Unusual uses of eggshells


The next time you’re making omelets, don’t toss your shells. Eggshells have nearly as many uses as the eggs themselves. Here are a few ways to get the most from your eggs.

Put them on your face. To restore youthful glow to your skin, pulverise clean, dried eggshells with a mortar and pestle. Mix the powder with some egg white and spread on your skin. Allow the mixture to dry before washing it off.

Clear up your skin. Drop an eggshell into a small container of apple cider vinegar and let it soak for a couple of days. Dab the mixture on minor skin irritations or on itchy skin.

Sweeten your coffee. Add some crushed eggshells to ground coffee before brewing it to make it taste less bitter.

Clean your house with them. Ground eggshells make a wonderful (and non toxic!) abrasive for those tough-to-clean pots, pans, and thermoses. Mix them with a little soapy water for a powerful clean.