10 Creative Uses of Used Teabags You Didn’t Know Before


It can neutralize bad odors:
Stash used teabags in the fridge to zap unwanted odors. Dumping the contents of a used, dry teabag in a
litter box or ashtray will also help remove bad smells.

It works great as an all-natural mouth wash:
Steep some green or peppermint tea, and let it cool to room temperature to create a natural mouthwash.
This is the perfect alternative to alcohol-based mouthwashes that burn your mouth.

It works well as hair conditioner:
Rinse your hair with weak tea after washing like normal while massaging the scalp. You will find that this
brings volume to otherwise lifeless hair.

It can minimize eye bags and dark circles:
Cool two teabags in the fridge for a few minutes. Lie down, and place the teabags over your eyes.
Leave them on for at least 15 minutes to see the most noticeable results. Tea contains tannin's, which will
help constrict blood vessels around the eyes, reducing swelling.

It works great as a glass or mirror cleaner:
Use damp teabags to scrub windows and mirrors. Tea contains compounds that help to break down grease
and oil, leaving behind a crystal clear surface. Not to mention, it’s a much more natural alternative to
chemical-filled cleaning sprays.

It can be used to draw out infections:
Applying pre-brewed teabags to infections such as pink-eye, canker sores, blisters and warts can help reduce pain, draw out the infection and speed up the healing process.

It can soften and deodorize feet:
Using green tea, prepare yourself a foot soak. Once the water is a bearable temperature, soak your feet.
The green tea is naturally antibacterial, and will get rid of any smell. Once the water gets cold, dump out the contents of the teabags and exfoliate for refreshed, soft feet.

It can minimize the appearance of bruises:
A similar idea to eye bags, the tannin's in tea will help reduce swelling in bruises. Use cooled black teabags
for maximum effect.

It works well as a DIY air freshener:
Take a dried out teabag, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and voila! A natural and homemade air
freshener that you can hang in your car, kitchen, bathroom, etc.

Clean Carpets and Rugs:
Use pre-brewed tea to clean and deodorize your floor coverings. Store used tea bags in the refrigerator
in a cup of water to keep them from spoiling until you have enough to cover the surface you want to clean. Sprinkle the loose tea over rugs and carpets and leave them until they are totally dry.
Then vacuum them up or sweep the dried tea leaves away.

  • It can neutralize bad odors:
    Stash used teabags in the fridge to zap unwanted odors. Dumping the contents of a used, dry teabag in a
    litter box or ashtray will also help remove bad smells.

  • It works great as an all-natural mouth wash:
    Steep some green or peppermint tea, and let it cool to room temperature to create a natural mouthwash.
    This is the perfect alternative to alcohol-based mouthwashes that burn your mouth.

  • It works well as hair conditioner:
    Rinse your hair with weak tea after washing like normal while massaging the scalp. You will find that this
    brings volume to otherwise lifeless hair.

  • It can minimize eye bags and dark circles:
    Cool two teabags in the fridge for a few minutes. Lie down, and place the teabags over your eyes.
    Leave them on for at least 15 minutes to see the most noticeable results. Tea contains tannin's, which will
    help constrict blood vessels around the eyes, reducing swelling.

  • It works great as a glass or mirror cleaner:
    Use damp teabags to scrub windows and mirrors. Tea contains compounds that help to break down grease
    and oil, leaving behind a crystal clear surface. Not to mention, it’s a much more natural alternative to
    chemical-filled cleaning sprays.

  • It can be used to draw out infections:
    Applying pre-brewed teabags to infections such as pink-eye, canker sores, blisters and warts can help reduce pain, draw out the infection and speed up the healing process.

  • It can soften and deodorize feet:
    Using green tea, prepare yourself a foot soak. Once the water is a bearable temperature, soak your feet.
    The green tea is naturally antibacterial, and will get rid of any smell. Once the water gets cold, dump out the contents of the teabags and exfoliate for refreshed, soft feet.

  • It can minimize the appearance of bruises:
    A similar idea to eye bags, the tannin's in tea will help reduce swelling in bruises. Use cooled black teabags
    for maximum effect.

  • It works well as a DIY air freshener:
    Take a dried out teabag, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and voila! A natural and homemade air
    freshener that you can hang in your car, kitchen, bathroom, etc.

  • Clean Carpets and Rugs:
    Use pre-brewed tea to clean and deodorize your floor coverings. Store used tea bags in the refrigerator
    in a cup of water to keep them from spoiling until you have enough to cover the surface you want to clean. Sprinkle the loose tea over rugs and carpets and leave them until they are totally dry.
    Then vacuum them up or sweep the dried tea leaves away.



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