Do you like Green Tea?🍵
You may say “Yes! I like to drink it”.
It’s obvious that Green Tea has a lot of healthy benefits. …But did you know Green Tea AFTER you drunk it – you can still use the leaves for cleaning and many other ways?
I am going to share what you can do (so many ideas!) with Green Tea Leaves in this post.
Why Green Tea is good for cleaning
Green Tea contains Polyphenol, that has a power to remove smells. Also it has effect of killing bacterias which can cause a bad smells.
More Details, read Japanese Green Tea Association Site.
You only need 2 things
Green Tea Leaves.
You can just use tea-pack green tea too.
I recommend Japanese Brand Green Tea, Itoen – they have a Match Blend Premium Tea Bags .
Itoen makes goooooood green tea!
You can try this Green Tea leaves as well, they’re directly from Shizuoka. Shizuoka is the most famous place for high quality Green Tea producing area.
Quiet often we will use used-geren tea with tea pockets. You can buy on Amazon here
First, you have these Used, Wet Green Tea leaves.
Then put those into tea pockets. If you have green tea tea-bags already, you can use that directly.
Are you ready to upcycle?
Cleaning with Green Tea
For Cutting Board
Place some wet, used Green Tea leaves in a tea pocket. Scrubb a cutting board. It will remove smell and kills bacteria at the same time. 100% natural cleaner! After cleaning dry it with kitchen paper.
You can also pour hot green tea over it directly. Use the kitchen paper to dry it.
For Kitchen Sink
Place some wet, used Green Tea leaves in a tea pocket. Scrub a kitchen sink with it. Green Tea has a power to kill bacterias, also this is 100% natural method so you never have to worry about getting your skin damaged. After finishing cleaning, just throw away the tea pocket to a garbage can. This is a one-time use cleaning method, upcycling green tea leaves.
Yes, for butts! Green Tea is 100% natural sanitizer. You can make some green tea, soak a sheet of cotton, and clean baby’s butts with the cotton. It’s good for skin as well, so if your baby was having skin irritation it may cure it. Start by trying a bit portion, see how skin reacts.
After you clean baby’s butt, make sure it’s all dry before putting a new diaper.
Remove smells with Green Tea Leaves
For Stinky Shoes
Shoes can be stinky!! 😩You can use Green Tea to solve this problem. Do you have some wet, used green tea leaves? Let them dry first. After it’s been dried, place them into a tea pocket. Put those pockets on each shoe for overnight.
Use wet, used green tea leaves. Dry them completely first. Put the dried leaves in a glass, place it inside of a refrigerator. Just like the way you use baking soda in a fridge….but this way is ‘pretty’ looking 😁
Depends on a size of your fridge and amount of green tea leaves, but change monthly.
Place some wet, used Green Tea on a cup or a small plate. Microwave it. This action will get rid of the a bad smell of microwave.
For Frying pans
Sometimes strong food smell stays on frying pans. Sprinkle wet used green tea leaves on a pan, “fry” them on a low-heat for 10 minutes. Leaves will remove food smell that way 😁
Green Tea can be aroma healing.
The smell of Green Tea has effect to relax our minds and body.
Dry the used Green Tea, put in a fishnet. Insert the net in a pillow case. You can smell Green Tea, when you turn around. It will help you to sleep deeper and better.
Put Green Tea in a fish net, put it in a bath. Take some Green Tea bath! Green Tea contains a lot of vitamins so it’s good for skin.
*Attention – after taking a Green Tea bath, be sure to wash the but. Green Tea sometimes can leave a stain.
Do you know Cha Ko-Ro / 茶香炉? It’s a incense burner especially for tea. You can burn green tea, coffee, any other tea. It’s really a natural aroma smell – to your room! 😀
You can buy this beautiful Japanese design Cha Ko-Ro at Amazon.
Be careful with pets or children.
I feel like there are more ways to use Green Tea, I will keep looking and add here if I find!