Hydrogen peroxide is a colorless liquid that is a little bit more viscous than water. Actually, it is a germicidal agent made up of oxygen and water. Hydrogen peroxide is the safest natural sanitizer. It is most commonly used as an oxidizer, bleaching agent, and disinfectant. This versatile liquid has numerous uses. Today we present you 65 uses of hydrogen peroxide. We recommend you to read all of them and buy a bottle of hydrogen peroxide as soon as possible.
Be careful: Pure hydrogen peroxide can explode if you heat it to its boiling point. That’s why many household products contain a diluted solution, with 3-5 percent of the active chemical.
THE COMPLETE LIST
1. Eliminate Viruses
If you drop 3 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in your ear you can reduce the duration of flu or cold. Wait for 10 minutes and let it drain.
2. Get Rid of Pesticides
We all know that fresh veggies are treated with pesticides, but detrimental chemicals that shouldn’t be consumed. If you want to get rid of these chemicals, soak the veggies in a bowl with a solution of ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide and water. Wait for 30 minutes, rinse them and leave them in the fridge.
3. Get Rid of Airborne Germs
Take a gallon of water and add a pint of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and add the solution to a humidifier. Let it run until the mixture is completely used up. The disinfectant and antibacterial properties of the solution will get rid of airborne germs.
4. Whiten Your Teeth
Hydrogen peroxide is an ingredient in almost all teeth whitening products. Prepare a mixture of a teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 2 teaspoons of water, brush your teeth with toothpaste and then swish a mixture around the mouth. Rinse your mouth. You should repeat this 3 times a week.
5. Bleach Finger and Toe Nails
When you remove nail polish, your nails usually look discolored. Dip your nails in a bowl with 3% hydrogen peroxide for 3-4 minutes to reverse their natural color. You can repeat the procedure for few days or until you get the preferred effect.
6. Bleach Hair
Hydrogen peroxide is safer than other bleaching products, so you can use it to bleach your hair naturally and safely.
7. Create Hair Highlights
If you want to create sun-bleached hair highlights, spray some hydrogen peroxide on wet hair and wait for 15 minutes. Rinse it carefully.
8. Rejuvenate and Detox
If you want to detox and rejuvenate your body in a completely natural way, just soak in a bath with hydrogen peroxide for half an hour. Just add a cup of 35% hydrogen peroxide in a tub and enjoy for 30 minutes.
9. Eliminate Stuffy Sinuses
You can make a solution with natural hydrogen peroxide to unclog your sinuses. Mix a cup of hydrogen peroxide and a cup water. If you need you can make a more concentrated solution.
10. Stop Toothache Pain
A mixture of coconut oil and hydrogen peroxide is extremely effective in relieving a toothache because the antibacterial properties of these two ingredients can help you to get rid of the bacteria that cause the pain.
11. Disinfect Wounds
You can disinfect small wounds with Hydrogen peroxide. Just use a small cap of 3% solution.
12. Make An Antiseptic Mouth Rinse
Mix 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide and a cup of water and use it as a mouthwash to avoid bad breath caused by bacteria.
13. Eliminate Acne
Make a face rinse with 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar and 2 tbs of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Wet a cotton pad with the solution and apply onto the acne area. Use a different pad for different areas in order to prevent transference of bacteria.
14. Get Rid of Boils
Add a cup of 35% hydrogen peroxide in a bathtub and eliminate boils and detoxify your body.
15. Soften Calluses and Corns
Soak the calluses and corns in a solution of equal parts hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar.
16. Get Wax Out Of Your Ear
Pour two drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear and a few drops of olive oil. Wait for 2-3 minutes and let the solution drain.
17. Prevent The Dreaded Swimmer’s Ear
This ear infection is very painful! If you want to avoid an ear infection, apply a few drops of a mixture made of hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar immediately after swimming.
18. Get Relief From Ear Infections
To ease the symptoms and eliminate the ear infection, apply about eight drops of hydrogen peroxide to the problem ear.
19. Eliminate Skin Mites
Spray 3% hydrogen peroxide onto the affected area. Repeat it several times after a couple of minutes.
20. Get Rid of Foot Fungus
Mix equivalent amounts of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water and apply the mixture to foot fungus.
21. Make A Marinade For Poultry, Fish Or Meat
Place meat inside a casserole containing identical parts of water and hydrogen peroxide. Rinse the meat.
22. Disinfect a Toothbrush
In order to disinfect your toothbrush, soak the toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide.
23. Remove Stubborn Stains From Clothing
Blood is almost impossible to remove. Pour hydrogen peroxide onto the stain and wait for a few minutes. Rinse it and see the difference.
24. Control The Growth Of Fungus In Aquariums
If you own an aquarium, you definitely need hydrogen peroxide. Follow the instructions that can be found elsewhere in order to avoid harming your fish.
25. Get Rid Of Algae
For every 66 gallons of water, add 60 ml of hydrogen peroxide. Use a dropper and add the mixture over a span of about 5 minutes.
26. Make An Emetic For Household Pets
Hydrogen peroxide induces vomiting, so if your pet has eaten something bad or has swallowed something that needs to be thrown up you can use hydrogen peroxide.
27. Use As A Dishwasher Detergent
Add some hydrogen peroxide in your favorite dishwasher detergent in order to make it last longer.
28. Create An All-Purpose Cleaner
Fill a spray bottle with diluted hydrogen peroxide and use it as an alternative to expensive commercialized cleaners.
29. Clean Your Contact Lenses
Put your contact lenses in a diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide overnight in order to clean them and remove the accumulated protein.
30. Make Laundry Whiter
If you add a cup of hydrogen peroxide to the wash and if you wait for 30 minutes, you will remove the yellowy stains and make your laundry whiter.
