We all love a good omelette, right? But what happens when we have leftover eggs in the fridge? They may be expired, and we don’t necessarily want to toss them—though we certainly don’t want Salmonella either. Below are eight things you can do with egg whites, egg yolks, and eggshells, so no egg will go to waste.
1. Eggshells In Coffee
Well, in the ground coffee anyway. When you add crushed eggshells to the ground coffee before you brew it, it will make the coffee less bitter. Who knew, right?
2. Eggs As Hair Conditioner
3. Egg Whites As Glue
Does your child have a homework assignment that requires glue? But you’re all out and you don’t have time to run to the store? Bet you didn’t know some egg whites will work just as well.
4. Eggshells To Deter Pests
Some people use their eggshells in their compost heaps, but they’re also a great additive to your soil. Furthermore, they help deter garden pests like snails and slugs.
5. Egg Water For The Garden
6. Eggshells For Your Dog’s Food
This may sound crazy, but bear with us. After you dry eggshells in the oven and crush them with a rolling pin afterwards, they make a great additive for your dog’s food. It’ll give your pet calcium, which will help their teeth and bones, of course. Have doubts? Check with your vet if so.
7. Egg Yolks And Whites As Face Masks
There are many facial masks out there using food products you probably have on hand right now, particularly eggs. You can either apply the yolk directly onto your face without other ingredients, or you can get more adventurous and add olive oil to the mix, or honey and wheat flour to an egg white. Or, make up your own, as there’s really no wrong way to have egg on your face.
8. Eggshells To Scrub Hard-To-Clean Pots And Pans
There’s nothing worse than not being able to get a pot or pan clean, and now eggshells will do you wonders. Just scrub with the shells and watch your pots and pans get clean before your very eyes.
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