The next time you crack open an egg and go to throw out the shell – think again! There are many things that you can do with those shells. They shouldn’t end up in your trash can!
9 Interesting Ways to Use Eggshells
Crush some eggshells and use as a fertilizer for your plants. They love them! Sprinkle shells around your plants twice a month.
Use eggshells as small starter pots for seedlings. Poke a hole in each eggshell (for drainage), then add potting soil and 1-2 seeds. Once large enough, you can remove the plants from the eggshells and plant them outdoors.
3. Heavy Duty Cleaner
Ground up your eggshells very well, then mix with some warm water and a bit of dish soap. Scrub on pots, pans and other things that are sometimes difficult to wash.
4. Make a Calcium Supplement
Bake your cleaned eggshells at 350F for 8-10 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Using a coffee grinder, grind the eggshells into a fine powder. Add 1 teaspoon of this powder to your daily smoothies.
5. Make Candles
Crack your eggshells in half, fill with beeswax and insert a wick. Once the wax has set, you can remove the egg shell and enjoy your new, homemade candle!
6. Make Sidewalk Chalk
Grind up about 6-7 egg shells, mix with a teaspoon hot water, a teaspoon of all-purpose flour, and a drop or so of food colouring (optional). Mix well and then pack them into toilet paper rolls and allow to dry for about 3 days.
7. Remove Stains
If you have a coffee mug that’s stained, grind up a few egg shells and put them into your mug with warm water. Allow to sit overnight and the eggshells will absorb the stain. You may need to repeat this process for tough stains.
8. Less Bitter Coffee
Boil some crushed eggshells in your coffee (in the filter with coffee grounds) and the coffee will come out less bitter.
9. Strengthen Your Nails
Grind eggshells into a fine powder and add to your nail polish before using on your nails.
How do you use eggshells? Please share in the comments!