How To Make Scouring Powder From Eggshells.

The Use Of Scouring Powder. 

Scouring powder is an effective agent for removing tough stains on hard surfaces like tiles, sinks, and toilet seats. It is also helpful in the thorough washing of kitchen utensils like pots, pans, and kettles. These utensils tend to get blackened by fire especially the outer part during cooking hence requiring a very good cleaning agent.

Making scouring powder is not hard at all, and only requires basic stuff we have in the home. Eggshells are domestic home wastes and using them to make scouring powder is an ideal way of recycling which is greatly encouraged. You’ll be amazed at how much you can do with eggshells.

The good thing about using eggshells to make scouring powder is that it cost little to nothing. It is also not too stressful or time-consuming. Besides, you’ll get to make enough profit if it is produced for sales as it is an essential home product that is widely used.

Below, we shall look at the way to make effective scouring powder at home.


Things You’ll Need


  • One cup of eggshells
  • Three cups of detergent,
  • Half cup of salt.



  • Grinder or Mortar and pestle,
  • Bowl,
  • Stirring rod.


Before production, you have to ensure the right ratio of ingredients is used to achieve the best results. Make sure that the ingredients are accurately measured regardless of the measuring tool used.


The Production Process;

Step 1: Wash the egg shells in soapy water.

It is important to wash the eggshells to ensure the scouring powder is free from dirt and does not need to be sifted before use.


Step 2: Dry the washed eggshells to remove moisture and make them easier to grind.

The eggshells could be sundried but this might be slow. It is preferable to use low heat from an oven to dry the eggshells faster.


Step 3: Grind the eggshells into a fine smooth powder using a mortar and pestle or a grinder.


Step 4: Mix the now powdered eggshell with the already measured salt and detergent in a bowl. The salt is serving as an abrasive to increase the scrubbing power of the scouring powder. Firewood Ash could also be used in the place of salt.

Boom! You have a natural scouring powder ready to be used.


Now rather than toss away those eggshells left from making omelets for breakfast, you can keep them for recycling later!.

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