You can find hydrogen peroxide in most stores. It is a common household item that we usually use for disinfecting cuts and small wounds.
It works great as a disinfectant, however, there are tons of other uses for hydrogen peroxide. Are you getting the most out of your hydrogen peroxide or is it just sitting in your pantry waiting to be used? After reading this you might just use it more often!
Here are seventeen uses for hydrogen peroxide!
Remove Blood Stains
Yes, you can remove blood stains by putting hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Allow it to sit for a few minutes then wash it off. It is that simple.
Clean Your Countertops
Hydrogen peroxide can kill germs on any surface! Use this on countertops and more!
Get Rid of Grimey Grout
Putting hydrogen peroxide with baking soda can remove the grime in you grout easily. Brush the paste into the grout and allow it to sit for about an hour. Then rinse the paste off.
Whiten Your Teeth
Wasting money on teeth whitening strips and things of that nature are a waste of money. Especially when you could just mix hydrogen peroxide with water and swish it in your mouth for three minutes for similar results. Of course, you will need to do this for a week or two but it won’t be anywhere near as harmful as commercial whiteners.
Remove Pesticide Residue From Veggies and Fruit
Fill your sink with cool water and add in about a half a cup of hydrogen peroxide. Put your fruits and veggies in the sink allowing them to soak. Rinse then with cool water after about ten minutes and they will be dirt and pesticide residue free.
Lighten Your Hair
Yes, you can use hydrogen peroxide to lighten your hair. Spray a half and half solution of peroxide and water in your hair. Comb it through well and let it sit for 30-45 minutes before rinsing with cold water. This will give you a subtle highlight.
Rid Your Plants of Fungus
Fungus can and will ruin a plant quick. Adding a little bit of hydrogen peroxide to the plant’s water when you notice any sort of fungus growing will eliminate it.
Keep Your Fridge Clean
Hydrogen peroxide is safe to use on fruits and veggies so it is one of the best ways to clean your fridge. You will have a nice and clean fridge and won’t have to worry about poisoning your loved ones.
Put a few drops of oil in your ear as well as a half a cap of hydrogen peroxide. Tilt your head and allow the mixture to work its magic for a few minutes. After it has sat for a few minutes tilt the other way to allow it to drain.
Remove Skunk Smell
If you are sprayed by a skunk the nasty smell can be removed by hydrogen peroxide. Put dish detergent, baking soda, warm water, and hydrogen peroxide together and scrub the smell away.
Get Rid of Musty Smelling Towels
Keep your towels smelling fresh by adding peroxide and vinegar to your normal wash.
Soften Your Calluses
Calluses can be softened by washing your feet in a mixture of warm water and hydrogen peroxide.
Keep Your Fish Bowl Clean
You can use hydrogen peroxide to clean your fish tank or bowl. Being a natural solution it is safe for you and your pets.
Keep Your Cutting Boards Clean
Soaking your cutting boards in a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide will effectively remove bacteria and germs.
Whiten Your Nails
Soak your nails in a hydrogen and water mix in order to whiten them.
Rid Your Home of Pet Urine Smell
Sometimes our pets go potty in the wrong place. If this happens using hydrogen peroxide along with baking soda and dish detergent will eliminate the scent. Mix one cup of peroxide with one cup of water. Then, add in three tablespoons of baking soda and two tablespoons of dish detergent. Then wash the area.
Wash Your Pets Well
Since hydrogen peroxide is safe it works well when your pets need to be washed off a bit but don’t quite need a bath. Mix hydrogen peroxide with water and dish detergent. Then using a wet rag rub your pet with this. Then go back over with the same rag after washing it out to get the soap off of your pet.
These things are cost effective and quite easy to do. Maybe instead of having all sorts of different cleaners you should implement the use of hydrogen peroxide in your home! While I have listed 17 there are many more uses for hydrogen peroxide for more please watch the video below.