Hydrogen peroxide ( H2O2) have been a long time stable for myself and my family needs. Apart from its obvious uses as a medicine cabinet staple, It deserves a mention among the cleaning supplies as well and it has other uses beyond that, some of which are so unconventional that they strain the imagination.
29 Magical DIY Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide are just some of many ways to use hydrogen peroxide. There is no doubt this is an awesome old-fashioned product that has many modern-day uses. As you can see it’s an ideal sanitizer and disinfectant, among other things!
Because of the many diverse uses for Hydrogen Peroxide, We have come up with a List of 29 magical Uses for this highly versatile household product for General Health, Hygiene, Cleaning….
There are some Uses that will surprise and amaze you in equal parts. From curing a common cold to whitening teeth and even carpet cleaning, there really is something for everyone included. In the home, a 3% solution is normally used.
Read on to discover 29 reasons why you need hydrogen peroxide in your home.
29 Magical DIY Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide
1. Sanitize Sponges
Just soak your sponges in a strong (hydrogen peroxide) warm water solution, let the sponge soak for a bit, rinse it off. This will kill any germs or bacteria that love to live in the sponges.
Use a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water to gargle your mouth and you’ll find out that it’s a very effective mouthwash. Just don’t to swallow it.
3. Whiten Clothes
One of the main uses for hydrogen peroxide is whitened your white clothing. To get the desired results, add about 1/2 to 1 cup of H2O2 to your wash. It is excellent for removing hard to remove stains from white clothes.
Yes! Peroxide also works great as a blood stain remover, even on WHITE Paramedic uniform shirts. You can use hydrogen peroxide to gently keep your whites “white” by adding a little when you do laundry and then thoroughly rinse.
4. Foot Fungus
Soaking your feet in a peroxide solution helps soften calluses and corns, and disinfect minor cuts, and Cures athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, prepare a 50/50 solution of H2O2 and water, soak your feet in it once a day.
This solution will clear up the fungal problem. Continue to repeat the soak every night for several days repeatedly for it to be effective.
This can also work as a Foot Soak – It has been claimed that foot soak made of hydrogen peroxide and water can help reduce or eliminate.
5. Cleaning and Healing Wounds
Hydrogen peroxide has been proven to effectively kill germs and bacteria on wounds. That same 3 percent solution mixed 50/50 with water helps clean wounds when applied directly on the wound.
The reason you have to dilute it is because the 3% H2O2 can shock the healthy skin, according to sport injury experts. Also, after treating a wound with this peroxide, it should be rinsed off to ensure the healthy tissue is not harmed.
Hydrogen peroxide removes dead tissue, stops and stops open wounds from bleeding. It also helps heal infections, even if in very bad condition.
6. Wood Cutting Board Cleaner
H2O2 is perfect for cleaning wood cutting boards. These boards are really more difficult to remove germs from than the other types of cutting boards.
7. Eye Care
Hydrogen peroxide is also useful for cleaning contact lenses – its have said to be very effective in eliminating the microbes that build up on the lenses after some time.
8. Water Purifier
Hydrogen peroxide has been known to work as a perfect water purifier. just add a pint of hydrogen peroxide to one gallon of water you use in humidifiers and steamers, and H2O2 will help ensure that the water stays safe for drinking.
9. Tile Grout Cleaner
Speed Clean your dirty tile grout with the 3% hydrogen peroxide. It may also take some a bit of scrubbing with a brush.
10. Immune System Booster
This is truly one of the Magical use for hydrogen peroxide, Most people don’t know that our bodies actually produces hydrogen peroxide via certain leukocytes, aka, white blood cells. The role of hydrogen peroxide is to help fight off, bacteria viruses and toxins
11. Tooth Whitener
As an all-purpose whitener, hydrogen peroxide is hard to beat. Gargling with it can also whiten teeth, but the same rule applies about not swallowing it.
Pour 3% hydrogen peroxide in your water that you wash your vegetables in to remove any herbicides or pesticides from them. You can also mix up a spray bottle with 50% water and half 3% H2O2. Then wash the vegetables and fruits with the mixture to remove dirt and pesticides. After washing, rinse thoroughly with cool water.
13. Natural Hair Bleach
H2O2 have long been used as an effective hair dye and lightener. Lighten your hair by spraying it with a 50/50 mixture of 3% H2O2 and water after it has been washed. Just comb this spray through your hair and let it dry.
This does not bleach your hair drastically in the same way as the commercially lightening mixtures do. This gradually lightens and you may have to reapply every few days to get the effect you desire.
Mix it with that other medicine cabinet staple such as baking soda,(baking soda works to remove stains and debris) and you have got an effective toothpaste, which is handy for those times when you go to the store and accidentally leave toothpaste off the shopping list. it can also be used for toothache remedy
15. Mildew Free Humidifier
Mould and mildew can be damaging to your health. The quicker you clean it up the safer for you and your family You can place a pint of 3% H2O2 into the water in your humidifier to keep mould and mildew from forming. This will help the moist air that comes from your humidifier to be healthier to breathe.
