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Use eggshells to brighten your complexion

Use eggshells to brighten your complexion
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Eggs may be the secret to restoring your skin’s youthful glow. Using a mortar and pestle, grind down a few eggshells until they reach a powder-like state. Next, mix the powder with egg whites. Gently spread the mixture onto your skin and allow it to dry. Wash thoroughly.

Use eggshells to clean up the sink

Use eggshells to clean up the sink
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Most people want their kitchen sink strainer to be spotless – but you may want to consider keeping a few loose eggshells down there while you wash up. The eggshell pieces will help prevent food solids from going down the drain, and as the egg starts to break down, it acts as a natural abrasive to help clean drain pipes. Brilliant! Check out these 16 other clever house cleaning hacks the professionals use.

Use eggshells to fortify your pooch

Use eggshells to fortify your pooch
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Crushed eggshells are an excellent way to add extra calcium to your dog’s diet. Try this tip: Spread clean eggshells over a baking sheet and bake in a 120-degree Celsius oven for about 30 minutes. Transfer to a sealable plastic bag, seal and crush the shells with a rolling pin until they are a fine powder. Sprinkle this over your dog’s food. The extra calcium boost can help strengthen Fido’s bones and teeth. Though eggshells are non-toxic, be sure to check out these common backyard dangers for pets.

Use eggshells to deter garden pests

Use eggshells to deter garden pests
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Eggshells work wonders for your garden plants, but they can also repel pests, too. Gather crushed eggshells and scatter them around your soil. This works as a natural deterrent for slugs and snails.

Use eggshells as “paint bombs” for original artwork

Use eggshells as “paint bombs” for original artwork
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Paint-filled eggshells can help make the Pollock-esque painting of your dreams. (Or, at least, be the beginning of a fun activity for you and the kids.) Collect eggshells that are mostly intact – the leftovers from your soft-boiled eggs work great. Rinse and dry. Carefully fill each with coloured paint, grab a large blank canvas and head outdoors. Grab a friend and take turns throwing the eggs at the canvas to create one-of-a-kind artwork. Trust us, you’re going to want to put this one on your bucket list.

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