Tea is the second-most-consumed beverage in the world after water, so naturally there will be a lot of tea bags dumped as waste. The next time you make a cup of tea, keep hold of your teabag instead of throwing it away because they can be used around your house and for your health. Tea bags contribute about fifteen hundred tons of waste to landfills each year, so why throw them away when you could use them for several other purposes?
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Health & Beauty:
1) If you have a bruise, sunburn, bee sting, mosquito bite, or cold sore put a cool, damp tea bag on the affected area and use like a compress. The tea will bring comforting relief, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
2) Tea bags help to get rid of acne and also mitigates pain from rashes.
3) Used tea bags help to remove dark circles and rejuvenate tired, puffy eyes.
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4) Tea gives a natural shine to dry hair and can also increase volume. The moderate amounts of caffeine it contains have also been said to help increase hair growth.
5) Rinse your hands with used tea powder after eating or preparing fish (or other stinky foods) to eliminate odors.
6) You can also use warm, wet tea bags as a compress to soothe the pain of pinkeye.
7) Hot tea bags are also rumored to draw out infections when left on fever blisters and canker sores, drain boils, and also said to dry poison ivy rash.
8) Also, you could save a broken fingernail by using a mesh tea bag to create a splint of sorts between the nail and the broken piece.
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9) The antioxidants and tannins in the tea will tighten your pores, reduce puffiness, and leave your face glowing!
1) Used tea bags helps in gardening as they enrich the soil by increasing nitrogen levels, and also give earthworms (fertilizers) something yummy to eat.
2) For healthier potted plants, place a few brewed tea bags over the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter before potting. The tea bags will retain water and leach nutrients to the soil.
3) Place a tea bag near a plant’s stem. The tannic acid and other nutrients will be released when you water the plants, spurring their growth.
4) Watering ailing plants with cooled tea will allow them to recover fast.
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1) The tannin in the tea is a natural meat tenderizer and adds a unique, delicious flavor, all you have to do is just add a brewed tea bag and mix it with some water and add it to the cooking pan.
2) Drop a two or three used teabags in a sink full of dirty dishes and warm water. The tea will help break down the grease and food stains, this will make the process of cleaning quicker.
3) Place a couple of teabags in an open container in a smelly fridge to get rid of nasty smells.
4) Rub a damp, black used tea bag around the surface of a rusty pan to keep them rust free.
1) Tea bag helps in cleaning your home to freshening your clothes and shoes.
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2) With a spray bottle of weak tea made from used tea bags, you can clean carpets and rugs, shine wood floors and polish wood furniture, and even clean mirrors and windows. Tea bags also helps to clean toilet stains.
3) Clean your dark leather shoes by wiping it with a damp, brewed tea bag.