background preloader

15 Surprising Uses For Eggshells

15 Surprising Uses For Eggshells
A couple of weeks ago I bought a composter for my garden. It’s a pretty fancy contraption. It’s actually TWO composters in one. The idea being that you can have one batch “brewing” while another batch is being utilized. They even SPIN…which is apparently important because compost needs to be “stirred” as its’ “cooking”. As you can probably tell, I don’t know a whole lot about composting….YET. Ironically, since I’ve started saving my eggshells for the composter, I’ve also been learning about many OTHER uses of eggshells. A few fun FACTS about egg shells: An egg shell is made of calcium carbonate, which is also the main ingredient in some antacids. A few SURPRISING uses of egg shells: Nourishing Face Mask Pulverize dried egg shells with a mortar and pestle, then whisk the powder in with an egg white and use for a healthful, skin-tightening facial. Treat Skin Irritations Drop an eggshell into a small container of apple cider vinegar and let it soak for a couple of days. What you need:

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/06/15-surprising-uses-for-eggshells.html

Related:  My WorldbilloneDIY

How to Make Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner and Spray Bottles That Won’t Leach Yesterday, My Son Ate Some Laundry Detergent Being the kind, thoughtful mother than I am, I handed him a glass of water to wash it down. That, folks, is the beauty of making your own non-toxic cleaning supplies. 13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Coconut Oil Coconut oil has a tremendous amount of lauric acid more than any other common source and the possible positive effects have been listed in the article. However, Lauric acid is a strong inhibitor of 5 alpha reductase (5AR) which converts testosterone to DHT (the stronger androgen of the two). Chronic mega dosing of coconut oil in the long run may lead to low enough levels of DHT to cause lowered libido, depression erectile dysfunction and other issues related to lower androgen. research below will show the effects of fatty acids like lauric acid on 5AR. I personally have experienced loss of libido and erectile dysfunction from the use of coconut oil for the full year that I used it religiously.

DIY Borax Free Laundry Detergent Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this article. Plus I'll send you a free copy of "Your Simply Healthy Handbook." It's your #1 resource to make healthy living easy. Huzzah! Now check your email to confirm your subscription and get your free book. Homemade Drain Cleaner – Green and Non-Toxic You can make your own drain cleaner using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, with no worries about the toxic and even fatal chemicals found in drain cleaners. You just need vinegar, baking soda, and citrus fruit peels. Drain cleaners are one of the most toxic chemicals there are, in fact, they are on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Hall of Shame because they can cause blindness, burns, and be fatal if swallowed. I got rid of our drain cleaner about a year ago so the children could never get a hold of it – way too risky for me. I used to work in Internal Communications for a large company and a lady in our office nearly died after accidentally drinking Drano that a janitor had left at the soda machine. She mistook the janitor’s cup for her’s, and had such severe burns in her esophagus that it required many surgeries and several months in the hospital before she could even function normally.

Yang Style 24 Form Simplified The story of the Yang Style is long and impressive. It is mixed with legends, theories, and folklore. Many versions are taught today. Several reputable opinions concerning Tai Chi’s origin exist. “One thing is obvious… Taijiquan did not just “pop” into someone’s head, …and it is still, evolving and being refined. Building a Celtic Roundhouse The walls of roundhouses were either dry stone filled in with clay and straw, or a ring of support poles weaved with wattling and plastered in daub, or a mixture of both stone and wattling as being built here (left). Wattle and daub is one of the oldest building techniques dating back to the Bronze Age and beyond. Wattling is a way to build walls by weaving long flexible sticks in and out of upright posts. Hazel, which is pliable and grows naturally long, is a good species to use for wattle.

How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools Does your staff need Educational Technology training? The K-12 Teachers Alliance can help you plan your in-service professional development at no additional cost. Regardless of your school’s cell phone policy, the reality in most schools is that students have phones in their pockets, purses, or hoodies. 11 Steps to a Perfect Logo Spanish industrial designer Borja Acosta de Vizcaino has created a simple guide that teaches readers how to create the perfect logo in 11 steps. His guide was based on the 4 essential rules of effective logo design by Webdesigner Deport.

Pure & Mild Castile Soap Of all the products I’ve made myself, soap was always the DIY project that dare not speak its name. The ingredients were simple, the outcome was delightful, but there was that middle part with the horrible threat of flesh-eating burns and death that kept me relegated to scrubs and salad dressings. But when I came across a recipe for a pure olive oil soap, it was so simple, I couldn’t resist. It seemed the perfect place to start. Ingredients

Free Patternless Sewing: Clothes & More Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound.

Related: