The next time you’re about to make scrambled eggs, keep the eggshells. Throwing them in the trash means that you’ll be throwing a rich source of calcium, other minerals and protein. And, just like the eggs, the shells can be used in numerous ways. Here are a few.


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1. Put Them On Your Face

Using a pestle and mortar, crush an eggshell. As soon as it turns into fine dust, stir in the egg white. Apply the resulting mask on your face, leaving it for 15 minutes, or until completely dry. In the end, rinse with lukewarm water. This gentle abrasive mask will remove the dead skin cells from your face, giving you the baby-soft skin you have always wanted. Moreover, the calcium in the eggshells will help your skin cells regenerate and it’ll even out your skin tone.

2. Soothe An Aching Joint

Eggshells contain collagen, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin, which are important nutrients when it comes to relieving pain and strengthening the joints.

Put an eggshell into a container with organic apple cider vinegar. Let it stand for a couple of days. Use the resulting mixture to rub the aching joints.

3. Clean The House

Eggshells are an excellent natural abrasive when it comes to cleaning the cooking pots, pans and all the surfaces in your kitchen. All you need to do is dust the surface with some eggshell powder and scrub with a sponge.

4. Unclog Drains

Pour some eggshell powder into the clogged kitchen sink and run the water. You’ll clear your pipes in no time!

5. Fertilize The Garden

Since eggshells are rich in calcium and other minerals, you can use them to fertilize your garden. As they decompose, they’ll release all these minerals in the soil and help the veggies, fruits and flowers grow faster. All you need to do is crush the shells into small pieces and scatter them in the soil, for better harvest.

You can also facilitate the planting. Crack a few eggs, pour the egg and rinse the shells under running water. Drill a hole at the bottom of each eggshell and put them in an egg carton. While still wet, fill them with soil and two seeds of your desired plant. Even out the soil. Water the eggshell-plants regularly. As soon as the seeds sprout, they’re ready to be transferred into the garden. Simply break the shell and plant them. Or you can plant them along with the eggshell. Don’t worry, it’ll decompose, as it’s biodegradable.

6. Repel Pests

Sprinkle eggshell powder in your garden and on your plants, to repel the annoying pests. Snails and slugs will leave you in peace for sure!

7. For Better Tasting Coffee

Mix a teaspoon of eggshell powder with the ground coffee, and then brew it. It’ll make your cup of coffee less bitter and tastier, and what’s more important, it won’t upset your stomach.

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