15 Smart, Surprising Uses for Eggshells & Egg Cartons

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1. Shampoo


Eggs have so many benefits for your body and also your hair. You can prepare eggs so many ways but for your hair use when you are going to shampoo. Whisk an egg and then run it through your hair with your fingers and massage it into your scalp. The egg yolk will treat like a conditioner and moisturize your hair, while the egg white will clean the hair by sticking to dirt and pulling it away. Once fully applied to the hair, just wash it out with lukewarm water.

2. Egg-White Facial


Facials are a great way to smoothen your skin. Separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Whisk the egg white about 30 seconds and apply a layer to your face and neck. The egg white tightens your skin and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Let the mixture stay on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

3. Egg-Yolk Facial


Different parts of the egg will do different things like the egg yolk. The fat in the egg yolk moisturizes dry skin. Separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Whisk the egg yolk until it is no longer clumped together. Use your hands to apply an even layer to the face and neck. Wait 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

4. Compost


Recycling or composting is a great way to help the environment. The eggshells has calcium to help plants grow and a great way to compost your garden’s soil. Just crush eggshells and add them to your garden’s soil. You can also just bury them in the dirt or crush eggshells and mix them into fertilizer.

5. Easter and Crafts


Easter is celebrated every year by many. You can boil your eggs, let cool, then color with food coloring. Then let your liitle ones go easter egg hunting. Or for a craft idea, prick a hole with a pin in one end of the egg and let the egg white and yolk slowly drain out. The egg will be empty. Decorate the eggshells and have fun.

6. Ice-Cube Solution

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A great way to use an egg carton and save a trip to the store is use in the same way as a ice cube tray. The size is similar and the results are the same. Save time and money and help the environment by re-using items.

7. Edible Paint



How cool is making paint and a edible one at that? Just isolate the egg white from the egg and add 1 tablespoon of water and whatever color of food coloring you want. Use it to paint any food you desire, like cakes, cookies or ice cream.

8. Unclogged Sink


A low price way to help your clogged drain. Leave crushed eggshells in the strainer of your sink and it will help to break up anything that passes through to prevent clogging.

9. Band-Aid


No time for the store and you want a way to help yourself with a cut. Just apply a thin layer of whisked egg whites to a minor cut. The egg whites will dry, creating a thin film that protects your cut and helps you heal faster.

10. Jewelry Enhancer


Enhance your jewelry with eggs. Eggs contain sulfur, which oxidizes jewelry with sterling .925, helping to enhance jewelry’s design. Hard boil 1-2 eggs, crumble the egg yolk, and place the the egg yolk at the bottom of a container. Top the crumbled egg yolk with 1-2 paper towels, and then place the jewelry atop the paper towels. Seal the container and let it sit at room temperature for a few days. Remove the jewelry and rinse.

11. Usual Preparation


How about eating some eggs and prepare any way you like. Scramble, boil, make an omelet, or find a good recipe that you may want to try. There are dozens of ways to cook a dozen of eggs. Eggs are an excellent source of protein.

12. Small Ornaments


Decorate hard boiled eggs by coloring and adding Christmas designs.  Make any design you choose and have fun.  Place small Christmas ornaments in the holes of empty egg cartons to prevent them from breaking in storage.

13. Leather Cleaner


Clean your leather with eggs. Just whisk egg whites and apply a thin layer on the affected area of leather. Lightly scrub the egg white away. It will leave the leather both clean and shiny, as egg whites cling to residue and help to pull it away from leather.

14. Grow plants


Use a empty egg carton to plant your plants.  Fill the carton holes with fertilizer and plant seedlings in each one.  After the plants grow beyond the capacity of the carton, transfer them to a larger garden, where they are now prepared to flourish without being overpowered.  You can even use the egg shells to plant, just create and have fun.

15. Pest Deterrent


Egg shells can be used as mulch to deter pests. Spread crushed eggshells around the edges of your garden and the jagged edges will ward off all incoming slugs, snails, and cutworms. This will save you money and help your garden.



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