Ditch the dye tabs and try dying your Easter eggs with all natural ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen. This has been something I have wanted to try for a few years and I finally did! It took some trial and error but I think the final product turned out well. I got three colors to turn out the way I wanted.
Beets– The beets will give you a pink to red hue. In a saucepan add 4 cups chopped beets, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 cups water, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes. An option is to boil the eggs in the beet water or put in a jar until you achieve the color you want.
Turmeric– Turmeric will make a dark yellow color. In a saucepan add 4 tablespoons or turmeric, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 cups water, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. Once cool dip eggs or put in a jar until the color is what you want.
Purple Cabbage– Purple cabbage actually gives you a blue tone. In a saucepan add 4 cups cabbage chopped, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 cups water, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool dip or put in jar until the color you get the color you want.
A few tips: My house did not smell amazing after this project especially after the turmeric. I left the eggs in for about 24 hours. Put them in something that seals like a mason jar and put them in the refrigerator after they have cooled enough to put a lid on. After many tries the jar is what gave me the colors I wanted. If using the jars make sure to stir eggs once in awhile to they color evenly. These recipes are easily adjusted for how many eggs or hues you want to achieve.