14 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Eggs

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1. Make a candle

Poke a hole in the top of a raw egg, and then break bits of the shell to enlarge the hole until a third of the shell is removed. Pour out the raw egg. Melt organic beeswax and affix a candlewick to the bottom of the shell with a few drops of wax. Once dry, pour the wax around the wick to just below the top of the shell.

2. Treat a cut

The thin membrane from a hard-boiled egg has wound-healing nutrients. Folk remedies suggest using it as a bandage for cuts.

3. Moisturize

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For a face mask, mix one egg yolk and 2 tsp of honey to form a light paste. Apply this to your face and neck, let it set for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Lecithin, an emulsifier found in yolks, moistens the skin.
4. Deter pests

Scatter crushed eggshells on top of flowerbeds to discourage slugs, snails, and cutworms.

5. Cleanse your face

Egg whites are good for cleaning oily complexions, treating acne, and tightening skin. Lightly beat one egg white with ½ tsp of lemon juice, apply the mixture to your face, and let dry. Then apply a second layer. Leave it on for about 10 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.

6. Decorate sugar cookies

Combine one yolk with ½ tsp water, divide among small containers, and add a few drops of natural food coloring to each. Paint cookies just before baking to create glossy designs.

7. Start seeds
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You can use eggshells to help start your seeds for the season. Use a needle to poke a small drainage hole in the bottom of half an empty eggshell, fill the shell with soil, and press in the seeds.

8. Replace glue

The proteins in egg whites set firmly when they dry, making them a powerful bonding agent. Use them on paper as an Elmer’s substitute.

9. Fertilize plants

Eggshells contain high amounts of calcium, a mineral beneficial for cherry tomatoes, eggplants, and other plants in the nightshade family.

10. Boost your calcium intake

Bake empty eggshells at 350°F for 8 minutes. Let cool, then grind to a fine powder. Add a teaspoon to your juice or smoothie once a day, and put a spoonful in your dog’s food, too.

11. Perfect the coffee

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12. Repel deer

The smell of raw eggs turns them off. For more ways to save your plants, check out 15 Worst Garden Pests And How To Get Rid Of Them.

13. Feed birds

Put crushed shells in a dish near a bird feeder. They’re especially good for female birds preparing to lay.

14. Scour metal

Ground eggshells are a powerful abrasive for dirty pots and pans, and they can also keep your pipes clean.

 

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