Use tea bags in your house and your car with these 7 surprising tricks

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 consume, there are different uses for them that could change how you live your daily life. They will not only be used to brew your morning, noon and night beverage but will also be used for daily cleaning. Don’t throw them away after infusing them, save them for all the household uses we’ve listed below.

1. 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 kinds. Tea bags emit a nice-smelling odour that covers moisture, mould and bad smells in the car. They are much more effective than the car air fresheners found in stores because they can last up to 7 months.

2. To clean your home

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

5. For you blemishes

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

6. For your sunburns

Place some cold tea bags on the parts of your body that are burned by the sun or on small lesions. The tea will automatically alleviate the pain. It also works for irritated skin, eczema and insect bites.

7. For your chapped lips

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