If you love drinking tea the chances are you always throw away your teabags immediately after brewing them once. From now on keep them at hand because they can be re-used in many creative and wonderful ways. Let us show you how!
Neutralize Bad Odors
Did you know that with a simple stashing of used tea bags in the fridge you can eliminate any “funny” smell in there? You can also use them to keep a room free from unwanted odors by placing them at the bottom of ashtrays or trash bins.
Deodorize And Soften Feet
Green tea has powerful antibacterial properties making it ideal for getting rid of smelly feet. Here is how it`s it done. Fill a washing bowl with hot water and submerge a couple of used tea bags. After a while when the water becomes lukewarm just soak your feet in it. It`s recommended to scrub your feet (after the water gets cold) with the content of the teabag.
Remove Eye Bags and Dark Circles
Take a pair of used teabags and throw them in the fridge for a couple of minutes. Take them out, lie down and place them over your eyes for at least 15 minutes. The natural tannin in the tea will remove the swelling and constrict the blood vessels.
Flavor Grains and Pasta
Used jasmine, green or chamomile bag of tea is perfect for flavoring your uncooked oatmeal, rice or pasta. Just throw it in the boiling water for a couple of minutes and take it out before placing the pasta or grains. Your friends or family will never guess what makes your meal so special.
Deodorize Smelly Hands
There are times when you can`t seem to wash of the smell of fish, onion, or garlic from your hands. Deodorizing the smell with used teabags is a quick way to get rid of it. As an added bonus they will also provide exfoliating action by removing dead skin cells and acting as hand softener.
Soothing and Anti-Aging Bath
When taking a bath make sure you throw in a couple of used teabags into your tub just before submerging your body into water. The antioxidants in the tea will act as skin protector keeping it safe from free radicals. Chamomile teabags are a great way to turn your bath into an anti-stress therapy.
Eliminate Mouth Bacteria
In contrary of alcohol-based mouthwashes that often leave your mouth dry a used teabag can be a great natural substitute. All you have to do is to put a used teabag (possibly from peppermint or green tea) into a cup of hot water and leave it to cool down to room temperature. Now you have a 100% natural mouthwash that can help eliminate bad breath and plaque.
Bring Your Lifeless Hair Back to Life
This simple treatment will help revive your lifeless hair and bring it`s natural glow. Just brew the used tea bags into a hot water and after cooling down to room temperatures and simply use it as a final rinse (after shampoo) by slowly massage it into your scalp and hair.
Minimize the Appearance of Bruises
Used black tea bags (after being cooled down in the fridge) are perfect for keeping a nasty bruise from showing up. Leave it on over the injured area for a couple of minutes a let the tannin in the tea work its magic by constricting the blood vessels.
Clean Glass and Mirrors
Say goodbye to chemical cleaners by simply wiping your glass and mirrors with used teabags. The grease will break down from the powerful compounds in the tea, thus leaving you glass and mirrors shiny and clean. Just don`t forget to remove the staple wires first!
Add Some Extra Flavor and Serve Stronger Tea
By brewing the fresh teabag along with a used one you`ll add some extra kick and aroma. Don`t be afraid to experiment by mixing different flavors.