From hair dye to gel manicures, it should come as no surprise that harsh chemicals are not great for our skin, our environment, or the immediate air we breathe. Since many of us, religious affiliations aside, partake in Easter egg hunt festivities, why not test out these all natural ways to hue your huevos, instead of the standard store bought stuff.
All Your Favorite Colors +Some
Bluish-Gray: Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature, and remove blueberries.
Blue: Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.
Jade Green: Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.
Orange: Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.
Faint Red-Orange: Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Yellow: Simmer 4 oz. chopped carrot tops in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Mustard-yellow: Stir 2 tsp. turmeric into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Brown: Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee.
Dark pink: Cut 1 medium beet into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar and let cool to room temperature; remove beets.
Lavender: Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.
The longer you let the egg “steep” the darker the color will be.