How to color eggs with onion peel

If you are looking for a new healthy way to color eggs this year, you can abandon the artificial dyes in your pantry and replace them with onion peel eggs, because onion peel provides you with everything you need to get beautiful eggs. With care to draw beautiful art on eggs. 

Through this article, we show you ways to color eggs with onion peel and get a natural dye and paint because chemical dyes can harm the health of your children. 

Through a set of simple steps, mastering the skill of coloring eggs with onion peel and getting great results in the end, here are these steps:

How to color eggs with onion peel

New method of coloring eggs:

First method:

Ingredients :

  • Get about 12 onions peel.
  • 4.5 cups of water.
  • 3 tablespoons of white vinegar.
  •  Olive oil or other edible oils.
  • 12 large boiled eggs (brown or one egg you can mix between)

 Tools :

  • Pan .
  • 2 measuring cups.
  • Wooden hanging.
  • Colander.
  •  paper towel.


  • Boil the onion peel: Put about 3 cups of water in a stainless steel pot and combine the onion peel with water and vinegar and use a spoon to stir, and leave it until it reaches the boiling point.
  • Once the mixture boils, leave it to boil over low heat and cover the pot for at least 30 minutes.
  • After it is left on low heat, you can turn off the temperature and start filtering the mixture into a measuring cup and using a strainer, leave it to cool. It is not preferable to leave it until it cools completely, it can only become lukewarm.
  • Using a spoon, the eggs are transferred to the measuring cup and left inside the cup until the water covers all the eggs you have. You may need to add a little water if necessary.
  • Leave the eggs to soak in the dye for at least 30 minutes, or up to one hour, and the longer the soaking, the darker they become.
  • Remove the eggs from the dyeing cup using a spoon and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • After the eggs are dry and cool enough to handle, you can use a few drops of olive oil and a paper towel to polish. Now you can keep the eggs in the fridge until they are eaten, you can leave them for up to a week.

Notes: This dye gives a beautiful brown color and a variety of shades according to the color of the eggs themselves.

Second method:

Ingredients :

  • flowers.
  • Leaves .
  • string .
  • egg .
  • Onion peel the larger the size, the better.


  • Wetting the flowers with water to make it easier for them to stick to the eggs, taking care to put small flowers to get a beautiful print.
  • Carefully wrap the wet onion peel around the eggs and don’t try to move any existing flowers. You can place the onion peel around the flowers for a good finish.
  • Work to wrap the thread around the eggs to prevent the flowers and onion peel from falling while the eggs are cooking. You may need to use more thread, but this supports the printing of flowers on the eggs.
  • Put all the eggs next to the leftover onion peel you have in a pot and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Work to rinse the cooked eggs in cold water.
  • Begin to untie the thread wrapped around the eggs as soon as it cools and take out the flowers to get the final shape.

 Third method:

Ingredients :

  • white eggs
  • Onion peel as large as possible.
  • Rubber bands or strings.
  • A thin piece of cloth such as cheesecloth.
  • A container with a tightly closed lid to boil eggs.

Roll each egg in a large onion peel.

Then also wrap it with cotton cloth and to fix it you can tie it with thread and rubber bands.

Put the eggs in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave it to boil. As soon as it boils, the temperature is turned off, covered, then left in the hot water for 15 minutes, after which the hot water is disposed of and replaced with cold water, and the colored eggs are served.

Why did we choose this recipe for you?

Egg benefits:

Helps increase weight loss:

Did you know that eating eggs helps in losing weight? This may come as a surprise to those who think eggs are unhealthy and lead to obesity. But there is a study conducted by the Rochester Center for Obesity Research, which found that eating eggs for breakfast helps reduce calorie intake throughout the day. About 300 calories, which means that it helps you lose 3 kilos or more throughout the month.

Obtaining the base minerals:

Eggs are packed with iron, zinc, phosphorous and vital minerals for the body. Women need a lot of iron because of the menstrual cycle, and when not getting enough of it leads to fatigue and increased nervousness. Zinc keeps the immune system healthy and in turn helps convert food into energy. Phosphorous is an important element for healthy bones and teeth.

And there are some other minerals present in a small amount in eggs, such as iodine, which is needed for healthy thyroid hormones, selenium, and antioxidants that protect the body from the risk of cancer.

Eggs are low in calories:

One egg contains an average of 70-85 calories and about 6.5 grams of protein. This means that three eggs contain (210 – 255) calories and provide 19.5 grams of protein. Women need 50 grams of protein per day.