Surely, we all like to enjoy a cup of tea now and then, especially when it is cold outside. They are very beneficial and they help a lot. Of course we make them by using tea bags.
However, there is something that you are perhaps not familiar with and that is that tea bags are not for brewing tea only. You can actually use tea bags as hacks in the house.
Therefore, we will present you with 13 hacks that will make you want to stock up with this household essential.
The 13 Household Uses of Tea Bags
1. Shine Mirrors
This may not sound like a good idea, but it is. A strongly brewed cup of tea can clean your windows like magic. All you have to do is let the tea cool and then dip a cloth in it. Just wipe down the mirror and then buff with a soft, dry cloth.
2. Condition Hair
You can also rinse your hair with brewed tea. Just allow it to dry before you rinse it with water afterwards.
3. Pink Eye
If you want to treat pink eye you can also use warm, wet teabags and put them on the eyes to treat it. You can also use this remedy to treat puffiness.
4. Razor Burn
You can use this hack for nicks and bumps and most importantly, you can just hold a tea bag against a razor burn to alleviate the pain.
5. Grow a Garden and Keep Pests at Bay
You can also use tea bags to grow a garden, believe it or not. You will also need seeds, a plastic tray, water and a paper towel. Therefore, do not toss the tea bag after you use it.
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6. Bleeding Gums
If your gums are on fire after you floss, just hold a tea bag treated with cold water directly to the sore gums and you will relieve the pain.
7. Foot Odor
If you soak your stinky feet in a bath made from strongly brewed tea you will get rid of the odor. Just let your legs in for 20 minutes every day if you want to achieve optimal results.
8. Insect Bites
Just place the tea bags over insect bites and you will soothe the itching.
10. Chapped Lips
If you want to repair damaged skin cells you should press black tea bags against chapped lips and that is it.
If you are one of those people who use aloe vera for sunburns, use black tea bags instead next time. Just dip them in cold water and let them to rest on the burns for faster healing. You can even soak your whole body in a tea-treated bath to cool all-over burns.
You can also heal bruises faster if you hold a tea bag soaked in water on a bruise for over 5 minutes. What happens here actually is the tannins in the tea constrict blood vessels and in this way they reduce inflammation.
If you want to prevent infection and also treat blisters, just place warm, wet tea bags over the affected area and that is it.
There you have them. The 14 hacks which you probably did not know, but now are grateful you do. We all have tea bags in our household. They are cheap, easy to find and we use them to make tea all the time. Therefore, why not use them for more than reason.
source and courtesy: thebestremedies