16 Genius Reasons To Keep Your Old Tea Bags

16 Genius Reasons To Keep Your Old Tea Bags

16 Genius Reasons To Keep Your Old Tea Bags
16 Genius Reasons To Keep Your Old Tea Bags

Being sustainable and eco-friendly means using things that you already have available to you, including used tea bags. To many people think that tea bags are a one-time deal; one bag is one cup of tea, right? Not exactly! You will be happy to know you can find several uses for used tea bags.

So many items in our house have more than one use. Here are a few ways that you can reuse pre-brewed tea bags. You might be surprised!

16 Uses for Used Tea Bags

  • Brew Stronger Tea

If you like the taste of strong tea, saving your used tea bag is smart. You can add a second bag to your brew. One used tea bag won’t create a strong cup of tea, but adding a second bag with your new one will. It works with any of tea, but green and red varieties do the best with this method. if you love tea then check out 8 Wild Teas Every Survivalist Should Know

  • Antioxidant Bath

Taking a tea bag is a relaxing way to spend the evening, and tea bags are rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants will help to get rid of the toxins in your body, leaving your skin feeling soft and hydrated. Plus, if you use calming teas like chamomile or jasmine, they can help you relax and prepare to go to sleep.

  • Garden Feed

Put all of your used tea bags into a buck and let them steep in a bucket of water. Use this water to feed your plants. It helps to protect them against fungal infections. Another choice is to open up the used tea bags and sprinkle the leaves around the base of your plants. Doing so fertilizes the soil and stops garden pests from eating your plants.

Garden Feed
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  • Draw Out Infections

Place warm, pre-brewed tea bags on skin that has canker sores, pinkeye, fever blister, or other similar infections. Doing so helps to draw out the infection while getting rid of the pain and quickening the healing process.

  • Reduce Undereye Bags

One of the most well-known ways to reuse used tea bags is for those pesky undereye circles. Used tea bags can reduce puffiness and dark circles that surround your eyes after a bad night’s rest. Put the tea bags in the refrigerator to let them cool, and then place the bags on your eyes for several minutes.

Not only does this feel amazing, but the caffeine in the tea bags help to shrink blood vessels around your eyes. It’ll make you feel more refreshed.

 Undereye Bags
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  • Deodorize Carpet and Rugs

You can pick the scent out of your carpets with tea bags. Keep the used tea bags in the refrigerator in a cup of water to stop them from spoiling. Open the tea bags and sprinkle them over the carpet. Leave them to dry on the carpet then vacuum them up.

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