DIY: Avocado Dye
Not only is the flesh of an avocado versatile, but the entire fruit can be used in a number of wonderful ways.
The avocado pit and skin can also incredibly work as a natural plant dye for fabrics. With just 10 avocado pits you can create a beautiful dusty pink hue for dyeing.
Fill a large stainless steel cooking pot with water until it’s about two-thirds full.
Add 10 avocado pits to the pot. Bring the water to a low boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add some clean avocado skins for some colour variation, if you wish.
Simmer until the water turns bright red, approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
Remove the pits with tongs and add the fabric, maintaining a low simmer.
After 10 minutes, the dye will be securely bonded to the fabric, and the fabric should be a light, sun-dried shade of peach. Leave in the dye longer to intensify the pink hues.
When the fabric reaches your desired shade, use tongs to move them to a sink to rinse in warm water with soap. Hang them to dry out of direct sunlight.