Hello! This is Cynthia from Flashcard Recipes and I’m going to be sharing with you some unique ways to use your eggs
There are so many ways you can prepare eggs, not to mention the various uses they serve in the art of baking, but aside from being nutritious and delicious, they can step up to the challenge if you’ve got some minor household, beauty, or even garden issues? Well, it’s true. The great part is you save money too.
As long as you’ve got those oval-shaped items in your fridge, here’s a helpful list of just what these fragile little suckers can do:
When you boil an egg, the thin membrane (lining) on the inside of the shell can help to heal a cut or scratch; there are actually nutrients inside that delicate lining! You can apply some to your next wound.
NOTE: this method is very helpful if you’ve already got some boiled eggs in your fridge—I’m not suggesting you run to the kitchen and set an egg to boil while your wound is leaving a trail of blood throughout the house!
Egg yolks are a wonderful stand-in for a skin moisturizer, and you can whip up a mask in no time: mix one egg yolk with about 2 tsp honey to form a light paste. Apply this to your face and let set for at least 10 minutes or longer. Gently rinse off with warm water, and voila!! Your skin will feel ‘eggs’-travagant!! If you’re feeling adventurous, add some avocado to the mixture for extra softness.
Oily Skin Cleanser
If you’ve got an oily complexion, egg whites are just the thing to help—they help to dry up and shrink pores. Gently beat an egg white with ½ tsp lemon juice, apply, and let dry. After about 10 minutes, rinse with warm water.
You can preserve your favorite leather jacket (or pants, etc) with egg whites. That thick and gooey liquid can remove dirt from a leather surface while forming a protective coating that gives a bit of a sheen. No need to buy an expensive cleaner or protectant.
Ground-up eggshells are perfect for cleaning your dirty pots and pans; simply mix them with some hot, soapy water and scrub away the filth!
Another helpful tip: Put some ground eggshells in your kitchen sink strainer; they will help to break up any food bits that might clog your drain.
Add gloss to baked goods
Have fun decorating your cookies!! Simply mix a half teaspoon of water with one egg yolk, add a bit of food coloring, and ‘paint’ pretty designs or shapes.
Keep bugs away
Eggshells have been known to ward off a lot of plant-eating buggers such as snails, slugs, and other slimy critters. The sharp edges of the crushed shells will pierce their tender bodies, and keep them away from your beautiful flowers. Grind some up and scatter them in your garden beds and protect those beauties.
Eggs aren’t just for breakfast anymore. With so many ways to use up your eggs, they’ll never go bad again!
About the author:
Cynthia Lewis is a major foodie, who spends about 80% of her day in the kitchen. She loves experimenting with ingredients/measurements, and enjoys discovering faster & easier preparation methods for even the simplest of dishes. Her current passion is making treats and meals with 5 ingredients or less.