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We’re gearing up for Easter at the “Garden!” While we are busy mixing up sunscreen to help you enjoy your time in the sun, our co-founder, Nova, lets her daughters lend a hand with our natural Easter egg dye recipes to make things a little more festive.
Easter is a reminder of fertility and abundance. It’s the promise of spring and new life. We’re already seeing new life, popping up in a valiant display of color.
What could be more inspiring? Since nature is filled with color, we looked to nature to add some color to our eggs.
Yellow: The color of the sun
We love the sun, so it’s little surprise this is one of our favorites! We simmered four ounces of chopped carrot tops in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes. Then we added two teaspoons of white vinegar to the strained water to help the eggs absorb the color. This one takes awhile. The longer you soak it, the brighter the color.
Pink: You can’t beat beets
If you’ve ever cooked with beets, you know these bold root vegetables aren’t shy about sharing their color, often in the form of pink cutting boards. For us, they came in handy for bright-pink eggs! We just cut one medium beet into chunks and boiled it in four cups of water. Then we added two tablespoons of vinegar.
Lavender: Literally low-hanging fruit
This one was super simple. Think about spilled grape juice (or even wine)—yes, nature does a beautiful job of turning things purple. All we did to capture the color was mix together one cup of grape juice and one tablespoon of vinegar.
Blue: Red makes blue?
This one wasn’t as obvious, but nature works in funny ways. We got a beautiful blue color by boiling a quarter of a red cabbage in four cups of water, and adding two tablespoons of vinegar. This one also needs a some time to soak.
The girls did a beautiful job (with a little help from nature) and we had a blast.
We hope your Easter is filled with nature’s color and, of course, lots of sunshine!
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