Great things to do with your used tea bags

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Sure the obvious use of a tea bag would be for steeping an amazingly delicious cup of tea, but have you ever wondered what other ways they could be used? There are a number of things that you can use your tea bags for to help improve your health and life. If you’re looking for something to do with your used tea bags, here are some tips.

Tea bags can be used to relieve sunburn and irritation in your skin. You can use the bags of aloe tea over your sunburned areas to help sooth them. You can also brew aloe tea and then pour the tea into a cool bath and get right in to help ease the pain of your irritated skin. This is also affective for burns.

Tea bags can be used to help with eye puffiness. This is one of the most popular ways to get some use out of your old tea bags. Let your tea bags soak in cold water and then hold them over your eyes. This will help eliminate any redness or puffiness that you may have in your eyes from lack of rest or if you’ve been crying. Some believe that this may even be helpful for pink eye.

Tea bags can help reduce the pain of razor burn. Applying a few wet tea bags to any areas that may be in pain due to razor burn will help sooth the area. Just remember to replace your blade next time.

Tea bags can help the pain your children may feel after losing a tooth. To stop the pain or bleeding from a tooth that has been recently lost, or just pulled, you can press a wet tea bag to the spot.

Tea bags can help remove stinky odors from your skin. Use tea bags when you wash your hands with water. This will help remove any odors that may be on your hands after cooking or eating stinky foods like fish.

Tea bags can be used on your meat to add a unique taste. If you’re looking for a new way to marinate your food, trying using tea bags that have been steeped in a cup of tea with sugar. This can add a unique sweet taste to your meat.

Tea bags can be used to eliminate odors in your home. A great, natural and cost effective way to get rid of stinkiness is by using tea bags. Add unused tea bags to smelly shoes or closets to get rid of the stench. This is a great method if you hate the unnatural smell of other odor removers.

So the next time you are ready to throw out your tea bags, remember all of the different things that you can do with them before they go into the trash can.