The next time you’re cooking eggs, don’t throw away the eggshells in the bin straight away. It will surprise you that the shells have many purposes for it. Here are 10 clever way to recycle it.
Eggshells are rich in calcium and other minerals that help your garden thrive that’s why they make a great fertilizer! Crush a few eggshells into tiny pieces and sprinkle into the hole before planting. Then, sprinkle more shells around the top of the soil.
Pest Proof – Keep away snails, slug, caterpillars
Sprinkle crush eggshells on the soil and to help keep away snails, slugs and caterpillars. They don’t love crawling over the abrasive, sharp edges of the shells.
Natural Laundry Whitener
This will come in handy if you are washing white clothing. It helps your whites not to turn grey. Put few cleans, dry eggshells with lemon into a small, closed muslin bag and chuck it in with your wash.
You can even boil your kitchen towel with the shells and detergent to make it clean and white.
You will need to crack your eggs into halves. Have it rinsed and poke a hole in the bottom of each eggshell for drainage. Place the shells in an empty egg carton. Thereafter, you can add soil and one or two seeds to each shell. When the seedlings are big enough for transplanting to a big pot, just crack the shell at the bottom and plant it.
Broken eggshells make a wonderful, non-toxic abrasive for those pots and pans that are tough to clean. Mix it with soapy water for a powerful clean.
You can use the shells to clean the internal of the containers and bottles! It acts as an abrasive, removing mould or other built-up gunk.
Grind the dried eggshells in a blender, then whisk the powder in with an egg white and use for a healthy, skin-tightening facial. Apply on face and allow face mask to dry before rinsing away.
If you’re looking for a natural face exfoliator. follow this recipe from ladyFormula.com.
Jelly Egg Mould
Break a small hole at the top of the egg. Empty the eggs content into the bowl. Wash clean and dried the eggshell. Place it in an empty egg carton. Thereafter, you can fill your jelly mixture into the eggshells. Put it in the fridge after the jelly mixture is cool.
Clean the eggshells thoroughly and boil over high heat to kill any bacteria. Drain the shells and thereafter, bake it at 200°C for 10 minutes to let it completely dry out. Grind the eggshells into a fine powder and store it into an air-tight container away from heat and moisture. You can add the powder into the liquid or meals.
It can use the powder as a calcium supplement for dogs and birds.
Treat Skin Irritations
Dissolve eggshells into a small container of apple cider vinegar and let it soak for a couple of days. Dab the mixture onto your skin to treat itchy, irritated skin.
Art and Crafts
Use eggshells to make mosaics art projects. Not only that, you can add crushed eggshell to your paint to add the texturefor a unique piece of artwork. It can be an ornament during Christmas season!