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Coloring Easter Eggs Naturally!

Easter is less than two weeks away and we are excited to share a literal outside-the-box recipe for coloring your eggs in a natural, non-toxic way. Not only will you be avoiding toxic chemicals/coloring additives, you will be using biodegradable and common items from your kitchen.

Happy Easter from Humfeld Chiropractic & Nutrition Center!

Pink Dye

2 C. Water

2 C. Peeled, grated beets

Vinegar: 1 Tbsp. per cup of liquid that remains after simmering veggies and water.

Instructions

Boil until water is a deep red/purple.

Strain veggies out of water, keeping the water in a bowl or jar with a lid.

Add vinegar when the liquid is cooled.

Dip the eggs, let them dry, and repeat until desired color is attained.

Orange Dye

2 C. Yellow Onion Peels

Enough water to cover peels by about 1 inch.

Vinegar: 1 Tbsp. per cup of liquid that remains after simmering peels and water.

Instructions

Boil until water is a deep yellow/orange.

Strain veggies out of water, keeping the water in a bowl or jar with a lid.

Add vinegar when the liquid is cooled.

Dip the eggs, let them dry, and repeat until desired color is attained.

Yellow Dye

2 C. Water

1 Tbsp. Turmeric

2 Tbsp. Vinegar

Instructions

Mix together. Dip the eggs, let them dry, and repeat until desired color is attained.

(Will give a vibrant yellow on white eggs, and deep gold on brown eggs.)

Green/Blue Dye

2 C. Shredded Purple Cabbage

Enough water to cover cabbage by about 1 inch.

Vinegar: 1 Tbsp. per cup of liquid that remains after simmering peels and water.

Instructions:

Boil cabbage until a deep blue/purple color is attained.

Strain veggies out of water, keeping the water in a bowl or jar with a lid.

Add vinegar when the liquid is cooled.

Dip the eggs, let them dry, and repeat until desired color is attained.

(Will give a green color on brown eggs, and blue color on white eggs.)