20 Tea bag uses that you don’t know about!

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20 Clever ways to use tea bags
20 Clever ways to use tea bags

Tea bags in steamy water!

You may not realize the importance of tea bag uses, but in fact it has a group of fantastic uses. Hence, we recommend keeping your own tea bags after finishing your cup. In order to stimulate tea bags you can put them in a cup of steamy water to immediately get unbelievable effects.

Tea bags in your car!

Tea bags as air freshener
Tea bags as air freshener

What if you used tea bags in your car does it have good results? Yes, it has great effects. If your car smells and you tried many different solutions, whether it is buying expensive artificial fresheners in an attempt to get a fresh smell for your car without any progress to be recognized. Nowadays, you can abandon these expensive methods of no results and replace them with tea bags. When putting tea bags in place of freshener inside the car, it immediately absorbs humidity and discards bad scents. This method is more effective than buying commercial fresheners.

Fantastic uses of tea bags

Most of people throw away tea bags but in fact tea bags still has numerous uses. Most of us try to limit the consumption of fizzy drinks by turning to drinking tea. In addition to the healthy benefits of tea, you still have many used tea bags or probably you have thrown them away. Try to get the maximum benefit of tea bags and renew them.

1- Getting a stronger cup of tea

Tea bags
Tea bags

If you would like to have a stronger cup of tea, preserve the used tea bags and add one to your next tea cup. You should not try to use the same tea bag in use of preparing tea; it has to be one of the used bags because they are well brewed which adds a stronger flavor to the tea. This method suits any brand of tea but it is better with green or red tea; white tea is usually very sensitive when it comes to it.

2- Adding flavor to pasta

Tastier pasta
Tastier pasta

Once your tea bag is brewed, you can use it to add other flavor to the food. When you boil water for cooking pasta, you can hang a tea bag inside and remove it before putting pasta or rice or any other grains. To get more delicious thoughts, you should try Chamomile tea bags with rice, green tea with pasta and spice or cinnamon tea with oatmeal.

3- Fertilizing your garden

Tea bags as fertilizers
Tea bags as fertilizers

Putting tea bags in a bucket of water and using this water to irrigate your plants helps in protecting them from fungal infections. When you empty tea bags near the plant’s base, it helps in fertilizing the soil and getting rid of nearby pests in garden. Moreover, you can empty tea bags in a pile of compost used in your garden.

4- Cleaning the carpet

Clean your carpet
Clean your carpet

When using brewed tea bags before cleaning and getting rid of bad scents of your furniture, by putting used tea bags in the fridge inside a cup of water to prevent them from decomposition. It is preferable to put tea bags in a sufficient amount of water to clean the carpet after leaving them for a while in the fridge, then spray the solution on carpet and leave it to dry. Finally, use a vacuum cleaner to shake off dried tea.

5- Eliminating domestic scents

Domestic scents
Domestic scents

Tea bags help you discard lingering scents in house by mixing dried tea leaves with cat litter or brewing tea bags in the fridge to maintain a refreshing and new smell of it. One of the other methods is by dropping some used tea bags in trash cans to get rid of bad smells directly before going to your kitchen.

6- Air freshener

Air fresheners
Air fresheners

When adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to dried tea bags. It could be used as a natural freshener in your house, office or even the car especially perfume could be added easily. Tea leaves absorb scents; hence it could be used as a domestic freshener.

7- Eliminating rust

Eliminating rust with tea bags
Eliminating rust with tea bags

If you have a pan made of cast iron with rust spots on it, you can get rid of them by using a black tea bag after each cooking session. Tea bags form a protective layer on the pan from oxidation.

8- Getting rid of domestic pests

Tea bags to eliminate pests
Tea bags to eliminate pests

There are many opportunities that increase the chance of pests’ presence in your house. When placing tea bags in storerooms or any other place that may has pests within, they will think twice before entering your home again. For more results add Peppermint oil to tea bags to get rid of various group if pests such as spiders and ants; hence the smell of your house will be clean.

9- Washing dishes

Washing dishes with tea bags
Washing dishes with tea bags

If you are allergic to soap or detergents, you can use tea bags to wash the dishes. This may sound strange but by using a group of brewed tea bags to remove the dirt or grease of mirrors, windows, floors, kitchen cabinets or wooden furniture. Make sure to dry the surface after you finish cleaning because also tea has a natural dye.

10- Treating sun burn

Reusing tea bags
Reusing tea bags

Using wet tea bags works on reducing the pain of sun burn; you can take black tea bags with you during shower and put them in the tub filled with water then soak your body to get rid of sun burn.

11- Discarding bad smells of your hand

Wash hands with tea bags
Wash hands with tea bags

After consuming different foods such as fish, onion and garlic, rubbing your hands with brewed tea bags helps in disposing lingering scents. This method will provide more time and effort when cleaning the kitchen.

12- Getting rid of bad breath

Bad breath
Bad breath

Bad breath is a result of many reasons such as smoking, dry mouth or different medical problems; but the most common reason of bad breath is the presence of bacteria on the tongue or between teeth. Green and black tea helps in killing bacteria and bad breath when you rinse your mouth with strong brewed tea. Use two tea bags to prepare a new cup and leave it to cool and reach the room’s temperature; then use it to rinse your mouth. For better results, you can repeat this method daily after meals.

13- Feet soaking

Feet soaking
Feet soaking

If your feet smell bad, you can empty tea bags in a bowl full of warm water and soak your feet in it for 15 minutes before sleep. Tea bags help you in getting rid of feet sweat and wipe them with a clean towel.

14- Anti-oxidant bath

Anti-oxidant bath
Anti-oxidant bath

Tea leaves contain anti-oxidants; while, having a shower you can soak tea bags in a tub full of warm water, because it is good for skin. You can also fill your tub with water and put tea bags in it, then soak your body within to help you achieve more benefits for your skin.

15- Soothing skin irritation

Skin irritation
Skin irritation

Cold tea bags are considered an effective solution for soothing skin naturally through putting them on weary eyes to lessen their pain. Moreover, tea bags are used to rub the skin to lessen sunburn, cooling skin and reducing infections when putting pain relieving compresses that helps in aiding the recovery process quickly, extracting toxins out of the body and reduce swelling.

16- Getting rid of infection

Inflammation
Inflammation

When putting warm tea bags on the skin affected by Conjunctivitis, Sores, Fever blisters or any other similar infection. You can get rid of infection and pain by using tea bags and aid the healing process.

17- Hair conditioner

Reusing tea bags
Reusing tea bags

Using tea bags after your shampoo helps in nourishing the hair and scalp. Hence, it works as a natural hair conditioner.

18- Renewing wooden surfaces

Wooden surfaces
Wooden surfaces

If you want to polish steel and wooden surfaces; cleaning with brewed tea bags helps you get shiny wooden furniture.

19- Cleaning glass

Glass cleaner-tea bag uses
Glass cleaner

When you stimulate dry tea bags then use the lotion in a spray bottle for cleaning surfaces, windows and other glass fronts. You can lessen the falling dust, dirt, fingerprints and other sticky items. It’s best to wipe glass with a piece of lint-free cloth to get rid of dust molecules completely.

20- Dyeing paper and clothing

Dyeing with tea
Dyeing with tea

When you soak tea bags and use water in dying paper and white clothing into dark brown or even green.

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