There are some ways to reuse tea bags efficiently!

Instead of throwing out your tea bags after using them, you can use it in your car or home. Here is how to do it.


Although tea bags are bought to be used only once, different uses for them could change how you live your daily life. They will not only be used to brew your morning, noon and evening cup of tea but they can also be used for cleaning. Don’t throw your tea bags after infusing them, save them for all the household uses we’ve listed below.

1. To have more beautiful roses

Why spend a fortune on fertilizer when all you have to do is sprinkle a little tea on your soil to make sure you have beautiful roses? This is as good for your roses as fertilizer! So keep your money in your bank account and avoid this purchase.

2. To clean your home

Infuse a few used tea bags in boiling water to get a natural cleaning product that smells good. You can clean your mirrors and windows all while degreasing your kitchen.

3. For your eyes

Put some tea bags in cold water for 2 minutes and place them on your closed eyes for a few minutes. You will eliminate redness and tiredness around your eyes. Also, your eyes will depuff and your wrinkles will disappear.

4. Air freshener 

They are perfect for the car, for the house, in your stinky shoes, in your closet. You can add some wherever you like. Add some freshness to your home easily.

5. For your chapped lips

Soak the tea bags in hot water. Then, stick them against your lips and scrub for 5 minutes.

6. To have flavored dishes

Old tea bags are a great way to flavor your food without spending a penny. Why not add flavor to your rice or fish? It’s simple and your food will be even more delicious!

7. To have an even more beautiful garden


You don’t need to have a green thumb to have a beautiful garden, all you have to do is use your old tea bags! They can help your garden’s soil maintain a good pH level while increasing the soil’s nitrogen and acidity levels.

8. To clean the pots after cooking

Your old tea bags can also help you wash your pots and pans after cooking a particularly greasy meal. All you have to do is fill your pan with hot water and put your tea bag in it all night long to significantly reduce your cleaning time. Trading one secret for another!

9. To dye your hair

Believe it or not, you can dye your grey hair with your tea bags. To do this, simply soak an old tea bag and pass it over the surface of the hair to be colored. You can also dye fabric and paper. It is a natural way to darken some colors, to say the least!

10. To replace your conditioner

Hair products can sometimes be expensive. Be aware, however, that you can avoid spending on the price of conditioners. All you have to do is trade these products for your old tea bags. When you wash your hair, rub it with a used tea bag and you’re done. Buying tea is, therefore, a good investment.

11. To give your furniture a new look

Just because you have paid a small fortune for your wooden furniture does not mean that it is safe from wear and tear. Fortunately, you can give them a boost with your old tea bags. To do this, soak them a little with water and then rub the stains and scratches on your furniture.

12. To get rid of the smell of onions

Onions add a lot of flavor to dishes. Unfortunately, when we cook them, let our hands soak up their smell. To get rid of it, you can rub the palms of your hands with an old tea bag.

13. To scare the mice away

If you think you’re dealing with mice in your home, don’t waste your energy panicking: they hate the smell of tea! All you have to do is to place your old tea bags in strategic places to prevent them from invading your home.

14. In the car

Place dry tea bags in your car in various places; in the glove compartment, under the passenger seat or behind the back seat headrests. You can even use different flavors. Tea bags emit a nice-smelling odor that masks moisture, mould and other bad smells in your car. They are much more effective than the car air fresheners found in stores because they can last up to 7 months.

15. For your sunburns

Place some cold tea bags on the parts of your body that are burned by the sun or on small lesions. Tea is a good treatment for pain, it will relieve it automatically. It also works for irritated skin, eczema and insect bites. Take that, pharmaceutical industry!

16. For you blemishes

Use cold green tea bags to clean your face. They are great face cleansers and are very delicate for your skin. Even people with sensitive skin can use them.

17. To make tea!

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That’s right! You can take your tea bag back to make what is called a double infusion tea. To do this, simply let your tea bag brew a little longer, 2 to 3 minutes longer than you would normally do.