Thanks to our local health food store, Cranberry’s Grocery & Eatery (www.gocranberrys.com), I recently picked up a fun and informative brochure put out by Frontier Natural Products Co-op on using herbs to dye Easter eggs. I found it fascinating and thought you might too!
…reddish blue/lavender hue, use hibiscus flowers
…deep gold, use tumeric root powder
…pale orange, use curry powder
…reddish brown, use chili powder
…orange, use paprika
…soft brown, use dill seed
…tannish-yellow, use yarrow
You can also experiment with beet juice or powder, berries, coffee, juice, lemon & orange peels, red cabbage leaves, tea, and onion skins.
For directions on how to prepare each dye, visit http://www.frontiercoop.com/learn/herbsavvy12.php
Are you dyeing eggs this year? Any suggestions for how to create natural dyes?