31. Remove Organic Stains
Mix two parts of hydrogen peroxide and one part dish detergent and apply the mixture to organic stains like wine, blood, and coffee. But don’t use it on darker fabrics.
32. Eliminate Undesirable Odors
In order to remove unpleasant odors, soak the fabrics in a solution made of white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
33. Clean Carpets And Rugs
Spray a diluted solution on your light carpets or rugs and clean them as you usually do.
34. Disinfect Your Lunchbox
Spray a diluted mixture of hydrogen peroxide in order to remove the accumulated bacteria in your lunchbox. Wait for a few minutes and wipe it away.
35. Keep Your Shopping Bags Fresh
Spray the shipping bag with hydrogen peroxide and wait for a couple of minutes. This way you will disinfect the dirty bag and you will remove the unpleasant odors.
36. Improve The Germination Of Seeds
Soak the seeds in hydrogen peroxide to remove fungal spores that may obstruct their germination.
37. Thoroughly Clean Your Humidifier
Take a gallon of water and add a pint of hydrogen peroxide to the humidifier to disinfect it and remove mildew and mold. The humidifier will run smoothly and cleanly.
38. Clean Tile Surfaces Better
Tile surfaces store dirt and stains over time, which is almost impossible to remove. Fortunately, spraying hydrogen peroxide onto tiles is an easy way to get rid of them.
39. Clean The Toilet
Pour 1/2 a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl and let it work for 30 minutes before cleaning. This simple trick removes stains and disinfects the bowls.
40. Make Grout Whiter
Make a paste of white flour and 35% hydrogen peroxide. Cover the grout with the paste and don’t rinse it off until the next morning!
41. Get Rid Of Soap Scum In The Sink Or Bath Tub
If you want to eliminate soap scum fast, just spray the surface with 35% hydrogen peroxide and wait for 30 minutes. Wipe it away and rinse carefully.
42. Say Goodbye To Mold
Some of the best health organizations in the world recommend using 3% hydrogen peroxide to remove mold successfully. Spray the mold with the mixture and wait for a few minutes before cleaning it with a clean and dry sponge.
43. Clean Glass Better
Use a hydrogen peroxide to spray the glass surface to remove the dirt more successfully. Don’t forget to wipe the surface with an old newspaper.
44. Clean Kitchen And Bathroom Counter
To disinfect and clean the bathroom and kitchen cupboards, spray some diluted hydrogen peroxide onto them and wait for a couple of minutes. Wipe it off.
45. Remove Stains From Stone Countertops
Make a paste of white flour and some hydrogen peroxide and apply it directly onto the stain. Wrap the surface in plastic. Wait until the next morning and clean it.
46. Remove Collar Stain
Spray the collar with a mixture of two parts of hydrogen peroxide and one part liquid detergent. Wait for a couple of minutes and wash it.
47. Remove Wine Stains
Mix equivalent amounts of liquid detergent and hydrogen peroxide. Then, pour the mixture on the stain and remove it with a clean cloth.
48. Easily Kill Mites
Spray the mites with hydrogen peroxide to get rid of them. Repeat the procedure a couple of times, if necessary.
49. Improve Your Plant’s Root System
Fascinatingly, watering the plants with a mixture containing 32 parts of water one part hydrogen peroxide improves the roots of the plants.
50. CleanYour Mirror Exceptionally Well
Spray the mirrors with hydrogen peroxide and use an old paper to wipe them.
51. Make Short Work Of Armpit Sweat
Mix one part of dish detergent and two parts of hydrogen peroxide and apply onto the stains. Soak them for a few minutes and wash them.
52. Disinfect Sponges And Dishrags
Soak the dishrags and sponges in a mixture of two caps of hydrogen peroxide and hot water for 30 minutes. This way you will disinfect and clean the dirty dishrags and sponges.
53. Disinfect Your Cutting Boards
Spray the cutting boards with hydrogen peroxide and wait for a couple of minutes. Rinse them with clean water.
54. Wash Fruits
Have you ever heard that veggies and fruits are covered in wax and dirt? To remove them, simply spray them with hydrogen peroxide and rinse them with clean water.
55. Clean Your Refrigerator
To clean your refrigerator thoroughly, spray it with hydrogen peroxide and wait for a few minutes. Wipe everything with a clean cloth.
56. Remove Stubborn Foods
Make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and scrub onto the foods spots. Wait for a few minutes and scrub it with sponge and warm water.
57. Clean Kid’s Toys
Spray your kids’ toys with hydrogen peroxide and wipe them down with a towel or wash them in a mixture of cup of hydrogen peroxide and water.
58. Brighten Curtains And Table Cloth
Wipe down the yellowy parts with a cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide or you can add a cup of hydrogen peroxide to your wash.
59. Prolong The Freshness Of Your Vegetables
Fill your sink with cold water and pour a half cup of hydrogen peroxide. Soak the veggies in this solution for 30 minutes and rinse them. Dry them with clean towel and put them in the refrigerator.
60. Enjoy A Fresher Salad
In order to keep your salad fresh longer, add a tbs of food-grade hydrogen peroxide to ½ cup of water. Spray the mixture onto the salad.
61. Add In Your Enema Water
Add a tbsof hydrogen peroxide to four cups of water.
62. Get Rid Of Canker sores
Swish a capful of hydrogen peroxide around your mouth for about 8-10 minutes. This way you will get rid of the stubborn canker sores.
63. Gain Control Of A Yeast Infection
Add two capfuls of hydrogen peroxide inside of your douche two times every week.
64. Treat Animal Wounds
Animal wounds are similar as human wounds. Dab the hydrogen peroxide directly onto the wound.
65. De-mold Plants
To de-mold your plants, spray them downwith 3% hydrogen peroxide.