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Best uses for tea bags

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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 Own any cast-iron pots or pans? After washing, wipe 'em out with used tea bags. The tannin in the tea will create a rust preventing layer

by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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frndlyfn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Dry skin? Bathe in green tea! Throw a few green tea bags in the warm running water under the faucet. The antioxidants in the tea will help to rehydrate your skin.

frndlyfn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Stinky cat litter? Dry a few used tea bags, then open them and add the contents to your cat's litter box. The antibacterial properties in the tea will neutralize offensive odors.

frndlyfn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM

How about an instant facial? Apply warm, wet tea bags to your face. The tannins will tighten pores and reduce puffiness.

frndlyfn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Cooking fish or garlic? Wipe your palms with wet tea bags afterward and odors will disappear

frndlyfn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM

When I was a young girl, my mother would boil a pot of tea, then allow it to cool. Then she'd dip paper towels in it and lay it over my painfully sunburned skin. The tannins in the tea cool the burning and promote healing.

frndlyfn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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**disclaimer*** I got this in an email.  My mom never treated me with tea soaked towels.

ZsMommy
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM


Quoting frndlyfn:

Stinky cat litter? Dry a few used tea bags, then open them and add the contents to your cat's litter box. The antibacterial properties in the tea will neutralize offensive odors.

But will the cats use the box?

I know mine are finicky if we add baking soda.

frndlyfn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM


Quoting ZsMommy:


Quoting frndlyfn:

Stinky cat litter? Dry a few used tea bags, then open them and add the contents to your cat's litter box. The antibacterial properties in the tea will neutralize offensive odors.

But will the cats use the box?

I know mine are finicky if we add baking soda.

Hmm good question.  My cat likes to drink tea so I would worry he try to eat the litter.

Lala06
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Bump good to know :)
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MistressMinerva
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Thanks for the tips.

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