Is It Safe To Eat Dyed Easter Eggs? Shaving Cream, Nail Polish, & More

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Is It Safe To Eat Dyed Easter Eggs? Shaving Cream, Nail Polish, And More

Easter is just around the corner, my friends. And you know what that means. It's time to dye some Easter eggs! But whether you're a concerned mother or you simply love to eat eggs (me), you're probably wondering if it's safe to eat dyed Easter eggs. Is it safe to eat Easter eggs dyed in shaving cream? Is it safe to eat nail polish dyed Easter egg? How about if an egg dyed with silk? Who knew there were so many different ways to dye an egg. Luckily for you, we've got the solution. And don't worry! We've got almost every answer no matter your method of dying eggs. So, don't get poisoned this holiday season! Is it safe to eat dyed Easter eggs? Your ultimate guide to the safety of eating decorated Easter eggs.

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Is It Safe To Eat Dyed Easter Eggs?

So, is it safe to eat an Easter egg that has been dyed in general? Is it unsafe to eat dyed eggs? As much fun as it would be to eat one of your beautifully decorated eggs, we would recommend playing it safe and not eating them, especially if you don't know what's in the dye. Sure, some methods of dying are technically safer than others. But, there could be chemicals or bacteria in the egg after dying that are not entirely safe to put in your body.

Not convinced? Let's take a look at various methods of dying an Easter egg and whether or not it's actually safe to eat.

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Is It Safe To Eat Dyed Easter Eggs With Shaving Cream?

Questioning if it's safe to eat dyed Easter eggs with shaving cream? We'll tell you. It's not safe. Do not eat Easter eggs dyed with shaving cream.

It might be a fun DIY hack from Pinterest, but that's really all dying Easter eggs with shaving cream should be. Sure, this trick might look cool, but shaving cream is not safe to eat. And remember, an eggshell is porous, so if it's been sitting for a while, we would not recommend eating it.

If you want the Easter egg shaving cream dying experience without worrying about the safety of your body when you eat the egg, then try to dye your Easter eggs with whipped cream and food coloring instead.

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Is It Safe To Eat Dyed Easter Eggs With Nail Polish?

Sure, you can create super cool marble Easter eggs with nail polish. But, is it safe to eat Easter eggs dyed with nail polish? If we told you not to eat an Easter egg dyed with shaving cream, do you think we would say it's ok to eat if it's dyed with nail polish? No. You still probably shouldn't eat a nail polish dyed egg. You could still ingest some of the nail polish. Don't do it.

So, now that I've properly ruined your fun, when is it safe(r) to eat dyed Easter eggs?

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When Is It Safe To Eat An Easter Egg?

Here are some tips you can take when you really want to eat your Easter eggs. And yes, this is comprehensive. You know, when you add an "AND" to a library search rather than "OR". You should follow all of these steps.

  • When dying the eggs, wash your hands with every step. Also, wash your hands before peeling the eggs to eat.

  • If the egg has been out in room temperative for more than two hours, throw it out. Do not eat the old egg.

  • If you want to eat a dyed egg, only use food-grade dyes. This may include proper egg coloring kits and food-dyes made for cake decorating.

  • If the egg has any cracks, toss it out. Do not eat an egg if it's cracked. There could be tiny bacteria seeping into the egg.

  • Make sure to check if the egg is expired. Before peeling, drop the egg into a pot of water. If the egg sinks then you can cook and eat the egg. But, if it floats, do not eat the egg.

  • If you follow all of these steps, then make sure to store the eggs in an airtight container in the fridge and do not peel them. Hard-boiled eggs will only keep for one week even with the peel on. So, throw them out and do not eat them past one week of being hard-boiled.