How to naturally dye Easter Eggs

Painting Easter eggs is an especially beloved tradition in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches where the eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross.

Naturally dyeing Easter eggs is an earth-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. To make natural dyes, the materials needed can often be found in your pantry:

Blue eggs (red gabbage )

10 – 15 eggs, 1 red gabbage chopped, 3 tb vinegar, water

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Red eggs (beetroot)

10 – 15 eggs, 6 beetroots in big pieces, 3 tb vinegar, water

Yellow eggs  (turmeric)

6 eggs, 2 tb vinegar, 4 tb turmeric, 500 ml water


Get your desired color by adding the ingredient you like to the water and vinegar, place the eggs in a pot (the water must cover them) nad boil for 30 min. Once they boil, remove from the heat and leave them in the water for 3-4 hours.


Happy Easter!