Easter is just around the corner! And that means it’s time for the wonderful family tradition of decorating Easter eggs. We’ve put together some of our favorite ways to get creative and keep things natural. Plus, we even have a few tips on how to incorporate your favorite essential oils into the process.
Let’s Get Creative
First thing’s first, essential oils are a great starting point for any creative project. Basil Linalool, Rosemary 1,8 Cineole, and Peppermint are all excellent choices to help promote clarity and alertness, while also providing a calming atmosphere. Or try diffusing our Joyful Creation Synergy. It was designed to encourage creative expression and a sense of joy and enthusiasm.
You can always mix it up and diffuse a few of your favorite citrus oils for a fresh, invigorating aroma that is sure to remind you of spring.
Eggs: Hollow or Boiled?
When it comes to decorating eggs, the go-to is usually just to boil them. And hard-boiled eggs are perfect for this purpose, for a while. If you’re looking to get a longer shelf life for your beautifully decorated eggs, keep reading. It’s much easier then you think to hollow out your eggs. Start by poking a small hole in one end and a slightly larger hole in the other end. You can even use a toothpick to break up the yoke. Then, blow through the smaller hole while holding it over a bowl. The contents come right out, making lovely hollow eggs to decorate with.
If you’ve never tried natural dyes, you’re missing out! Not only can you get some truly fantastic colors, but you’ll skip using artificial dyes and coloring. Plus you might even have some of the ingredients around the house! Check it out:
- Light Blue – 1 cup blueberries
- Blue – 2 cups red cabbage
- Yellow – 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
- Pink – ½ to 1 cup shredded beets
- Purple – 1 cup red onion skins
- Orange – 1 cup yellow onion skins
- Brown – 1 cup of strong coffee
- Green – 2 cups spinach
The color of the dye will depend on how long you simmer the ingredients. The longer the time, the deeper the color. You’ll also be able to affect the end result by how long you soak your eggs (anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight). Just make sure to add about 2 tsp of vinegar for every cup of colored liquid.
The fun doesn’t stop there! You can make amazing designs like marbling, speckled, and more. One easy way is to apply melted coconut oil to the egg before you soak it. Use plastic wrap to create a marbling effect or splatter it on. You can even paint specific designs onto the egg! Or try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the dye (make sure to break it up with a fork or toothpick). Roll the eggs in the oil and dye for more great marbling
Polishing it Off
Once your Easter eggs have dried and are looking absolutely gorgeous, it’s time to add some shine. And what better way to do that than to use essential oils. Use a paper towel to rub your favorite oils or favorite blend onto your eggs. Not only will you get a nice sheen, but it’s a great way to enjoy passive diffusion. If you’re looking for some great blends, try Honeybell, Love Vanilla, Citrus Burst or our new Hello Spring Set.
If you’re looking for another fun way to combine essential oils and Easter, try making these DIY Vanilla Bath Bombs with plastic Easter eggs as the molds!
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