Another one of our products that we’ve been using for years along with some of our private clientele. Now offered to you.
We have over 180 products that are not on the website and are only offered and/or suggested to our private consultation clientele. Because of the benefit that this product provides we are offering it to the public.
This offering is for dried chicken eggs. Sometimes we have goose eggs and eggs from other fowl.
Organic Grass-fed Eggshell Powder – Steam treated several times before drying process begins
How much do we use?
We typically use about 1/2 teaspoon to 1/4th teaspoon. So a very small amount. And the results for many of us and our clientele has always been phenomenal.
1/2 teaspoon is approximately 3 eggs.
Benefits of Eating Egg Shells
So why would you consider eating eggshells? Can’t we just toss them in the bin like most people do? Sure you can, but then you may be missing out on some nutritional goodness.
Egg Shells for Calcium
The key nutrient in egg shells is calcium, or calcium carbonate. In fact, egg shells consist of 95% calcium carbonate. The makeup of eggs shells is very similar to our bones and teeth so it’s no surprise that egg shells promote bone and teeth health.
According to this study, egg shells are a great source of natural calcium. Half an egg shell can provide you with the recommended daily calcium intake. The study also reveals that the best way to consume and digest egg shells is in a powdered form.
And according to this NCBI study, the natural calcium in egg shells can have positive effects on bone density and can even help prevent and treat osteoporosis.
1. Feed them to your chickens. Boost your flock’s calcium intake by crushing the shells and feeding them back to your hens. They much prefer crushed egg shells over the oyster shell supplement from the feed store.
2. Sprinkle the eggshells around your garden to deter pests. Soft-bodied critters like slugs or snails don’t like crawling over sharp pieces of eggshell.
3. Give your tomatoes a calcium boost. Blossom-end rot is a common tomato problem, recently learned that it is actually caused by a calcium deficiency in the plant. Experienced gardeners often place eggshells in the bottom of the hole when transplanting their tomato plants to help combat this problem. For more natural gardening tips, grab a copy of my latest eBook, Natural Homestead. It has dozens of recipes to keep your garden chemical-free.
4. Use eggshells to start seedlings. If homemade paper pots aren’t your style, give some of your smaller seedlings a start in rinsed-out shells. This post from Apartment Therapy will give you all the info and photos you need to get you started.
5. Toss them in the compost pile. Add calcium to your compost by adding eggshells to your pile or tumbler.
6. Sow directly into the soil. If none of the previous idea sound appealing and you don’t have a compost pile, then you can simply turn crushed eggshells directly into your garden patch. It’s still better than sending them to the garbage.
7. Potting Soil Addition: Used coffee grounds and eggshells are wonderful in potted plants. I use a 1:4 ratio.
8. Blade Sharpening: Keep them in the freezer and use to clean and sharpen blender blades by adding water. Then pour the mixture into your compost bin.
9. Canine Remedy: I save my eggshells and let them dry out, when I have a good size amount I crush them, then use a coffee grinder and make them into a powder. If one of my dogs get diarrhea, I just sprinkle a couple teaspoons of the eggshell powder on their food for a day and the diarrhea goes away.
10. Sidewalk chalk: 5-8 eggshells (finely ground), 1 tsp hot water, 1 tsp flour, food coloring optional…mix and pack into toilet tissue rolls and let dry.
11. Pan Scrubber: Crushed egg shells work great to scrub pans that have food stuck in them. Yes they will break up, but they still do the job!
12. Cosmetic Booster: Make it into a powder and add a little bit to your nail polish to strengthen nails.
13. Arts and Crafts: Use eggshells to make mosaics or mixed-media art projects.
14. House Plant Booster: “ eggshells covered with water in a mason jar which can be used to water African violets.
15. Wild Bird Treat: You can also feed them to the birds. They’re high in calcium and are great for birds in the spring when they are laying eggs– just make sure to sterilize them. Bake them in the oven for 20 minutes at 250 F and crush them.
16. Laundry Whitener: To help your whites not to turn grey, put a handful of clean, broken eggshells and 2 slices of lemon in a little cheesecloth bag with your clothes in the washer. It will prevent the soap deposit that turns the white clothes grey.
17. Hermit Crab Food: Hermit crab love crushed egg shell.
The key to eating egg shells and other calcium rich foods is moderation. Egg shells are extremely high in calcium so it’s definitely not recommended to start eating egg shells as if your life depends on it because that obviously won’t do you any good. Too much calcium can actually be harmful to your body.
I love adding small doses of crushed egg shells to my smoothies instead of taking calcium supplements. Egg shells provide natural calcium so for me to re-use egg shells that I would otherwise throw in the bin is a logical choice.
However, if your average daily calcium intake is already sufficient, there really is not much need to add crushed or powdered egg shells to your diet.
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