Clever Uses For Tea, Good Ideas Are Brewing!

Posted on January 16 2015

Zap Odors: Unlike cheap air fresheners, tea leaves wont overpower your senses, and they absorb stinks instead of masking them.Stash a few cinnamon, peppermint or lemon tea bags in your car or a closet to keep the area smelling pleasant.

Keep Plants Healthy: Give potted houseplants a boost of burying leaves from used tea bags just below the surface. Tea contains small amounts of nitrogen, which acts as fertilizer. As you water the plant, the nutrients in the tea will transfer to the soil.

Reduce Redness: Fill a spritzer bottle with cooled black or green tea and lightly spray it on your freshly washed face, then let it air-dry. The antioxidants in tea will soothe dry, irritated skin.

Clean Your Fireplace: Sprinkle a cup or two of recently steeped loose tea leaves (which tend to be bigger than those in bags) over the cooled pit before you sweep up the ashes. The wet leaves will cling to the cinders and deter them from flying all over the room as you brush them into a dustpan.

Wash Cookware: Fill a dirty pot or pan with hot water and drop in a few used tea bags to soak overnight. Tea's tannic acid helps lift off grease so cleaning is easy.

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