Ten Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is cheap and has many uses around the house.

Many of us have hydrogen peroxide in our medicine cabinets. Hydrogen peroxide is extremely cheap and readily available in drug and grocery stores. Mom used to pour it on whenever we got a cut or an infected sore. Some of us use hydrogen peroxide to lighten our hair. Whatever you use hydrogen peroxide for you probably don't know that it has many other uses you never even thought of.

You don't need to buy that expensive vegetable wash at your local supermarket if you have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide on hand. Just fill your sink up with cold water and add a half a cup of hydrogen peroxide to it. Put your fruits and vegetables in and wash them thoroughly. Your produce will have an increased shelf life.

You can use hydrogen peroxide to clean anything in your house that is colorfast. Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer just like those expensive cleaners like Oxi-Clean. Use peroxide to clean your counter tops, appliances, and laundry stains.

Use hydrogen peroxide in place of bleach when you wash your white clothes. Just add the same amount of peroxide as you normally use of bleach. Your clothes will get clean and won't have the strong smell.

Hydrogen peroxide can clean your toilet bowl to a sparkling shine. Just pour in a cup of peroxide and let it sit overnight. Swish the toilet clean in the morning. The bowl will be germ free.

Add a bit of hydrogen peroxide to your dishwasher and you will see dazzling results. Your dishes will be sparkling clean as the peroxide gives your detergent an added boost.

Why waste money on expensive department store skin toners and astringents? A bit of peroxide on a cotton ball will work as well as any brand you can buy in the store. Using peroxide as a toner will help prevent blemishes and give your skin a smooth texture.

Hydrogen peroxide makes a great soak for your feet and fingernails. Just pour a cup of peroxide into a pan of warm water and soak your feet. You can prevent athlete's foot by soaking in peroxide after going to the gym or sweating in your socks all day. Put your fingernails into a dish of peroxide and warm water for bright and fungus free nails.

Adding a bit of hydrogen peroxide to your houseplants' water can perk them up and help them grow stronger and healthier. Just add a tablespoon or two of peroxide to your watering can when you water your plants. Rainwater has naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide which is what makes your outdoor plants so much happier than the indoor variety.

To help clean wax from your ears just put a few drops of peroxide in each ear and let it sit for a few minutes. The bubbling action will help loosen the wax and it will come out more easily. A few applications might be necessary.

Hydrogen peroxide is a main ingredient in this fun science experiment for kids:

In a small soda bottle mix a half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with a tablespoon of quick rising yeast. Mix the peroxide and yeast by swirling it around in the bottle. The mixture will begin to foam and hiss and smoke will rise up out of the mouth of the soda bottle. If you paint the bottle brown you can pretend it's a volcano!

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