Ordinary Eggs – Extraordinary Uses!

by Chiropractors Brighton on October 12, 2010

Brighton and Hove Chiropractors

More on eggs! Caring for the environment we will leave for our children should always be high on our list of “things to do”.   The following uses for eggs and shells will not only save money but also help the environment.

Check out the Happy Hens eggs from Sainsbury.

Please post further ideas in the comments section – we would love to hear from you.

Some Extraordinary Uses for an Ordinary Egg!

Water your plants

After boiling eggs, don’t pour the water down the drain. Instead, let it cool; then water plants with the nutrient-filled water.

Start seeds

Plant seeds in eggshells. Place the eggshell halves in the carton, fill each with soil, and press seeds inside. The seeds will draw extra nutrients from the eggshells. Once the seedlings are about 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) tall, they are ready to be transplanted into your garden. Remove them from the shell before you put them in the ground. Then crush the eggshells and put them in your compost.  You may prefer to gently crush the shell sufficiently so that the roots of the new plant can escape and plant directly into the soil.

Add to compost

Eggshells are a great addition to your compost because they are rich in calcium — a nutrient that helps plants. Crushing them before you put them in your compost heap will help them break down faster.

Make a facial

If you have dry skin that needs moisturizing, separate the egg and beat the yolk.  Use the egg white only for oily skin, to which a bit of lemon or honey can be added. For normal skin, use the entire egg. Apply the beaten egg, relax and wait 30 minutes, then rinse. You’ll love your new fresh face.

Use for Calcium Supplement

Although I have never used egg shells for this purpose I once saw a handy hint in an old book which said to crush egg-shells and allow to steep in vinegar until dissolved.  Use for calcium supplement!   I would be interested if anyone has ever done this – perhaps someones grandma has done so?

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