Looking for ways to cut back on waste while also saving money on everyday necessities? We have a list of some egg-cellent and interesting ways to use eggshells that we never would have imagined.
*For most of these uses, be sure that eggshells are clean. Either wash them thoroughly before use or bake shells at 150 degrees for about 10 minutes.*
10 Uses for Eggshells
1. A Nourishing Face Mask
Crush and pulverize dried egg shells to a fine powder and mix with an egg white to create a healthy, skin-tightening face mask.
2. Powdered Calcium Supplement
Egg shells are made of calcium carbonate and have about 750-800 mgs of calcium. Save on pills and capsules and make your own calcium supplement by baking shells at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, grinding them to a fine powder after cooling, and adding a teaspoon or less to your food or drink once a day. You can also add this to your dog’s food to help it’s bones and teeth.
3. Unclog Drains
Keep a few grounded eggshells in your kitchen sink strainer to trap additional solids. When the eggshells break down, they will help naturally clean pipes on their way out.
4. Treat Itchy Skin
Let eggshells soak in apple cider vinegar for a couple of days and dab the mixture on skin irritations.
5. Less Bitter Coffee
Add crushed eggshells to ground coffee before brewing for a less bitter taste.
6. Laundry Whitener
To get rid of gray tints to whites, throw shells in a mesh bag in with your washing machine.
7. Nontoxic Cleaner
Ground eggshells and mix with a little soapy water to make an abrasive cleaner to use on pots, pans and thermoses.
8. Garden Fertilizer
Help your garden thrive by sprinkling crushed eggshells into garden holes before planting, and around the base of your plants every two weeks.
9. Pest Control
Crush eggshells and scatter them around flowers and vegetables to fend off slugs, snails and cutworms.
10. House Plant Help
Mix eggshells with water in a container to water indoor plants with.
Do you have any additional uses for eggshells? Will you be trying any of these suggestions? Tell us about it in the comments.