8 Awesome Ways to Reuse Brewed Tea Bags

 

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Tea is the second-most consumed beverage on Earth, yes. In fact, it contributes 1500 tons of landfill waste each year. So if you're a tea drinker and a lover of the environment, you'll be happy to know that there are ways to reuse them. 

 

Oh, look. Even Audrey Hepburn knows the other uses of tea.

 

{Hydrate your skin}

Your skin can delight in tea as much as your tastebuds do. Instead of your usual bath salts, run your bath water over several used tea bags for an aromatic and skin-rejuvenating soak. The tealeaves will help restore your dried out skin from too many summer days spent outdoors to velvety softness. The antioxidants in green tea are particularly good for revitalizing skin.

{Exfoliate with it}

Exfoliate your skin with a green tea and almond body scrub. Mix 1/3 cup of finely ground almonds with 1/3 cup of wheat bran, and stir it into 1 cup of hot green tea. Stir in 1 tbsp. of olive oil, and massage the body scrub into dry areas. Rinse the scrub off with warm water, and follow with a moisturizer.

{Relieve tired eyes}

This method's an oldie but a goodie. Place cooled tea bags on your eyes, spa-style, for 10 minutes to relieve puffy, red eyes. The tannins in tea will reduce discoloration and inflammation. Chamomile’s soothing properties work particularly well to relieve agitated eyes.

{Eliminate bad breath}

Before you get up close and personal with your significant other, do the classic sniff-and-smell breath test. Does yours smell a bit, well, bad? Make an impromptu mouthwash using twice-brewed tea. Simply swish around a generous amount of twice-brewed green or mint tea in your mouth to kill the bad breath bacteria. Now, go ahead, pucker up.

{A homemade pedicure}

Your mouth isn’t the only body part that can benefit from odor-neutralizing tea. Next time you plan to treat yourself to a natural pedicure, give your stinky tootsies an antibacterial boost by soaking your feet in a basin of warm water topped with several used tea bags. Luxuriate for 15 minutes.

{Make flavored rice}

Reuse your tea bags in… what better place than the kitchen? When cooking rice, add your used herbal tea bags to the water to create a mild-flavored rice that’s all your own. Our suggestion? Drop in a few used jasmine tea bags to your boiling water.

{Facial Spritz}

Treat your face to a refreshing green tea spritz in the middle of a hot day! Steep 5 tsp. of loose green tea in a cup of boiling water. Strain the leaves and put the water in a small spray bottle. Mist the face whenever you want to tone and refresh. Keep refrigerated and use within 24 hours to ensure ultimate freshness.

{Facial Mask}
 
Spend a few minutes with a green tea facial mask. Mix 1 tbsp. of powdered green tea with an egg white and 1 tsp. of pure honey, and whip them together with a fork. Apply the mixture to the face and leave it for about 30 minutes. Rinse it off and apply a moisturizer.
 

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1 comment:

Mui Stylelicious said...

nice post. I used to use this teabag to relieve my puffy eyes. and sometimes help to relieve my pimples heehee....

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