After water, tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Comforting to drink (and caffeinated, no less), this ubiquitous beverage can be enjoyed either hot or cold and holds an esteemed place in many cultures.
Another great thing about tea is that you can do more with it than just drink it—you can even keep using the leaves even after they’ve been steeped. How? Here are some fun DIY activities you can try out yourself:
1. Soap Making
If you enjoy making your own soap, consider using dried leaves in your crafts. Tea leaves will enhance the scent, add interesting new colors to your soap, and can even serve as a natural exfoliant. Give it a try!
2. Fridge Deodorization
You may have tried putting a box of baking soda in the fridge, as a deodorizer. But, did you know you can also use tea? That’s right—try keeping a carton of used tea bags in your fridge for the same effect.
3. Flower Power
Different plants prefer different pH levels in their soil. Many flowers prefer higher acidity before they can bloom; to help them out, try watering them with tea every once in a while. Tea is naturally acidic and will lower soil pH—just make sure it cools down enough before giving it to plants.
4. Carpet Cleaning
If your carpets have seen better days and smell musty, you can get rid of that odor by using dry green tea leaves; used green tea is fine too, but make sure it’s completely dry first. Sprinkle the leaves over your carpet and let them sit for 15 minutes. Then vacuum them up for a newly freshened carpet.
5. Feet Soaking
Do you get unpleasant smelling feet after a long day? Not only can tea deodorize refrigerators but also your toes, too! Try soaking your tootsies in a bowl of strong tea for 20 minutes for a soothing treatment. It’ll feel just like going to the spa!
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