How to Dye Easter Eggs with Turmeric

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I'm going to show you how to dye Easter eggs with a spice called turmeric. It's easy, safe, and inexpensive!

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Are you looking for a fun and natural way to dye Easter eggs this year? Look no further than Turmeric! This vibrant, golden spice can be used to create beautiful Easter eggs that are perfect for any springtime celebration.

This blog post will show you how to dye easter eggs with Turmeric in just a few simple steps.

We’ll also talk about the benefits of using natural dyes and why you should consider using them this year. So get your easter egg dying supplies ready, and let’s get started!

yellow Easter eggs naturally dyed

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Turmeric

Dying easter eggs with natural dyes is a great way to get beautiful, vibrant colors without using harmful chemicals. Turmeric is a perfect example of a natural dye that can be used to create easter eggs in various shades.

To dye Easter eggs with Turmeric, you will need:

  • A container for boiling water (we recommend using a pot or dutch oven)
  • White vinegar
  • Turmeric powder
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • A spoon for stirring
  • A Large Bowl
  • A cooling rack or easter egg carton

Benefits of Using Natural Dyes for Easter Egg Decorating

There are many reasons why you should consider using natural dyes for your Easter eggs this year.

First of all, they are better for your health. Commercial easter egg dyes contain harmful chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin.

Natural dyes, on the other hand, are made from ingredients that are safe for you and your family.

Second, natural dyes are better for the environment. Commercial easter egg dyes often contain heavy metals and other toxic chemicals that can pollute our waterways.

By using natural dyes, you can help reduce the amount of pollution in our environment.

Lastly, natural dyes are simply more fun to use! They offer a wide range of colors and shades that you can’t get with commercial Easter egg dyes.

Plus, they’re a great way to get your kids involved in the Easter egg dying process.

So what are you waiting for? Get started coloring easter eggs with natural dyes today!

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a vibrant, golden spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. It has a slightly peppery taste and a warm, earthy aroma.

But beyond its culinary uses, turmeric has a number of impressive health benefits. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be effective in treating a number of health conditions, including arthritis and liver disease.

Dyed Easter Eggs with Turmeric

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Turmeric

When you make this turmeric egg dye, get an all-natural, vibrant yellow dye for your Easter eggs. Gorgeous, easy, and all-natural!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Quart Water
  • 5 Tablespoons Turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 12 Boiled Eggs

eggs and turmeric on table

Directions for How to Dye Easter Eggs with Turmeric

In a saucepan, combine the Turmeric and water. Stir well and bring to a boil. When the Turmeric has completely dissolved, and the water has come to a full boil (about 10-12 minutes), remove it from the heat.

Add the vinegar to the pan and stir. Then add the eggs, making sure they’re entirely immersed in the liquid. Allow them to sit in the color for as long as you wish.

We left ours in the dye for 8 hours in a large mixing bowl in the refrigerator.

Lightly swish the eggs in the liquid as you bring them out of the dye to ensure no foam or bubbles stick to it. Place on paper towels to dry and check out all of your beautifully colored eggs.

And that’s it! You’ve now successfully dyed easter eggs with Turmeric. Wasn’t that easy?

how to dye eggs with turmeric

Tips for Naturally Dyeing Easter Eggs:

Here are a few more Easter egg dyeing tips to help you get the best results:

  • Use a large pot or container to dye your eggs in, as this will help them to absorb the color more evenly.
  • If you want a deeper color, allow your eggs to sit in the dye for a longer period of time.
  • Swish the eggs around in the dye as you take them out, to ensure that no dye is left on the surface of the egg.
  • These eggs will dye pretty evenly but will come out with some speckles from the Turmeric and it’s very pretty.
  • It’s important you use the right amount of vinegar. Too little and the eggs won’t hold the dye well. Too much, and the vinegar will start eating the shell of the egg.
  • You can dye your eggs for varying times, you don’t have to leave them in as long as we did. You’ll just end up with varying shades of yellow. It’s fun to play with!
  • Don’t be afraid to apply some wax in designs on your eggs before dying them in order to make shapes!

yellow Easter eggs

FAQS for Naturally Dyeing Easter Eggs

How long do I need to leave the eggs in the dye?

You can leave the eggs in the dye for as little or as long as you want. However, we recommend allowing them to sit for at least 8 hours for the best results.

What kind of eggs can I use?

You can use any type of egg for this project, but we recommend using white eggs for the best results.

yellow Easter eggs in basket

What color will the eggs be when dyed in Turmeric?

The eggs will be dyed a yellow to deep gold color when using Turmeric.

Can I eat these easter eggs?

Yes! These hard-boiled easter eggs are safe to eat, as they are dyed with all-natural ingredients.

Dye Easter Eggs with Turmeric

What other ways can I make natural dyes?

There are many other ways to naturally dye Easter eggs different colors. Some other options include:

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Do I need to use vinegar?

Yes, vinegar is necessary in order to help the easter eggs absorb the dye. without it, your Easter eggs will not have as vibrant of color.

What are naturally dyed Easter eggs?

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs are eggs that have been dyed using natural ingredients, as opposed to commercial Easter egg dyes.

Why should I use natural dyes for dyeing eggs?

There are many reasons why you should use natural dyes for your Easter eggs. For one, they are non-toxic and safe for both children and adults.

They are also more environmentally friendly, as they do not contain the harsh chemicals that commercial Easter egg dyes do. Finally, natural dyes can often produce more vibrant and unique colors than their commercial counterparts.

turmeric yellow easter eggs

Do I need to refrigerate the eggs while they are in the dye?

No, you don’t need to refrigerate the eggs while they are in the dye. However, we recommend doing so if you are not planning on eating them right away, as it will help to keep them fresh.

Summary

Hopefully, this blog post has inspired you to try naturally dyeing Easter eggs with Turmeric! It’s a fun and easy project that the whole family can enjoy. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Happy Easter! Did you try this project? We’d love to see your results! Tag us on Instagram @house_fur with a photo of your easter eggs. #tumericeastereggs

turmeric yellow easter eggs

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Turmeric

Ren Lenhof
Get an all-natural, vibrant yellow dye for your Easter eggs when you make this turmeric egg dye. Gorgeous, easy, and all-natural!
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 eggs
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Quart Water
  • 5 Tablespoons Turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • Boiled Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Add the turmeric and water to a boiling pot. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Once the turmeric has fully dissolved and the water has reached the boiling state (about 10-12 minutes), remove it from the heat.
  • Add the vinegar and stir.
  • Add the eggs, ensuring they’re completely covered by the liquid.
  • Let them sit in the dye until the desired color is reached. We left ours for 8 hours and dyed 12 eggs at once in a large bowl. ** You don't need to refrigerate the eggs while they are in the dye. However, I recommend doing so if you are going to keep them in the dye for over an hour so that the eggs do not spoil.
  • Lightly swish the eggs in the liquid as you bring them out of the dye to ensure no foam or bubbles stick to it. Place on paper towels to dry and have fun!
  • And that's it! You've now successfully dyed easter eggs with turmeric. wasn't that easy?

Notes

  • These eggs will dye pretty evenly but will come out with some speckles from the turmeric and it’s very pretty.
  • It’s important you use the right amount of vinegar. Too little and the eggs won’t hold the dye well. Too much, and the vinegar will start eating the shell of the egg.
  • You can dye your eggs for varying times, you don’t have to leave them in as long as we did. You’ll just end up with varying shades of yellow. It’s fun to play with!
  • Don’t be afraid to apply some wax in designs on your eggs before dying them in order to make shapes!
Keyword easter, easter egg, eggs, holiday appetizer

Dye Easter Eggs with Turmeric

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