If there is any time f the year when we use a lot of eggs it is Easter. From using them for decorating to cooking meals and desserts, we can safely say that at the end of the day we are left with a lot of eggshells.
Normally we throw them out without realizing that we are wasting a very valuable and useful item. We know that the egg is full of protein, vitamins and minerals, but its protective casing has many benefits as well.For one, the eggshell is mainly made of calcium and its hard yet easily breakable shell can be used for many things around the house.
Take a look at the many uses of the thing we consider no more than trash.
Use Egg Shells For Seedlings And Garden Fertilizer
Place seed in egg shell and as the plant grows a little, transfer it with the egg shells to the soil. This acts as fertilizer for the plant. You can also spread egg shells on the soil around the plant stem to make the perfect compost.
Egg Shells Can Be Powerful Cleaners
Mix ground egg shells with little soppy water which will act as an abrasive for tough-to-clean pots.
Use Egg Shells As Gelatin Mold
You can create egg shaped treats from these egg shells mold.
Use Egg Shells For Pest Control
Crush eggshells and scatter them around your vegetables and flowers to fend off slugs, snails, and cutworms. These soft-bodied critters don’t like crawling over sharp pieces of shell. The smell of eggs will also deter deer
Make Your Own Powdered Calcium Supplement
Skip the pills and simply bake your shells at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Let them cool and grind them to a fine powder. Add your supplement (a teaspoon or less) to your favorite smoothie or juice once a day or you can even add it to your pet’s food instead of artificial calcium supplements.