Eggshells go straightaway in the trashcan but not after you read this article. You throw eggshells in dustbin thinking it to be a waste because you are ignorant. Your throwing eggshells in the trash is what makes them a waste, otherwise, they have all the goodness that you can exploit. Here is some creative, health and eco-friendly uses you can put eggshells to.
Just as eggs give us power, in future, the eggshells can be used to power hydrogen cars, this is what was found in a research conducted at the Ohio University. Leftover eggshells can help filter out carbon dioxide, a by-product of hydrogen production. Calcium carbonate makes major part of eggshells, and it is one of the most naturally absorbent materials. In the hydrogen production process when the eggshells are heated, the calcium carbonate turns into calcium oxide, which absorbs acidic gases with utmost ease, so it helps absorbing carbon dioxide.
It sounds weird but eggshells truly have some remarkable health benefits to offer. You have mild irritation in your skin or itchy rash patches, you can use eggshells to treat them. Mixing crushed eggshells in apple cider vinegar and using it after few days on your skin shows ultimate results.
Treat the irritating edges and cuts on your skin around nails with the delicate inner membrane you find in eggshells, it is an age-old home remedy to treat cuts and ingrown toenails as well. Want a glow on your face, well for that, you will have to mix eggshell powder with an egg white and then apply it onto your skin.
Pest buster for your garden
Spread eggshells all over your garden, especially the areas you think are most prone to pest infestation. Cover all areas with flowers and plants growing and see how much pests start hating your garden, which works in your interest. You will be more than happy to save plants you have worked very hard upon from the pest attacks.
Natural cleaning agent
Eggshells are capable to clean many things, be it indoor or outdoor with utmost efficiency and ease. Using it as an indoor cleansing agent, you can mix eggshells with water and little bit of detergent, dip a rag in the mixture and rub it on your kitchen tabletop, utensils, oven, shelves, and many more to give them a shining clean effect.
Eggshells help add a particular mild coarseness to the cleansing mixture that give things a perfect cleansing. Another area you can use eggshells as cleansing agents for are the drainpipes. You need to collect good quantity of eggshells for this purpose, as you are supposed to put them in your sink every time you drain water.
This simple act can help you keep drains block free, as the shells take away with them all the grease and blockage. Coffee and tea stains on mugs an cups are easy to clean if you fill them with shells overnight and then in the morning fill the cup with water and give it a rinse. Wipe it and be amazed to see no more stains on the mug and cups.
There is no dearth of ideas for a creative mind, so if you are the one with all that creative thinking flowing in your mind then you can use eggshells to create some crafts. There are ample DIY crafts one can make with eggshells, add them to the home décor to beautify it.
Hardly anybody compliments or acknowledges the goodness of eggshells. Not many people know how beneficial eggshells can be for use at home, as they serve as eco-friendly options that help human beings with a number of things.