Mind and body nourishment
We all know well the best relaxation technique for the mind is a warm cup of tea. However, the antioxidants present in the tea works great for the skin as well!
Facial steam: brew a weak tea with used tea bags and lean over the bowl for 5-10 minutes. Body: once it cools, you can apply it to other parts of your body with a cotton pad.
Pedicure: put used tea bags in a hot water bucket and dip your feet in to soften calluses, moisturize your feet and remove odor.
Ditch the itch
Insect bites , rashes and mild burns come with an itch that you can’t scratch, leaving you annoyed and helpless. Used tea bags are here to help! Keep a few used tea bags in your fridge. Apply a used tea bag if you get an insect bite or a rash or a burn and get rid of that itch.
Eye bags? Tea bags
Didn’t sleep well to finish a deadline and now you’re stuck with puffy eyes? Cool used tea bags by keeping in the fridge. Apply it on your eyes and let it do its magic. The caffeine in the tea helps shrink blood vessels around your eyes to make you look and feel refreshed.
Care for your hair
Used tea bags make a great hair conditioner. Reuse a few tea bags to brew a strong tea. Let the tea cool and pour the liquid on your hair. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and carry on with your normal shower routine.
Stale tea, fresh air
Use your used tea bags to stay fresh. Brew a weak tea, allow it to cool and use it as a mouthwash. For any unpleasant odors in the house, place or hang a tea bag and put a few drops of essential oils in it now and then.
Bonus: House pests don’t like the smell of tea, so these will keep them away too!
Polish your surfaces
Wood: shine your wooden surfaces – floor or furniture with weak tea made with old tea bags.
Glass: apply weak tea brewed with old tea bags on glass surfaces and wipe it down with a cloth or paper towel.
Kitchen utensils: tannins present in tea are antioxidants which means anti – rust. Wipe down rust prone kitchen utensils with a used black tea leaves tea bag.