Natural Egg Dyes

Learn how to dye eggs naturally from our friends at Greener Partners! Kimberton Whole Foods is proud to support Greener Partners’ collaboration with Chester Charter Scholars Academy (CCSA) through an ongoing corporate partnership. Through this project, Greener Partners’ goal is to help the CCSA school community build lasting fresh food resources and to integrate garden-based learning into classroom lessons and after-school programs. We are grateful for the opportunity to help grow Greener Partners’ programming and impact in the community.


What You’ll Need

  • White vinegar
  • Purple cabbage
  • Yellow onion skins
  • Blackberries or blueberries
  • Beets
  • Turmeric
  • Spinach
  • White eggs



Combine 1 quart water and 2 tablespoons white vinegar in a medium pot

Bring it to a boil, add your dye ingredients and lower the heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool.

Strain the dye before adding the eggs. Once strained, add either hardboiled or raw eggs and let soak for at least 30 minutes (raw eggs can be blown out after dyed). For a more vibrant egg, let it soak longer. When it reaches the desired color, remove with tongs and pat dry with paper towels.

  • Orange Eggs – Add 4 cups of onion skins
  • Yellow Eggs – Add 3-4 tablespoons of turmeric to pot (be careful, turmeric is notorious for staining your skin and clothes)
  • Blue Eggs – Add 4 cups of chopped purple cabbage to pot
  • Purple Eggs – Add 4 cups of blackberries or blueberries to pot
  • Green Eggs – Add 3 cups spinach to pot (leaves only)
  • Pink Eggs – Add 4 cups chopped or shredded beets


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