In your cabinet, there is a household chemical solution that has many more uses than you know. From the title, you know I am talking about hydrogen peroxide. Here are 10 amazing hydrogen peroxide uses that I am willing to bet you did not know about.
When having hydrogen peroxide in the house, make sure you are following safety guidelines:
- Keep the cap on at all times when not using.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Store in a cool, dark place.
- Keep out of eyes and was immediately if contamination occurs.
- Make sure you using the correct grade for your household.
These hydrogen peroxide hacks are not proven medically. Contact a medical professional for any medical questions and issues.
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1. Clean Your Tooth Brush With Hydrogen Peroxide
Found on The Dental Check
You might think just because you use a toothbrush every day to clean your teeth that it automatically is clean its self. Imagine how many germs ended back on the toothbrush after you finished brushing. Or if you keep your toothbrush out on the counter, think of how many bathroom germs collect on it throughout the day. Use hydrogen peroxide to clean your toothbrush before putting it into your mouth.
2. Genius Spray Bottle Peroxide Hack
Found on Listotic
Hydrogen peroxide is a great cleaning product for many reasons. One reason is you know exactly what it is made of. The second reason it’s such a great cleaner is it’s safe. The last reason is the fact that Hydrogen Peroxide is so cheap. Pick up a spray top and you are ready to go!
3. Ear Wax Removal Hack
Found on Instructables
Prior warning; putting hydrogen peroxide into your ear can cause an infection or dizziness to some people who have had previous problems with their ears in the past. Take all proper precautions when dealing with your ears. If you have some build up wax in your ear, place a few drops in your ear before you shower. Along with the heat and steam of the shower, it should break down some of the wax and help clean them out.
4. Make Your Baking Sheets Come Back To Life
Found on One Good Thing
I can’t wait to try this one! We moved into our house about five years ago and we still use the same pans since day one. You can imagine that they could use a little help getting cleaned up. Before going out and buying new pans, give this a try with hydrogen peroxide.
5. Treating Mouth Sore Hack
Found on DIY n Crafts
Hydrogen peroxide is okay to enter your mouth. Just do not swallow it. If you find yourself with a cold sore, swish some hydrogen peroxide around your mouth and spit it out. It will heal faster than if you just left it alone. There are many cold sore products on the market, but a bottle of hydrogen peroxide is still going to be cheaper and last you much longer.
6. Make Natural Bleach With Hydrogen Peroxide
Found on Don’t Waste The Crumbs
Bleach is a very harsh chemical to use and to have in your house. For those of you looking to get the benefits of bleach without the chemicals look no further than hydrogen peroxide. Mixing hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, and citrus acid you have a combination of a bleach-like substance. Much safer for those of you who have children in the house.
7. Fruit and Veggie Wash Hack
Found on One Good Thing
Being pregnant, I have gone above and beyond to make sure my produce is washed and cleaned. I know I have mentioned it in previous articles, but it’s worth stating again. The amount of germs and dirt that produce carries from the farm to the store and then into your kitchen is gross. Using a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide will make sure you are getting all of those pesticides off and keep you safe.
8. Science Experiment: Elephant’s Toothpaste
Found on Navigating By Joy
I look forward to bringing this science experiment into my classroom. Nothing is better than hands-on science lessons. Kids love them! With a few simple household ingredients, you can create this really cool elephants toothpaste experiment. The main ingredient? You guessed it hydrogen peroxide.
9. Insect Bite Treatment Hack
Found on Survival Life
Ew! This picture is gross. However, insect bites occur all the time. Some are worse than others. One way to cut back on the infections and itching is the use of hydrogen peroxide. Soak it on some cotton balls and rub it all over the bites. This will help with the healing process and the itching so you are not making it worse.
10. Faster Seed Germination Hack
Found on Balcony Garden Web
Hydrogen peroxide in your garden? Yes! Hydrogen peroxide aerates the soil and it puts oxygen into the soil according to Balcony Garden Web. All things that will help speed up the germination process and get your seeds grow faster. Again, you buy products at the store to do similar things, but how safe are they? What chemicals are in those products?
BONUS: 15 Household Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide
Found on Easy Healthy Options
We always like to include a fun bonus in our posts. One of the hacks that I often use hydrogen peroxide is orally. I use it as a teeth whitener and as a mouthwash rinse. Give it a try!
Hydrogen peroxide is a common household item that has way more uses than you would normally think. Hopefully, this article gave you great hacks to try in your own home. Buy a cheap bottle or two and get hacking!