Most of us are guilty of thinking that eggshells should be thrown away right after we crack the eggs open. But the truth is that eggshells have many other uses and benefits. First of all, an eggshell mostly contains calcium carbonate, an ingredient in anti-acidity medication called antacids. One medium eggshell has at least 750 mg of the mineral.

But that’s not all. Eggshells are actually nutritious and you can use them for a variety of tasks, such as the following:

1. Face Mask

Eggshells can actually help you nourish your face. Just have some dried shells and pulverize them using a mortar and pestle. Add some egg white and start applying onto your face. Wait for it to dry before you remove the mask.

2. Skin Irritation

Have an apple cider vinegar and add a whole eggshell to it. Let it sit there for two days and then you can dab the mixture on your irritated or itchy skin. This method is not for severe skin issues, such as burns.

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Ground eggshells can be used as natural abrasives / PicHelp

3. Cleaner

Ground eggshells can be used as natural abrasives for pots and pans. Just add them to soapy water and you can start cleaning.

4. Fertilizer

Because eggshells are rich in calcium, they are very useful to your garden. Just crush the shells into very tiny pieces and add them to the soil before you plant. For better results, sprinkle some more eggshells around the soil where your plants stand; do this every two weeks.

5. For Your Coffee

Yes, you can add eggshells to your ground coffee. Do this before you brew your coffee and your favorite pick-me-up beverage will taste less bitter.

Aside from the ones mentioned above, you’ll probably be surprised to know that the eggshells you habitually throw away can support your health, particularly your thyroid gland and gastric system. How do you benefit from eggshells for your health? Here are the steps:

  1. Crush some eggshells.
  2. Take some lemon juice.
  3. Combine the crushed eggshells with the juice.
  4. Let the shells soften, so you can drink the juice.

If you don’t like the lemon juice, you can also use hot milk, which can actually benefit those who have ulcers. This can also help improve your digestive health. Next time you whip up a healthy egg meal, don’t throw your eggshells away. Instead, take advantage of their uses for your household chores and even for your health.