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Hydrogen Peroxide Doesn't Just Disinfect. Here Are 5 Little-Known Uses For It
Do you know of any other great uses for Hydrogen Peroxide?
Ashley Brewer
11.08.17

You probably have hydrogen peroxide in your medicine cabinet. It’s a great ingredient for disinfecting and cleaning scratches and wounds. But hydrogen peroxide is far more useful than you think. Keep reading to see why you might want to stock up on the handy product.

We found 5 brilliant ways to use hydrogen peroxide for so much more than the occasional scraped knee.

These hydrogen peroxide hacks will make your life easier, cleaner, and healthier.

DIY Teeth Whitener

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Rupert Taylor-Price via flickr

Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together to make a paste. The combination of both ingredients will break down stains and leave your breath super fresh.

Remove Baked-On Food

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Pots and pans can get messy after cooking a big meal. Often times, food can become caked and baked on your nice dishes. Soak your pots and pans in a mixture with hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap. The food will come right off with the swipe of a sponge.

Clean Your Toothbrush

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It might sound weird to clean something that is supposed to be doing the cleaning. Toothbrushes, however, can harbor a lot of bacteria; from your mouth and in the bathroom. To prevent bacteria growth, soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide for five minutes, once a week. Rinse with water and your toothbrush has been instantly sanitized.

Sanitize Your Fruits

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Sanitize your fruit and remove that residue from the sticker with a bit of hydrogen peroxide. Just place a bit of hydrogen peroxide on a damp paper towel and give your fruits and veggies a scrub. Simply rinse, and you’re good to go.

Disinfect Leafy Greens

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Leafy greens tend to have many nooks and crannies that are hard to clean with a simple rinse under the faucet. These areas can contain harmful bacterias that you don’t want to feed your family. Instead, spritz your kale and spinach with a hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar mixture.

For full tutorials and more info on these easy and convenient tips, watch the video below.

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By Ashley Brewer
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Ashley Brewer is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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