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Mul-TEA-tasking: 8 DIY Ways To Use Bigelow Tea

At home, there’s more than one way to enjoy Bigelow Tea! In recognizing February as our “Do It Yourself” month, our employees have tested certain methods that put our teas to good uses. And our results have been successful!

So, here are eight tried-and-true ways for you to DIY with Bigelow Tea:

  1. Reduce razor burn

To soothe razor burn and relieve painful nicks and cuts, apply a wet Bigelow Tea bag to the affected area. And don’t forget to replace the blade before your next shave.

  1. Relieve your tired eyes 

Soak two Bigelow Tea bags in warm water and place them over your closed eyes for 20 minutes. The tannins in the tea act to reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes.

  1. Soothing mouthwash

To ease mouth sensitivity, rinse your mouth with a cup of hot Bigelow Peppermint Tea mixed with a pinch or two of salt. Peppermint is an antiseptic and contains menthol, which reduces pain on contact with skin surfaces.


  1. Perfume a sachet

Next time you make a sachet, try perfuming it with the aroma of your favorite Bigelow herbal tea. Open a few used herbal tea bags and spread the wet tea on some old newspaper to dry. Then use the dry tea as stuffing for the sachet.

  1. Enhance your compost pile

To speed up the decomposition process and enrich your compost, pour a few cups of strongly brewed Bigelow Tea into the heap. The liquid tea will hasten decomposition and draw acid-producing bacteria, creating desirable acid-rich compost.

  1. Clean wood furniture and floors

Freshly brewed black Bigelow Tea is great for cleaning wood furniture and floors. Simply boil 2 tea bags in a quart of water and let it cool. Dip a soft cloth in the tea, wring out the excess, and use it to wipe away dirt and grime. Buff dry with a clean, soft cloth.

  1. Prepare planter for potting

For healthier acid-loving potted plants, place 2 or more used Bigelow black or green 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.

  1. Shine your mirrors

Brew a pot of strong Bigelow black tea such as Earl GreyEnglish Breakfast or Darjeeling, let it cool, and then use it to clean the mirrors. Dampen a soft cloth in the tea and wipe it all over the surface of the mirrors. Then buff with a soft, dry cloth for a sparkly, streak-free shine.

And then reward yourself with a cup of your favorite Bigelow Tea!


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8 Responses to “Mul-TEA-tasking: 8 DIY Ways To Use Bigelow Tea”

  1. Nina writes:

    I open a bag of green tea the first of each month and sprinkle it around my plants and then water them. It also keeps my cat out of them.

  2. Kathy writes:

    Nina, interesting…thanks for sharing!

  3. Gloria writes:

    I do add the used tea to the compost pile. Never thought of brewing it and pouring it out though.

  4. Imelda writes:

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  5. Kathy writes:

    Imelda, please give us a call at 888-244-3569….thanks

  6. Beth writes:

    I do the eye thing with my tea bags but the warmer they are the better. My friends all laugh at me because when we are sitting around I will pull my tea bag out of my cup squeeze out the excess and lay it on my eye then move it to the other eye shortly I also rub the surrounding area with the tea bag it’s very soothing If I don’t do it they think I am sick or something

  7. Jan writes:

    Chamomile tea makes a lovely hair rinse. Let it sit, I pour over a few times and leave in for a few minutes before rinsing.

  8. Kathy writes:

    Jan, what a creative way to use the Chamomile Tea! Thanks so much for sharing with us