I used to have a small bought gel-type deodorizer in my car that was "raspberry tea" scent. When it ran out, I washed out the container and kept it. A few weeks later my daughter commented that the car was stinky. I had been cleaning my cupboards and had found a couple of old cans of loose tea leaves. I had tried making the tea and drinking it but it wasn't very tasty any more. So I dumped the leaves (about 1/4 cup or 100 cc) into the deodorizer container and put it in the car. The next day, no smell! It has been there for three months and the car still doesn't smell.
What a great idea!
Please indicate the quantity of leaves you suggest to use in a room.
Quantity: about 1/4 cup for a small enclosed room (the largest room I tried this in is about 6'x3') or car.
I used the same amount in one container in a larger room (9' by 6') and it didn't work as well. I think it might work if I used two containers on opposite sides of the room. You may have to experiment for the size of your room, air flow, etc.
In the larger room, I sprinkled tea leaves over the tatami floor and left them for about 8 hours, then vacuumed them up.
Thanks for the great idea. I keep a couple of used tea bags handy, as they are great to press on bumps & bruises & BUG BITES .
Other than that they go in the compost pile.
Also keep a couple of damp used tea bags to put on bumps, bruises, minor burns, toothaches, bug stings & bites. Toss the old ones the next time you make tea.
I also put a couple of old teabags in my vacuum bag to keep it from smelling.
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