Using Eggshells to Make 6 Amazing Natural Remedies

In order to obtain the maximum benefits, make sure you wash the eggshells before crushing them so that they’re free of dirt and germs.
Using Eggshells to Make 6 Amazing Natural Remedies
Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Some people still ignores that using eggshells has some interesting qualities. But after reading this article, you’ll stop throwing eggshells away. For example, did you know that you can benefit your health by using eggshells? If you want to learn how you can do this, then read on!

Let’ talk about eggs for starters. Although for a while it was thought that it wasn’t healthy to include eggs in your diet on a regular basis due to their cholesterol, it was later proven that this belief was incorrect.

Eggs are among the most consumed foods around the world not only because they’re very versatile to prepare but also because they have a wide variety of nutrients that benefit the body.

When it comes to eggshells, they are a significant source of calcium, and it’s even been estimated that more than 90% of these shells are made of essential minerals.

In addition to that, they contain other concentrated substances that are healthy for the body. In other words, using eggshells can have a very positive impact on your health.

If you still don’t know how to take advantage of thir benefits, then try any of the following natural remedies using eggshells.

6 Natural Remedies Using Eggshells

1. Eggshell Beverage for Detox

eggshell beverage

Both the vitamins and minerals contained in eggshells are a great way to support your body’s natural detox processes.


  • 5 eggshells
  • 3 liters of water

What Should You Do?

  • First, wash the eggshells thoroughly. After that, crush them using a mortar. Then add the powder to a container with the three liters of water.
  • Now, store this mixture in the fridge. Let it sit for one week.
  • After this time, drink two cups a day.

Don’t forget to read: 11 Easy Kitchen Tips

2. Treatment for Stomach Problems

Although it might seem odd, the fact is that using eggshells can be a great way to treat stomach problems. This is because it has properties that regulate the stomach pH to control the most common symptoms of discomfort.

Try it when you’re suffering from stomach acids, gastritis or common abdominal pain.


  • 1 eggshell
  • 1/4 teaspoon of coffee (1.2 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (10 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of milk (100 ml)

What Should You Do?

  • First, crush the eggshell using a mortar until you get a powder.
  • After that, combine this powder with the coffee and lemon juice.
  • Then heat the milk. Now, add the previous mixture to the warm liquid.
  • Drink this twice a day, preferably on an empty stomach.

3. Syrup to Strengthen Your Immune System

lemon and honey

A combination made with eggshells, lemon and honey results in a natural syrup to fight the symptoms of colds and the flu.

Its high nutritional content strengthens your immune system since it increases the presence of antibodies.


  • 8 eggshells
  • The juice from 5 lemons
  • 2 cups of honey (672 g)
  • 1 liter of water

What Should You Do?

  • First, wash and crush the eggshells until they are as fine as flour.
  • After that, squeeze the juice from the lemons. Then add it to the crushed shells.
  • Now, leave this to soften in the refrigerator. Next, add the water and honey.
  • Let it sit for seven days.
  • After this time, consume a tablespoon three times a day.

4. A Healing Remedy

The transparent film found on the inside of the eggshell contains nutrients that facilitate the healing of superficial wounds of the skin.

Although it works well just by itself, you can also strengthen its effects with a little olive oil.


  • 1 eggshell
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil (5 g)

What Should You Do?

  • First, soften the eggshell with a little olive oil. After that, place it directly over the affected area.
  • Make sure it is the clear film that comes into contact with your skin.
  • Repeat this application two times a day.

5. Toner for Sensitive Skin

cleaning face with a remedy made using eggshells

The anti-inflammatory and soothing effects of eggshell can help treat not only irritated but also sensitive skin.


  • 1 eggshell
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (62 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)

What Should You Do?

  • First, grind the eggshell. After that, mix it with the apple cider vinegar and the half cup of water.
  • Then let this sit overnight; the next day, apply it using a cotton ball.
  • Repeat its application as often as needed.

6. An Exfoliating Treatment

If you don’t have a good exfoliation product, try grinding a little eggshell and take advantage of its ability to remove dead skin cells.


  • 1 eggshell
  • 1 egg white

What Should You Do?

  • First, prepare a powder with the eggshell; after that, combine it with the egg white.
  • Then spread this product all over your face and let it dry afterward. Finally, remove using a gentle circular massage.
  • Repeat twice a week.

See also: 7 Mistakes You Make When Washing Your Face

Now that you’ve learned how you can make the most of eggshells, don’t hesitate to try one of these remedies when necessary.

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