Put eggshells to work all around the house
Maybe it’s just good old-fashioned thriftiness, but it falls on us all to take a second look at things we might have otherwise thrown away. With this in mind, we’ve collected a few handy household uses for that staple of garbage bins everywhere: the eggshell.
Use eggshells to fertilise the garden
How does your garden grow? What if we told you it could grow even better with some help from your breakfast leavings?
Rinse and remove the clear inner membrane of eggshells, then store the dry eggshells in a large, secure container. (We promise it won’t stink.) Mash them down to fine bits with a steel or wooden spoon. Once the spring temperatures soften the soil, you can sprinkle and mix the ground eggshells into your garden for a great source of calcium carbonate for the soil. An added bonus – they reduce soil acidity. Here are 7 more surprising fertilisers for the garden.
Use eggshells to clear your complexion
Drop an eggshell into a small container of apple cider vinegar and let it soak for a couple of days. Dab the mixture on minor skin irritations or on itchy skin. Here are 12 myths about apple cider vinegar you should stop believing right now.