If the only place you keep hydrogen peroxide is your first aid kit, you may want to check out these cool and thrifty uses:
- Clean sponges. Soak sponges for 15 minutes in an equal parts mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water to eliminate stinky odors and sanitize. Rinse thoroughly after soaking.
- Clean wood cutting boards. Create a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar and clean wooden cutting boards. Rinse thoroughly when finished.
- Get rid of yellowed armpits in white shirts by creating a paste of 1 part dish soap to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Let mixture sit on shirts for an hour before rinsing off with cold water.
- Use as a disinfectant. Use a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water to disinfect toilets, sinks, counter tops and to clean the fridge. Just spray and wipe clean.
- Let toothbrush soak in hydrogen peroxide to disinfect. Rinse well afterwards.
- Use as a mouthwash and tooth-whitener. Again, rinse well afterwards.
- Use as a bleach alternative in laundry. Use 1 cup in a standard load of laundry.
- Use to mop the floor. Combine 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide with 1 gallon of hot water. Moppity-mop and no need to rinse.
- Spray on houseplants to prevent fungus.
- Remove yellowing from white lace or white table cloths. Soak in a sink full of cold water and 2 cups hydrogen peroxide.
What do YOU use hydrogen peroxide for?
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