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debtea2
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deborah
nutley nj
USA
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Posted - Jan 01 2021 :  07:40:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tired of boring, flavorless rice?
Tea can boost the flavor profile of your grains without any extra salt or seasoning. Simply place a leftover tea bag or two in the boiling pot of water and let it do its thing. Then cook rice as usual. Youíll be left with a subtle tea flavor thatíll fool your family for gourmet. Jasmine green is very nice.

Make a Face Scrub
When your face needs a little TLC, pop open a tea bag and exfoliate away. While tea is typically digested, it can also be used on the skin. Tea is said to help shrink large pores and provide a healthy glow. Simply pour the contents into a bowl and add 1 heaping teaspoon of honey. Gently rub the mix onto your face in circular motions. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Tone Your Skin
The tannins react with proteins to tighten your skin pores. So if youíre looking for a mild astringent skin toner, peppermint and green tea , a moist tea bag is an effective and inexpensive remedy. You also can make the tea, cool and pour into a small spray bottle and refrigerate, spritzer on it feel wonderfully refreshing especially in warm weather.

Neutralize Odor
fridge: Out of baking soda? Used tea bags can work just as well to absorb odors. Place them in a dish in the back of the fridge and compost after a couple of weeks.
Garbage cans: give the house an unpleasant, lingering smell. Tea bags to the rescue! Neutralize odor by dropping a few leftover dried tea bags at the bottom of your garbage cans. Bye-bye, bad odor.

Make Affordable Air Fresheners
Skip buying pricey air fresheners. You can make your own good-smelling sachet in minutes. After youíve brewed up a cup or tea, allow the tea bag to dry. Next, add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to the satchet. Hang it in the laundry room or place in your dresser drawers.

Relieve Swollen Gums
I bet you didnít know that tea can also help heal your mouth. Yup! Dentists have recommended black tea bags for a temporary remedy after tooth extraction because they help stop bleeding, shrink swollen blood vessels and kill some bacteria. To treat gums, simply press a cooled wet tea bag against the gum and surround the tooth. Keep it there for 5 minutes.

Reduce Puffiness Around Eyes
Allergies, too much salt, and lack of sleep can leave you with puffy, swollen eyes. To help this, soak two tea bags in warm water and then pop them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool. Place one bag on each eye for up to 5 minutes, and youíll see the puffiness slowly disappear.

Repel Pesky Rodents
Mice donít like the smell of peppermint or tea, so peppermint tea makes a natural repellent. Collect a few leftover peppermint tea bags and steep in hot water. Then add a drop or two of dish washing liquid. Pour into a spray bottle and use around the nooks and crannies of the house to ward off unwelcome visitors.

Compost:
Toss used tea bags into your compost piles or around shrubs and perennials to give them a nutrient boost. The tea will decompose releasing the much-needed nitrogen for your plants. Flowering plants that need a lot of nutrients will be particularly appreciative.


All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar..." - Helen Hayes


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JeanP
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Jean
Deary ID
USA
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Posted - Jan 01 2021 :  10:50:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my, Deborah, I'll have to print this one out. Wonderful tips. Thanks so much.
jean


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HealingTouch
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Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
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Posted - Jan 01 2021 :  11:43:05 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Great tips. Thanks for posting!

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janamarieje
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Jana
Southern California
USA
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Posted - Jan 03 2021 :  09:26:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Jean, I am going to print both the coffee grounds and tea list out for future use. I sure could have used the black tea idea a few weeks back to help relieve some of the swelling after a tooth extracted. Thank you Deborah!

Jana
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debtea2
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deborah
nutley nj
USA
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Posted - Feb 28 2021 :  10:40:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am so glad you all find this useful

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar..." - Helen Hayes


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