The egg is a staple in contemporary cuisine and can be cooked in many ways in various recipes. Sure, there are a lot of uses for eggs, but those uses don’t just end in the yolk and white, actually, the carton and the eggshell , they also have uses that can be very profitable.

Before you toss out the eggshells, you may want to consider taking a look at this article. It turns out that the uses for the egg are not limited to culinary measures. In fact, there are a surprising number of ways you can use egg shells to improve your daily life. Besides that, cardboard egg boxes can be very useful as well.

It seems exaggerated, but it is actually a very simple and interesting concept. Eggshells are a compact concentration of calcium carbonate . Their mineral makeup is the main reason why they can be used in many facets of life, other than cooking.

The following ideas are great ways to live an efficient and practical life being an ally with Mother Nature, as you will see concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling.

9 Uses for Eggshell

Let’s start with the egg shells. It probably goes without saying that you will want to rinse the peels with lukewarm water and it is best to boil for a few minutes to get rid of pathogens, before trying any of these tricks.


Eggshells break very easily and are ideal for compost piles . Its high concentration of minerals adds an extra healthy boost to soils and actually makes composting quite effective.

Pest control

Pests come in different shapes and sizes, but they share a similar interest in destroying a gardener’s hard work. Break up eggshell fragments and spread around your garden, that will keep slugs and garden snails out of your garden without having to use toxic pesticides. You can also find other natural ways to make your own natural and homemade pesticides .

Make your chalk or chalk

This is a very easy and fun manual job to do with children. First the eggshells are ground into a very fine powder. Mix a teaspoon of flour in hot water in a mug. Mix the egg shells into the resulting paste and mix well. Here you can add food coloring or leave the color white. When everything is well mixed, flatten the mixture into a stick and wrap it in a paper towel. Let it dry for about three days and you will have a perfect piece of chalk or chalk.

Clothes bleach

It consists of mixing egg shell pieces with lemon slices in a small gauze bag. When you put this bag in the washing machine with the clothes, it should help to bleach the clothes .

Makes coffee taste good

Have you ever taken a sip of coffee only to find that the whole batch is going to taste bitter and unpleasant? By placing an egg shell in the coffee filter with the ground coffee, you can actually keep the coffee from having that bitter bite without sacrificing taste. It is advisable that you use approximately one egg shell for every four to five cups of coffee.

Clean the drain

Generally, food waste in the sink spout is a nightmare because it tends to clog, but with eggshells it is a completely different story. Eggshells help capture large food residue particles and break down over time. As the eggshell fragments get smaller, they travel through the pipes and clean them.

Calcium supplement

Many people use ground egg shells to add several thousand milligrams of calcium to their daily intake. You can rinse the shells, boil them in a pot of water, spread them out on a baking sheet and place them in a 200 degree oven for about ten minutes, and then finally grind them in a coffee grinder or similar device until they become a powder. fine. This powder can be consumed daily with water for a healthy calcium boost. One teaspoon per day is sufficient for optimal benefits. Some people also put egg shells to dissolve in apple cider vinegar for about six weeks. The result is a healthy vinegar loaded with calcium.

Facial mask

There is no need for expensive spa treatments when you have a leftover eggshell. Mixing finely ground eggshells with an egg white makes for a firming mask with some great cosmetic benefits. You can also try other natural masks such as the honey oatmeal mask and turmeric mask.

Skin itch

If you dissolve the eggshell in apple cider vinegar as mentioned above, it also does an anti-itch treatment. Applying the mixture to the skin can help relieve irritation or an itchy sensation.

6 Uses for Egg Cartons

Seedbed base

If you are interested in keeping small plants like flowers or seedlings, egg boxes are a great efficient way to help your seedlings flourish. Just fill each section with compost and plant the seed. You are going to have a dozen neatly organized little plants in their early stages of life.


There are a thousand ways people use leftover egg boxes to make crafts. From Christmas ornaments, bedroom lamps, and Christmas wreaths, with a little imagination you can make just about anything.

Paint container

Based on the idea of ​​crafting, you can also use the cardboard boxes as a palette for your painting. They conveniently store all your colors side by side.

Fire starter

Mixing wax and sawdust in small egg boxes can make a dozen surprisingly effective fire starters. These work great for those who like to hang out on a fire without the hassle of having to relight it.


Egg cartons can be useful for basically any type of hobby or job that has a lot of small parts. Some carpenters use them to organize the screws, while the more artistic people keep their bracelet beads inside them.

Do you have other uses for eggshells or egg cartons? Share them!

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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