Hydrogen Peroxide bottle

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Everyone’s mother used hydrogen peroxide to pour over a cut (ouch), claiming its healing powers. But what else is it good for? Lots of things!

These applications use a 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution which is available at your local drugstore!  Do not to ingest hydorgen peroxide and if using it for sanitation of food surfaces, be sure to rinse well!

  1. Whiten your clothes: Adding a half a cup to a cup of hydrogen peroxide to your washing machine will help to whiten and brighten your clothes, and is still the best way to get blood stains out!  You can also make a paste with a little bit of cream of tartar to remove wine stains and so much more.
  2. Kill the mold: Hydrogen peroxide can get rid of mold on the walls better than any mold product. Just rub the walls where the mold is growing with a little hydrogen peroxide mixed with water right onto the walls. Wash off with a clean damp towel and no more mold!
  3. Keep the toothbrush clean: Rinsing your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide then rinsing with water will help to keep your toothbrush germ-free.
  4. Get rid of foot fungus: Spray your toes with one part hydrogen peroxide and one part water mix, and get rid of any germs growing on your toes.
  5. Get rid of skunk odor: Dogs get sprayed by a skunk? Rub them down with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mix and the smell will fade faster.
  6. Kill bacteria:  Hydrogen peroxide is a government approved santizer for salmonella and other bacteria.  Use it on your wooden cutting board after cutting raw meat.
  7. Sanitize Sponges:  Sponges are just little bacteria houses!  Mix together equal parts warm water  and hydrogen peroxide and soak your sponges for 15 minutes.  Bye-bye foul odors and bacteria!  Rinse well before using.
  8. Dazzling Digits:  Put a little hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and rub over your finger nails for whiter, brighter nails.
  9. No scrub toilet cleaner:  Pour a little hydrogen peroxide in your toilet bowl and let it sit for about 20 minutes.  Stains will wipe right off.
  10. Whiten Grungy Tile Grout: Ensure the grout is dry.  Spray peroxide on the grout, let it sit for a couple of hours and scrub with a toothbrush… you’ll be amazed!

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  1. Hydrogen perixode and baking soda will work wonders on white cothes, especially bras. My sister uses HP/BS on her daughter’s white shirts for her school uniform. She says they come out looking like new.

  2. The concentration that we can buy it in is not strong enough to really kill bacteria. But another great use is getting blood out of clothes :)

  3. Peroxide also removes blood. Just be careful because it can also remove the color of the garment it ia applied full strength to stain.

  4. the drugstore hydrogen peroxide most people by is usually only about 3% hydrogen peroxide. Does this change these ratios?