Hydrogen Peroxide also called H2O2 is one of the best natural cleaning agents that you need to have in your cleaning closet. It is so versatile and has been proven to be effective in stain removal and cleaning around the home. It is good for skin, oral treatments, and so much more.
H2O2 is used as an oxidizer, bleaching agent and antiseptic.
Below are some of the wonderful uses you can apply around the home and take advantage of this cost-effective product.
Washing with hydrogen peroxide
Brighten your white clothes by adding a cup or two of hydrogen peroxide to your laundry and let it soak for about an hour and then wash as normal. H2O2 is a natural bleach alternative which removes stains just as well.
Make a toothpaste with Hydrogen peroxide
Use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to make a paste and use that to brush your teeth. This is an awesome and powerful mixture that will kill germs that cause bad breath and gingivitis.
The truth is that this taste different, but is way more powerful than toothpaste. Add some essence of peppermint to get that mint finish that regular toothpaste gives.
Use H2O2 As A Plant Defender
Ward off mold from your plants by adding hydrogen peroxide to some water. Spritz on the leaves and stem of your plants.
Sanitize Toothbrush with H2O2
After each use, immerse toothbrush in some hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and prevent the build-up of germs, mildew, and mold between uses.
Sanitize Appliances with hydrogen peroxide
Use hydrogen peroxide on a microfiber cloth to wipe and sanitize your fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and other electronic devices. This will remove food stains and keep insects away.
Use H2O2 To Whiten Teeth
Make a mixture of equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and lukewarm water. Swish around in your mouth for 30 seconds, spit out and rinse with regular water.
Repeat this twice daily until you have desired results. Ensure that you do not swallow any hydrogen peroxide.
Clean Gadgets with H2O2
Your computer, keyboard, and mouse are prone to bacteria building up and can be a major contributor to cross-contamination. Damp a soft clean cloth with hydrogen peroxide and wipe down your computer set. Wipe down your phone also!
Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Boost Your Dishwashing
Add a half a cup to your dishwashing liquid to make it more powerful to remove food stains.
Make an Easy Mouthwash
Mix 1:1 ratio of water and hydrogen peroxide to make a mouthwash. It will kill the bacteria that cause halitosis and freshens the mouth. Swish around, spit out and rinse with water.
Remove Food Stains
Break up tough food stains by these simple steps. Make a paste with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and rub it into the harden food stains. Leave it to soak for about 25 minutes. Just walk away. Return after such time with your scouring pad and some warm water. Scrubbing will be easy by the time you return.
Cleans Cutting Board
Wash cutting board first with some dish soap and then rinse with water. Wet the entire cutting board with hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for at least 30 minutes, then rinse with normal water and put it to dry.
Make sure the grout is dry, spray some hydrogen peroxide on the grout and leave to soak then scrub with a toothbrush.
If you want to get it white real fast add toothpaste to the mix by dissolving it with the hydrogen peroxide while letting it remain more like a paste than like a liquid.
Pour some hydrogen peroxide in your toilet bowl and some in a spray bottle, and spray all over the bowl when you are ready to retire to bed. Let it stay overnight. Spray it again in the morning and wipe away with a dry cloth. This will give you a nicely sanitized toilet bowl.
Sanitize Baby Toys
Babies love to taste, it’s their way of getting to know things. Make their toys clean by mixing 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide in half a gallon of water in a bucket. Throw in all nonelectronic toys for 20 mins and then dry them.
Clean Your Bathing Tools
Fill the face basin with water and add one cup of hydrogen peroxide to it. Mix it all together and add your bathing tools. I think about a quarter cup of baking soda would make it much better.
Mix it all up and let your bathing tools soak for about twenty minutes. Rinse and put them to dry.
Cleanse The Skin
Hydrogen peroxide is used to clean and calm minor cuts and bruises. It prevents the build-up of germs in the cuts and on the skin.
Foot Soak Solution
If heel needs a bit of attention, give it a nice soak for 30 minutes in a solution of warm water and hydrogen peroxide. whiten nails
Cleans Shower Curtain
Just spray undiluted hydrogen peroxide on the shower curtain and leave it to break up and dissolve soapy grime that builds up and causes discoloration.
Mold And Mildew Cleaner
Put some hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and spritz on the areas affected by the mold. Let it soak 30 minutes and spray it another time. Wash with dish soap and a scouring pad then rinse with water. Wear a glove when handling moldy areas.
Sore throat Treatment
Mix a solution of equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water and gargle twice a day to treat a sore throat.
Clean Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables sometimes come with pesticides and other chemicals and sometimes bacteria from the farmers market and in stores. Wash your fruits in a nice solution of 6 cups of water and 1/4 cup H2O2 to prevent the consumption of these unwanted substances.
Preserve your salad a bit longer
Pour a tablespoon of Hydrogen peroxide in a basin with five cups of water and wash your lettuce and other leafy vegetables to prevent wilting and spoilage for a longer time.