All-Natural Egg Dyes

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Use the following ingredients for desired colors:

• Dark Pink – Beets

• Bright Golden Yellow - Turmeric

• Blue – Red Cabbage

• Light Yellow – Lemon Peel

• Lavender – Blackberries

• Beige/Brown – Espresso

• Orange/Brown - Yellow Onion Skins

You can even mix the dyes to make other colors: Lemon peel & red cabbage will make a soft green, turmeric & beets will make a soft pink, turmeric & red cabbage will make a soft blue, and so on.

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. In a large pot, add 2 cups of desired fruit or vegetable, or 2 tablespoons of desired powdered spice, to 2 cups water. Bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Remove mixture from heat, strain through a fine sieve and stir in 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar.

4. Set aside and let cool until room temperature.

5. To dye eggs, submerge them in the colored liquid and let sit for a maximum of 2 hours.*

6. For more vibrant, darker colors, cover egg in the dye, refrigerator and let eggs soak overnight.

*Eggs sitting out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours are not safe to eat.

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