Naturally dyed Easter eggs, from your garden!

Naturally dyed Easter Eggs, from your garden!

Stop! Don’t compost those onion skins! Yes, you heard me right, we want to keep those onion skins! They are just one of the many natural plants we can use to do our Easter Egg dying this year. Now if we’re especially lucky we could actually use our own grown produce scraps for this project. However don’t worry if you didn’t think to freeze any of your last year’s harvest, store bought will do just fine! After some experimenting here are just some of the many natural dyes you can use to colour your eggs.

 
Supergreen® Blueberry dyed Easter eggs

Blue – Blueberries

To achieve this nice deep speckled royal blue let the eggs soak for 30 minutes!

• 2 cups of water
• 1 cup of blueberries
• 2 tbsp of vinegar
• 2 tsp of salt

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. You can either add in your eggs now or precook your eggs and drop them into the cooled mixture. The richness of the colour depends on how long you let your eggs sit in the mixture! The longer you let your egg soak in the mixture the deeper the colour will be! Don’t be afraid to experiment with longer soaking times or layering up colours!

 
Supergreen® Red Cabbage dyed Easter eggs!

Blue – Red Cabbage

To achieve this almost robin’s egg blue let the eggs soak for up to 30 mins!

• 2 cups of water
• 1 cup of chopped red cabbage
• 2 tbsp of vinegar
• 2 tsp of salt

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. You can either add in your eggs now or precook your eggs and drop them into the cooled mixture. The richness of the colour depends on how long you let your eggs sit in the mixture! The longer you let your egg soak in the mixture the deeper the colour will be! Don’t be afraid to experiment with longer soaking times or layering up colours!

 
Supergreen® Red Onion dyed Easter egg!

Olive – Red Onions

To achieve this deep chocolate olive let the eggs soak for up to 20 mins! The lighter olive was achieved with 10 minutes of soaking!

• 2 cups of water
• 1 cup of red onion skins
• 2 tbsp of vinegar
• 2 tsp of salt

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. You can either add in your eggs now or precook your eggs and drop them into the cooled mixture. The richness of the colour depends on how long you let your eggs sit in the mixture! The longer you let your egg soak in the mixture the deeper the colour will be! Don’t be afraid to experiment with longer soaking times or layering up colours!

 
Supergreen® Tumeric dyed Easter eggs!

Yellow – Turmeric

To achieve this almost golden egg let the eggs soak for up to 30 mins! For a nice speckle effect leave any of the powder residues on the egg as it dries!

• 2 cups of water
• 2 tbsp of ground turmeric
• 2 tbsp of vinegar
• 2 tsp of salt

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. You can either add in your eggs now or precook your eggs and drop them into the cooled mixture. The richness of the colour depends on how long you let your eggs sit in the mixture! The longer you let your egg soak in the mixture the deeper the colour will be! Don’t be afraid to experiment with longer soaking times or layering up colours!
 
Supergreen® Yellow Onion dyed Easter eggs!

Yellow – Yellow Onions

To achieve this nice orangey-yellow let the eggs soak for up to 30 mins!

• 2 cups of water
• 1 cup of yellow onion skins
• 2 tbsp of vinegar
• 2 tsp of salt

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. You can either add in your eggs now or precook your eggs and drop them into the cooled mixture. The richness of the colour depends on how long you let your eggs sit in the mixture! The longer you let your egg soak in the mixture the deeper the colour will be! Don’t be afraid to experiment with longer soaking times or layering up colours!
 
Supergreen® Raspberry dyed Easter eggs!

Lavender/Pink – Raspberries

To achieve this very light lavender pink colour I let these eggs soak for 1 hour! This was the least effect natural dye but still produced a very soft subtle colour! I left some of the raspberries seeds to dry on the egg to achieve that “marble” effect.

• 2 cups of water
• 1 cup of Raspberries
• 2 tbsp of vinegar
• 2 tsp of salt

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. You can either add in your eggs now or precook your eggs and drop them into the cooled mixture. The richness of the colour depends on how long you let your eggs sit in the mixture! The longer you let your egg soak in the mixture the deeper the colour will be! Don’t be afraid to experiment with longer soaking times or layering up colours!

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