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#21 Michele

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:00 AM

I like that :-)

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:51 PM

I found out that tomatoe plants love them,all powdered up,in compost or on top.not very witchy, good to know though
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:10 PM

Love it CG, I think I will dye some black with ink and use them just like that.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

Love it CG, I think I will dye some black with ink and use them just like that.



Thank you Sara, and Michele. One of the things I do is as gentle as possible, I scruff up the outer shell a bit with scour pad. Then I bury them in old coffee grounds for a time, a moon phase. Call me :cuckoo: but I figure if the caffeine in the coffee makes me a bit more active, then wouldn't it do the same for a spell work for my little dark brown egg shell cauldron ? I'll leave some of the grounds within, to dry and set them a flame mixed with a little honey as a gift for my Nature experiance, also.

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#25 Michele

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:34 PM

That sounds wonderful, CG! The nature of a things as they grow, and how they effect people, is often how they will also react in magic :-)

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

Oh you dye yours too! Love it. I need me dome coffee about now.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:44 PM

I know this is a bit of a late reply, but I wanted to say I know you mentioned you hard boil the eggs before taking the shells off. Have you tried just cracking open the uncooked eggs, then you'll have 2 "clean" halves (rather than picking off bits of shell) and you can cook the eggs as poached, fried, etc (or even in a cake!) instead of hard boiled. Then just wash the shells gently in water to remove the membrane and let them dry thoroughly.

Just a thought! I haven't done it myself but I know when people do egg blowing the egg inside is raw and comes out clean then they rinse out the shells before decorating :)

Edited by Aurelia, 26 June 2012 - 09:45 PM.

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#28 CelticGypsy

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:34 PM

Just a heads up, if you put your egg shells in some used coffee grounds to dye them a warm brown, keep an eye on them, as mold will grow in the grounds. But hey......... one could use the mold in a working also, if one is so inclined. lol !

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:57 PM

I know this is a bit of a late reply, but I wanted to say I know you mentioned you hard boil the eggs before taking the shells off. Have you tried just cracking open the uncooked eggs, then you'll have 2 "clean" halves (rather than picking off bits of shell) and you can cook the eggs as poached, fried, etc (or even in a cake!) instead of hard boiled. Then just wash the shells gently in water to remove the membrane and let them dry thoroughly.

Just a thought! I haven't done it myself but I know when people do egg blowing the egg inside is raw and comes out clean then they rinse out the shells before decorating :)



I think Aloe mentioned somewhere about blowing out an egg before using it. Aloe do you blow out the egg for the shell, or for the container it makes I can't remember?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:08 AM

I think Aloe mentioned somewhere about blowing out an egg before using it. Aloe do you blow out the egg for the shell, or for the container it makes I can't remember?


I think you're thinking of me talking about blowing eggs out to use as a container for a spell. For my powdered eggshells, I just save the shells from eggs I cook. Put them back in the carton and when I have a carton full of empty shells, I bake them a bit to make sure they're completely dry and then powder them.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

I have used them like that Aloe, as stain removed for my teeth. When they are baked in oven ,they powder up nicely in my coffee grinder.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:34 PM

I think you're thinking of me talking about blowing eggs out to use as a container for a spell. For my powdered eggshells, I just save the shells from eggs I cook. Put them back in the carton and when I have a carton full of empty shells, I bake them a bit to make sure they're completely dry and then powder them.



Thanks....I save them in the carton too lol. :thumbsup:

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#33 Michele

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:15 PM

I have used them like that Aloe, as stain removed for my teeth. When they are baked in oven ,they powder up nicely in my coffee grinder.


Are you saying you use powdered eggshells as a type of toothpast and tooth whitener? Does it work?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:16 AM

Are you saying you use powdered eggshells as a type of toothpast and tooth whitener? Does it work?

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Yes. As a stain remover, lol, yes it dose work.Honestly

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#35 Michele

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:30 AM

Just powder it up, dip in the toothbrush, and brush your teeth???

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:34 AM

Just powder it up, dip in the toothbrush, and brush your teeth???

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Lol,yes.just dip the brush in and brush your teeth.I uses it a couple of times a week,still use regular toothpaste.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 AM

Wonders never cease! You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with eggsident, LOL.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

Wonders never cease! You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with eggsident, LOL.



Pmsl( learnt that from Gram,) very good ,heheee. Hope it dosent stick in my head.

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#39 Brambles

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:55 PM

I needs me some eggshells now...
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:05 AM

I needs me some eggshells now...



lol.

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