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Eco-Eggs to Dye For
April 2, 2009, 6:46 am
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When it comes time to dye Easter eggs, go green.  Create brightly colored eggs by using natural ingredients from your fridge and pantry.  Stay away from those egg-dyeing kits sold in craft stores and supermarkets—they contain coal tar and other petroleum-based products.  Plus, studies have linked certain food dyes to health problems like allergies, chromosome damage, and cancer.

 

YELLOW DYE: Mix 2 tsp. of ground turmeric powder with 2/3 cup of boiling water and 1 tsp. white vinegar.  Let the mixture cool before coloring your Easter eggs.

 

PURPLE DYE: A cup of frozen grape juice from concentrate and a tsp. of vinegar creates a beautiful purple hue.  Let the mixture sit overnight before dyeing.

 

RED DYE: Use 4 Tbsp. of freshly grated beets, 2/3 cup boiling water and 1 tsp. white vinegar for a vibrant red color.  Mix the ingredients together and begin dunking eggs immediately.

 

Quick tip: Make your egg-decorating party even more eco-friendly by using organic, free-range eggs and composting leftover materials when you’re done.

 

Adapted from The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do To Make a Big Difference by Jodi Helmer (Alpha Books, 2008)

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hey
thanks! i was just looking for info about dying easter eggs and came upon your site! looks great!

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