Do you want to know how to make an abrasive cleaning powder from eggshells? Of course, you do! I created this cleaner because I love to clean, no seriously. It’s mindless busy work and immediate gratification. I especially love to get something REALLY clean, shiny, and new. Enter: the abrasive cleaner.
The only problem is that so many of the cleaners out there are full of toxic junk and when we clean with them they are absorbed by our bodies through our skin and mucous membranes. That is not so good. I needed something that got the job done without making me toxic.
One day while crushing eggshells to put into my garden for nutrients, I thought maybe this would make a good scouring powder. So I mixed it with some baking soda and my new favorite abrasive cleaner was born. Abrasive cleaning powder that I made from eggshells.
Abrasive Cleaning Powder (made from eggshells!)
Many cleaners out there are full of toxic junk, and when we clean with them, they are absorbed by our bodies through our skin and mucous membranes. That is not good. I needed something that got the job done without making me toxic. You just need 2 ingredients!
- 1 cup ground up eggshell (about 2 dozen eggs worth)
- 3 cups baking soda
- Mortar and pestle
- Crack the eggs and set the shells aside on a baking sheet. Scramble the eggs and eat them.
- Dry the eggshells on a cookie sheet in the sun or a low oven until you can crush them in your hands. They need to be completely dry or else they will not grind up well.
- In your mortar and pestle, grind them into a coarse powder. I suppose you could also do this in a coffee grinder or something similar.
- Mix with baking soda.
- Done. Sometimes to boost the cleaning power of this powder I will add a little splash of vinegar to really get it cooking.
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Use this cleaner on:
- Baked-on food residue
- Cooking utensils
- Tough stains on sinks and tubs
- Toilet bowl
How to use: Wet surface and apply cleanser; rub/scour gently as needed and rinse. Vinegar gives it a boost so splash some of that on too.
That’s all there is to it. I store it in a glass pickle jar that I reused. Simply punch holes in the lid with a hammer and nail. Instant powder cleaner dispenser! Earth-friendly, recycled container, non-toxic. Both Mama and Mother Earth will be happy with this one! Hope you enjoy your Abrasive Cleaning Powder made from eggshells!
32 Replies to “Abrasive Cleaning Powder (made from eggshells!)”
Won’t it tear up your porcelain sink/tub?
Once the eggshells are pulverized, then pretty much dissolve into a mild scouring powder of calcium carbonate .
Sweet! I have about a cup left from my last “grinding”. I will give it a try!
I have LOTS of eggshells and make all kinds of things out of them! I use it as an abrasive cleaner, as a supplement for us and our doggies, in the compost and garden, etc, etc. Love those eggshells!
Nina, thats great! How do you supplement with them? Very interesting!
I supplement calcium by saving the eggshells in a jar in the fridge. When I have enough, I boil them for at least 15 minutes to sterilize and then roast them at 225 degrees for about 30-40 minutes until dry and brittle. Then into the coffee grinder they go. I also grind up dry roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for magnesium (calcium and magnesium are antagonists – they compete, so taking calcium alone will deplete your magnesium and visa-versa). Then I use a pill stuffier to make capsules of 2/3 eggshell powder with 1/3 dried pepeta powder.
Since I water my houseplants with distilled water, I also use the ground eggshells in the soil, along with some ionized magnesium in the water, for my houseplants. Plant foods typically contain only nitrogen, potash, and phosphorus, so if not using tap water, then calcium and magnesium are critical. And I use them as a scouring powder as well (doesn’t work as good as Barkeepers Friend, but it gets the job done).
I tried it and LOVE it! Worked wonderfully on grout too. Thanks!
i have a very stubborn shower glass door. Iv tried EVERYTHING!!! Do you think this will work?
Yes, but be gentle when you scrub on glass with an abrasive as it may scratch it
This is such a good idea! I'm considering using it on my gecko's water dish at home, to get rid of the hardwater deposits and some of the algae that grows there. Have you compared it's effect to sand yet? Does it come out better?
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Who invented this brilliant idea?
please inform me as soon as possible
I created this, it was my idea
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Ooh I have tried to make it but it could not work on my toilet sink.
What might be wrong?
you might need a little degreaser in the mix, try adding in some lemon essential oil
Thanks its working for me
My vet had me make a receip for my dog who had kidney disease hamburger,rice and ground egg schells that was her diet for one and half years.My friend at work said her mother use to put it in there oatmeal for there breakfast, she said it was for health benefits.
Hi! I might be a bit late to the party but this is an interesting idea. I was just worried about any potential sink clogging issues because the calcium carbonate from the pulverized eggshells does not dissolve in water?