After reading this article, you will definitely buy hydrogen peroxide and keep it in your kitchen or bathroom, as it is actually one of the most versatile products.
It has a lot of uses, in the kitchen, for cleaning the home, dental care, wellness and health, and so on. The following 15 uses will reveal a lot about it, and you may find some of them quite surprising:
You should know that hydrogen peroxide gently sanitizes cuts and scrapes without harsh chemicals. Hydrogen peroxide also works as a powerful anti-septic, which helps to prevent infection. This solution should be used to help clean minor wounds but should not be used for long term treatment or to clean serious wounds. Note: make sure you use a food-grade, 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for minor cuts, scrapes and bug bites to disinfect.
Contact Lens Solution
Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a temporary contact lens fluid. The 3% solution will cleanse the lens, protect them, and break down the deposits of proteins accumulated during the entire day.
Sinus Infection Relief
Diluted hydrogen peroxide can be used as a nasal spray for those of you dealing with sinus congestion.
A food-grade, 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide can be used as an effective and safe mouthwash. When used daily, it can even whiten your teeth and help with persistent canker sores. You only need about 1 tablespoon daily; just swish around the solution in your mouth for 1-2 minutes and then spit.
Get Your Toothbrush Sanitized
Ensure that your toothbrush is keep clean by soaking it in a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for some minutes. You will destroy built up germs and bacteria, try this twice weekly.
You can get your teeth whitened with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Mix about 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of food-grade hydrogen peroxide and get a paste which you can put in your toothbrush to brush your teeth to get it whitened in no time.
And yes – you can use this powerful ingredient as an effective and safe cleaning product. Hydrogen peroxide has strong disinfectant properties and so it can be used in the kitchen, bathroom and even on your children’s toys. Note: you should also know that it’s great for cleaning mirrors and windows.
Laundry Stain Remover
Next time you have to tackle a laundry stain, try using 3% hydrogen peroxide. Gently dab the solution onto the stain and let sit for no longer than 3 minutes (hydrogen peroxide can bleach fabric if left on the stained surface too long), then thoroughly rinse the affected area.
Whiten your Laundry
In order to make your clothes naturally white, add a cup of hydrogen peroxide a load of laundry, soak for 20-30 minutes, and then wash the clothes in the normal manner.
If you just hate the persistent stain that has appeared on the carpet, you can now spray a bit of hydrogen peroxide on it, leave it to act for no more than 3 minutes, and rinse it off with a cloth. Yet, in order to avoid any complications, try this method on a smaller part of the carpet.
Mold And Mildew
Hydrogen peroxide is effective in getting rid of mold and mildew from your tiles, bath tubs, shower stalls and grout. Just allow the solution to soak in for about 30 minutes then wash normally and you will eliminate mold and mildew in no time at all.
Disinfect Kitchen Sponges and Sinks
We all know that kitchen sponges and sinks contain more germs than bathroom toilets. This means that you should keep your kitchen sponges and kitchen sinks clean with hydrogen peroxide. Here’s what you need to do – first, you need to clean out sink of any dishes or dirt. Then, you need to plug the sink and fill with very warm water and add 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Add kitchen sponges and let sit in sink for about 20-30 minutes. This will help to sanitize both the sponges and the sink and naturally kill bacteria.
Natural Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner
This may sound weird at first, but you should know that the products you buy from the store are covered in germs. But, you shouldn’t be worried, because hydrogen peroxide can kill germs on your produce, as well as help neutralize potentially harmful chemicals. Here’s what you need to do – just fill half of your sink with warm water and add 1⁄4 cup of food-grade, 3% hydrogen peroxide, then let your fruits and vegetables soak for 10-15 minutes. I would recommend using this method on fruits and vegetables with thicker skins such as cucumbers and potatoes.
Sanitize Cutting Boards
Keep your cutting boards clean with hydrogen peroxide. Just spray cutting board surfaces with hydrogen peroxide and let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse well with hot water, and then use dish soap to wash off food particles.
If your fridge has got a bit strange odor, empty it, remove all foods and drinks, and spray hydrogen peroxide inside. Then, after a few minutes, it will be completely clean and the bad odors will be neutralized. Wipe with