Some folks say to use them for compost. Another school of thought says this isn’t such a great idea as eggshells don’t break down that easily.
If you don’t really want to compost them, what is a good way to make use of all that calcium and a bit of magnesium in those excellent quality eggshells?
My Mother-in-Law, who is a holistically minded nurse, makes a mineral loaded tincture with crushed eggshells. She’s been using this remedy and natural supplement for decades. It’s very easy to make, but you must use quality apple cider vinegar and the best eggs.
How to Make Eggshell and Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy
It is best to make apple cider vinegar at home, but if this isn’t possible, then buy only raw, unfiltered ACV packaged in glass. ACV in plastic will leech toxins into the vinegar!
It is also important to only use fresh eggs. This easy water test for old eggs will ensure the optimal safety of this apple cider vinegar remedy.
How Much of this ACV Remedy to Take?
Use 1 teaspoon mixed into an 8 oz glass of filtered water up to three times per day as a calcium/magnesium boost and digestive aid. It is also helpful after meals as an acid reflux remedy for those who are susceptible.
Eggshell and Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy
Easy recipe for apple cider vinegar remedy using eggshells to use as a calcium and magnesium supplement or to remedy the symptoms of acid reflux.
Remove the inner membrane from each cleaned, cracked and used eggshell and crush lightly in a mortar and pestle. You don't need to crush the eggshell into a powder, just into small pieces.
Place eggshell bits in a one quart mason jar and add 1 pint of cider vinegar and close the lid. Make sure you use a one quart mason jar as the mixture tends to foam up so you will need the extra room in the jar.
Leave eggshell tincture on the counter or in the pantry. No need to refrigerate.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
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