A cup of tea is always a good idea, whether in the morning to start the day right or at night before going to bed. Thanks to tea bags, you can enjoy it even at your office, so no excuse to miss this nice, healthy drink. But, what do you do after brewing your nice cup of tea using a tea bag? Let us guess – you throw the used tea bag in the trash, right?
Well, you will probably change this habit after reading this post, because here we give you 12 brilliant ways to use the soggy tea bags in and around your home.
12 Little-Known Uses of Tea Bags
1. Treat Sunburns
A tea bag can help treat your sunburn by stopping the itchiness and getting rid of the peeling skin. Black tea contains an acid that provides soothing effects which help eliminate the excess heat from the sunburn. Therefore, the next time you go to the beach don’t forget to bring a black tea bag along with your sunscreen.
2. Revitalize Puffy, Tired Eyes
You probably have nights when you indulge in binge-watching, and you end up with puffy, zombie-like eyes the following morning. However, you can get rid of your eye bags and revitalize your eyes at the same time with the help of the tannins found in black tea. All you have to do is put few used tea bags in an airtight container and store them in the fridge.
So, the next morning you have tired and puffy eyes, just grab some of your instant cool tea bags and put them over your eyes. Let them act for around 15 minutes.
3. Fix Minor Burns
Due to the high amounts of tannins in black tea, it can relieve inflammation caused by too high temperatures. Besides relieving the pain and inflammation, black tea can also prevent your skin from peeling. To treat a minor burn, place two or three refrigerated, damp tea bags onto the burn as a gauze.
4. Remove Dandruff
Dandruff is one of the most annoying things about hair, and unfortunately, it can be quite hard to remove it completely. Substitute your expensive anti-dandruff products with just a few tea bags. Brew a tea with them and let the bags stay for an hour before using the tea to rinse your hair. A regular scalp massage with tea will eliminate your dandruff and make your hair shiny.