Does the brown bottle below look familiar to you? That’s right, it’s hydrogen peroxide that we’ve all used many times to disinfect small scrapes and cuts.
But did you know that hydrogen peroxide as a cleaner recipe has many other money saving uses?
The great things about hydrogen peroxide are that you can easily pick it up at your local drug store, it’s inexpensive and completely non-toxic.
Table of Contents
- 1 Use #1 – Remove Stubborn Stains
- 2 Use #2 – Clean Your Toothbrush
- 3 Use #3 – Get Rid of Toxic Mold
- 4 Use #4 – Wash Fruits and Vegetables
- 5 Use #5 – Miracle General Purpose Cleaner
- 6 Use #6 – Remove Musty Smell From Towels
- 7 Use #7 – Whiten Laundry
- 8 Use #8 – Brighten Up Dingy Floors
- 9 Use #9 – Laundry Detergent Booster
- 10 Use #10 – Glass and Window Cleaner
- 11 Bonus – Remove Mold and Mildew from Shower Tile Grout
- 12 Final Tips
Use #1 – Remove Stubborn Stains
Do you need to remove stubborn perspiration stains on your clothes without the harmful effects of bleach? Hydrogen peroxide is a great alternative.
- Use 1 part Dawn dishwashing liquid and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Combine the two ingredients in a bottle and mix well together.
- Spray an ample amount on the stained area and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. The sweat stains will be gone.
Use #2 – Clean Your Toothbrush
The average toothbrush can be a breeding ground for germs.
With a little hydrogen peroxide, you can disinfect them easily.
- Soak your bristles in hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly with hot water. A cleaner germ-free brush also means you won’t have to spend more money buying replacements as often.
Use #3 – Get Rid of Toxic Mold
Do you have some persistent mold under your sink or in other damp places around your home? No need to worry.
Hydrogen peroxide is both an antifungal and antibacterial solution that can be used to eliminate mold on a wide variety of surfaces.
- Spray the undiluted solution directly onto the mold and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
- Wipe if off with a towel.
- Hydrogen Peroxide is also great for sanitizing your countertops, refrigerator and cutting boards too.
Use #4 – Wash Fruits and Vegetables
When you bring your fruits and vegetables home from the supermarket it’s always a good idea to wash them to make sure you are getting rid of any dirt and pesticides.
- Fill your kitchen sink with cold water and add 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide.
- Let the fruits and vegetables soak for 5 minutes, rinse them off and put away.
Use #5 – Miracle General Purpose Cleaner
- Combine enough baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together to make a paste.
- Clean any pots, pans or kitchen utensils that have stains.
- Let the paste sit for an hour or longer and scrub the stain away with a sponge. This solution will lift the stains out quite easily.
- You can also use this same paste as a toothpaste. If you add a little bit of salt you can use it as a whitening toothpaste. It’s good for your gums and your teeth. It’s also really helpful if you are at the early stages of gingivitis.
Use #6 – Remove Musty Smell From Towels
Even though you wash your towels the smell can still get trapped sometimes.
- Combine together 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1/2 cup of vinegar.
- Add the solution to the water in your washing machine and allow them to soak for 15 minutes. Run the clothes through the rest of the wash cycle.
Use #7 – Whiten Laundry
- Add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to the rinse cycle and you’ll see your white clothes becoming much brighter.
Use #8 – Brighten Up Dingy Floors
Over time, you’ll get a build up on your floors and they start to get that dingy gray look.
- Put a cup of hydrogen peroxide in 1 gallon of warm water.
- Mop your floors or use a scrub brush on your floors. It will brighten up your floors and remove the dingy look.
Use #9 – Laundry Detergent Booster
- Add a splash of hydrogen peroxide to your dishwasher detergent. It will help fight off bacteria and cooked on food residue leaving you with squeaky clean dishes.
Use #10 – Glass and Window Cleaner
- Combine 2 and 1/2 cups of hydrogen peroxide with 1 gallon of water.
- Add 3 tablespoons of Dawn dish detergent to the mixture.
- Mix together and pour into a spray bottle.
- Spray the solution on the surface and wipe off.
It’s best to use hydrogen peroxide with 3% concentration. This is the kind that you will find at your local drug store and all of the uses here are for the 3% concentration.
You may have noticed that hydrogen peroxide is always sold in a dark container because when it’s exposed to direct sunlight it rapidly degrades.
Whenever you make your cleaners use a dark bottle. We recommend that you just use the bottle that it already comes in and add a sprayer to that bottle.
Keep the solution away from direct sunlight and don’t sit on a window sill.
Now it’s time for you to try these tips for yourself. You might be surprised at how much you can save.
Who knew that adding just one more hydrogen atom to H2O would make such a big difference?