How to use Rooibos in your home and garden

Do not throw away cold Rooibos – rather use it on your plants. Rooibos is also good for animals, and it can even be used to dye fabrics. Here’s how:

  • Pets: Bathe pets in a solution of Rooibos to relieve eczema and other mild skin problems. Pets will also benefit from the health-giving properties of Rooibos – simply pour it over their food.
  • Garden: Potted plants flourish on cold Rooibos. Use leftover tea and/or leaves to feed your plants.
  • Dyes: Rooibos can be used to dye fabrics. The strength of the brew and the time the fabric is soaked will affect the depth of the colour – a lovely rich, reddish brown.