What do you do with that egg shell when you crack it open? Cathy Isom has tells you before you toss it in the trash or compost, consider these ways to reuse that egg shell. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Statistics say the average American consumes 250 eggs per year. That’s a lot of egg shells for the trash or composting pile. Instead of tossing them out, here are some ways to reuse them.
Egg shells can be an excellent calcium and mineral-rich additive to wild bird feed and chicken feed.
Coffee lovers can add egg shells to ground coffee before brewing, reducing the bitterness.
House plants love eggshells too, they keep the soil loose and aerated.
When camping, use the shells with soapy water as a natural abrasive for pots and pans.
You can also bake clean eggshells at 350 degrees for 8 minutes then let cool and grind to a fine powder. Add as a calcium supplement, about a teaspoonful, to juice, smoothies, etc.
Add eggshells to your garden to keep cats away that may be using it as a litter box. Egg shells will also repel slugs, snails, and cutworms without resorting to toxic chemicals.
Egg shells can also unclog drains; help with skin irritations – by dropping an eggshell into some apple cider vinegar for a couple of days then applying to the affected areas.
It can also be added to dog food as a supreme calcium supplement.
Egg shells can be used as a fun art project. Crush and add to paint for decorative walls or furniture.
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