An Eggshell is the hard, outer covering of an egg. It consists mostly of calcium carbonate, a common form of calcium. The rest is made up of protein and other minerals.
Apart from that, there are many other reasons while eggshells shouldn’t be found in your refuse/bin….Scroll to find out more
Make Your Coffee More Drinkable
Do you hate how bitter your morning cup of coffee is? Here are two pieces of advice: add crushed up eggshells to the grounds when you brew your coffee.
I know, I know: it sounds weird and gross. But the eggshells serve to clarify the coffee, which helps reduce the bitter taste (and they add no taste of their own). However, make sure that you’re using eggshells that have been washed.(Note:In Nigeria,not all eggs are washed before sold…)
Treat Irritated Skin
Eggshells are sharp. As such, you would think that rubbing them on your skin would irritate the skin, not heal it. And while it’s true that a handful of eggshells rubbed directly on your arm would not feel good, a treatment made of shells and apple cider vinegar can help treat inflamed or cut skin.
Simply leave some crushed-up eggshells in a bowl with vinegar until the shells dissolve (it will take a day or two), and then rub it on your skin and start feeling better! Eggshells are high in calcium, and calcium is a time-honored remedy for skin problems from acne to rashes.
Keep Your Garden Happy
Eggshells serve double duty in a garden. If you mix them into the soil, they’ll have the same impact that they do in your compost: they’ll decompose and feed valuable nutrients into the soil, which in turn will make your plants happy. And if you sprinkle some crunchy eggshells on the surface of your soil, it will repel slugs and snails, who won’t slide over the sharp edges of the shell.
Keep Your Clothes from Greying
This sounds bizarre, but it totally works. If you add some eggshells and lemon slices to a cheesecloth bag (or any other semi-permeable laundry safe bag), and then add it to your load of laundry, your clothes will hold their color better. The shells maintain the color in your clothes by preventing the soap deposit responsible for turning clothes grey and dirty.
Make a Scouring Pad
Don’t have a scouring pad? Or have a scouring pad that’s still got crud in it from the last dish you washed? Don’t worry! Crush up some eggshells and drizzle soapy water on them. Then add the shells and soap to a sponge or dish towel, and scrub your pots and pans clean of any pesky food bits. The shells are just sharp enough to be abrasive, but not so sharp that they’ll do any damage to your dishes.
Make Homemade Chalk
Making homemade chalk is not only cool, but incredibly easy. Just mix a teaspoon of flour with a teaspoon of hot water, then add a tablespoon of crushed eggshells and some food coloring. Shape or mold the chalk, let it dry for a few days, and enjoy an incredibly fun use for leftover eggshells.
Are there any great uses for eggshells that we’re missing?
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