While working, I came across a home that had beautiful plants on each step leading to the door and many more outside of the door.  I noticed that each plant had egg shells on top of the soil and I wondered why anyone would do that but figured it obviously helped the plants.  Since my last article was on plants, I decided to research it and find out exactly what the benefits of the egg shells were.  The following are my results.

Egg shells contain 95 % calcium!! Calcium is what is in our teeth and bones. Many of us lack calcium and consume vitamins but did you know we can eat the shells of an egg to obtain it? Of course you don’t just chomp down on the egg shell after cracking it due to the bacteria. Here is what you need to do: 1. Rinse, 2. Boil water, 3. Cook eggshells in water for 10 minutes, 4. Drain shells, 5. Place on a baking sheet and let dry overnight, 6. Place in oven the following morning 200 degree for 10 minutes, 7. Grind them until they are powder, 8. Store in a tightly sealed jar and keep away from heat or moisture. To consume add 1 teaspoon to a glass of water every day.  Do not take more than 1 teaspoon per day. This is especially good for pregnant or nursing mothers. You can also feed birds with the cracked shells without having to go through the whole process as if a human were consuming it. Just be sure to wash the shells.


They are good for fertilizing the garden. Just wash your cracked shells and add them around the garden and in the soil. You will also be getting rid of pests such as slugs, cutworms, and animals. It irritates the paws of animals so it will make them stay away. If you already have a garden you can add them to the top or to the bottom of the planters through the holes.

Eggshells are good for all plants but especially for Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants. Tomatoes can get Blossom End Rot; it begins at the bottom of the fruit so it’s hard to detect but if you add the eggshells in the soil when you first plant them you will avoid this problem and enjoy healthy tomatoes!


In the winter you can add them all over your garden before planting season so when planting season comes around the ground will be ready for your crop.  Just till the ground and plant away.

They can be used as seed pots that you place inside egg cartons.  When they begin to grow out of it you can transfer the whole egg shell into the ground without having to crack the shell.


For those tough to get rid of stains in pots especially tea pots, you can place the shells inside the pot and leave overnight then rinse out with water in the morning and voila, stains are gone. No need for those tough scrubs or chemicals.

Instead of using harmful chemicals you can clear out the drains. Just crush the eggshells and place them in the sink basket and each time the water runs the shells will move through the pipes and clear them out.

For all of these purposes, make sure that you wash the shells and crush them except for when you are using them to get rid of pests and animals.  It is so great to find another use for something natural to replace having to use harmful and dangerous chemicals.  Oftentimes we settle to use harmful products not knowing what else we can use to get the same or better results.   All we have to do is search for better and safer alternatives. Learn from our past, I’m sure our parents and grandparents know of many more natural useful products.  Our ancestors managed without any of the crap we are used to using today so why can’t we learn to live more like they did?  The Most High is GREAT in everything, it’s definitely possible.

Most High willing this was informative and helpful  to everyone.  If you know of  any other uses for egg shells be sure to post them in the comments

Deuteronomy 32:7; “Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee: thy elders, and the will tell thee.”

Job 8:8-9; “For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: 9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow)”


  1. Wow! This is a great article Ruthy, very informative and funny too! Thanks. I can’t wait to try the recipe for the plants I have bought!

  2. Wow…I never knew that egg shells can actually do all those wonderful things!!

  3. I know i think im a make my own calcium from now own

  4. I never knew how useful egg shells were until now. Great article and research!!!

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