The best way to make your supplies stretch is to getting multiple uses out of one thing . Still, there are some things that have always seemed pretty “single use,” and at the top of the list, eggshells have always reigned supreme.
According to the National Institute of Health, eggshells are excellent source of calcium— and who couldn’t use more calcium in her diet?! No, we’re not about to suggest that you start choking down eggshells. What we are suggesting? Getting more use out of them and skipping an expensive trip to the vitamin store by turning eggshells into your own DIY calcium powder! The process is actually totally simple. You’ll never throw out eggshells again after learning this method .
Rinse the eggshells.
In a colander place about 12 eggshells and put the colander in the sink. Wash thoroughly, leaving the membrane in the shell.
Boil the eggshells.
In a large pot of boiling water place rinsed eggshells for 10 minutes
Boil the water in a pot .Use a slotted spoon to place the eggshells into the boiling water. Monitor the eggshells, using the spoon to keep them submerged. To safely remove bacteria and pathogens boil for 10 minutes . While they boil, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. After boiling, place the shells back into the colander to drain.
Bake the eggshells.
On a cookie sheet bake eggshells for 15 minutes
Place the drained eggshells on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until crispy.
Grind the eggshells.
In blender grind eggshells into powder
Cool the eggshells . In a blender or coffee grinder, until they become a fine, white powder grind the eggshells .
Take the calcium.
Take eggshell calcium powder with food or water
Take your homemade eggshell calcium however you prefer— with water, with food, or by itself. Half a teaspoon of the powder equals about 400 milligrams of calcium.
In an airtight container store your powder . Anytime you want an extra calcium boost, you’ll have some on hand to easily throw into a smoothie or your morning glass of water!
What do you think of this method of making homemade calcium powder? Do you take calcium supplements, or do you prefer getting it from your food? What other ways do you know to make use of old eggshells? Watch the full instructional video from The Crunchy Housewife, and tell us what you think!
source : tiphero.com