Hydrogen peroxide is something that everyone has in their bathroom or medicine cabinet. It’s incredibly useful for dealing with cuts and wounds, but there are so many uses of hydrogen peroxide! It truly is one of the most versatile liquids around, and makes for an awesome home remedy!
Here are some of the amazing uses of hydrogen peroxide, the plain old $1 bottle stuff is fine!
- Mouthwash — Worried about bad breath or oral infections? Use hydrogen peroxide as a handy mouthwash. It may not taste great, but swishing it around in your mouth can help to kill off the bacteria that could lead to tooth decay, gum infections, and bad breath.
- Veggie Rinse — Run cold water over your vegetables to rinse off most of the dirt and grime, and let them soak in hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes to kill off the rest. Just a quarter cup of the stuff in a bucket or sink full of water provides a handy antibacterial veggie wash.
- Toothpaste — Mix up some baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and use it as a toothpaste to keep your teeth clean. It works wonders to kill off bacteria in your gums, and can prevent gingivitis. Add a bit of salt, and it can make an effective teeth whitener.
- Dishwashing — Running your dishes through the dishwashing machine? Add a couple of fluid ounces of the hydrogen peroxide into the dishwasher before it runs, and you’ll find your dishes come out much cleaner and with less bacteria on it. If you want to dilute your dish soap with H2O2, it will add an extra power punch to the soap.
- Toothbrush Soak — Concerned that leaving your toothbrush in the bathroom without a cap will expose it to germs? Pour a bit of hydrogen peroxide into a cup, and leave the head of the toothbrush soaking in the liquid. You’ll never have to worry about germs again!
- Non-Toxic Wipe — To ensure that your fridge and dishwasher are very clean, use hydrogen peroxide on a cleaning rag to wipe it down. Thanks to the fact that H2O2 is non-toxic, you won’t have to worry about your food being exposed to the same chemicals you’d find in regular cleaning products.
- Cutting Board Cleaner — You cutting board may be scored with little slices and gashes from your knife, and bacteria tends to accumulate within those cracks. Instead of letting germs multiply, soak your cutting boards in the liquid to get it clean.
- Grout Cleaner — Want to make sure the grout between your tiles are clean? Apply hydrogen peroxide, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and scrub.
- Pan Cleaner — Got pans crusted with all kinds of dark, greasy stains? Mix up some H2O2 and baking soda to make a thick paste, and apply it to the pans. Let it sit for a few minutes, and scrub it gently to make your pans look as good as new.
- Toilet Bowl Cleanser — If you don’t like Ajax, pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet. After 20 minutes, scrub it clean to have very clean toilets.
- Floor Polisher — Pour hydrogen peroxide into your mop water, and use it to mop the floor for a high polish.
- Plant Protector — Spray a solution of highly watered down H2O2 to act as a safe, plant-friendly pesticide.
- Hair Highlighter — Want to give yourself highlights? Mix 50% water with 50% hydrogen peroxide, and spray it onto your hair for the best results.
Truly amazing stuff, hydrogen peroxide!