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Thanks to the wonderful tradition of dying eggs for Easter, you can find these versatile cackleberries for super cheap around March and April. When you see a great price, stock up! You’ll want more eggs in your life after reading the dozen brilliant tips below!

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1. Get healthier-looking skin with an egg white face mask.

A spoon with egg white on it.

Via Savy Naturalista

You can add cornstarch to thicken your egg white mask and essential oils to make it smell fancy, but all you really need is a beaten egg white. Leave the whisked white on your skin for 15 – 30 minutes, and your face should feel tighter and brighter thanks to the Vitamin A and collagen found in eggs.


2. Use empty eggshells as seed starters.

Eggshells with dirt in them in an egg carton near seed packets.

Once you’re ready to transplant your seedlings outside, keep them in their shells and they’ll provide nutrients for your growing plant (aka built-in fertilizer)!


3. Make dyed Easter eggshell mosaics.

Eggshell mosaics of a butterfly and dragonfly.

Via Paint Cut Paste


4. Use beaten egg whites to restore the luster on leather furniture and shoes.

A person wiping down a leather couch.

Via India Times

Use a soft cloth to apply egg whites onto leather. Wipe off after 10 minutes.


5. Moisturize dry hair with egg yolks.

A person rubbing egg yolk into their hair.

Via Livestrong

Mix one tablespoon of olive oil with every egg yolk needed to saturate dry hair, and leave on for at least one hour. Since olive oil and egg yolk are rich in fat and protein, they work together to moisturize dry, brittle hair—plus, the protein in the egg yolk will help prevent future breakage.



6. Stop bleeding with an egg membrane.

A person pulling away an egg membrane from the eggshell.

Via Life Hacker

Can’t find a Band-Aid? Peel the inner membrane from an eggshell and use it to stop the bleeding until proper bandages are accessible. Studies show that your wound will heal and feel better faster.


7. Add crushed eggshells to ground coffee for a smoother-tasting drink.

A coffee filter with ground coffee and crushed eggshells in it.

Via My Coffee Supply

The calcium compounds in eggshells help neutralize the acidity in coffee, resulting in a smoother-tasting beverage.


8. Freeze eggs for future use.

A zip bag and ice cube tray with egg in them.

Stock up on cheap eggs and freeze them for later use. Freezing is one of the simplest ways to preserve eggs so they don’t go to waste. For best results, always freeze eggs when they are fresh.


9. Add more protein to a pup’s diet with scrambled eggs.

A dog looking down at a bowl with scrambled eggs in it.

Via My Health Lists

Not only will your dog love the taste, but his or her coat will also be healthier looking too—thanks to the fat and proteins found in eggs.


10. Create art by throwing eggshells filled with paint at a canvas.

A person standing next to a canvas with paint on it.

Drain a dozen eggs by using a pushpin to make several small holes on top of each egg. Once you’ve made enough push-pin holes, you should be able to easily break away a portion of an egg. Create a large enough hole to pour the paint through, then watch your kids have fun creating modern masterpieces!



11. Deter garden pests with crushed eggshells.

Eggshells on the ground at the base of a plant.

Via The Poultry Guide

Snails, slugs, and even cats that intrude on your garden will stay away when you scatter crushed shells around the base of plants.


12. Keep fake houseplants shiny with egg whites.

A person wiping down a plant leave with a cotton ball.

Via She Knows

Use a cotton ball to wipe dust-free plant leaves with an equal solution of egg whites and lukewarm water.



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