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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:56 PM

I'm going to cook my egg shells right now! Tell you guys how they turned out!
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

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I'm trying to find the instructions I used the first time I did it, but can't seem to find them on the net. :-/ I believe I baked them at a much lower temperature for longer, like 200 for 20 minutes or something like that and they turned out great. Sorry yours turned black!


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:01 PM

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Well crap, just noticed this and she's gone already lol. You're welcome anyway MR, if you see this as a guest.


I did up some eggshells today, and paid more attention to what I do so that I could post it here in detail. Like I said before, I just save my eggshells as I cook with eggs, I stick them back in the carton and into the fridge without washing them or anything after I crack them. When I've finished that carton of eggs, then I'll bake the dozen eggshells to get them ready to powder.

I put them on a cookie sheet today, heated the oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit, and let them bake for 1 hour 30 minutes. Pulled them out and let them cool, then put them in my eggshell canister so that whenever I need some I can grab and grind. As you can see in my pictures there are bits of membrane, egg white, and yolk in my eggs still because I don't wash them, but after they've baked those are so dry that they powder easily and never go bad (for me).

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:24 AM

Well crap, just noticed this and she's gone already lol. You're welcome anyway MR, if you see this as a guest.


I did up some eggshells today, and paid more attention to what I do so that I could post it here in detail. Like I said before, I just save my eggshells as I cook with eggs, I stick them back in the carton and into the fridge without washing them or anything after I crack them. When I've finished that carton of eggs, then I'll bake the dozen eggshells to get them ready to powder.

I put them on a cookie sheet today, heated the oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit, and let them bake for 1 hour 30 minutes. Pulled them out and let them cool, then put them in my eggshell canister so that whenever I need some I can grab and grind. As you can see in my pictures there are bits of membrane, egg white, and yolk in my eggs still because I don't wash them, but after they've baked those are so dry that they powder easily and never go bad (for me).


Awesome! I save the egg shells like you describe but I have never baked them. I need to do this.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

@ CelticGypsy -- I love the idea of an eggshell used as a mini cauldron. How crafty !!! I imagine it would make a good candle holder, too.

 

Personally, I dislike anything slimy, so to rid an eggshell of its membrane, I rinse the shell with warm, running water... for a thicker membrane, try soaking the eggshell in warm water with a pinch of salt. This works well for me. Rise clean and allow the shell to dry before crushing. 

 

I have to try baking them, I like that idea very much... Thanks Aloe.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:44 PM

The membrane is wonderful for first aid.  I've read that some people dry them and keep them on hand just for that purpose.  When I need one I just grab an egg.  They also make wonderful little plant starters.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

The membrane is wonderful for first aid.  I've read that some people dry them and keep them on hand just for that purpose.  When I need one I just grab an egg.  They also make wonderful little plant starters.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:36 PM

I use it mostly for cuts.  I'll keep it moist with Vitamin E oil from the capsules and change the dressing 2 or 3 times a day.  After the first day it'll cling to the cut and your body will suck out all the good stuff it.  My Aunt said it was proteins but I really don't know.  After about 3-4 days it'll just fall right off after.

 

As long as the cut is clean and there's no sign of infection I'll leave it on until it falls off naturally.  I only use it on cuts that would require a bandage for a days.  They've always healed beautifully with no scar. 


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

Thanks!


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:48 PM

I always just peel off the membrane which usually takes a while. I'll try some of the things mentioned in this topic next time.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:52 PM

I didn't realize that eggshells had so many other purposes. I only ever collected mine for workings, but will try the other ideas.

 

For my eggshells I only use those that came from boiled eggs. I then let them sit on my kitchen counter, with the membrane on, until they are completely dry.I just leave them on a plate or in a bowl, and it takes just over a week. Not as quick as baking (which is such a great idea!), but easier on the energy bill. Once they've dried out, I crush them and store them in a Mason jar. I've never had any issues with smell or mold, and they've been sitting there for a while.


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Posted 08 July 2016 - 06:20 PM

I just leave the eggshells out on the counter in direct sunlight to let them dry out. I don't remove the membrane, I just crush them as is. I have a ziplock bag full of ground shell. 


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 03:23 PM

I also leave the membrane on. It takes marginally more elbow grease and can still be turned into quite a fine powder


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:58 AM

I know what I'm going to be doing with my egg shells next time! Lol!!!
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Posted 24 July 2016 - 01:18 AM

I pretty much do what NightshadeMoon does; I rinse the eggshells and then leave them in sunlight to dry a few days. Once they are dry; I crush them and then leave them in the open air a few more days before I bag them.


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:18 PM

Yeah, me too. I use some for the spell work, but most of it I simply powder it and - eat it. It's good for the bones. I'm a crone, so I gotta take care of my bones ;-) Seriously, there were clinical studies done on the effects of eating eggshells on the bones of menopausal women and it turned out to be effective.
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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:06 PM

@Nera- So after I got done throwing up a little:), I decided that that ingesting actually sound like a good idea. I have early onset arthritis. Sooo, do you have any article links to share in regards to that?
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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:37 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/15018022 http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/12064336

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:45 PM

http://www.mamanatur...gshell-calcium/
...and there are many alternative medicine websites that recommend it as well, like this one ^ (or just google it)

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 10:51 PM

 The articles you posted great.  Thank you.


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