Discover what you can do with leftover yolks and egg-shells

Eggs are extremely nutritious as they are a great source of protein. However, eggs are consumed more often and in much larger quantities these days as they help build muscle in the body. People consume egg-whites as they are low in calories and this results in a lot of leftover yolk and eggshells. Ever thought of putting them to use? No? Well, here are a few ideas to help you out.



•   2 egg yolks

•   1/2 cup oil

•   1/4 cup warm water

•   1 tsp. Dijon mustard

•   1 tsp salt

•   1/4 tsp pepper


•   Add egg yolks, water and mustard in a blender and blend for 30 seconds or until the eggs begin to look pale yellow.

•   Drizzle the oil, few drops at a time and then 1 tbsp. at a time until you’ve added approximately 1/2 cup.

•   If the mayo is emulsifying, continue to add the oil slowly.

•   When the oil is completely incorporated, season it with salt and pepper.

Cleaning Agent:

•  Ground eggshells make a wonderful abrasive for those tough-to-clean pots and pans. Mix them with a little soapy water for a powerful clean.


•  Pour egg yolk in a bowl and add one tablespoon of olive oil. Whisk this mixture until it is completely blended. Now, add lukewarm water to dilute this mixture. After hair wash, apply this conditioner against the length of the hair and on the bottom. Leave it on for some time and the wash it off.

Face Mask:

•  Pulverize dried eggshells with a mortar and pestle. Whisk the powder in with an egg white and use for a healthful, skin-tightening facial.Allow it to dry before rinsing.

Garden Fertilizer:

•  Eggshells are rich in calcium and other minerals that help your garden thrive. Crush eggshells into tiny pieces and sprinkle them into each hole before planting. Then, sprinkle additional shells around the base of your plants every two weeks.

We hope you like these efficient ways of re-using your food remains. Give it a try because it is extremely satisfying when you do a zero-waste meal.

-Nitasha Silesh
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