Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eco Friendly Tea


I was recently asked for some eco-friendly uses for tea in honor of Earth Day. I have tested all of the ideas listed below...now if I could just remember to bring the reusable bag with me when I go to the supermarket.

* Used green tea leaves can be placed on top of the soil of houseplants to provide rich nutrients. All-natural plant food!
* Used black or green tea leaves can be used to feed azaleas and hydrangeas- just sprinkle the leaves on the soil around the plant. Note- My azaleas love tea.
* Used black or green tea leaves can be dried and made into sachets. Place the sachets inside boots and sneakers to absorb odors and moisture. Note- I use 2 in each shoe for my husband's sneakers!
* Used green tea leaves (dried) can refresh a stinky carpet. Sprinkle the tea leaves on the carpet, use the broom to gently move the leaves into the carpet fibers, wait 1/2 hour and vacuum.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was not aware that green tea could be used as a food for plants! You've given us some really great tips!

Chloe said...

Hi! I have another one to add,used black or green leaved dried are good odor absorber when added to kitty litter.

Linda19118@gmail.com said...

I love that. I will test it out (I have a calico).