There are certain items that we may have around our home and it seems as if we always have them available. One of those is a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and we typically have it under the bathroom sink, just waiting for the moment when we will use it.
For the most part, people tend to use hydrogen peroxide for what is listed on the side of the bottle. If we have a minor cut, scrape or other injury, we grab the hydrogen peroxide and use it to disinfect the wound. It is ideal for that use, but there may be other uses that you could keep in mind as well. After all, the chemical compound in hydrogen peroxide is the same as one found in bleaching products, such as teeth whitening products.
Not everybody is using hydrogen peroxide for all of the many uses. In fact, you are about to learn 12 different ways to use hydrogen peroxide that you may never have considered before. Once you learn about them, however, you will rush to the store to pick up a bottle of this versatile liquid.
1. Glass cleaner – cleaning glass surfaces can be difficult, including mirrors and stove tops. You can spray hydrogen peroxide onto the surface and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth.
2. Countertops – you might be surprised with the different bacteria and other microbes that breed on the countertop. Spray hydrogen peroxide in the area and say goodbye to that danger.
3. Cutting boards – if you don’t clean your cutting boards properly, you could be in for some bad news. Many germs love to call the cutting board home. You can disinfect the cutting board with hydrogen peroxide to kill dangerous bacteria.
4. Produce – did you know that you could soak produce in hydrogen peroxide safely? Simply soak it for one or two minutes and then rinse with clean water.
5. Refrigerator – one of the most important areas of the kitchen to clean regularly is the refrigerator. Spray the inside of the fridge with hydrogen peroxide and wipe clean with a cloth.
6. Pots and pans – when you have stubborn grease on your pots and pans, mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to make a paste. Rub away the dirt and grime from your pots and pans using this paste.
7. Stains – pour 3% hydrogen peroxide directly on stubborn stains. Allow to soak for one minute and then rub the stain out before rinsing with water.
8. Tile grout – there is no doubt that grout can get quite dirty very quickly. Spray hydrogen peroxide directly onto the grout and let soak for 30 minutes. Brush clean with a stiff bristle brush.
9. Mold – if you have mold, spray hydrogen peroxide directly on it.
10. Toilet bowl – pour 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide into your toilet, let it sit for 20 minutes and then scrub it clean.
11. Plants – if you want to deter fungus from growing on plants, add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to a water spray bottle.
12. Floors – add 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon of hot water before you mop your floors. It is a mild cleanser that brightens dingy floors.
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