We are always looking for eco-friendly solutions here at The Liquid Fence Company. Our product line is safe for the planet, your family and your pets. Rather than use the questionable egg dyes so commonly used, try these natural egg dyes from plants and spices that are completely edible.
1 cup purple grape juice – Add 1 tablespoon vinegar
¼ of a head of red cabbage – Cut into chunks. Add cabbage to 3 cups of boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Cool and strain out cabbage.
1 beet – Cut into chunks, being extra careful because whatever the beet touches will be permanently dyed. Add beet to 3 cups of boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Cool. Remove beets.
1 orange – Peel the orange and add the peel to 3 cups of boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Cool. Remove the peel.
2 cups of spinach – Boil the spinach in 3 cups of boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Cool, remove the spinach.
1 Tablespoon of Turmeric – Add turmeric to 3 cups of boiling water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Cool.
Hard boil the eggs, being sure to not use cracked eggs. Dip in the natural dyes, allowing them to sit a little longer to ensure proper color. Use a wax crayon or candle to create a pattern on the egg before dipping in the dye. The dye won’t stick to the wax, and you’ll be able to create a patter on the egg. Don’t forget to check out our after-Easter recipe post for some great recipes to use up the colorful eggs once the celebrating is over.