We all know eating eggs is a healthy habit. They are full of vitamins and have been an essential food for our ancestors. But what about the shell? We usually end up tossing it in the trash without thinking twice. But what if we could put the eggshells to better use? We have gathered 21 Unusual Eggshells Projects and Ideas on How To Use Them In Everyday Life we found interesting. We invite you to share your thoughts and ideas regarding eggshells in the comment section below.
1. Use eggshells as candle holders or use them to make eggshell-shaped candles
We use all sorts of plastic containers to pour in the wax for our candles, why not eggshells too?
2. Natural bandage usage for the membrane of an eggshell
Some claim that the membrane of the eggshell will help healing cuts and scratches faster. This post should be able to answer most of your questions about using membranes as a first-aid tool.
3. Boil the eggshells in your coffee
Apparently, boiling eggshells in your coffee helps clarify the grounds and reduces the bitterness. Here is a Boiled Eggshell Coffee tutorial.
4. Deter pests from your garden
The sharpness of the edges will scare snails away.
5. Give your tomatoes a calcium boost
Blossom-end rot is a tomato problem caused by a calcium deficiency in the plant. You need to place eggshells at the bottom of the roots when you transplant the tomatoes.
6. Eat them
Eggshells have a great amount of calcium in them so many people turn them into powder and eat them.
7. Use eggshells to start seedlings
Clean up your used shells and plant seeds in them. They will work perfectly as pots for your little succulents or herbs.
8. Toss them in the compost pile
Add eggshells to your compost to make it richer.
9. Learn how to grow your own crystal geodes
Your kids will adore this science experiment. Learn more HERE.
10. Potting Soil Addition
Coffee grounds ans eggshells work perfectly in your pots.
11. Blade Sharpening
You can put the eggshells in the freezer then add them to your blender with water to sharpen the blades.
12. Use the eggshells powder for your dog’s health
Save your eggshells, grind them and turn them into calcium powder for your dog.
13. Calcium Pills
After grinding them you can also spoon them into 00-size gelatin capsules for homemade calcium pills.
14. Expressing your creative side differently
Fill the empty eggshells with paint and toss them at a canvas for a fun unique wall art project.
15. Tooth Remineralizing
Natural News.com has an article about using comfrey root & fresh egg shell (organic & pasture raised) for re-mineralizing your teeth.
16. Sidewalk chalk
5-8 eggshells (finely ground), 1 tsp hot water, 1 tsp flour, food coloring if you like. After mixing the ingredients up pack them into toilet paper and let them dry.
17. Eggshell art
If you have a steady hand you could give eggshell carving a try.
18. Cosmetic Booster
Make it into a powder and add a little bit to your nail polish to strengthen nails. Take that same powder and put it into ice cube trays with water and rub it on your face– it helps reduce the look of wrinkles. Put the powder in your lotion– it softens your hands.
19. Arts and Crafts
Eggshells can be crushed and used to make art projects or wall art.
20. Laundry Whitener
This tip claims that adding broken eggshells and 2 slices of lemon in a cheesecloth bag with your white clothes in the machine will prevent the whites to get grey from the soap deposit.
21. Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs
This recipe does not use the eggshell but the chocolate egg containers used here could easily be made by pouring hot melted chocolate on eggshells and then cracking them. After that you can fill them up with cheesecake and you’ve got a gorgeous dessert.Check out the recipe HERE.
What do you think? We would love to hear your opinion in the comment section below.