Fun ways to use tea besides drinking it

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Tea is amazing because it tastes delicious, there are tons of health benefits, and there are also a number of ways that you can use it in your home besides simply drinking it. Here are some ways that tea can help some areas of your life that you may not have known before.

Tea can be used as a mouthwash. If your mouth has been less than fresh, gurgling green tea may be the solution that you’ve been looking for. Green tea can help fight the bacteria that causes bad breath. Tea also has a natural fluoride which help strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent gingivitis.

Tea can be an amazing, natural cleaning aid. Fill a spray bottle with tea and spritz your glass to remove smudges and grime. Your windows will be shinier than ever before. Dipping a clothe into tea can be used to wipe table tops and shine and polish your wood furniture. For a natural way to clean your carpets, sprinkle dry green tea leaves and then let them sit for about 10 minutes. When the time is up, vacuum them away.

Tea can be used as an inexpensive way to give yourself a spray tan. If you’re worried about tanning in the sunlight or don’t want to spend the money on a spray tan at the salon, add strong black tea to a spray bottle. Spray the tea on to your skin and let it air dry. Repeat until you have the results you want.

During the summer, tea can be used to keep mosquitoes away. Burn tea leaves in an incense burner for a couple of minutes. The smoke will keep the mosquitoes where they belong, outside, not in your house.

Tea can be used on your hair for both adding a shine to it, or dyeing. After shampooing your hair, rinse your hair out with an unsweetened tea mixture. Let it dry in your hair a bit before rinsing it out. This will give your hair a beautiful, natural shine. Tea can also be used as a natural hair dye. Steep three tea bags of black tea. Add in a teaspoon of sage and rosemary and let it sit overnight before you strain it. The next day work the mixture through your hair and repeat it until you get the results you want. This is a great way to temporarily get rid of grey hairs.

Tea is also incredible for people who enjoy gardening. Used tea leaves make a great organic fertilizer for plants. You can even bury used tea bags into flower pots. When creating compost, you can pour strong tea to speed up the process of growing good bacteria and help improve the compost.