How to Recycle Tea Bags and Herbal Teas

Recycling tea bags

After enjoying a good tea or a pleasant herbal tea, the first thing we do is throw the bag away, in the dustbin. Yet, do you know that even tea and herbal tea filters can be reused in many different ways? As always, the ways of creative recycling are endless and the sachets become perfect as a natural remedy useful not only for our beauty but also for home and garden care.

How to reuse tea bags and herbal teabags

But let’s see in detail, step by step, how many things can be done with the recycling of tea bags and herbal teabags. 

  • First of all, tea bags or herbal teabags can be reused to prepare other infusions. It is enough, in fact, that you get at least two filters used, to have an infusion whose flavor is similar to that prepared with the virgin tea bag. In this way you can get three infusions every two bags, saving one teabag every three. Even using only one sachet you can have two teams that are quite similar in taste, but you have to reduce the infusion time of the first tea (the one made when the sachet is intact), so then, during the second infusion, the sachet will be able to release a still intense aroma, resulting in similar to the first one.
  • The filters used are also very good against abrasions after shaving, because they often contain chamomile, which releases soothing properties.
  • Also excellent against burns, sunburn or caused by small domestic accidents, such as minor burns at the stove. Apply the filter still wet on the affected part and you will feel immediate relief, especially with herbal tea bags or mauve and lime tea.
  • With the used filters, placed in a bowl of lukewarm water, make relaxing foot baths, which not only rest the ends eliminate unpleasant odors.
  • If you love lavender tea, its moist filter will help you deodorize every little space, from the fridge to the drawers. Let the sachets dry and then put them away where you need them.
  • Prepare an infusion of tea with three teabags, 1 tablespoon of sage, and 1 of rosemary; let it rest for about 6 hours and then use it to wash your hair.
  • With the filters used, relax the tired eyes, just resting them over the part and let it work for about half an hour. Then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  • Leave the filters outdoors for two weeks and then, with the mixture, fertilize your plants, mixing it with the soil.
  • With the used sachets you also deodorize your pet’s litter, sprinkling the contents on top. In this way, fleas and pests are also removed.
  • With used tea filters, you degrease dishes, clean glass and floors, and polish wooden surfaces. Rinse immediately after using them, otherwise, some of these surfaces may darken.
  • Clean the doormats with the tea leaves in the filters and leave them to dry after use. Sprinkle them with the above leaves, let it work for 15 minutes, and then clean with a vacuum cleaner. You can also clean the carpets, but in the end, remove the leaves with a brush, without using a vacuum cleaner.

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Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.

Sources: Nonsprecare