Alternative Uses for Tea

Alternative Uses for Tea

It's getting colder, which means most people start drinking more tea again. You're probably familiar with all the positive and beneficial effects of tea. But there are several other alternative uses for tea as well. Here are a few:

As a facial toner:

There are many different herbal teas and each tea has different effects on our skin. Some types of tea have an astringent effect, others inhibit inflammation and so on. That is why top quality tea without any artificial additives can be used as a facial toner. A few particularly suitable varieties are:

As a hair conditioner:

Nettle tea is a real beauty booster for the hair because it has many positive effects on the scalp. Regularly massaging nettle tea into the scalp and hair can, among other things, promote blood circulation in the scalp.

For eye inflammation:

Tea can provide relief for eye problems. A tried and true household remedy since the Middle Ages is, for example, Eyebright tea, which is also known under the name Euphrasia. Eyebright can have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effects and is therefore suitable for relaxing the eyes.

You can drink eyebright tea throughout the day, but you can also use it directly on the eyes. One way to do this is to use eye compresses. Filter the tea again with a coffee filter to remove any fine particles that could irritate the eyes. Then dip a sterile compress in the cold tea and place it on your closed eyes.

As a peeling:

Green tea contains many ingredients that are good for our skin. It's very easy to make your own skin peeling at home and you probably already have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen already: green tea, honey, olive oil and granulated sugar. The active ingredients contained in green tea are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, olive oil has a lipid replenishing effect, the sugar works a scrub to remove dead skin and the honey helps, among other things, to promote blood circulation.


  • 1 teaspoon green tea
  • 1 teaspoon honey (vegan alternative: maple syrup)
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • ~ 6 teaspoons of sugar

Mix green tea, honey and olive oil together. Add enough sugar until the mass has a grainy and crumbly consistency. Apply the green tea peeling to cleansed skin, rub in gently and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

As you can see, tea is a versatile home remedy that not only tastes delicious but can do a lot more. We hope that with these suggestions we have given you some ideas of what other ways you can use tea. Have fun trying them out!