Here are 20 ways you can use a bottle of hydrogen peroxide around your home.
Disinfect Toothbrushes & Dental Products
You can soak your toothbrushes, mouth guards, and retainers in hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes to kill bacteria and disinfect them. Make sure you rinse them really well with warm water before you use them again.
Disinfect the Kitchen Sponge
Mix a 50/50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide together and allow your kitchen sponges, rags, and scrub brushes to soak in the mix for about 10 minutes. Give everything a good rinse under warm water after soaking.
Sanitize Cutting Boards
You can wash your cutting boards and spray a little bit of hydrogen peroxide on the surface before scrubbing and rinsing for a quick disinfectant. You can also allow your wood board to soak with some hydrogen peroxide for about 5 minutes before rinsing and scrubbing it with salt and lemon juice for a deep clean.
Clean & Sanitize Toilets
You can deeply sanitize and clean your toilet bowl by pouring about ½ a cup of hydrogen peroxide around the inside and allowing this to sit for around half an hour before scrubbing and flushing. You can also pour a little bit on your toilet brush and allow it to air dry before putting it back in the holder.
Plastic and rubber kid and pet toys can be sanitized and refreshed by allowing them to soak in a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. Remember to rinse the toys really well before drying them and putting them back in the rotation.
Sanitize Beauty Tools
You can use a bit of hydrogen peroxide to wipe down or soak your beauty tools for quick sanitizing. You can also mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water and clean your makeup brushes in the solution then allow them to air-dry overnight.
You can clean your fruits and vegetables by filling your sink with cold water and mixing in ¼ a cup of hydrogen peroxide and allowing your produce to soak for a few minutes.
Clean Ceramic Dishware
Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together into a paste and spread it onto stained and discolored ceramic dishes or cookware to brighten and clean the surface.
Clean & Sanitize Mattresses
While your bedsheets are washing, you can spray a 50/50 mix of water and hydrogen peroxide on your mattress to kill dust mites and bacteria. Make sure your bed is completely dry before you put your bedding back on.
Clean the Washing Machine
Pour about 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide into the drum of your washing machine and run a hot water rinse cycle to clean and deodorize your machine monthly.
Make a Foot Soak
You can soak your feet in a mix of 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 3 parts water to kill bacteria on your feet to help with odors and protect against the spread of athlete’s foot.
Spot treat a pimple by dabbing a bit of hydrogen peroxide on the spot using a cotton swab.
Remove Armpit Stains from White Clothes
Mix ¼ a cup of hydrogen peroxide, ¼ a cup of baking soda, and ¼ a cup of water in a bowl and allow the stained shirt to soak in the mixture, use a toothbrush to scrub the stains in the underarm area and allow the garment to soak for about half an hour before washing normally.
Sanitize the Humidifier
Run your humidifier with a 50/50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide to clean and sanitize it.
Clean & Brighten White Grout
You can mix ½ a cup of baking soda, ¼ a cup of hydrogen peroxide, and a teaspoon of dish soap to make a really effective grout cleaner. Make sure to put on protective gloves before using this mixture.
Remove Skunk Spray
You can treat skunk-sprayed clothing by soaking the clothes in a mix of 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 6 parts water for an hour, rinsing with cold water, and then washing normally with a cold water cycle. You can also clean yourself or your sprayed pet with a mixture of 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide, ½ a cup of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of dish soap.
Remove Blood Stains
Allow a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to fresh bloodstains and once the fizzing stops, dab the stain away.
Clean Stains from Marble
Mix together some flour and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and apply it to the stain on the marble then cover the area with some plastic wrap and leave it overnight. Rinse the area well and repeat as needed.
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