How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

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To dye Eggs naturally you’ll need:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled Eggs work best.

  • 4 tablespoons Turmeric – for Yellow

Turmeric for Yellow

  • 3 cups Red Cabbage shredded – for Blue

Red Cabbage for Blue on white eggs and dark green on brown eggs.

  • 2 cups grated beets – for Pink

Peel the beets and grate beets

  • 2 cups of white onion skins (about 2 small bags of onions) – for Orange

Onion Skins for Orange

  • White Vinegar – 2 tablespoons for each colour
  • Water
  • strainer
  • pots for boiling
  • bowls for soaking

Use both brown and white eggs in the same colour mixture for different hues.


  • Add each of your coloring ingredients (onion skins, cabbage etc.)  into a pot and cover with enough water, you need enough that at least an inch of water is over the ingredients. Many of them float so make sure you’ve got enough water that you can get a good boil going.  Minimum 2 cups.

  • Let pots boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Boil your desired number of eggs.  Let cool.
  • Let colour mixtures cool until room temperature.
  • Strain the onion skins, cabbage, beets, turmeric, out of the liquid while transferring liquid to bowls that can go in the fridge.
  • 2 tbsp of white vinegar in each colour after it’s drained.

  • Add two tbsp of white vinegar to each colour.
  • Submerge eggs so they’re fully covered.  Let sit (ideally) overnight in the fridge for a deep colour.

Vintage hues

Happy Easter!

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