Before you go and throw out your old tea bags, take a look at the following ways that they can be used. You may just rethink that impulse when you realize that the magic of tea goes far beyond that wonderful hot cup of heaven right before bed. You can do lots of things, from soothing flaming hot sunburns to growing the prettiest roses you’ve ever seen with those leftover tea bags.
Black tea contains tannic acid which has astringent and soothing properties to it. That nice cool tea bag can help soothe that raw heat caused by a sunburn, which is the first step toward healing the damage.
REVITALIZE THOSE TIRED EYES
Tannins in black tea can calm and soothe those puffy eyes. The next time you decide to have a cup of tea, store the used tea bag in a tightly covered jar in your refrigerator, but don’t leave it in for more than a few days. Then when you want to grab a nice cool tea bag when you wake up in the morning with those puffy eyes, you know right where to go.
SOOTHING ON MINOR BURNS
That same tannis in the black tea that worked wonders on your puffy eyes can also help soothe the burning inflammation that is caused by accidental burns in the kitchen. Don’t forget, you’re already storing those same tea bags in the fridge for puffy eyes that you’ll need to relieve that burn.
WONDERFUL AS AN HERBAL HAIR RINSE
There are lots of benefits to gain by doing a tea rinse, from controlling dandruff to adding shine. You could try using your favorite cup of tea for a daily scalp massage, just don’t forget to steep it for at least an hour before using it.
SHRINK THOSE UGLY WARTS
I bet you didn’t know that those lovely antioxidants in green tea can prevent warts from growing. Simply place a cool tea bag on the top of the wart and make sure it stays in place by wrapping it with an ace bandage. After 15 minutes, take a fresh tea bag and replace the old one, keep it on there for another 15 minutes. In just a few days that wart should turn black and fall off.