April 12, 2012
by Varvara Hatzisava (Founder of Ministry of Color & Editor of iHUEMAN)
This year again my mother dyed her Easter Eggs using the traditional natural red dye produced by boiled onion skins.
HOW TO DO IT
In a pot add water and the onion skins. Bring to boil. Place the eggs in the pot covering them with the skins (careful so that the eggs don’t touch the bottom or sides of pot). Leave them in the pot for about 10-15 minutes. Take them out. Dry the eggs and make them shine by wiping them with a piece of paper where you dropped some oil. Ready!
OTHER USES OF ONION SKINS:
Use boiled onion skins to dye your hair!
My aunt (always a red head) would use them dye her hair red. Other times she would boil the green pots of walnuts which again produce a natural red dye.