Introduction: What to Do With Eggshells?

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Have you ever thought that there are a lot of uses of eggshells before throwing them away?I guess you didn't. What do you do with your empty egg shells? We always toss them into our food scrap recycling bin.

In this instructable I will tell you 12 ways of using eggshells instead of throwing them away.

1) The Fuel of Tomorrow?
Recently scientists have discovered that we can use egg shells to fuel anything.This isn't a thing an individual can do by themselves but you can surely try.

2)  Egg face mask
Pulverize dried egg shells with a mortar and pestle, then whisk the powder in with an egg white and use for a healthful, skin-tightening facial. Allow the face mask to dry before rinsing it off.

3) Compost for soil
You can crack the eggshell into tiny pieces and use them as compost in your garden.

4) Calcium from eggs
You can powder the eggshell by hand as much as you can, then you put it in a coffee grinder so that it may become fine powder and then you can have 1/4th tea spoon a day as it gives 400 mgs of calcium.Oh and don't forget you need to add some lemon juice to the mixture.

5) Eco-friendly Household Abrasive
Shake crushed eggshells and a little soapy water to scour hard-to-clean items like thermoses and vases. Crushed eggshells can also be used as a nontoxic abrasive on pots and pans.

6) Less Bitter Coffee
Add an eggshell to the coffee in the filter, and your morning coffee will be less bitter. The spent coffee grounds, eggshell and bio-degradable filter are then conveniently ready for the compost pile.

7) Treat Skin Irritations
Dissolve an eggshell in a small jar of apple cider vinegar (takes about two days) and use the mixture to treat minor skin irritations and itchy skin

8) Egg shell decoration
You can decorate your emptied egg shell as beautifully as you can and then use it as house decoration.

9) Reduce acidity of soil
You can add crushed egg shell to your soil to increase the pH of the soil as eggshells are alkaline.

10) For growing plants
You can cut the eggshell carefully into half then put some soil in and grow plants.(I tried this, and it works quite well)

11) Egg carvings
First wash your empty egg and dry it, then take a drill/carving tool and carve something beautiful onto your egg.(I tried it and it didn't work for me as I am not good at crafts and stuff).(But I will add 2 pictures from the internet which will show you how they look).

12) Egg nightlight
This is the best thing I liked. You basically blow out the egg and then stick an LED into it.

You can do all these things with your eggshells instead of throwing the, away.
If you have any question please don't hesitate to comment and expect a reply soon.
If you want more detail on any one step of the above then please ask in the comments section.


vcooke (author)2016-10-29

At no 4, should the egg shells be washed before they're pulverised and then consumed for the calcium

Quinnamon (author)2011-04-07

Putting eggshells in your soil also wards off snails and slugs, that makes it a nontoxic snail guard

HungM6 (author)Quinnamon2016-09-14

I saw this:

vishalapr (author)Quinnamon2011-04-07

Cool I never knew about that.

shomas made it! (author)2015-06-22

Its not really the best thing to think about egg shells as making a soil alkaline because in they can not hardly raise a soil's PH over 7. Instead, it is much more useful to think of them as a buffering agent that will prevent a soil from becoming acidic or to neutralize the PH of an acidic soil bringing it close to 7.

Egg shells are composed of calcium carbonate. In the presence of an acid, the calcium carbonate will break down and form a calcium salt with the acid, and release carbon dioxide. The calcium alkali cation - Ca++ combines with an acid neutralizing it and releases CO2, which in water forms carbonic acid. Most of the carbon dioxide will eventually escape, But the buffering action only works to neutralize an acid, and can not make it appreciably alkaline.

Lukz2cool (author)2014-01-12

Cool! Half this stuff I didn't know, very cool!

TN777 (author)2011-12-28

What do you men when you said you changed them? If you said you took the pictures I beleive it.

vishalapr (author)TN7772011-12-28

This ible is quite old right now so I don't actually remember exactly why I changed the images...but mostly because ppl thought that the images were taken from an external source...

vishalapr (author)TN7772011-12-28

Well some people didn't believe that I took the pictures myself as they looked similar to the ones on the I decided to do the project again and take some more pictures and put them on as they are now...

TN777 (author)2011-12-28

Wikepedia is not that reliable because people can change info, and if the info is right, and they changed it, then the info is wrong. I would probally find another website that is popular for correct info.

Blastboy (author)2011-04-06

Nice instructable really like it :D

vishalapr (author)Blastboy2011-04-06

Thanks a lot.
And if you liked it please don''t forget to vote for it when the voting period starts.

Ranie-K (author)vishalapr2011-04-07

I'll vote, too! You took these pictures yourself, right?

Ranie-K (author)Ranie-K2011-04-07

The author didn't reply to my question.

That's probably because he stole most (or all) of these pictures from other people on the net. Plagiarism should not be rewarded -don't vote for this image thief!

TN777 (author)Ranie-K2011-12-28

He didn't reply because it looks like you might not have given them a chance.

darkprinceb13 (author)2011-06-28

finely ground eggshell and superglue can be used to fix holes in aquarium snail shells. Apple snails are known for getting pits from the acidic water in aquariums. the glue/shell/paste acts as a natural bondo.

vishalapr (author)darkprinceb132011-07-02

Cool!!!I will definitely try that!

poofrabbit (author)2011-04-25

I had no clue about the coffee! That's pretty neat! You could add egg shell mosaics. I've seen them done before, and they are pretty cool! Voted for you for the I made it! Good luck!

vishalapr (author)poofrabbit2011-04-26

Thanks a lot but my main concentration on winning is this contest to win the eggbot....Thanks again and maybe you can vote for this contest when the voting period starts as well.

poofrabbit (author)vishalapr2011-04-26

I'd be happy to throw a vote your way when they open it up! :)

vishalapr (author)poofrabbit2011-04-26

Thank you very much.

Ranie-K (author)2011-04-09

You shouldn't need someone else's reply to adhere to website rules.

If you can't do something without breaking the rules, you probably shouldn't do it.

vishalapr (author)Ranie-K2011-04-11

The pictures are changed now they are my own pictures

Ranie-K (author)vishalapr2011-04-12

When I do a TinEye image lookup some of these images seem to be many other places on the web, so I'm not taking your word for it.

vishalapr (author)Ranie-K2011-04-13

But these are my pictures that I took with my crappy camera.

instructables123456 (author)2011-04-06

Cool instructable I used 2 ways and they worked.

Well done!!

build52 (author)2011-04-08

This is awesome! ll'vote for you.

vishalapr (author)build522011-04-09

Thanks a lot

rimar2000 (author)2011-04-06

Very interesting.

At point 10), consider that lower PH is acid, upper is alkaline. Adding calcium you raise PH.

vishalapr (author)rimar20002011-04-06

Ya good point as Im not an expert at this pH stuff so got a bit confused.
I tried adding eggshells to my soil pit and it became 8.2pH from7.8pH

rimar2000 (author)vishalapr2011-04-07

I clarified that I am no expert on the subject. Maybe your measurements have not been very good, I think these values ​​are for very alkaline soil. The eggshell is alkaline, but not so much. From this point of view the difference down could be justified. Wikipedia says that the standard measurement is at 25 ° C.

vishalapr (author)rimar20002011-04-07

Maybe I just measured it wrong

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