How Can You Take Advantage Of Used Tea Bags?

Every day, more and more people are becoming interested in getting the most out of everything they use, as well as throwing away as little as possible. In this article, we will discover that drinking tea daily is not only a healthy habit, but we will learn that we can find a practical solution for just about everything.
How can you take advantage of used tea bags?

It is not just the dried remains of a plant that can no longer be used. Therefore, in this article we will explain the surprising uses for used tea bags. They can be used as fertilizer for your plants. Treatment of bags under the eyes. Means to remove odors from refrigerators and cabinets. Remedy against mosquitoes, and so on.

Environmental awareness

Every day, more and more people are becoming interested in getting the most out of everything they use. As well as throwing as little as possible. In this article, we will discover that drinking tea daily is not just a healthy habit. But we will learn that we can find a practical solution for just about everything.

Used tea bags as fertilizer for the plants

Many people who have a garden or an orchard already have a compost heap. A place where they throw organic leftovers from cooking or unused parts taken from the garden daily. And after a few weeks it will be converted into fertilizer for the plants. This is without a doubt a resource that gives us the opportunity to have less waste, and at the same time, allows us to have better breeding ground.

By following this same idea, the contents of used tea bags also allow us to fertilize.  On a small scale, the plants in our house. We can wait until we have more, or even better, use each one right after we have made tea. You can just dump the contents of used tea bags straight into the ground in the pot and just mix just a little.

If the tea bags are made of organic material and do not contain a metal closure, you can bury them directly in the ground and cover them with some soil on top.

Anti-inflammatory treatment

Most types of tea have good properties, not only for our internal health, but also for our skin. The most common, black tea or green tea, also have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe, such as bags under the eyes, swollen eyelids or insect bites.

Tea bags will be even more effective if they are cold, since cold also helps reduce swelling. Therefore, we suggest that you always have some used tea bags in the freezer. When you need one, you can take it out of the freezer and use it right away for several minutes.

Tea bags absorb odors

This is possibly one of the unknown uses. Used tea bags. When dried, they have a function similar to sodium bicarbonate (baking soda): they absorb bad odors. For this reason , they are ideal to keep inside the refrigerator or in cupboards.

A tea bag is not sufficient to eliminate odors from a large space, so we recommend that you place several of them together in a box with holes. It will also look more elegant.

Like what we just talked about, you can also use them to clean carpets and beds that belong to your pet. You just need to sprinkle the contents of used tea bags on top, let it sit for a few minutes and then wash it with the vacuum cleaner. This way you will remove dust and bad smell at the same time.

Incense against mosquitoes

Those who love incense and aromas should know that tea bags and leafy leaves can also be used in an incense burner to clean the air and drive away mosquitoes, especially if they contain black tea, lemon, lavender, rosemary or eucalyptus.

Reuse of the same tea bag

If you are trying to save as much as possible, you should also know that you can reuse the same tea bag for another tea, especially if it still has a lot of flavor left. Maybe you can use two used tea bags for one tea the second time, and thus you will achieve a taste similar to a new tea bag.

You can also boil a couple of used tea bags and use this water to prepare a foot bath, or just put them in the bath water. The properties they contain, as we have already mentioned, such that they are anti-inflammatory and eliminate bad odors, will also work in this case.

Photos reproduced with permission from A girl with tea, rabi wy Anders Adermark.

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