Tips on How to Reuse Tea Bags

Tips on How to Reuse Tea Bags

It’s often that we throw away tea bags after a one-time use. However, tea bags can be useful for many reasons, from personal to household. Reusing tea bags reduces waste and provides you with ways to improve your home, and much more.

  1. Use them for your personal spa day

  • To reduce puffiness around the eyes, refrigerate used chamomile tea bags for 20 minutes. Make sure they are damp, but not soaking wet, and apply them to your eyes for 15-20 minutes.
  • After using your lavender, peppermint, or chamomile tea bags, add them to a hot foot soak or face-steaming bowl. Your skin will love the enticing aroma.
  • For a relaxing bath, reuse your linden, lavender, or seven blossoms tea bags by adding them to an entire bathtub full of hot water.
  • To make your hair extra shiny, run a few used tea bags of your favorite scent through your hair and scalp. It will also leave your hair smelling great!
  1. Add a unique flavor to your favorite recipes

Experimenting with used tea bags in the kitchen may give your favorite foods extra color and flavor.

  • To infuse rice with a delicate taste and fragrance, add a used bag of green tea or lemongrass tea.
  • Add a used bag of cinnamon or ginger tea to your bowl of oatmeal for an extra boost of flavor.
  • Pour the contents of a used green tea bag into a small bowl, along with salt and pepper, and rub it on salmon or chicken for a delicious, tea-infused meal
  1. Mask bad odors

Tea bags tend to be absorbent and aromatic, so they can be useful in disguising aggressive smells.

  • Place used peppermint or spearmint tea bags in the trash can and refrigerator to calm bad odors.
  • When washing your hands, scrub with used chamomile or peppermint tea bags to remove strong scents like those of garlic or fish.
  • Leave used, dried tea bags of your preferred scent inside shoes to reduce odor.
  • Use the contents of a used, dried tea bag to make potpourri. Add essential oils, lemon or orange zest, and dried flowers.
  1. Use them to make your home spotless

Used tea bags can be useful in cleaning and other home improvement projects. Take advantage of their aroma and absorbing properties.

  • Soak dishes in warm water with a few used tea bags of your preferred scent to break up any lingering grease.
  • Use two bags of used black tea and wrap them in a cotton cloth. Let the cloth sit on your wood furniture, like a table, and then wipe to create a clean, polished look.
  • Rebrew used chamomile tea bags and pour into a spray bottle and use it to clean streaky windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces.