If you are someone who drinks tea regularly, here is one more reason to enjoy your favourite beverage: your used tea bags have a multitude of uses.
From personal care to gardening, used tea bags have a wide range of applications.
Let us now take a look some of the unusual uses for used tea bags:
• Our family favourite – firelighters. Dry out used teabags and then pop them into a glass bottle and fill with paraffin. Instant fire lighters!!!
• If your eyes look puffy and tired, place warm tea bags on each eye. It reduces puffiness, dark circles, and refreshes your eyes.
• Placing tea bags on your skin can give you relief from sunburn. If a large portion of your body is sunburnt, you can draw a bath with cool water, put some used tea bags in it, leave it for a few minutes, and then take a nice bath.
• If you are sore, bruised, or bleeding, you can put a tea bag over the bruise for a few minutes. Tea, as some of you know, contains a compound called tannin, which constricts blood vessels. So, it can reduce the swollen tissues and stop the bleeding as well.
• Men can place a wet tea bag on their faces to alleviate the burning sensation after they shave.
• If your feet are smelly, you can put some tea bags in warm water and soak your feet in it. Being a natural astringent, tea closes the sweat pores in your feet and prevents you from sweating excessively. The tannins present in it kill the bacteria that cause foul odour.
• Used tea bags can be used to clean wooden furniture, mirrors, and pots and pans. They remove even the greasiest of stains and leave everything looking just as good as new.
• If you have metal utensils or furniture, you can use tea bags to wipe them clean. The tannins present in tea prevent rusting and keep the utensils and furniture rust-free.