Effective Ways You Can Reuse Eggshells


Written by: Brandi Monasco

Eggs form an essential part of our diet. However, it’s not just the eggs that can be of use to you, the egg shells can be put to some great use as well. Make your trash into treasure!

Instead of throwing those eggshells away, recycle them by using some of these amazing hacks. You might be surprised to know about the many advantages that egg shells have. These tips are sure to strike the creative genius within you.

Nutrition For Plants

Egg shells are made up of a salt called calcium carbonate. If you dunk egg shells in water and let them soak for a day or two, the calcium in the shells dissolves into the water. The water is then infused with calcium and it is great for watering plants, because the calcium helps these plants to grow and contributes to synthesizing the green pigment, which is necessary for plant photosynthesis.

You can also use the egg shells as a pest control. Simply mix the shells with soil and leave. This will keep house slugs, cutworms and even cats away from your beloved plants.

Animal Supplements

Eggshells are a good source of calcium and you can even make the most of it for your pets and other animals. All you need to do is dry up those shells and grind to a fine powder. You can then mix this powder with your dog’s food or even add it to chicken feed as a source of calcium for your pets.

Calcium is needed for the development of strong bones and teeth and eggshells can act as a good source for your pets. However, you need to be cautious to not overdo the mixing. A small amount goes a long way when it comes to supplements.


Eggshells can work wonders for your skin too. The gravel-like feel of the egg and its calcium content make it an ideal ingredient to add to your regular facials. Remember to heat the shells in an oven to kill any bacteria. This will also dry the shells and make them easier to grind to dust.

You can then mix these powdered shells with some sea salts and honey to create a nutritious scrub that exfoliates your skin thoroughly.

Drain Opener

Eggshells help unclog drains and keep them unclogged. All you need to do is add a couple of egg shells to your drain strainer. This will filter out any unruly food particles from going down the drain and the slow action of releasing calcium will also help prevent any future clogging problems. That’s two uses with a single egg shell!

It’s surprising when something we just throw away turns out to be so useful. There are numerous things around us that can be recycled. How will you start recycling eggshells? Share with us below!

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Brandi Monasco

Brandi Monasco

Health Advocate at Gettin' Healthy
Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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