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5 Things To Do with Eggs

That carton of eggs in your fridge can be so much more than just breakfast. Get cracking with these extraordinary ideas on how to use eggs all around the home.

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Extraordinary New Uses for Eggs

Full of protein and nutrients, eggs do a body good. They also come in extremely handy in a number of household applications. Check out five of our favourite ways to put eggs to work around the home!

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Add Eggs to Compost

Eggshells are a great addition to your compost because they are rich in calcium-a nutrient that helps plants flourish. A tip: Crushing the eggshells before you put them in your compost heap will help them break down faster.

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Water your Plants

After boiling eggs, don’t pour the water down the drain. Instead, let it cool and water your houseplants with the nutrient-filled water.

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Start Seeds in Eggshells

Plant seeds in eggshells. Place the eggshell halves in the carton, fill each with soil and press seeds inside. The seeds will draw extra nutrients from the eggshells. Once the seedlings are about three inches (7.5 cm) tall, they are ready to be transplanted into your garden. Remove them from the shell before you put them in the ground. Then crush the eggshells and put them in your compost or plant them in your garden.

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Use Eggs as Glue

Out of glue? Egg whites can act as a glue substitute when gluing paper or light cardboard together.

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Give yourself an Egg Facial

Who has the time or money to spend at the spa, only for someone to tell you how awful your skin looks? For a little pampering, head to the refrigerator and grab an egg. If you have dry skin that needs moisturizing, separate the egg and beat the yolk. Oily skin takes the egg white, to which a bit of lemon or honey can be added. For normal skin, use the entire egg. Apply the beaten egg, relax and wait 30 minutes, then rinse. You’ll love your new fresh face.

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