Amazing benefits of used tea bags

In a world where there’s not enough room for trash, we resort to environmental principle of the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle). Being an environmental-friendly has its perks, you get to make something new out of something old and used and even have fun doing it. An added bonus to that is the fact that you get to spend only a couple of single bills for your quest to make the world a better place.

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One common kitchen item that was never thought of as an item that you can possibly recycle is your tea bag. Would you have ever thought that your tea bag would be used for more than one occasion? Disregarding the fact that instant tea bags can be reused for a number of tea cups, be they made of bali gold kratom or green sencha leaf, the item itself when it’s ready to discard need not be thrown away. Since it can be reused, it is definitely possible to recycle it. How? Here are different and creative ways of using your tea bags in different aspects of life.

1 Health

Tea is definitely good for your health but not just your inner anatomy but your outside appearance as well. Here are some health and beauty tips that might give you more than that healthy advantage.

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Mouth Wash

Probably wondering how that is? Grab a peppermint tea and try it yourself. A used peppermint tea bag does wonders to your nasty morning breath. Tea contains antiseptics and since you’re having peppermint tea, the menthol will give you that desired fresher breath. It is also a good remedy for tooth ache and gum swelling.

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2 Eye De-stressor

It’s as simple as putting a used tea bag over your eye like a cucumber and let it sit. The tannin present in tea helps reduce eye puffiness making your eyes less stressed and more revitalized.

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3 Sunburn Healer

Treat yourself to a spa, a healing spa. Throw in some of the used tea bags you have at home into your bathtub and relax. It provides a healing effect that would immediately reduce those nasty sunburns.

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4 Bruise and Wound Healer

After a rough day in the playground, you end up going home with your child covered with cuts and bruises from playing. Enjoy a cup of tea after a long day while putting the used tea bag over your child’s bruises. Tannin in tea makes the body’s blood vessels constrict, preventing your wound to continuously bleed. It also helps in making bruises heal faster.

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5 Deodorizer and Exfoliator

Probably didn’t think of the deodorizer part, huh? Cutting garlic or dealing with fish makes your hand smell even after washing with soap and water. Open up your tea bag and scrub your hand with it. not only will it remove the smell but it will also serve as an exfoliation for your skin.

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6 Injection Pain Reliever

Some people are quite sensitive to pain or have low tolerance for pain. You have the tendency to react badly with the pain after an injection- especially for children. Grab a used tea bag and directly put it over the injected area. It will help with the pain, the soreness and even speed up the healing process.

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7 Kitchen

Tea isn’t just a health drink it’s a food for all including your kitchen. Here are some creative ways of using tea in your kitchen.

Meat Tenderizer

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Who knew?! Pop in your tea bag into the next marinade you make for your barbeque. Black makes your meat really tender and extremely juicy. NO matter how tough a meat you get as long as you are equipped with black tea then you’re good to go for that really nice grilled barbeque meat.

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Don’t forget to add your typical marinade mix into your black tea marinade. With black tea in your marinade it gives your BBQ a more rustic flavour.

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8 Rust-Proofer

Before throwing your tea bag to the trash bin, grab your wet tea bag and rub it over the rusting metal. Make sure that you rub it real well. What you don’t know is that your tea has an active ingredient called Tannin. It is a chemical that creates an invisible layer around the metal making it less prone to rusting.

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9 House Cleaning Agent

It’s safer for you to stay away from those strong kitchen cleaning agents that you’re so used to using. With your used tea bags, you can use tea as a cleaning solution. Dip your cleaning cloth in the tea. After squeezing out the excess liquid, wipe the dirt off your counters, furniture and windows.

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