No time to hit the hairdressers before your big event? Get your hair super shiny and conditioned with eggs! Take two beaten egg yolks and massage into hair. Start at the scalp and work in small sections. Then gather all of the hair in a shower cap, wrap in a warm towel and wait 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water and shampoo as usual.
Make a facial
For a pampering facial without the expense, head to the fridge and grab an egg.
- For dry skin: separate the egg and beat the yolk.
- For oily skin: just use the egg white, to which a bit of lemon or honey can be added.
- For normal skin: use the entire egg.
Keep your hair back with a hairband or clip. Apply the beaten egg, relax and wait 30 minutes, then rinse.
Use as glue
Out of regular white glue? Egg whites can act as a glue substitute when gluing paper or light cardboard together. What a fun arts and crafts project to enjoy with children!
Add to compost
Eggshells are a great addition to your compost because they are rich in calcium which is a nutrient that helps plants. Crushing them before you put them in your compost heap will help them break down faster.
Water your plants
After boiling eggs, don’t pour the water down the drain. Instead, let it cool and then water house plants with the nutrient-filled water.
Plant seeds in eggshells. Place the eggshell halves in the carton, fill each with soil, and press seeds inside. The seeds will draw extra nutrients from the eggshells. Once the seedlings are about 3 inches tall, they are ready to be transplanted into your garden. Remove them from the shell before you put them in the ground. Then crush the eggshells and put them in your compost or plant them in your garden.
Another way to protect specific plants such as hostas from slugs is to place crushed egg shell around the plant. This is a means of recycling, enriching the soil, and protecting plants such as hostas all at the same time. As well as being delicious to eat, clearly eggs have a lot of quirky and clever alternative uses.
As part of their celebrations of 45 years in business, Riverview Eggs are going that eggs-tra mile and are offering 21 lucky families the opportunity to ‘staycation’ at one of the ‘crackingly’ good Doyle Collection Hotels (www.doylecollection.com) with a Golden Egg Competition.
To enter simply purchase any ‘Golden Egg’ promotional 12-pack of Riverview Eggs and check reverse of label to see if you have won 1 of 21 family weekend breaks at The Doyle Collection Hotels which includes the four star River Lee Hotel in Cork, the four star Croke Park Hotel, Dublin and the five star Westbury Hotel also in Dublin (Grafton Street). If your Riverview Eggshave the ‘Golden Egg’ label call 021 4272200 to claim your prize, alternatively winners can email firstname.lastname@example.org.