In this post you will read 8 clever ideas to use the egg shells to to reduce your waste and save money.
Next time you whip yourself some scrambled eggs or a sunny omelette, do a favour, and don’t throw out the shells.
Instead of throwing away the egg shells, consider using it.
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If you ask what to do with egg shells keep reading to find brilliant ideas for using it.
Can dogs eat egg shells?
A lot of dog owners ask: are egg shells good for dogs? The answer is simply yes. Boiled egg with its shells is a great meal for dogs. Egg shells are filled with Calicum so they can be a great source of additional nutrients for your dog.
But, remember that moderation is the key. Feeding your dog the egg shells on a regular basis can imbalance its diet because it contains a large dose of Calicum in addition to the Calicum provided in dog’s main diet.
Generally, it’s better to check with your veterinarian before introducing eggshells into your dog’s diet.
Can you eat egg shells?
You may asked yourself once: what happens if I eat egg shells? Well, actually egg shells can be considered as a cheap source of calcium for people who do not meet their daily requirements of Calicum.
Being not calcium deficient means lower risk of osteoporosis as you get older, and of course a better joints and teeth health.
Egg shells in coffee!
Although this may sound a bit odd, but you can add egg shells to the grounds of coffee to take away some of the bitter taste that can be associated with cheap or over extracted coffee.
This trick is a great way to make your coffee more mellow.
First, You need to clean the shells very well and make sure to get rid of any leftover egg inside the shells. Then, stir it into the coffee pot. Strain out the shell, and enjoy a milder cup of coffee.
Egg shell fertilizer:
Egg shell can be considered a great organic garden fertilizer. It encourage root growth, and improve the soil in your garden.
How to use egg shells in garden?
1. You can simply crash the cleaned and dried shells into flakes using your hands, then add it to the soil, or around the base of your plant, and this will help it grow into strong, healthy plant.
2. You can use the egg shells tea, by boiling the crashed shells for few minutes, then let it to be soaked in the same water for 24 hours to release their nutrients into the water. Water your plant with the diluted eggshell tea.
Which plants like egg shells?
6. Swiss chard
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Egg shell uses for skin:
Egg shell powder is a good addition to your skincare routine:
• For face glow:
Take 1 tsp of eggshell powder in a bowl. Add unprocessed honey to form a paste.
Apply on the face, let it dry completely and then wash it off.
This will help your skin to become smooth and glowing.
• Egg shells for soothing sensitive skin:
If you have rashes, irritations, or inflammations on your skin, then eggshells can be a great help.
Crash the cleaned and dried egg shells and add them to a bottle of apple cider vinegar. Let this soak for 5 days. Wet a cotton ball from this mixture and apply it on for a few minutes, then rinse it.
• Egg shells for shrinking pores on the skin:
In a bowl, mix the 1 tablespoon of eggshell powder with one egg white and whisk both the ingredients properly.
Apply it all over your face and allow it to dry, then wash it off with cold water. Repeat this once a week.
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Egg shells uses for teeth:
To get rid of plaque and tater from teeth, you can make a toothpaste by mixing 1 tsp of eggshell powder with a pinch of baking soda in a cup.
Add in enough unrefined coconut oil to form a paste. Use this paste to brush your teeth weekly to make them whiter and brighter.
Egg shells hair mask:
Mix the white part of 2 eggs with 3 tsp of egg shell powder. Whisk it very well to make a normal thick paste.
Now, apply it on your hair and scalp for 20 minutes and leave it for 20 minutes.
Then wash your hair with your preferred shampoo, to see your hair glowing and healthy as you keep doing this mask weekly.