Unknown Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide
They say hydrogen peroxide kills micro-organisms by oxidation, being considered the most efficient disinfectant in the world. This is basically the main role we associate with this germicide. But the hydrogen peroxide has many other uses little known to us, which we will detail below here. So here are some unknown uses for hydrogen peroxide, in a series of ideas coming via Care2.com
An improperly cleaned cutting board is a breeding ground for bacteria. Clean it thoroughly, without harsh chemicals, with hydrogen peroxide and vinegar.
Nobody wants bacteria-filled vegetables. Place 3% hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and mist over your produce, letting it soak for about five minutes before rinsing off and drying.
In the same context, clean some funky smelling sponges. Combine equal parts hydrogen peroxide and warm water in a shallow bowl, and let the sponge soak for about 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
At the same time, hydrogen peroxide is great for keeping your countertops clean and safe. Spray onto counters, let it sit, and wipe clean.
If you want to clean the toilet bowls, just pour the stuff into the bowl and let it soak for about 20-30 minutes before scrubbing clean.
Non-toxic hydrogen peroxide is an ideal cleaning tool for your fridge. Apply, let it soak, and wipe clean. You can also do this with dishwashers.
If your latest party ended with some serious wine stains on the carpet, here is what you have to do. Cover the evidence by combining equal parts hydrogen peroxide and liquid detergent and pouring over the stain. Blot with a towel, wash with warm water, and let it dry.
Get rid of embarrassing armpit stains by placing a mixture of 1 part dishwashing liquid and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide on the affected area. Let it sit for about an hour before rinsing away in cold water.
Hydrogen peroxide is a bleach, so it’ll help get rid of pesky blood stains. Pour it directly onto the stain and let it sit for about five minutes. Blot and rinse in cold water. You may need to repeat this once or twice to fully lift the stain. Word of warning: as a (albeit mild) bleach, it can also whiten your clothes — use caution!