All Natural Egg Dye

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I have a recent love for all things avocado ~ I just can’t get enough of them.  I baked some cupcakes {vegan} that I’ll be posting next week and was thinking about uses for the skins.  I made a 3D Bunny and still had some skins left and after doing some research found that you could also use the skin for a natural dye.  I dyed some fabrics and decided to keep the dye for future use.  I strained it well and placed it in a Mason Jar in the refrigerator.  After a few days it dawned on me to try to use it for eggs.  I placed some hard boiled eggs into the dye and let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours.  The eggs in this post were let in the dye for 4 hours and the end result is this lovely, dusky pinkish brown.

How to make Avocado dye:

1.  Chop up skins into small pieces.

2.  Place skins in large pot and add water {I used the skins from 1 medium sized avocado and added 1 gallon of water}.

3.  Bring the water to a gentle but constant boil and allow to simmer for 1 hour.

4.  Turn off water and let sit until room temperature.

5.  Strain the water to remove the skins.

6.  Place your dye in jar/container of your choice and refrigerate until ready to use.

 

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Comments

  1. I love using all natural dye. these eggs look lovely. xo
    Katherines Corner´s last blog post ..Quick Skillet Potatoes

    • Thank you so much, Katherine! I’m going to try even more throughout the year ~ once I started thinking about I realized how many fruits and veggies can be used.

      Have a lovely week,

      Mary Beth