All-natural Egg Dye—it’s Egg-citing

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Natural Egg Dye Ingredients

Dye your eggs … the natural way!

Easter’s right around the corner, so skip the egg dye kits this year and go natural! Save time and money by making your own all-natural egg dye using ingredients like loose-leaf tea and beets, straight from your very own kitchen! Egg-cellence is guaranteed.


  • Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. White vinegar

  • For Blue Dye:
  • 2 cups Red cabbage, chopped

  • For Yellow Dye:
  • 2 cups Carrots, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Turmeric powder

  • For Red Dye:
  • 2 cups Beets, chopped

  • For Grey Dye:
  • 3 tsp. Black tea, loose leaf

  • For Green Dye:
  • 3 Tbsp. Turmeric powder
  • 2 cups Red cabbage, chopped

How to:

  1. Using a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add 1 tsp. of salt to water, along with the ingredients as stated for your desired dye-color. Let boil for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Place a cheesecloth in a jar to strain the water mixture. Carefully pour mixture through strainer.
  4. Add 2 Tbsp. of white vinegar to mixture in jar.
  5. Carefully place desired amount of eggs into jar. Let eggs sit for several hours, giving more time for the dye to appear more vibrant. Tip: For green dye, allow eggs to sit one hour in the yellow dye, then one hour to sit in red dye.