You’re still throwing out used tea bags? I can assure you that after reading this you will not throw away a single used tea bag again.
Most of us know the healing properties of tea, but not many knows that previously used tea bags can be useful in many different ways.
1. Get Rid of Acne
Acne can manifest for a variety of reasons but tea bags will give you relief! The place already used tea bags on the affected area(s). It will help you get rid of acne anywhere on your body. Green tea is a top choice for this use. In fact, this study found a 70% reduction of sebum after 8 weeks of using green tea topically. Excess sebum production is a problem for every acne patient. Sebum is a natural moisturizer that your body secrets. It can cause or aggravate acne when it is overproduced.
2. Mitigate Sunburns
If you got a little too much exposure and turned beet red using tea bags topically can give you quick relief. Place the used tea bags on the affected area to cool it down and aid the healing process. Black tea works especially well.
3. Marinate Meat
In order to prevent the meat from becoming tough marinate it with already used teabags. The tea’s aroma will make the meat taste richer and it will also make it softer.
4. Freshen Your Clothes And Shoes
The store previously used and dried teabags in the closet in order to make your clothes smell fresher. You can also put one of these bags in each shoe. It will get rid of the unpleasant smell in no time.
5. Relieve Mouth Cuts and Sores
If you have a wound or sore inside your mouth, bite down on a previously used teabag. The tea’s compounds will relieve the pain and it will speed up the healing process.
6. Clean Your Home
Tea can clean dirty mirrors, floors, and even linoleum.
7. Get Rid of The Redness on Your Eyes
Put a couple of tea bags in cold water and let them soak for 2 minutes. Place them onto your eyelids. Let them rest there for a couple of minutes. After you put them away the redness will be gone and your eyes will look fresher and more youthful.
8. Use Them to Keep Your Garden Healthy
Teabags make a wonderful addition to your compost or soil. You can also add them to compost tea, or simple steep used tea bags and feed your plants with the water. Organic gardeners report that feeding your plants with tea or adding tea bags to the soil repels root maggots effectively. Be sure to use pesticide-free brands. Some good choices are listed below.