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10 Super Clever Tea Bag Hacks

August 27th, 2018

Enjoying a nice cup of tea is quite relaxing. It’s warm and full of healthy stuff to drink. But when we’re done drinking our tea, those tea bags are often thrown right into the trash. But you might want to hang on them. There are actually lots of ways you can put them to use around your home.

Here Are 10 Reasons To Never Throw Out A Tea Bag:

1) Tea Steam Facial

Drop a few tea bags in a steaming bowl of water. Lean over the bowl and let the steam wash over your face for 5 to 10 minutes. The antioxidants in the tea will work wonders for your skin. Learn more here.

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2) Refresh Your Carpets

Let your tea bags dry out. Open the bag and pour the dried leaves into a handful of baking soda and sprinkle the mixture over a carpet. Let it sit for 20 minutes before you vacuum it up. The tea and baking soda will trap dirt and absorb odors.

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3) Treat Skin Irritation

Place a damp cooled tea bag to minor rashes and bug bites. The tea will soothe inflammation. It will also reduce itching.

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4) Get Rid Of Under Eye Circles

Got bags under your eyes? Use tea bags. Cool them in a refrigerator and place them on your eyes for a few minutes. The caffeine with shrink the blood vessels around your eyes.

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5) Absorb Yucky Odors

Put a dry used tea bag in your drawer, closet, refrigerator, shoes or anywhere else you have stink. The tea will absorb the odors. And it won’t leave behind a strong scent.

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6) Soothe Sunburn

Out of aloe? Try tea bags instead or double up with both aloe and tea. The tea will reduce inflammation. Rebrew your old black tea bags. When the water turns black, cool your tea and dip a rag in it. Use the rag to dab the tea on your skin. Just don’t wipe off let your skin soak it in.

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7) Make Your Hair Shiny And Smooth

Brew a strong tea with old tea bags and let cool. Soak your hair with the tea and let it sit for 10 minutes. Shampoo and condition as normal for silky smooth hair.

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8) Fire Starter

Dry out your tea bag and dip it in melted wax. Place the waxed bags on a piece of tin foil or parchment paper. Let the wax get hard and use them as fire starters.

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9) Polish Wood Surfaces

Re-brew your tea bags in warm water and apply to your wood surfaces with a rag. Use elbow grease to buff the wood. It will restore shine to your wood.

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10) Dissolve Grease

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If you have nasty grease stuck in your pan you can use a tea bag to get it up. Place your tea bag in the pan and fill it with hot water. Let it sit overnight. The tannins in the tea will loosen up the grease so that you can scrub it in the morning.

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