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Dyeing Easter eggs naturally with natural ingredients

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Dyeing Easter eggs naturally with natural ingredients // RASPBERRY

 


Colorful Easter eggs are part of every Easter holiday. We'll show you how to color your Easter Eggs in a natural way, with stuff you're guaranteed to have at home.

Material:

  • eggs
  • Beetroot
  • fresh spinach
  • fresh carrots or carrot juice
  • elderberry juice
  • coffee powder
  • Kardamonpulver
  • oil
  • vinegar
Dyeing Easter eggs naturally with natural ingredients // RASPBERRY
© Juliane Jacoby

Step 1: Boil eggs

First, the eggs are boiled for eight minutes. It's best to use white eggs, they will take on the colors better. The eggshell is not tasted before cooking, so later no color runs into the interior and discolored.

Dyeing Easter eggs naturally with natural ingredients // RASPBERRY
© Juliane Jacoby

Step 2: Prepare the brew

For the broth of vegetables:
Cut about two hands full of the vegetables and put them in a pot with 300 ml of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Then boil for about five minutes until the water has picked up the color of the vegetables.
Attention: So that the water can also color and not overcooked, take fresh vegetables.

For the broth of powder:
Put 2 tablespoons of the powder in a saucepan with 300 ml of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar and stir well. Then let the mixture boil briefly.

For the sud of juice:
Put 200 ml of juice and 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a saucepan, stir and boil briefly.

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Dyeing Easter eggs naturally with natural ingredients // RASPBERRY
© Juliane Jacoby

Step 3: Color eggs

Place the broth in a container and put the egg in it, for example, mason jars are very good for it. The vegetables can be separated by a sieve from the colored water. Depending on the color intensity you should leave the eggs between 5 minutes and one hour in the broth.
When the eggs have reached the desired color, they can still be rubbed with a little oil to get a nice shine.
IMPORTANT: Because the eggs are colored with food, they do not last as long as chemically colored eggs.

Tip: For a nice pattern, you can wrap a twine around the egg or dip the egg into the brew for different lengths of time.

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