Reuse your tea bags after making that cuppa in these 5 genius ways

If you love brewing yourself a fresh cup of tea now and again, you will certainly be pleasantly surprised to

If you love brewing yourself a fresh cup of tea now and again, you will certainly be pleasantly surprised to know that you can now reuse your old tea bags in many different ways! Soothe your burns, degrease your dishes, remove unpleasant smells from your closet and so many other uses!

1. Soothe skin irritations
Tea bags can help with your minor skin irritations, like cold sores or sunburns! Simply grab an old tea bag, dampen it in lukewarm water and then gently press against the affected area. The tea bag will not only naturally relieve inflammation, but it will also speed up the healing process, without any side effects whatsoever.

2. Get rid of circles under your eyes
Used tea bags can also come in handy for the unsightly aspect of the dark circles under your eyes. If you haven’t gotten too much sleep and that starts to take its toll on your skin, gently press used tea bags against your under eye area and cheeks, to reduce the puffiness and to rejuvenate the skin.

3. Degrease your dishes
Old tea bags can act as outstanding degreasers — simply let your dishes soak overnight and place a few used tea bags in the sink. This will dislodge the fat deposits that have accumulated on the dishes.

4. Feed your garden
Re-brew used tea bags in a bucket of water and use the resulting weak tea to water your plants and protect them from fungal infections. Alternately, open up used tea bags and sprinkle the damp leaves around the base of your plants to fertilise the soil and deter garden pests.

5. Clean carpets and rugs 
Use pre-brewed tea to clean and deodorise your floor coverings. Store used tea bags in the refrigerator in a cup of water to keep them from spoiling until you have enough to cover the surface you want to clean. Then open the used tea bags and let all of the leaves dry until they are still slightly damp, but no longer wet. Sprinkle the loose tea over rugs and carpets and leave them until they are totally dry. Then vacuum or sweep the dried tea leaves away.

What other ways do you know to reuse tea bags?