Tuesday, February 10, 2015

10 Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

I have always kept a bottle of Hydrgen Peroxide in the house.  It resides in our upstairs bathroom, with the nighttime cough medicines and cotton balls.  Over the years I have dabbed and poured Hydrogen Peroxide on many cuts and scrapes.  But I have also used it to clean ears (my favorite use), whiten clothes, and disinfect toothbrushes.  It is non toxic, inexpensive and the world's safest all natural sanitizer!  What's not to love?

Below are 10 uses for Hydrogen Peroxide.

1.  Ear Cleaner

One of my children (who shall remain nameless) could make a candle a day with his/her ears.  Sticking a QTIP  down the ear only pushes the wax in and makes everything more uncomfortable.  Ever since being told by our pediatrician about Hydrogen Peroxide, I have used it to clean all my kids' ears.  Just have your child lay flat, on their side, and pour half a capful into the ear.  After a few seconds, the Hydrogen Peroxide will start to bubble and fizz and loosen the wax.  Let sit for a few minutes while it does it's work.  A few minutes later, stick a cotton ball over the ear and have your child turn to the other side dumping the Peroxide. 

Your cotton ball will be yellow and the ear will be clean!

2.  Laundry

Add a cup of Hydrogen Peroxide to the wash to whiten clothes.  It is also great for removing blood stains.  Just pour some Peroxide right on the spot and let sit for a few minutes.  Wash as usual.

3.  Mouthwash

Hydrogen Peroxide is fantastic for tooth whitening and even lessens the chances you'll have canker sores.

4.  Toothbrush Disinfectant

Soak toothbrushes in Hydrogen Peroxide to rid them of germs and all that toothbrushing skank.  

5.  Carpet Cleaner

Try Hydrogen Peroxide on your carpets, it works great for blood/red stains.  Pour, let sit a minute two and dab with a clean cloth.  (watch those dark carpets, it may lighten them up)

6.  Sanitize

Hydrogen Peroxide is great for sanitizing your cutting boards, bathrooms and kitchen surfaces.  DO not dilute it, and it's best to use it straight from the bottle.  My favorite sanitizing secret?  Put a spray nozzle on your Peroxide bottle and use it to disinfect the inside of the lunch boxes.

7.  Mold

If you ever had a mold problem, Hydrogen Peroxide is the perfect cleaning solution.

8.  Wound Care

This is an obvious one...but Hydrogen Peroxide is so amazing I almost forgot it!

9.  Sinus Infections/Nasal Spray

A tablespoon of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and one cup non-chlorinated water can be used as an effective and safe nasal spray.

10.  Hair Lightener

Dilute 3% Hydrogen Peroxide with water, spray on your hair and comb it through for natural highlights.  The change is gradual and you won't get that "bleached out" look.

Do you have any Hydrogen Peroxide tricks I missed?  Share them!

*Disclaimer* I am not a doctor or offering advice on using Hydrogen Peroxide.  I'm just sharing what I know!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Throw in your two cents!