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You know something's good when it's sold in packages of 12. Eggs are incredibly versatile, and so this is my ode to those slimy insides that make breakfast worth waking up for.

(and get ready for some pretty egg-plosive puns)
 
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Step 1: Eggsotic Beauty Product

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If your hair has been lacking that extra something-something lately, worry no more! You don't have to shell out the major bucks, but break a few eggshells instead!

Eggs are rich in proteins that are very similar to those found in our hair, and so make great conditioning and strengthening masks. Try beating an egg (or a couple yolks if your hair is especially dry) with a bit of olive oil, and apply to your hair once frothy. If you want to smell less like an omelette, and more like you've just come home from the salon, add a couple drops of a scented oil. Leave on for about 20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. 

Fun tip: If Fido's coat has also been lacking luster, add a scrambled egg to his food every week. Your pets will love this tasty treat, and they'll be turning heads at the dog park in no time. As always, raw eggs are off limits, because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

Let's move this eggy beauty regimen south of the hairline to your face. Egg yolks and whites both have valuable qualities on their own for your skin, so there are a couple different facial treatments to do with eggs.

With egg whites, you can make a soothing anti-aging cleanser that smooths the skin. Whisk whites with a little bit of water, and wash over your face. After rinsing off, you should find puffiness diminished, and your pores looking smaller.

Egg yolks are very rich in Vitamin A, which is great for moisturizing. Just as you did with the whites, whisk these yolks with some water and use to wash your face. 

If you have a large supply of eggs, perhaps a chicken coop all your own, alternate between these cleansers each night for best results.
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Kris T.1 year ago
Our "girls" have been egg laying machines lately; we practically beg relatives to take some eggs off our hands. But now I know some alternative ideas/purposes for them, thanks!
yaaarrrr2 years ago
haha.. Each and every one of them is very nice... especially the names... the author really did a good job in making some wonderful titles... :)
kazmataz (author)  yaaarrrr2 years ago
thanks!
SheliaKay2 years ago
I love this site, full of useful information. I enjoyed reading all the comments almost as much as reading your instructable which is a first for me. Thanks for all the eggvice (sorry couldn't resist) and a few laughs.
kazmataz (author)  SheliaKay2 years ago
Thanks so much!
blodefood2 years ago
I have never tried this, but I have heard of using egg white as a shampoo. Combing it through hair and letting it dry and then brushing it out is supposed to clean hair.
yggdrazil3 years ago
This may be ignorant of me but what about the risk of Salmonella? We are told to fully cook eggs before eating them. Are there any risks involved with smearing raw eggs on our face or into open wounds?
@ yggdrazill. I partially agree with you.

IF one has "open" wounds or sores, AND the egg material contains Salmonella, or any other infectuous material, THEN I suspect that you could become infected.

On the other hand, even if the egg material contained bacteria or viruses, BUT the skin to which it's applied HAS NO open wounds or sores, then there would not be a problem.

Not being a medical scientist, this is only a layman's opinionl.
But the bacteria is killed when the water is boiled.
Well, I dont think do just because of the fact that you can dip things in raw egg yolks. My dad dips fried salami in them.
johnny3h3 years ago
I'm just "thinkin out loud" here, BUT...  IF the water in which the eggs were boiled is HIGH in CALCIUM, THEN why not bottle it [when slightly cooled], keep it in the fridg, and drink 8 ounces or so per day to ensure plenty of Calcium in your food intake?
I would flavour it with a little something. It probably smells and tastes a little like sulfur.

One caution is not to combine it with iron supplement. Iron and calcium cancel each other out so you won't get much of either. But, absorption of both is enhanced with vitamin C. Perhaps some orange or cranberry juice with your eggwater would be helpful.
As long as it was boiled long enough, it might be safe to drink. The risk of salmonella comes from the OUTSIDE of the egg (chicken poop), not the inside, so you would actually be making your risk greater by drinking eggshell water.
But the fact that the water has been boiled will kill off any bacteria or viruses.
Because that's probably pretty gross.
Literal LOL ^
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Slicerr23 years ago
u forgot macgyver's radiator fix!!!!
That does really work. They did it on "Mythbusters"
lemonie3 years ago

Do you know of any dogs named Fido?
I think the name may have been popular during some past-period, but I can't think when...

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MY dog is named Fido!! He's named after the zombie in the old movie of the same name (Fido). My dog is out of a black Giant Schnauzer ("Tucker"), and a white German Shepherd ("Casey"). Both parents over 100#. Fido is over 100# now and still growing. He's a big boy. Also, he loves eggs. I feed RAW eggs to all my animals. They love them and it's healthy for them. Some of them eat them shells and all (more calcium for them!). My hens lay more than I can use.
Ayce lemonie3 years ago
I know a zombie named Fido.
Mastros3 years ago
Egg whites were mixed with colors and used in the painting of Byzantine icons and wall painting. Now I understand why.
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Yeah, they used them as a base for the paint. But the egg based ones would eventually decay so then oil paints became more popular.
Actually, the egg tempera paint used egg yolk mixed with the pigments. Egg white was used to make glair, for adhering gold leaf. And the egg base colors didn't decay (you can still see them in museums), but couldn't be used on a flexible base, such as canvas--so oil was added, eventually becoming oil based paint.
See how useful all those art history classes can be : ) ? and by the way. . .egg tempera colors are still made and used.
"you can still see them in museums" yea, they have survived since well be for the Egyptians were still making pyramids
Egg tempera is still vivid even in outdoor applications after centuries, according to something I read. makes me want to try it.
I painted some motifs on my room's walls with egg white natural pigment paint and they've remained there for over 7 years without decoloration... on the other side, my water based paints disappeared a long time ago.
I love to make things out of natural materials.
Excellent Instructable!
(Excuse me if I have any error in my text, for English is not my native language)
Use a dab egg white on a bee or Wasp sting, it will relieve the burning and swelling instantly. Apparently egg white contains an enzyme that counteracts the poison in the sting.
I was stung on the arm, by about 20, very hostile yellow jackets, the cook at our place busted open an egg, separated the white, wiped it on, and Wham instant relief, the next day, you could not even tell I had been stung.... Amazing...
suayres3 years ago
Another little-known use for egg whites: whisk them and smooth on your face for a quick, temporary "face lift.". As the water evaporates, the egg white tightens the skin. When you're getting ready for bed, just do your usual washing routine-- the egg washes off very easily.
kilbia3 years ago
I don't trust myself to garden yet, but I rent an apartment that has holly bushes outside. I "feed" them lots of other things, but I'll be sure to add egg-water to the list. Thanks!
When transplanting tomatoes, first put crushed eggshells into the hole. It will prevent blossom end rot.
ooh, great tip!! I'm planting tomatoes today. I'm going to try this.
you could use a tone of them to prop your bycicle up when you next decide to be a mechanic on it.
Nezer3 years ago
hardboil AN egg.

typo.
pampro Nezer3 years ago
Really Neezeer it's just a Typo
Zovits3 years ago
This way you won't be hungry even if you can't cook at all.
Either you'll have a nice dinner, or lots of emergency egg snacks :D
isn't it just quicker to get a band-aid? by the time the egg is hardboiled, the cut will have had millions of germs enter and blood cells exit.
chabias3 years ago
Get that "There's Something About Mary" look, and use egg whites for 'hair gel'. I used whites one year for Halloween and it worked great!
LiaVivas3 years ago
Hey, speaking about first aid if you burn yourself while cooking the egg white is one of the best things to prevent scaring and stop the burning.
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