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It's no secret that tie dye is a staple around here, but doing it naturally has been completely new to us! We've tried dyeing Easter eggs in the past with onion skins, so we knew there were natural dye possibilities, but we've been blown away by the results of other natural dyes! We've loved using turmeric to get vibrant yellows and teas to get deeper hues, but avocado has got to be our favorite so far. Boiling avocado pits creates the most gorgeous pinky-blush color that we cannot get enough of, so we had to try it on our most worn accessory of late — face masks!
Since we were dyeing these ones with natural dyes we wanted to stick with masks that were also safe and non-toxic so we used some beautiful organic cotton masks from TFS Natural Home! You may know TFS for its wonderful products that promote healthy, non-toxic sleep for everyone, but they also make wonderful masks that are perfect for dyeing! These masks are made with an organic cotton barrier cloth that has been around for years and is used to block fumes, dust, and allergens. Plus, they are so comfortable!
Here is what you'll need to make them:
Supplies needed to make your own Avocado-Dye Organic Cotton Masks
Organic Cotton Masks from TFS Natural Home
Stainless steel pot (dedicated to dyeing)
How to Dye with Avocado
Watch the video, or follow the steps below!
Step 2: Add 2 cups of water to your pot with 2 avocado pits. Simmer the pits in the water for about 30 minutes. It should turn dark red.
Step 3: While the dye is simmering, soak the masks in water, then tie a few rubber bands on them.
Step 4: When the dye is ready, turn off the heat, then submerge the masks in the dye.
Step 5: Let them sit in the dye until they’ve reached the desired color. The longer they sit, the darker they will get. Ours soaked in the dye for about an hour.
Step 6: Carefully remove the masks from the dye and rinse until the water runs clear. If, after rinsing, you’d like the color to be darker, just put the masks back in the dye for more time. Remove the rubber bands from the masks and let them dry.
Aren't they amazing? I love the pink so much, and it is so fun to use natural ingredients to create non-toxic but beautiful dyes!