggs but not use artificial food coloring? Here’s how you can make your own dye this year using ingredients you already have around the kitchen. Keep reading to see how I make non-toxic Easter egg dye.
I used golden beet, red beet, spinach, frozen blueberries, and pink dragon fruit frozen smoothie pack to create 6 different dyes. I would not recommend spinach, as that yielded very little color. Turmeric was the most vibrant.
Overall I had the best results with the frozen blueberries, dried turmeric, and red beet. You can combine a combination of these to make different colors!
Left egg: after 1 coat of turmeric. Right egg: after 3 coats.
Here’s what each dye looked like once it was ready.
Top row from left to right : golden beet, pink dragon fruit frozen smoothie pack, spinach.
Bottom row from left to right : red beet, turmeric, frozen blueberries
Left egg, after one coat of blueberry dye. Right egg, after 3 coats.
- Boil your chosen food item with 2 cups of water for 5 minutes. I used about a handful of each food, for the dried turmeric I added 2 Tablespoons.
- Allow mixture to completely cool, then strain into a bowl (see photo towards top of post).
- Add 2T of white vinegar for each cup of liquid, stir.
- Dip a boiled egg into the mixture and allow to dry on a paper plate. Repeat the dipping process until your desired color is reached.
This is an easy and affordable way to make non-toxic Easter egg dye at home, using ingredients you already have around the house! To see this process in action, check out this video.
For more non-toxic ideas in the kitchen, check out this post on non-toxic produce wash for all your fruits and vegetables. Let me know if you try in the comments below.
Thanks so much for reading. Xo – Lo