6 Little Known Uses For Leftover Tea Bags
6 Little Known Uses For Leftover Tea Bags I love to find new uses and different ways to use everyday things we use around the house. We have an overabundance of used tea bags around our house. From chamomile tea to jasmine tea bags to black tea bags from dinner.
By that, I mean we’re tea lovers, and we drink tea every day and throw away a lot of tea bags – not that we have used tea bags stacking up around our house! lol
I was browsing online one day and noticed there were a lot of articles on how to reuse everyday things, so I started thinking about what we use every day, and tea bags came to mind, as did coffee filters!
That led to me writing this post. I have found 6 uses for leftover tea bags you might want to try! I found everything from treating puffy eyes and sunburn to removing odors!
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Here’s the roundup of things you can do with leftover tea bags
1. Remove Warts
Soak old tea bags in hot water, and apply the warm tea bag to wart 10 minutes 3-4 times a day. You should see results in 2-3 days. This hack also works for canker sores.
2. Reduce Puffy Eyes
Leave on for 20 minutes. This hack also works for dark circles. This works because the caffeine in tea causes the blood vessels around your eyes to reduce inflammation.
3. Take The Sting Out Of A Sunburn
Apply used wet tea bags directly to burn, or add a few tea bags to bath water for an antioxidant bath and soak for an overall sunburn.
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4. Soothe Razor Burn
Apply wet old teabags to affected areas to soothe the burn and irritated skin. It also works for knicks and a minor cut.
5. Ease Itch Of Insect Bites
Apply used tea bags to bug bites from garden pests to soothe the itch and affected area.
6. Removes Odors
After chopping onions, wash your hands in fragrant tea to remove the odor from your hands. You can also use moist tea bags as air fresheners for bad smells.
It’s most commonly used in the back of the fridge to get rid of any odor. Peppermint tea bags work best for this.
Other uses included:
- To make a glass cleaner to clean glass surfaces, you can make weak tea water, add it to a spray bottle, and use a clean cloth.
- To clean wood surfaces and hardwood floors, you can add black tea bags to water and then clean with a rag.
- bin tea bags are a great nitrogen-rich component for your compost bin.
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