On your Monday hacks I mentioned how great eggshells are for exfoliating. And since then I have received many emails asking me to explain the process of turning them into a powder.
Since I use a lot of boiled eggs, I do this a little different than you might see on the internet.
So here it goes …
As I’m peeling boiled eggs I keep the eggshells separate on a paper towel. Making sure not to have any egg in them at all. There will be a little membrane and that’s okay. I set my oven to 200 degrees and spread the shells on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until they are completely dry. I’ve even forgotten about them and they’ve been in the oven for as long as 90 minutes – they were perfectly fine. Nothing should burn at this temperature.
And you don’t have to worry about bacteria because the eggs were previously boiled.
Once the shells have cooled I put them in my NutriBullet and grind them to a powder. You could also use a blender, coffee grinder or food processor.
If you don’t make a lot of boiled eggs, but you have shells from cracking eggs, you can boil the shells to remove the bacteria. From there you use the same process of drying them in a low-temperature oven.
If you only use a couple of eggs a day you could save the shells in the fridge for a few days to make a bigger batch.
I also found it interesting that some people actually make a toothpaste from eggshells, but I think that would be too harsh on your teeth. It’s not something I will be doing.
But I really enjoy using eggshells to exfoliate and think you will too!
For a healthier you!
P.S. If you missed Monday’s hacks you can catch up here.