For those celebrating Easter Sunday today, Soulier Design Studio would like to wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy + Safe Easter Holiday.

Easter is another one of those extreme consumerism holidays when we need to keep the health of our Environment in mind when purchasing gifts for our children, friends and loved ones.

Here are a couple of ideas to help you out in that department and keep you and your family in the green.

IXNAY  all the plastic disposable gifts, easter eggs and toys that will inevitably end up in landfills or our oceans and opt instead for books, garden seeds ~ for fruit, vegetables, flowers, jump ropes, homemade baked items ~ cookies, loaves, breads,  gift certificates, bulbs for the garden or garden supplies, craft supplies ~ water colours, crayons.

Did you know that your kitchen has all the ingredients to make your very own dye-free lovely coloured easter eggs using spices, fruit and vegetables? 

Try out the following;

Soak organic locally purchased eggs in the juice of  raspberries, cranberries or beets for ~ red/pink eggs 

Try using tumeric or saffron ~ yellow-coloured eggs 

Red wine ~ purple eggs

Blueberries or red cabbage ~ blue eggs

Boil 2 cups of the above with equal parts water and bring to a boil.  

Reduce and simmer for approx 10 min. Cool and strain fruit or veggies through a sieve. Add 1 Tsp of Vinegar and stir.

Dip/submerge eggs in the mixture turning to coat the eggs.  Leave in until you have the colour you want. 

Place your beautifully coloured easter eggs in a pretty basket on your table ~ skip the plastic green grass though!

Everyone looks forward to some Easter candy.  Treat your family to organic chocolate bunnies and treats to avoid artificial colourings, flavourings and dangerous food dyes.

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Have some of your own eco-friendly Easter ideas to share that would make the Easter Bunny and Mother Earth proud? 

We would love to hear from you. 

Enjoy your Weekend

Soulier Design Studio specializes in Sustainability, Eco Friendly Design, Products and Lifestyle.