Monday, October 7, 2013

Other Uses for EGGS and eggshells


If your coop runneth over.......

Eggs can be used to for.....

Health and Beauty:

Yolks are rich in vitamin A for moisturizing skin, whisk, apply, rinse.
Use just the whites whisked to a froth for a soothing facial. 
Whisk an egg.  Apply to hair, work it through like conditioner and rinse.
Add a raw egg to dogs' food to restore lustre to their coat.
Pulverize an eggshell to powdr, add an egg white, apply to face, dry and rinse off to tighten skin.

Swallow a raw egg to reduce hangover symptoms.

For plants:

Pour the water you boiled the eggs in, to add calcium to your soil.  (let it cool, first!) 
Crushed shells scattered on top of your garden soil, ward off slugs, cutworms and snails.
Crushed shells also keep cats from getting comfortable using your garden as a litter box.

First aid:

Apply a whole raw egg to a burn, for one minute.
The membrane makes a makeshift bandage.  This is the inner membrane that sticks to the shell when the egg comes out. 
Applied under the eyes until it dries, it reduces puffiness and tightens the skin.

Arts and crafts:

Take one egg white, one teaspoon water and the food coloring you like, whisk it together to make edible paint cake or cookie icing.
Egg whites make a substitute for white glue in kid crafts to glue paper projects.
Blow out the egg by pricking a hole in the top and bottom.  Blow in top hole till egg comes out bottom.  (scramble eggs or dehydrate them for long term storage) Decorate your empty eggshell and finish with two coats of spray acrylic sealer.  Add ribbon to hide holes and decorate your tree for Christmas or Easter!
Coat an eggshell in several coats of spray sealer, cut open, decorate inside and out!(using plastic eggs, is cheating!)
Make paint, Leonardo Da Vinci did!Tempera, also known as egg tempera, is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium consisting of colored pigment mixed with a water-soluble binder medium (usually a glutinous material such as egg yolk


Use egg whites to clean leather. Scrub in, wipe off.
Throw a couple eggs in the disposal, the shells are sharp and will clean the blades.
Pulverized eggshells added to soapy water makes an abrasive cleaner.

Mark your hard boiled eggs before putting them back in the fridge! Funny faces get kids interested.

Just the shells:

Put the shells in the compost heap!
eggshell uses Or, start seeds in the carton with a spoon of soil in a half shell.
Put shells in the basket with the coffee grounds to remove bitterness. When coffee time is done, put it all in the compost heap, grounds and all!
Use the shells to make tiny tea lights! pour wax, add tealight wick, let cool & use!
Dehydrate eggshells in the oven at 250 degrees for thirty minutes.  Crush the shells and add to pets' food for a calcium supplement.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Raw egg yolks are healthy for so many reasons. It doesn't turn into cholesterol until you heat it. Agreed on all counts.