Life Hacks

Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Help You Clean

March 22nd, 2016

Hydrogen peroxide can be found at any drug or grocery store. It’s a common household item typically used to disinfect cuts and wounds. However, it’s far more useful than that. You can use hydrogen peroxide to do all sorts of cleaning!


Whiten Teeth

Don’t waste your money on teeth-whitening strips when you can use a homemade solution. Mix half water and half hydrogen peroxide together. Then, swish around the solution for two minutes and spit it out. Repeat this process each day until your teeth are whitened.


Eliminate Pesticides In Veggies

Fill a sink full with cool water. Then add 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Put your fruits and vegetables in the sink to let them soak. Finally, rinse them with cool water.

This will leave your food pesticide and dirt-free. Don’t worry, they’re totally fine to eat.


Lighter Hair

If you want to highlight your hair on a budget, then use this tip. Spray a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water to the sections of the hair that you want highlight. Then, comb through. Let this sit for about 30 minutes before you rinse with cold water.


Remove Blood Stains

Remove blood stains from fabric by applying hydrogen peroxide to the affect area. Let it sit on the stain for a few minutes before you wash.


Destroy Fungus From Plants

Don’t you hate when fungus ruin your plants? Add a bit of hydrogen peroxide to the plant’s water when you see fungus growing. This will eliminate it. Once the fungus disappears, return to normal water.


Clean Countertops

Hydrogen peroxide isn’t just effective at killing germs on your wounds. It can kill germs on any surface! Use this neat hydrogen peroxide solution to clean your countertops. Learn the full details here.


De-Grime Grout

Combine hydrogen peroxide and baking soda together to remove the grime in your grout. Brush the paste into the grout using a toothbrush and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then, rinse off.


Clean Your Fridge

Hydrogen peroxide can be used on fruits and vegetables, so it’s a great way to clean your fridge. You don’t have to worry about poisoning your family.


Earwax Removal

If you want to get rid of earwax, then try this solution. Put a few drops of oil in your ear first. Then add half a cap of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Tilt your head to let this mixture work for a minute. Next, flip your head over to drain the earwax into a tissue.

It might be gross, but it sure is effective!


Musty Towel Smell Is Gross

Are your towers not smelling fresh? Get rid of the nasty odor by adding 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup vinegar to your normal wash.


Skunks Suck

If you are ever sprayed by a skunk, don’t panic. Hydrogen peroxide can eliminate the nasty smell. Combine 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1 teaspoon of dish detergent, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 2 quarts warm water together. Then, scrub yourself with this solution to cleanse yourself.


Soften Calluses

Soften calluses and kill fungus on your feet by washing them in a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide (50/50).


Clean Aquarium

Clean your aquarium or fish bowl using hydrogen peroxide. It’s a natural solution so it won’t harm your pets at all!


Disinfect Cutting Boards

Remove bacteria and germs from your cutting board by soaking it in a 50/50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide.


Whiten Nails

Soak your nails in a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water to make them white again.


Pet Urine Smell

If your pet happens to go potty in the wrong place, then you’re in luck. Hydrogen peroxide can get rid of the urine smell. Mix 1 cup water, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons baking soda, and 1 tablespoon dish detergent to eliminate the scent.


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