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Deodorize with green tea

Updated on September 17, 2008

As most teas, green teas has something called catechins an antioxidant substance that reduces odour. The leaves should be dried before used as a deodorizer. In order to dry the wet leaves you should put into a strainer and then spread out to dry, reducing the mount of water with in. The leaves should be dried thoroughly then can be sprinkled over carpets, litter boxes, pets beds and so on. For use on carpets and furniture, let sit for 15 to 20 minutes then vacuum.

The wet leaves can also be used to absorb odours in fridges. Put wet leaves in a bowl or bag and leave in the refrigerator. Wet leaves are also great to take the smell of onions or garlic from your hands. Some cultures use tea leaves for disinfecting and cleaning too, be cautious though, the leaves can stain clothes and other things so due a test before you use the leaves for cleaning purposes. Remember tea is organic so when you're done with teas leaves sprinkle them in your garden or flower pots.

Of course if you don't want to use green tea leaves for cleaning or deodorizing, they will make a healthy and tasty hot cup of tea.


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      Green Tea 9 years ago

      Green tea helps boost your memory. And although there's no cure for Alzheimer's, it helps slow the process of reduced acetylcholine in the brain, which leads to Alzheimer's.