And you thought an egg was just for breakfast
Cracking ideas using eggs for skin, DIY gardening and more egg-cellent remedies
We have just finished Easter time, a religious festivity for many but also feisty celebration based on Easter bunny and chocolate eggs, painted eggs, scrambles eggs, poaching eggs.... everything about eggs is what Easter can also be about. When you think of eggs you automatically think about food to make. However outside the kitchen an egg is very useful for other things too.
Eggs are rich in proteins B vitamins such as biotin. The following mask based on yolks gives you an instant facelift having a tightening effect, plus it so easy to apply. It also refines pores and help to smooth the area diminishing wrinkles. Wisk the white of an egg until it is frothy and apply on your face for at least 15 minutes. Let it dry and rinse. Particularly good for oil skin.
for achieving shiny and soft hair, yolk has an excellent conditioning effect. Dry hair and thin hair would benefit from this hair mask which is very simple to make and work instantly. Simply break 3 eggs into a bowl and mix thoroughly . Distribute the mask heavenly into the hair and let it dry completely or leave for 5 minutes. Massage the scalp thoroughly. Rinse in lukewarm water. For oil hair, use the white instead of the yolk.
Egg shells can be used as substitute to pesticides. Use egg shells around your plants to keep slugs and snails at bay. Infact theses animals hate sharper objects. Rinse the shells before crushing into the soil.
Egg shells are also an excellent plant food. They are rich in calcium so if you pouring them in the soil of your garden this wonderful mineral will be released giving your compost a boost with a rich complex of nutrients for your growing plants.
DIY and household
Did you know that Native American Indians used egg whites to seal canoes? Generally egg whites are known since the ancient times for having a strong gluing properties. Next time you run out of your Pritt stick head to the fridge and use your white egg instead which is a natural adhesive for paper. It is used also as a shellac finish on surfaces because it leaves a very shiny effect on it. It can also be a filler but it is recommended to use icing sugar to increase the viscosity.
Shoes and gum on clothes.
Eggs whites are a brilliant leather cleaner. Use a dry cloth and sparingly apply the white in a circular motion. Leather also benefits from the proteins contained in the eggs, becoming more moisturized and nourished.
Gum on clothes: if you find chewing gum on your clothes who is difficult to remove use the egg white to the gum with a toothbrush. Leave for 15 minutes then wash the item. The egg white will break the gum making easier to remove it.
This is what you can do with just one egg!! You can also save money too using these suggestions.