Tea bags that have cooled can be applied to sunburned areas
of skin. They will help ease the pain and inflammation associated with
sunburn. Mosquito bites can also be soothed in this manner.
your tired eyes
Revitalize tired, achy, or puffy eyes. Soak two tea bags
in warm water and place them over your closed eyes for 20 minutes. The
tannins in the tea act to reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes.
To help ailing houseplants, water them with cooled tea
every other day. With in a very short time they will be on their way to
recovery. Save any tea you do not drink from the drain, and share it with
your plants. Leftover tea bags can be recycled into the garden, giving
a lift to your outdoor plants as well.
your refrigerator fresh
Tea ‘sachets’ made with plain old black tea
make a perfect addition to your refrigerator. They will help keep food
odors in control.
A soothing footbath
Chamomile tea makes a very soothing footbath. It is both
a natural rejuvenator and will leave your feet both odor-free and softer
at the same time. Soak a cotton cloth in chamomile tea and then apply
to any dry areas, such as elbows, or even the dry, cracked nipples of
a nursing mother, will also be e benefit. Do check with your doctor first
if nursing, as a physician should OK anything out of the normal routine
of a nursing mother.
Tenderize tough meat
Even the toughest cuts of meat will melt in your mouth
after you marinate them in regular black tea. Here's how: Place 4 tablespoons
black tea leaves in a pot of warm (not boiling) water and steep for 5
minutes. Strain to remove the leaves and stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar until
it dissolves. Set aside. Season up to 3 pounds (1.5 kilograms) meat with
salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder, and place it in a Dutch oven.
Pour the liquid over the seasoned meat and cook in a preheated 325°F
(165°C) oven until the meat is fork tender, about 90 minutes.
To make mirrors sparkle and shine, brew a pot of strong
tea, let it cool, and then use it to clean the mirrors. Dampen a soft
cloth in the tea and wipe it all over the surface of the mirrors. Then
buff with a soft, dry cloth for a sparkly, streak-free shine.
Ouch! Why didn't you remember to replace that razor blade
before you started to shave? To soothe razor burn and relieve painful
nicks and cuts, apply a wet tea bag to the affected area. And don't forget
to replace the blade before your next shave.
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your carpet fresh
With all the different carpet fresheners on the market,
you might be surprised that loose tea can work the same
freshening magic. Sprinkle dry tea directly onto carpeting, and allow
to settle in for about ten to fifteen minutes. Then vacuum up giving your
room a nice scent. This will deodorize the vacuum cleaner bag at the same
time. This can also be done to pets bedding area, totally eradicating
the pets’ odor. Spread dry tea on pet’s bedding, allow to
‘work and then either vacuum up or shake out the loose tea. it has
also been said that tea is a natural inhibitor for fleas!
the gray out
Turn gray hair dark again without an expensive trip to
the salon or the use of chemical hair dyes. Make your own natural dye
using brewed tea and herbs: Steep 3 tea bags in 1 cup boiling water. Add
1 tablespoon each of rosemary and sage (either fresh or dried) and let
it stand overnight before straining. To use, shampoo as usual, and then
pour or spray the mixture on your hair, making sure to saturate it thoroughly.
Take care not to stain clothes. Blot with a towel and do not rinse. It
may take several treatments to achieve desired results.
To give a natural shine to dry hair, use a quart (liter)
of warm, unsweetened tea freshly brewed as a final rinse after your regular
your skin with tea
Give pale skin a healthy tan appearance without exposure
to dangerous ultraviolet rays. Brew 2 cups strong black tea, let it cool,
and pour into a plastic spray bottle. Make sure your skin is clean and
dry. Then spray the tea directly onto your skin and let it air-dry. Repeat
as desired for a healthy-looking glowing tan. This will also work to give
a man's face a more natural look after shaving off a beard.
The child may be all smiles later when the tooth fairy
arrives, but right now those bleeding gums are no fun whatsoever. To stop
the bleeding and soothe the pain from a lost or recently pulled tooth,
wet a tea bag with cool water and press it directly onto the site.
Dry a weepy poison ivy rash with strongly brewed tea. Simply
dip a cotton ball into the tea, dab it on the affected area, and let it
air-dry. Repeat as needed.
Put an end to smelly feet by giving them a daily tea bath.
Just soak your tootsies in strongly brewed tea for 20 minutes a day and
say good-bye to offensive odors.
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