Did you know that you can use herbs and spices to make a natural Easter egg dye that is colorful and beautiful?

Ingredients To Create Natural Easter Egg Dye

  • Cream of tartar
  • Pots: glass or enamel pots work better than aluminum pots if you have them
  • Distilled water
  • Eggs
  • Spices and herbs for various natural dye color

Here is a list of spices and herbs that will create fun colors

Color Spice/Herb
Gold Turmeric Powder
Light Orange Curry Powder
Dark Orange Paprika
Brown Cinnamon
Reddish Brown Chili Powder
Light Brown Dill Seed


Other natural ingredients that work well and offer other color choices

Color Ingredient
Green Spinach
Blue Blueberries
Pink Raspberries



Take 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar, 4 tablespoons of spices or herbs selected for desired color, 4 cups of water, and bring to a boil.  Add 4 – 6 eggs and reduce to a simmer.  Cook for 15 minutes, remove the pot from heat, and cover.  Let the eggs sit for 15 – 30 minutes depending on desired color.  The longer you leave the eggs in the mixture the deeper the color result.

Repeat steps with a different spice for each color desired.

If you are looking for a natural way to add decoration to your Easter egg, I suggest wrapping layers of yellow onion skins around your egg.  After wrapping the onion skins, tightly wrap the egg in a cheesecloth, then place the wrapped egg in the boiling water mixture. This will create a really unique, marbleized look to your egg.

Natural Easter Egg Dye