The Many Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

by Sharon on January 25, 2012

Hydrogen Peroxide is so versatile that it can also be used for many tasks in your home. Some call it the green alternative to chlorine bleach.

Here are some great ideas that might make you grab an extra bottle or two for storage next time you shop.

1. Whiten Your White Laundry –An Alternative to Beach

  • Pour in a cup of hydrogen peroxide into a washer load of white laundry instead of chlorine bleach and it will whiten your clothes. Don’t pour it directly on your clothes. It can fade out the color just like bleach does

2. Sanitize Your Kitchen Surfaces

  • Mix up a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and tap water and pour it into a spray bottle. Use it to sanitize your kitchen counter tops, clean appliances and help keep your kitchen germ-free. Note: Mix up only as much as you’ll use at one time. If you don’t store hydrogen peroxide in its brown bottle, light will break down its chemical makeup.
  • After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

3. Kill Fingernail and Toenail Fungus

  • Soak your fingernails or toenails in a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide every day and it will kill harmful fungus

4. Help Houseplants Grow Healthier

  • Mix up an ounce of hydrogen peroxide into a cup of water and spray your houseplants with this solution. It will help your houseplants grow greener and more lush.

5. Fruit Wash

  • Add 1/4 cup to a sink of cold water. Add vegetables and fruits wash thoroughly and rinse with cool water. This will prolong the freshness and taste.

Keep Hydrogen Peroxide out of direct sunlight and in a cool place.  Store it in a dark bottle and remember to keep it out of reach of children.

For even more uses for Hydrogen Peroxide check out these blogs:

Please Note: Consult your doctor before ingesting hydrogen peroxide.

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