What’s The Truth About Using Tea Bags as Home Remedies

Although most of us love to brew tea instead of dipping a tea bag in hot water, tea bags come with their own attractions. For instance, with a teabag, your tea is ready as soon as the water in the cattle boils. instant right!

In this post however, we care less about which way do we get our cup of tea, in the end, we do one way or the other. What we are going to talk about today is, that your tea bag doesn’t die down inside your cup and it is still very much young to explore more in its life.

To find out what other wonders can a tea bag do, let’s have a cup of tea and not immediately send the bag into the trash.

So, here are the 6 use cases that prove that your used tea bag, in fact, is not yet fully used

Remove odor from hands after cooking

You either picked up fish, chopped onions, garlic, or something else that bothers you with the smell later on. No worries though, take one of those tea bags you’ve collected in a corner, clean your hands with it and rinse with water. Boom! the smells are gone for good.

Place a bag or two in the fridge to deal with possible bad smells

Your fridge contains all the things that have the potential to smell foul if not well-taken care of on time. Earn time by placing a bag or two inside. The teabags somehow absorb all the bad smells for pretty long.

Dishes with stains? Teabags can help

Even though it’s a dishwasher cycle, those greasy plates aren’t easy to clean. Instead of rubbing, put a plug in your sink from the hangover, fill it with some water and keep the dishes in the water.

In order not to deal with stains that the water can not afford to soften, throw in a couple of used tea bags. You’ll see the snap of those heavy stains on the plates in the morning.

Clean the parquet and wooden floors/furniture stains

Collect the tea bags you use and brew them again in plenty of water. After the resulting water cools down, use it for cleaning wood and parquet. Make your parquet and wooden floors, furniture sparkle.

Grow your hair faster, make it radiant

Take 3-4 used tea bags, throw them into 2-3 glasses of hot water and brew. Let the extract cool down. massage your scalp with the water or wash your hair with it. Thick, radiant hair is awaiting.

The reason is simple, your tea has plenty of antioxidants. If you want to leave a stronger effect, use fresh teabags instead of used.

Get rid of mice, spiders, and other arthropods

This is great right! Leave the used peppermint tea bag in the area of infestation. It is highly recommended that you use 4 tea bags per room for the best results. Peppermint is long known for its mice-repellent properties, as its smell deters and irritates their noses. For spiders, they can also be driven away with the use of either cinnamon or lemon oil.

Do you know any other uses of used tea bags? if you do, please share in the comments below!

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  1. If you have bad foot odour soak your feet for 20 minutes in a tub of warm water and tea bags. The smelly feet is gone

  2. I leave my teabags out to dry (after they were used to make tea with, obviously). After drying in the garage, I toss them into a small container with some paraffin and there you have it……fire lighters for starting the fire for a braai (barbeque).

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