5 reasons to never throw out eggshells again

You can do all kinds of things with eggshells

Nearly everyone always has eggs in their fridge or cupboard. You can use eggs for a great many dishes and purposes, which is why it’s nice to always have them around. After we’ve prepared an omelette, we usually throw the eggshells in the bin. It turns out that’s a real waste, though, because there are a ton of things you can do with them!


First of all, it’s important to know that eggshells are healthy. An eggshell is 90 per cent calcium and calcium is great for healthy bones, teeth, nerves and muscles. Now, we don’t recommend chowing down on a piece of eggshell. That’s not fun for anybody. But you could put some eggshells through the food processor to grind it into a powder. Then you can add this powder to a smoothie for that extra calcium boost. Do make sure the eggshell has been cleaned properly before you do this.

You can do a lot more with eggshells than just consuming them, though. Go to the next page for our five eggshell tips!

1. Keep vermin at bay

Are you trying to deal with slugs, snails and worms eating away at the flowers and plants in your garden? Crunch up some eggshells and sprinkle them around your plants. Vermin don’t like eggshells, so they will stay away from your plants from now on.

2. Feed the earth

Since you’re in your garden now anyway, why not crush some more eggshells and put them in the soil? Since they’re full of calcium, they’ll provide a ton of extra nutrition to your plants.

3. Add them to the compost

Still have eggshells left over? Throw them onto the compost heap or into the compost bin if you have one. The shells will compost really quickly and they will add a ton of calcium to the compost.

4. Make your coffee less bitter

Is your coffee a little too bitter for your taste? Add some crunched up pieces of eggshell to your coffee grinder.

5. Treat irritated skin

Dissolve pieces of eggshell in a small bowl with apple cider vinegar. This could take up to two days. Apple cider vinegar helps blemishes on your skin to fade away and the eggshell adds calcium to the mix. Apply the apple cider vinegar mixture onto your skin by dabbing it on and you’ll see it’ll soothe irritation or pain.

Source: Home Making, Food hacks, Flair online, Healthy Food Tribe