A growing number of individuals opt for a more natural and chemical-free cleaning solution especially for homes. Hydrogen peroxide is something that you already have in your home and it is an efficient and reasonably priced common household product with lots of uses.
Stain Remover and Bleach Alternative
Hydrogen peroxide can be a natural bleach alternative. One cup of hydrogen peroxide added to your laundry load is an effective way to brighten up your white clothes. Just pour it in the presoak or place it in the washer’s bleach compartment. It can also get rid of blood stains on clothes. Simply pour the hydrogen peroxide on the blood stain and observe the bubbles. Once the stain hardened already, use cold water to rinse it and to make it un-crusty.
Counter Top and Cutting Board Cleaner
After using the cutting board on meat, hydrogen peroxide is a good way to prevent bacteria such as salmonella to stick and stay on the board. Wash as usual and then rinse prior to pouring hydrogen peroxide over it to get rid of all the germs and microbes. Same thing applies to your counter tops. You can moisten a clean rag with hydrogen peroxide or use a spray bottle to mist peroxide on the counter tops before wiping them off. Make sure to store the hydrogen peroxide in a dark bottle because it tends to break down because of light, rendering the liquid ineffective.
Wash Veggies and Fruits
Veggie and fruit washes are becoming well-known because more and more people tend to get conscious of the pesticides and germs on the produce. Instead of buying a pricey spray or wash, hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean up the produce. Just add a quarter cup of peroxide to a sink filled with water and wash veggies and fruits to get rid of microbes and germs as well as to neutralize pesticides.
Mix 50% water and 50% hydrogen peroxide and place it in a spray bottle. Use it to spray down and clean as well as sanitize and deodorize the toilet and sink areas in your bathroom. Just wipe them with a rag for a germ-free surface minus the toxic chemical residue.
You use your toothbrush to clean your teeth but how hygienic is your toothbrush? Lots of germs can hide in your toothbrush especially in between its nooks. You can buy toothbrush cleaners but hydrogen peroxide is a cheaper and easier alternative. Just pour a small amount of hydrogen peroxide on your toothbrush after every use. You can also soak your toothbrush for a few minutes in a cup with peroxide.
Anti-Fungal for Plants
Hydrogen peroxide is also a good anti-fungal spray for plants. Just add one ounce of hydrogen peroxide to one cup of water and spray your houseplants every day. This will help prevent the growth of fungus as well as help your plants grow fuller and greener.
Plastic Ware Cleaners
Sometimes, your plastic containers used for storage gets stained by turmeric or tomato sauce. Such stains can be removed by soaking them in peroxide for one day. Your plastic containers will either be returned to its original condition or there will just be an obvious staining reduction.