Natural remedy enthusiasts consistently scour the Internet and editorial pages to find natural, do-it-yourself solutions to replace the never-ending accumulation of bottles and products in their cabinets. With companies constantly developing new and unconventional ways to make products multi-use or all-in-one, it can be tough to weed through the mess and get to the real!
Although entertaining, most products end up being fundamentally ridiculous like a lipstick that can be used as a pen with a foldout comb or a hair band/belt that can also transform into a hamper.
Teatulia single garden organic teas collaborated with nutritionists and medical specialists to peg some savvy ways to get the most out of your tea—no cup or sugar necessary!
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Condition dry hair
To give a natural shine to dry hair, use a quart (liter) of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo.
Cool sunburned skin
A few wet tea bags applied to the affected skin will take out the sting of sunburn.
Reduce razor burn
To soothe razor burn and relieve painful nicks and cuts, apply a wet tea bag to the affected area.
Give roses a boost
Sprinkle new or used tea leaves (loose or in tea bags) around your rosebushes and cover with mulch. When you water the plants, the nutrients from the tea will be released into the soil, spurring growth. Roses love the tannic acid that occurs naturally in tea.
Feed your ferns
Substitute brewed tea when watering the plants or work wet tea leaves into the soil around the plants to give them a lush, luxuriant look.
Prepare planter for potting
For healthier potted plants, place a few used tea bags on top of the drainage layer at the bottom of the planter before potting. The tea bags will retain water and leach nutrients to the soil.