Used tea bags, as a rule, without hesitation and regrets are sent to the bin. However, do not rush! Who would have thought that the raw materials for scrap actually turned out to be effective, and most importantly, a free helper in the most diverse spheres of people's vital needs. Surely many do not even suspect about unusual, but useful options for using tea bags in everyday life.
Dark circles around the eyes
Why spend money buying expensive advertised lotions / face creams if tea from bags has no less effect? If you have a problem with dark circles around the eyes you need to do the following. After using the tea bags for their intended purpose, place them in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes to become cold. Then lie comfortably and lay on your eyes. The active substances contained in tea perfectly narrow the blood vessels and after about 20 minutes the swelling will go away, while the skin color in this area of the face will become fresh.
Not everyone can afford expensive remedies when there are problems with the skin of the legs, but there is an effective alternative. The skin on the feet will become very soft if you systematically make hot baths with the addition of tea bags. It also really helps against cracks in the heels and corns.
By the way, the unpleasant smell from the shoes is also a fairly common problem, especially with sneakers / sneakers. To get rid of it, dry it using tea bags and place it inside the shoe overnight. Thus, moisture and mustiness are absorbed into them.
To clean stains
Have you accidentally stained a drink or food stain on light clothing or a tablecloth? Boil tea bags in a saucepan for 20 minutes (at the rate of 1 bag per cup of water). Pour water into a basin and immerse a cloth in the solution. Leave for 1-2 hours. Then wash with ordinary powder and the stain will disappear.
To eliminate odors
Today on sale a lot of fresheners of various smells. However, often they give a weak and fleeting effect, unlike tea. Dry the tea bag and add a little cinnamon, dry zest of lemon and mint. Put in a wardrobe or in the car. A pleasant aroma will not mask odors, but absorb them.
Accidentally spilled coffee or wine on the floor leaves a stain. To get rid of it, dry the used bag and take out the tea. Mix it with a pinch of baking soda, apply on a stain. Leave on for 20-25 minutes and vacuum thoroughly. Soda with tea from the package eliminates unpleasant odors, as well as pollution. This method is especially good if there are small children and / or pets, as no aggressive chemicals are used to clean the carpet.
In addition to the listed options for using tea bags in everyday life, there are still many folk recipes for their use with benefit. For instance:
- Tannic acids and tannins contained in tea will help clean dishes from grease.
- Use green and black tea to stimulate hair growth and shine. It is necessary to moisten the strands with freshly brewed and chilled bags.
- Tea bags contain nitrogen, which is ideal for fertilizing home plants.
- With sunburn, you need a tea compress from chilled wet sachets to relieve irritation and pain.
- To give the laminate an initial shine - the floors can be rubbed with rags dipped in water with tea bags.