Hydrogen Peroxide Hacks You May Not Be Aware Of
Hey there, friends!
Are you always looking at home hacks? Me too! But, I’m here to help you today! I am excited to share hydrogen peroxide hacks that are a good idea! I recently used hydrogen peroxide as the perfect whitener for my white jeans. And LOVED it! Um, JACKPOT! Trying new hacks can be intimidating, so I thought I’d share some tips for hydrogen peroxide that are tried and true!
My first suggestion is to buy peroxide if you don’t already have it on hand. I personally have one under the kitchen sink, one in each bathroom and lastly, the laundry room.
My second suggestion, now that you have them on hand, keep my post handy. When any of these arise, you’ll be armed. And, once you know their results, you’ll have no problem finding something that would work for them!
Hydrogen Peroxide Hacks That Will Change The Way You Clean
1. Whiten Whites
Hydrogen peroxide hacks come in many forms. To begin with, it can be used as a bleach for whites in your wash. Instead of using harmful bleach, add half a cup to your wash cycle of whites. If you wan’t more laundry tips, then you should look at these 8 hacks.
2. Add to Dishwasher
As an antibacterial, simply add a drop or two to your dishwasher.
3. Preventative for Dust Mites
Dust mites are fairly inescapable, but you can prevent build up. Simply spray peroxide on your unmade mattress to prevent dust mites.
4. Clean Towels
If you want the ultimate in clean and absorbent towels, then add a half a cup of hydrogen peroxide and half a cup of vinegar to the soak cycle on your washer. There won’t be a vinegar smell and they will be absorbent and fresh.
5. Clean Humidifiers
If a humidifier is filled with mold and mildew, then it’s simply spewing germs into your air and not helping. Simply clean it with a mild soap and water, followed by disinfecting with a solution of water and peroxide.
6. Clean Mirrors
To clean mirrors and leave them streak-free and at the same time disinfected, simply spray the peroxide onto your paper towel and wipe down your mirrors
7. Clean Toys
Toys can get dirty and germy. To inhibit the breeding germs, simply spray the toys with peroxide and let dry. Since it is non-toxic, it is safe for your child.
8. Remove Stains From Sweat
Removing sweat stains is a simple task by preparing a mixture of one part dishwashing liquid and two parts hydrogen peroxide and apply to the stain for about an hour, followed by scrubbing with baking soda.
9. Soften Feet
To soften your feet and calluses on them, mix a solution of a one-to-one ratio of hydrogen peroxide and water. Add to a foot bath or to a bowl big enough to soak your feet. It will also ward off foot campus.
10. Disinfect and Clean Your Refrigerator
Because the refrigerator is a cold and moist environment, it can develop germs and bacteria. To thwart them, spray peroxide in an emptied and cleaned refrigerator. Let stand awhile and then wipe away any remaining wetness.
11. Remove Blood Stains
Remove a blood stain by pouring peroxide directly onto the stain, let sit awhile. Finally, blot excess moisture out, rinse it in cold water., then wash per usual.
12. Clean Sponges
If my sponges look good, I like to keep them as long as possible. However, their consistent moisture state breeds germs and bacteria. And sometimes nasty smells. Clean and disinfect your sponges that still have life by soaking the sponges in equal parts peroxide and water, followed by rinsing thoroughly.
13. Whiten Nails
Nails take a lot of abuse. We often use them almost as a tool, wear polishes that yellow, and more. To whiten nails, make a paste of one part peroxide to two parts baking soda. Gently massage the paste over your nails. Let it sit for at least five minutes. Rinse.
14. Disinfect Toothbrushes
While toothbrushes should be replaced every three months, between that they need to be disinfected. This is important for both health and hygiene. Once a week, soak your toothbrush in peroxide. This will clean and disinfect them. Repeat this in between anytime you’ve been sick. This also works for retainers and mouth guards.
15. Use As a Mouthwash
As I stated previously, peroxide is non-toxic. And with its disinfectant properties, it makes a great mouthwash. And it’s cheaper! Mix equal parts peroxide and water, then swish and gargle. As an added bonus, it’ll help naturally whiten your teeth in the process.
BONUS: Clean Your Fruit and Vegetables
I find fruit and vegetable washes to be inordinately expensive. You can save money by creating an even more effective wash by spraying with a food-grade hydrogen peroxide on them. This will remove dirt and bacteria, although you should rinse thoroughly.
What have you used hydrogen peroxide on, and what are your favorite hydrogen peroxide hacks? And, maybe send this post to someone it might help! xoxo.