7 Ways to Reuse Teabags

Raise your hands if you need coffee or tea to wake up in the mornings! And yes, we do! We enjoy our morning cup of tea and coffee to amp up those slow-going noons. A teabag is one of those things you don’t think about much after using it. Teabags, for most people, serve their purpose after you use them, becoming trash. Try these 7 interesting ways to reuse teabags, and we promise you’ll never see these little steepers of wonder quite the same again!

Kiss those bags goodbye!

Kiss those bags goodbye!

1. Make yourself look like you sleep regularly.

You can reuse teabags to sooth puffy eyes to give you a more invigorated look. The tea also nourishes your skin and makes it soft.

This plant could sure use a meal.

This plant could sure use a meal.

2. Feed your plants.

Break open the contents of used teabags over the soil of potted plants in your home to nourish them and give them a nutrient boost. Roses and ferns are especially effective with this kind of fertilization.

You never know until you try.

You never know until you try.

3. Give your cooking water some flavor!

You can use teabags for boiling water the next time you’re in the mood for rice or pasta. We wonder how rice cooked with tea-infused water would taste?

Do you mind wiping this for us?

Do you mind wiping this for us?

4. Clean those dirty windows.

Take one of those used teabags and rub it over dirty windows. Extra points for doing this while your neighbors are watching. Hey, why not have some fun with Eric from across the street?

Finally, no more smelly hands!

Finally, no more smelly hands!

5. Keep your hands smelling awesome.

Have the strong odor of onions or something similar lingering on your hands? Grab a used teabag and wash your hands with them (add soap and water, of course). Tea naturally neutralizes strong odors.

This little guy isn't too happy.

This little guy isn’t too happy.

6. Keep annoying mice away.

Mice hate the smell of tea. Place these strategically around areas you know they’re hiding. It’s a eco friendly way to chase them out.

Before you throw out that next teabag...

Before you throw out that next teabag…

7. Reapproriate.

You can get creative and use old teabags as air fresheners. This one might require an eye for interior decorating.

So the next time you’re about to throw away your teabag, we only ask that you consider a way to reuse it for something fun and in a way that helps the environment. Every small step matters! For other ways to “Go Green,” check out Shoplet’s Shop Green tab to browse our selection of 100,000 eco-friendly and recycled products!