A lot of people have one thing in common. They eat eggs in the morning. This delicious and nutritious food helps you gain the necessary protein and also keeps you up on your feet with the energy it provides. However, there are other uses to it apart from all the mouth-watering recipes. Eggs can be useful for many tasks in your home and learning a thing or two about these little tricks can make your life a lot easier.
Most people aren’t aware of the fact that eggs can be used as a natural way to smoothen your skin, but it really works! It’s especially the white of the egg that is used for this purpose as it helps reduce dark circles around the eyes. Not only that, but it also softens and smoothens your skin. The beneficial effect of eggs is noticeable immediately and lasts for several hours. Make sure to only use small amounts around the eyes as it doesn’t require a lot of egg white to reach the full effect.
To bring your plants back to life
We have an incredible trick for you! When you boil eggs in water, a certain percentage of the calcium found in the shell of the egg gets washed out and absorbed by the water. So don’t simply pour the used water down the drain. Use it for your flowers instead. Obviously, you need to let the water cool down before using it to boost the beautiful flowers and plants of your home. The reason why this works, as you already suspected, is that calcium has great nutritional value for plants.
To get rid of blackheads
Homemade masks containing egg whites are just as effective as the professional creams and patches you can buy in stores. Needless to say, they are also much cheaper and more natural than ready-made products. If you are struggling due to blackheads there is a simple recipe ready to help you out of your misery. Simply mix some egg white with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and stir everything until you get a nice paste. Then apply this effective formula to your blackheads. Now all you need to do is to have some patience and wait for the egg to do its magic. After rinsing everything off with water, you will be amazed. Your blackhead problem will be dealt with.
Let your linoleum floors shine!
There are plenty of expensive, yet not particularly effective care products available for linoleum floors. What many people don’t know is that there is a very simple and inexpensive alternative: egg yolks. Simply add a beaten egg yolk to about half a liter of water and use a broom to mop the floor with this surprising cleaning liquid. The egg yolk helps your linoleum get back its shininess and in turn, your floor will look brand new!
Most of the things that nourish our bodies can also be beneficial for our skin, and eggs are a perfect eggsample of that. The white, in particular, is great for tightening the skin, shrinking pores, and reducing the excess grease that leads to oily skin.
But the benefits don’t stop there: the egg white is packed with magnesium, potassium, and protein, nutrients that aid repair, and hydration and promote youthful, radiant skin.
Simply separate the whites from the yolk, then rub over your leather using the soft side of a sponge. Use small, circular movements to obtain the best results. Your leather will come up so shiny, that you’ll never buy polish again!
Say goodbye to false nails once and for all: get lovely, healthy-looking nails the natural way with a little bit of help from your eggy friends. Eggs promote nail growth, help to smoothen cuticles, and give strength to weak and damaged nails, preventing them from peeling and cracking.
Cookies are always a good idea, but crazy-colored rainbow cookies? Best idea ever! Take your cookie-cooking to the next level and give them a burst of color a cracking, eggy wash.
Combine egg yolk with one teaspoon of water, add coloring and glaze over your uncooked cookies to create beautiful designs. Bake as normal, and they’ll come out pretty as a picture.
Dry, damaged, dull-looking hair? No need to dash to get lured in by the expensive products your hairdresser tries to land you with, crack open an egg instead.
Whisk up an egg yolk, add 3 tablespoons, honey, along with 3 tablespoons olive oil and an optional dollop of yogurt and leave on your hair for 30 minutes before rinsing. The egg yolk holds a bountiful of beneficial vitamins from your hair, including vitamins A, B, and D meaning you’ll see a drop in dandruff, improved hair growth, and added glossy luster – eggsactly what you’ve been after!
Shining bright (like a diamond) isn’t for everyone. Try something different with your jewelry and oxidize some of your pieces with – you guessed it – eggs.
Professional jewelry maker, Rena Klingenberg, has a wonderful, step-by-step video showing you how she turned a modern-looking silver chain into something that wouldn’t look amiss in an antique store. Why not try it out yourself and get using your eggs in a way you never would have imagined?
Plasters always seem to be one of those things that you have a bountiful supply of…until you actually need one, that is. Well, don’t fret, as your eggs can substitute for those until you get the chance to stock up.
Hard to believe? Well, I’m not yolk-ing! A National Institute of Health study found that egg membrane might be an ideal covering for skin graft dressings, as it promotes healing, helps protect wounds, and provides pain relief – no wonder those chicks stay so safe and cozy inside.
Egg in burgers, to stick pastry and bind fishcakes? It seems obvious, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before: egg whites make a truly eggcellent glue for all your art and craft needs.
So if you’ve got a carton full of eggs hiding in the fridge and your appetite is all egged out, this is the perfect excuse to get crafting. Why not get the kids involved, too? You’d never have imagined how exciting cracking an egg open could be!
Whilst tap water for your plants is all very well and good, if you want super plants, you’ll need to give them super water. Say no to expensive plant food and powders, and say yes to an eggs and soldiers’ supper.
But wait! Before you hastily pour that water down the drain, give your flowers an eggs-travagant treat and nourish them with it. The calcium found in eggshells is highly utilizable by your garden for growth and will have it looking so dreamy that all the neighbors will want to know your secret!
Whether young or old, under eyes seem to be a problem we all have. Due to lack of sleep, stress, and eating certain foods – is there any escape? I’m happy to say that yes, there really is, and better still, you can find it in your fridge!
Split open an egg, separate the white, and apply a thin layer under your eye using a cotton bud. Wait a few moments until this is dry, then proceed to coat over another layer. Ta-da! Minimized puffiness, swelling, and an all-over, lighter and fresher look.
Are your kids getting bored with peek-a-boo? Why not try something new, and raid the fridge for some eggs-traordinarily easy magic trick material?
From blowing an egg out of its shell to the mystical, ‘black egg’, you’ll delight everyone by turning this mundane and everyday food into a bag full of fun and games.
Slurp your protein
Smoothies can be all sweetness and no substance. Add heavy dosing of nutrients and protein to your liquid lunch with the addition of eggs.
If you’re looking for the perfect protein-packed (and delicious) smoothie, Wake The Wolves have a super creamy, nutrient-dense blueberry shake that will keep you going all day long! A slightly healthier way to use up all those eggs than a fatty fry-up.
Blackhead removal strip
“Your skin gets so much clearer as you age,” they told us – yeah, right!
Most of us have had blackheads for as long as we can remember. Whilst they may not be big enough for anyone else to see, they’re definitely noticeable enough for our own scrutinizing eyes. Here’s a quick trick to help clear things up a little:
Boiled eggs lost their appeal about a million years ago, and they’re not most people’s idea of exciting food. However, most people haven’t come across shaped boiled eggs. Shaped boiled eggs you ask, is that some kind of yolk?
Well, no need to take my word for it, check out this whole entire article devoted to egg shaping by Just Bento. These cute little egg molds are giving a whole new life to the boring ‘boiled egg’ – I think they might become my new favorite food.
Dippy eggs, eggs on toast, scotch eggs…been there done that! If you’ve exhausted all your eggy options, it’s time to start eggs-perimenting.
Livestrong’s egg-tastic article will get your imagination running wild by showing you just how many delicious things you can do with eggs. The addition of eggs adds a new slant to tried and tested meals, and you’ll be stunned at the nutritious dinners you can make using this humble ingredient as a starting point.