16. Nail Whitener
If are your nails yellow or dirty? You can whiten them up by scrubbing them with some 3% ( H2O2).
17. Aquarium Cleaner
Hydrogen peroxide is ideal for cleaning aquariums to remove any algae and other buildups that form on the sides and other elements involved in them.
This is safe for the fish, as long as you thoroughly rinse the aquarium after cleaning it and use it sparingly, If the above instructions are adhered to, it can be used to help control fungus growth in aquariums without harming fish.
18. Refrigerator Cleaner
This is useful in cleaning the inside of the refrigerator. This keeps it clean and fresh for your foods. You use a box of baking soda to eliminate the odours, then wipe everything down with a hydrogen peroxide solution to keep your refrigerator perfectly safe.
19. Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Clean your toilet bowl with hydrogen peroxide. Just pour it straight into the bowl, and as the water in there dilute, then just swish the water and H2O2 in 50/50 proportion all around the toilet bowl, under the rim, and let it wait by letting it sit for 20 minutes or so,
Now, just brush to remove the stains, and flush. .and there you have just saved yourself from having to buy an expensive solution for this nasty job…
20. Cure For Acne
Dab on some 3% hydrogen peroxide on acne to kill the bacteria that causes it. This has been proven to also help heal the acne effectively.
21. Dishwasher Detergent
Hydrogen peroxide can be used with regular dishwasher detergent to sanitise your dishes, and it can also be used on its own to clean dishes if you wash by hand.
Add 2 ounces of 3% H2O2 to either your automatic dishwasher or to your dishwater. Add an appropriate detergent and wash your dishes as you normally would and then thoroughly rinse (if hand washing).
22. Sanitise Kid’s Toys
Clean the kids’ toys with H2O2 to keep it free from germs and bacteria that could otherwise make your children sick. Also wiping the Lunch boxes of your kids frequently with hydrogen peroxide is a great way to keep them sanitary safe…
23. Remove Deodorant Stain
Got stinky pits that leave stains on your clothes? Apply a mixture of dishwashing solution and hydrogen peroxide to the stain in a 1:2 ration, then let it sit for an hour or so. Then rinse with cold water to eliminate the stain.
24. Carpet Cleaning
Hydrogen Peroxide also works as a very effective carpet stain remover. To help eliminate stains, simply pour some hydrogen peroxide on them, then add water and dry the mixture out with a wash cloth.
25. Hand Sanitizer
Wash your hands properly with hydrogen peroxide after handling anything that is dirty or germ-laden. Then wash your hands with soap and rinse.
26. Ne-ti Pot Nasal Cleaner
This is an effective treatment for sinus infections, colds, or other nasal congestion problems. Start with a 50/50 mix of the solution and if this is not effective, you may need to change the ratio and add more H2O2.
Another one that is also proven to work well is to add a tablespoon of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to water, and presto, you’ have got an effective solution that can provide relief for sinus infections.
27. Curing the Common Cold
There is some claim that applying a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ears in the morning is an excellent way to fight one off common cold…
28. Counter-top Sanitizing
I have used Hydrogen peroxide on multiple time to sanitise my countertops. It can be used to eliminate stains, and you can use it to clean cutting boards and spray on foods to make sure they’re sanitary before and after cutting and chopping.
I make a spray using the 3% version of this peroxide mixed with water at about a 50/50 ratio. After applying, then you just wipe dry with a white cloth or paper towels.
29. Blood Stain Remover
I have also used hydrogen peroxide to remove blood from fabric…even micro suede furniture! Pour a small amount on the stain, let it bubble for a while, then blot gently.
Repeat until the stain is gone. The best part is that hydrogen peroxide will remove blood stains without damaging most fabrics. It does not weaken fabric like chlorine bleach does and does not damage/remove the colours, either.
Where To Buy Hydrogen Peroxide
Ready to try out some of these great tips and tricks? You can purchase 3 – 10% hydrogen peroxide at most food and drug stores For cleaning purposes only, you may also want to try 35% hydrogen peroxide which can also be purchased from this page on Amazon.
Remember to always exercise caution when using hydrogen peroxide – especially in higher concentrations – as the liquid and vapours can burn skin and lungs. Also, be very careful to never swallow hydrogen peroxide when using orally. Consumption of H2O2 can be severely detrimental to your health, causing dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and (in large enough quantities) even death. Hydrogen peroxide is for external use only!
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Hydrogen Peroxide is one of the most versatile stuff around the home, So what are you waiting for Pick up a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and me know what other things YOU use this awesome chemical for by dropping a comment below…..