Most of us start our day with a cup of tea and usually there are lots of used tea bags which we throw away every single day. Tea is rich in anti oxidant which fights the free radicals in our body. It has anti aging properties and the ability to re-energize the body. We feel rejuvenated after having this as a beverage but there is much more to do with these bags other than just use these to make your favorite beverage. Today I will be sharing How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Hair volumizing conditioner
Tea usually finds use in coloring hair brown and conditioning them too. For a conditioner put some used (2-3) tea bags in a tumbler and boil in some water for next 10-15 minutes. Divide this into two parts and keep aside till it cools down.
- Use the first part to apply as a hair tonic directly on the roots of the hair. Tea makes hair stronger and delays graying of the strands too.
- Add half a juice of lemon to the other part and use it as a conditioner or last rinse post head wash. This gives a volumized look to the hair.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Goodbye Foot Odor
Foot soaks are important to maintain good hygiene of your feet but bath salts and essential oils do not come cheap. Add used tea bags in your foot soak and bade good bye to foot odour completely. Use cold water and add two used tea bags and then soak your feet in it to rejuvenate stressed toes and enjoy odorless feet 🙂
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Deodorize Hands
Hands start smelling foul after cooking fish or dealing with garlic, onions and gingers in the kitchen. Even expensive scented hand washes are not enough to get rid of the stink but worry no as the key to this problem lies with your used tea bags. Rub a wet tea bag in between your palms as this will soak up the odor and give you fresh feeling palms instantly.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Treatment for puffy eyes
Puff eyes add many years of age to your face and are difficult to hide with makeup. No more expensive eye creams to get rid of puffiness, simply place used tea bags in the refrigerator for a while and then place them over your puffy eyes and let it remain for some time. This will relax your tired and puffy eyes.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Body Scrub
The aroma of tea invigorates one’s senses so how about an exciting body scrub using the same. Cut open a few used bags as per need and take the tea out and mix with brown sugar. Use olive oil as the base for scrub and add a few drops of lemon. While the tea and sugar would scrub off the dead skin cells, olive oil would not let the skin over dry while lemon would brighten up the skin.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Mouthwash recipe
Foul odor from your mouth can come in the way of your self confidence as well as your social life. Make your own mouth wash to kill that pyretic odor from your gums. Dissolve one used bag in a glass of water and used it to rinse your mouth post meals. This will refresh your mouth for sure.
- For bleeding gums hold an used tea bag against the gum for sometime till the blood stops coming out.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Bath Essential
Bath salts add that spa like sensation in your bathing experience but they come with a hefty price tag. Dip two tea bags and immerse them in your bucket of water and bathe or use this water as your last rinse. This will instantly impart a refreshing feeling to your senses.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Kill Boils and warts
Whether its insect bites or warts like issue a tea bag can extract the poison and sooth down the skin. Hold any used tea bag on the affected area and keep till the itch goes away. Doing this regularly will initiate the quick healing of the skin.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Natural Hair Color
Most of us like to experiment with our hair color but somehow the chemicals and after effects scare us from even trying. However henna is something which our hair loves as it imparts strength and shine to the strands.
- Boil used tea bags in some water for ten minutes and add this to your henna recipe. Add other ingredients as per your wish and apply as usual. For stronger tint increase the no. of tea bags. Tea imparts brown color to the strands with consistent use.
- Tea bags boiled with a handful of rosemary leaves can also create a nice tint of color. Apply this to your hair and shampoo as usual. Doing this regularly will add color to the strands.
How to use Used Tea Bags for Skin and Hair – Cool Sunburns
Sun burnt skin is red and sensitive so simply hold cool used tea bags on the sun burnt skin for some time until the redness gets reduced. This also provides a cooling effect on the affected area.
That’s all folks! Hope you liked my post on used tea bags. Share your favorite hacks using tea bags in the comments. Stay Blessed 🙂