We all love eggs for breakfast, baking and cooking. But, did you know there are so many more amazing things you can use eggs for? From personal care to around the house, we have some unique and odd money saving ways to use eggs to share with you. Who would have thought that a little egg could do all this?
10 Odd Money Saving Ways to Use Eggs
1.) Make your own Sidewalk Chalk
Make your own sidewalk chalk using eggshells, flour, and hot water. To make, crush about four eggshells until they are powdery. Mix about a teaspoon of the eggshells with a teaspoon of flour, and a teaspoon of hot water. Stir mixture until it is well combined. Shape your chalk pieces and then roll wax paper around them. Give it five to seven days to dry before using.
2.) Condition Damaged and Distressed Hair
Has your hair became damaged from the weather, to much heat or overuse of products? Before spending money on expensive oil treatments and deep masks, just put together a treatment using eggs! Have you ever heard of egg shampoo? It’s simple to make and will work wonders! Just break an egg into a bowl and mix it with 1/4 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon of honey and a dash of lemon juice. (Don’t use hot water because it will cook the egg). Stir together with a whisk or fork. Wet your hair, then work the mixture into your hair. Allow it to remain for about 5 to 10 minutes. The rinse with warm water. The protein content in the egg is good for damaged and distressed hair. The egg whites contain albumen, which cleans the hair and the yolk contains fat that conditions the hair.
3.) Get rid of Bitter, or Acidic, Coffee Aftertaste
If you love coffee, but hate the bitter aftertaste, you will love this! Add a few eggshells to your coffee grounds during the brewing process. It will rid the coffee of the bitter, or acidic, aftertaste and also act as a natural sweetener.
4.) Snail and Slug Deterrent
If you are having trouble with snails and slugs eating the leaves of your plants, scatter crushed eggshells around the plants and in the area. Eggshells are also great for promoting plant growth! The calcium in egg shells will also strengthen small plants before transplanting them outside.
5.) Use as a Make-Shift Band-Aid
If you’re in need of a band-Aid, but find you have none in the house, try using eggs as a natural band-aid. To use, hard boil the egg. Then use the thin clear film that is between the egg and the shell as a band-aid. This will apply pressure to the cut and stop the bleeding. It will also provide nutrients that will help prevent scarring. I know what you are thinking! What if there isn’t time to hard boil an egg? Well, try this method. Whisk an egg white until its frothy. Then, dab the frothy egg white onto the cut area. The egg white will dry rather quickly and leave behind a nice protective layer. It’s kind of like using liquid Band-Aids
6.) Protein from Eggs can also be Great for the Skin
Egg whites make great facial masks. The masks are great to treat acne and wrinkles, as well as reduce puffiness from the eyes. It works really great at tightening the pores! To use, just whisk an egg white and use your fingers to apply to your face. Leave on for about 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water and a washcloth.
Egg yolk mask are great for moisturizing the skin, healing blemishes and softening the skin. For the egg yolk mask, lightly whisk the yolks and apply using your fingertips. Allow the yolks to remain on the face for approximately 20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and a wash cloth.
7.) Leather Cleaner
Don’t you hate when your new leather shoes or jackets get dirty? Here’s an easy way of cleaning them! Whisk up some egg whites into a frothy white mixture. Use the mixture and a washcloth to clean the leather. The egg white froth will pull the debris away from the leather, leaving it nice and clean.
8.) Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Create beautiful one of a kind Christmas ornaments! To do this, just poke a hole in one end of the egg shell with a pin. Drain out the egg white and yolk. Once it is fully drained you can paint, and decorate, the egg shell.
9.) Make Edible Paint
You can make edible paint by adding a tablespoon of water with an egg yolk and your choice of food coloring. You can use the edible paint to paint cookies, cakes, etc. The paint can also be used on paper, however it takes a long time to dry.
10.) Don’t forget the many uses for the Egg Carton!
After you’ve used your eggs and are left with an empty egg carton, don’t throw it out! Recyle and reuse the egg carton to store small Christmas ornaments in. Egg cartons also make great little organizing trays for the junk drawer or even the office desk drawer for organizing paper clips, rubber bands, etc.
For ways of using the egg shells, be sure and visit our post on Uses for Eggshells. You will soon find out, eggs really are incredible!!!