Hey guys, can I ask you a simple question – do you have hydrogen peroxide in your home? Well, if you don’t already have hydrogen peroxide in your kitchen or bathroom cabinet, you’ll want to after reading this. Well, you should know that hydrogen peroxide to be one of the most versatile products in my home. You can use hydrogen peroxide for kitchens, dental care, health and wellness and cleaning. Its chemical formula is H2O2, and in its purest form it’s a clear liquid that’s just a bit more viscous than water. Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used as a disinfectant and a bleaching and oxidizing agent. Some people use it to bleach their hair.
You should be very careful, because pure hydrogen peroxide will actually explode if you heat it to its boiling point. This is the main reason why most household products contain a diluted solution of the chemical. The majority of household solutions containing hydrogen peroxide have as little as 3 to 5 percent of the active chemical in them. A lot of people don’t know that the fizzing that you see when you pour hydrogen peroxide onto a cut is actually H2O2 bonds breaking apart. The bubbles are really just free oxygen molecules. The term “HP” used in this article is just a shorter way of saying “hydrogen peroxide”. Also, the majority of these “uses’ should be carried out using a 3%, standard-grade purity of hydrogen peroxide.
1. Eliminates parasites
Many experts around the world say that if you apply a couple of drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in your ears, it can reduce the duration and the symptoms of the cold and the flu. Here’s what you need to do – first, you should drop them! Then, you need to leave them for 10 minutes and finally, you need to drain your ears.
2. Get rid of pesticides and germs
Did you know that you can use hydrogen peroxide to wash off the pesticides from your fresh fruits and vegetables? Well, of course you can, and it’s very simple – you just have to add ¼ of a cup of H2O2 in a bowl with 3 cups of water and soak your fruits and vegetables for 30 minutes in it before rinsing with water. And, if you want to eliminate airborne germs, you should use this simple trick – you just have to mix 1 pint of 3% HP and a gallon of water in your humidifier and let it run.
3. Whiten your teeth
Yes, you can also use hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth at home. Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple! You just have to mix 2 teaspoons of water with a teaspoon of 3% HP and swish the mixture in your mouth for a minute. Rinse with water in the end and repeat the process until you see improvements.
4. Create hair highlights
How to use hydrogen peroxide to create hair highlights – you just have to spray some hydrogen peroxide onto damp hair and it will create sun-bleached highlights. Wash it off with water after 15 minutes. And trust me, you will be amazed by the results!
5. Disinfects wounds
You just have to apply a small cap of 3% HP on small cuts and wounds will disinfect them and keep them free of infections.
6. Eliminates acne
Did you know that a hydrogen peroxide and water mixture will eliminate the germs responsible for acne and make your face clean and smooth? Well yes, and you just have to mix hydrogen peroxide and water and use this mixture to rinse your water.
7. Soften calluses and corns
How to use hydrogen peroxide to soften calluses and corns and to get rid of them – it’s very simple! You just have to soak them in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water and they will come off easy. You will be amazed by the results!
8. Eliminates foot fungus
Here’s what you need to do – you just have to mix some hydrogen peroxide and water in a darkened bottle, then apply the mixture on the affected area to get rid of fungi on your feet and prevent infections.
9. Clean your contact lenses
Yes, you can also use hydrogen peroxide to safely clean your contact lenses – just soak them in a hydrogen peroxide-water solution overnight and they will be ready to wear in the morning.
10. Clean carpets and rugs
You can also use hydrogen peroxide to clean your carpets and rugs – here’s what you need to do! You just have to spray a diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide on your carpets to remove stains which won’t go away with water or salt. And, before you try this simple method, you should make a test on a small part of the fabric to see if it bleaches it.
11. Clean tile surfaces
You should also know that hydrogen peroxide is a very effective and useful for cleaning all tile surfaces. You just have to spray some of it directly on the stains and you will be amazed by the results!
12. Keep your shopping bags fresh
You can also disinfect and remove odors from your shopping bags by spraying them with some HP.
13. Clean your refrigerator and cutting boards
You can use this powerful ingredient to clean your refrigerator and cutting boards! Why – because cutting boards soak up bacteria and food particles over time which is why they need to be disinfected. Here’s what you need to do – you just have to spray some hydrogen peroxide on the boards and let them sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing with water. To disinfect your fridge and remove any odors in it, spray it with 3% hydrogen peroxide and wipe with a cloth after a couple of minutes.
14. Enjoy a fresher salad
How to enjoy a fresher salad – you just have to spray a mixture of 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and half a cup of water on your salad to make it last longer.
15. Remove wine stains
Here’s what you need to do – to get rid of wine stains on your carpet or clothing, mix equal parts of liquid detergent and hydrogen peroxide and pour the solution directly onto the stain. Note: make sure you use a cloth to clean the stain away.
16. Boost your immune system
Yes, you can also use hydrogen peroxide to disinfect surfaces in your home, which means that you’re essentially boosting your immune system.
17. Purify water
How to purify water – you should add a pint of hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water in your humidifier and the solution will purify your water and keep your humidifier clean.
18. Extend the life of your sponge
How to use hydrogen peroxide to extend the life of your sponge – you just have to soak your worn sponges in a bowl of warm water and hydrogen peroxide to extend their life. Soak them in for half an hour then rinse with water in the end.
19. Clean your kid’s toys
Use hydrogen peroxide to clean your kids’ toys and their play areas as well to keep them safe from germs.
20. Make an emetic for your pets
We all know that our pets, especially dogs, eat everything – which is a bid problem. However, giving them hydrogen peroxide will make them vomit and resolve the problem, and the same trick can be used if your dog or cat swallowed an object that needs to be thrown up. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with you friends and family. Thank You and take care!