Ostara Natural Egg Dying


Combine in a saucepan:

4-5 cups water,
3 Tablespoons vinegar, and
1 Tablespoon salt

Add your color/dye ingredients and bring to a boil, and then simmer for 30 minutes.

Cool, then strain water into a bowl or jar.

Add the eggs and let soak for 30 minutes and remove. If you want a darker color, let the eggs dry completely then soak again for 30 minutes. Repeat this as many times as you want.


  • use brown and/or white eggs to vary the color density
  • the vinegar helps set the color
  • the salt & vinegar help the eggs peel easier
  • rub a few drops of olive oil on your completed eggs to give them a nice shine



Finished Color

Red/Pink – 4 cups of chopped beets

Orange – 4 cups of onion skins*

Light Orange – 4 Tablespoons paprika

Burnt Orange – 3 black tea bags

Yellow – 4 Tablespoons turmeric

Light Blue – 3 cups red cabbage

Dark Blue – 4 cups blueberries

Deep Red – 4 cups red onion skins

Green – 4 cups spinach leaves

Purple – 1 cup red wine (no water & no boil/simmer)

Dark Brown – 3 cups strong coffee (no additional water)


  • 3-quart stainless steel saucepan
  • bowls or jars for dying
  • spoons or tongs