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13 Uses for Used Tea Bags

Filed Under: Green Living,Teas at 2:59 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
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All us of know about the healing properties of tea. But what you might not know is just how beneficial your used tea bag can be. Its journey can continue long after you’re done sipping. After reading this, you’ll think twice about trashing your used tea bags.

  1. Reduce inflammation from a bruise.
  2. Infuse rice and grains by dropping in a few used tea bags while cooking.
  3. Place in a tub of warm water for a foot soak to ease athlete’s foot and odor.
  4. Reduce puffiness around eyes by placing one chamomile tea bag on each eye for 15 minutes.
  5. Get rid of harsh onion and fish odors after cooking by rubbing tea bags on your hands.
  6. Ease your sunburn by placing a used tea bag in the freezer then placing it on your skin.
  7. Turn your home into a spa by adding some green tea to a pot of boiling water. Let it simmer before placing a towel over your face and bending over the pot for a rejuvenating facial.
  8. Get delightful smelling drawers by drying out used herbal tea bags and placing them in a muslin bag. These would make a great DIY gift too!
  9. Bring smelly shoes back to life by placing dried out used tea bags in your shoes overnight.
  10. Keep your cast iron cookware clean by rubbing it with a used black tea bag after every use.
  11. Soothe a toothache by holding a damp used tea bag on the sore tooth for ten minutes.
  12. Make a marinade using used tea bags. Not only will this add a rich flavor but it will prevent the meat from getting tough, too.
  13. Tea leaves have high nitrogen content.  Once you try some of the above tricks, just remove the tea tag, string and staple and throw the bag into your compost bin to enrich you gardening soil and promote sustainability.




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