10 Ingenious Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

Most people keep hydrogen peroxide in their house as part of their first aid kit. But unknown to many, hydrogen peroxide has tons of uses other than cleaning your cuts and scrapes.

Here are some of the surprising uses of hydrogen peroxide. Keep in mind that these tricks can only be used for 3% concentration of hydrogen peroxide.


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1. It cleans wooden chopping board.

Bacteria that can cause a number of diseases can build up in an improperly cleaned wooden cutting board. To clean this kitchen must-have without using harsh chemicals, use hydrogen peroxide and vinegar.

2. It helps you grow mushroom in the fridge.

Grow oyster mushrooms inside your fridge with the help of a hydrogen peroxide, sterilized sawdust, a few handfuls of straw, paper bag and a freezer bag. Check out this easy instructional video.

3. It makes sure your vegetables are safe.

To prevent bacteria build-up on your veggies, spray 3% hydrogen peroxide on your produce. Let it soak for five minutes before rinsing off and drying.

4. It cleans sponges.

Just like onions, hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean sponges. Simply combine equal parts of warm water and hydrogen peroxide in a shallow bowl. Soak the sponges in the mixture for about 15 minutes before thoroughly rinsing.

5. It removes several types of stain.

A great stain fighting agent, hydrogen peroxide can be used to remove traces of stains caused by red wine, blood and armpits.

For red wine, combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and liquid detergent and pour over the stain. Blot with towel then was with warm water before letting it dry.

Armpit stains can be eliminated by creating a mixture of 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and 1 part dishwashing liquid and applying it on the affected area. Allow it to sit for an hour before rinsing it with cold water.

Simply pour directly over pesky blood stains for about five minutes then blot and rinse with cold water. Repeat these steps until the stain is removed.

6. It whitens nails.

Make your nails shine using hydrogen peroxide. Just soak a cotton ball on the hydrogen peroxide and apply it on your nails for whiter, healthier-looking nails.

7. It can help you beat a cold.

Get rid of a cold by putting  a few drops of hydrogen peroxide into each of your ears every morning. Wait until the bubbling and stinging subside then drain onto a tissue.

8. It can be used as a mouthwash.

To whiten your teeth and kill germs thriving in your mouth, mix half water and half hydrogen peroxide in a glass and gargle it like a mouthwash. Don’t swallow.

9. It helps you clean the house.

You can clean toilet bowls, dishwasher and fridge and get rid of mild by applying hydrogen on these items.

10. It disinfects countertops.

Since you always place food and countertops, you need to disinfect it on a regular basis. Spray hydrogen peroxide into counters, then allow it to sit before wiping it clean.

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