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Six on Saturday: New Uses for Eggshells

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We all know that eggs are great for helping you get more protein in your diet.
But did you know those leftover shells can be super helpful too?

Discover six new uses for eggshells that may keep you from putting all your eggs in one basket! 🙂

1) Protect your garden. Sprinkle eggshells around your garden to deter snails and slugs. They hate crawling over sharp pieces of shells.

2) Clean your vases. Scrape off the gunk in hard-to-reach bottles and vases by dropping some crushed shells in the bottle. Add warm water, a drop of dish washing soap and give it a swirl.

3) Make sidewalk chalk. Combine 5-8 finely ground egg shells with 1 tsp hot water, 1 tsp flour and some food coloring. Mix and pack into toilet paper rolls and let dry. 
4) Start your seeds. Place half an empty egg shell in an egg carton. Using a pin, poke a small hole in the bottom; then fill with soil and seeds. Once your seedling appears you can place the whole thing in the ground. Bonus: the eggshell will disintegrate and enrich the soil.
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5) Egg your face. Pulverize dried egg shells with a mortar and pedestal, then whisk the powder in with egg whites and use for a healthful, skin-tightening facial. Allow the face mask to dry before rinsing it off.

6) Remove stains. Stained coffee or tea mug got you down? Grind up some shells and drop them in your cup filled with warm water. Let it sit over night and the eggshells will absorb the stain.

Do you know any other new uses for eggshells?

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