Keeping hydrogen peroxide in your home has many uses, besides helping disinfect minor cuts and scratches. In fact, the same compound is used to make bleaching products such as teeth whitening creams and strips so cleaning with hydrogen peroxide can be very helpful.
Here Are 12 Alternative Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide:
1.) Glass Cleaner
You can clean glass surfaces in your kitchen, such as stove tops and mirrors, by spraying a small amount of hydrogen peroxide on the surface.
2.) Remove Stains
All stains (including blood stains) can be cleaned with the help of hydrogen peroxide. Grab your three percent hydrogen peroxide and pour it directly onto any stain. Let it soak for about a minute. Scrub away the stain and rinse the area with fresh, cold water.
3.) Get Rid of Mold
Fill a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and apply it directly to any mold or fungus. This will prevent it from growing any further.
4.) Clean the Fridge
A clean refrigerator does not only look nice, it also will kill any harmful bacteria living inside of it. Pour hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle. Spray the interior of your fridge and let it sit for a couple minutes. Then wipe it down with a clean cloth. This will remove any dirt and crud and it will disinfect it, too.
5.) Tile Grout Cleaner
Tiles in your bathroom and kitchen can quickly become very dirty. Using a spray bottle, apply hydrogen peroxide on the grout. Allow it to sit for a half an hour until it completely soaks in. Then, you can remove any dirt with a brush that has stiff bristles.
6.) Cleanse Your Toilet
Pour 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide into your toilet. Allow it to rest for 20 minutes and then scrub the bowl thoroughly.
7.) Rinse Your Produce
Surprisingly enough, hydrogen peroxide is perfectly safe to use when cleaning your produce. This will clean it thoroughly and remove any dirt, bacteria, or chemicals that may be sitting on it. Soak your veggies and fruits in hydrogen peroxide for a minute or two. Then, rinse them completely with clean water.
8.) Brighten Your Floors
When you decide to mop your floors next, try mixing 1 gallon of hot water with 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide. This is a very mild cleaner and is safe to use on all surfaces, especially floors.
9.) Countertop Disinfectant
You can take advantage of the power of hydrogen peroxide by using it as a countertop disinfectant. All you have to do is spray away and wipe clean!
10.) Clean Your Cutting Board
Cutting boards are often difficult to clean. If the cleansing is not completed adequately, germs and bacteria can multiply. Wipe down your cutting boards with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect them and kill and bacteria.
11.) Keep Fungus Away From Plants
To protect your plants from fungus, try adding a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to the water you use to care for your plants. Try to keep the ratio 1 gallon of water to 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide.
12.) Remove Grease From Cookware
With stuck-on grease and other grime, try making a paste with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Use the paste to scrub away any leftover food particles. Depending on how well the grease is stuck on your pan, you might need to let it sit for a couple minutes first. Then, you can begin scrubbing with warm water and a brillo pad.
These 12 hydrogen peroxide uses are just scratching the surface. You can even save a trip to the dermatologist and use it to safely remove skin tags! We hope this helps but now we want to hear from you.
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