Hydrogen peroxide is most widely used a disinfectant in households. You can usually find a bottle under someone’s kitchen sink or in a medicine cabinet. But why limit hydrogen peroxide to just cleaning purposes, when it can be used for so much more?
For clearing up skin to whitening teeth to eliminating foot fungus, 3% hydrogen peroxide can be used to help out in so many different situations. Now you know why your mom always kept a spare bottle stashed away.
Check out some of the many ways you can use the special liquid below.
#1. Remove Organic Stains
Get rid of stains from sweat, blood, wine, or even food by applying this combination: 3% hydrogen peroxide and a little laundry detergent!
#2. Elimination of Pesticides
Eliminate the pesticides in vegetables by soaking them in 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 3 cups of water for about 30 minutes.
#3. Kills Airborne Germs
Kill the airborne germs in the air by combining 1 pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1 gallon of water and pouring it into a humidifier.
#4. Glass Cleaner
Let hydrogen peroxide sit on a mirror or glass to clean them. Wait for the peroxide to start bubbling before you start wiping away.
#5. Eliminate Boils
If your doctor approves, you can treat your a boil at home yourself. You will need to sterilize a needle with 3% hydrogen peroxide and then carefully poke a small hole into the tip of the boil.
#6. Cure Canker Sores
Swish some 3% hydrogen peroxide in your mouth to make canker sores go away faster. Water down the peroxide by adding water to it so it doesn’t cause any irritation.
#7. Virus Destruction
Kill viruses before they can spread by using hydrogen peroxide! This is one its main purposes.
#8. Deodorant Substitution
Although it sounds a little weird, 3% hydrogen peroxide can be used as an alternative deodorant.
Do you have a toothache? Mix equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. Gargle for 30 seconds and repeat for temporary pain relief.
#10. Skin Cleanser
Applying 3% hydrogen peroxide to an oily face can make a big difference! Don’t knock it until you try it.
#11. Reusable Bag Cleaner
Reusable bags often get dirty out of nowhere. To keep them reusable, you gotta clean them every once in awhile — a little hydrogen peroxide will go a long way.
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#12. Clean Wounds
Speed up the healing process on your small cuts and lacerations by cleaning them with 3% hydrogen peroxide!
#13. Expunge Bad Breath
If brushing your teeth or mouthwash isn’t getting rid of the bad breath, try using 3% hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash. It kills the organisms in the mouth that causes the bad breath!
#14. Whiten Your Teeth
Keep your teeth white by letting hydrogen peroxide naturally oxygenate the surface of your teeth. After brushing your teeth, mix 1 teaspoon of 3% HP with 2 teaspoons of water and swish the combo in your mouth for 60 seconds.
#15. Lunchbox Cleaner
If you’ve got a lunch box that you use daily, you should always keep 3% hydrogen peroxide on hand. Use the HP to clean the lunchbox out.
#16. Eliminate Foot Fungus
Eliminate that foot fungus by applying a mixture of a 1:1 ratio of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. Keep the mixture in an amber bottle and be sure to keep it away from sunlight!
#17. Clean Toothbrush
Toothbrushes get dirty easily as we use them to brush away the germs on our teeth everyday. Keep your toothbrush squeaky clean by soaking it in the 3% hydrogen peroxide.
#18. Wash Toilet Bowl
Disinfect your toilet bowl by adding a half cup of hydrogen peroxide. Come back twenty minutes later to scrub out the bowl and then flush.
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#19. Contact Cleanser
For one night, soak your contact lenses in 3% hydrogen peroxide instead of the usual contact solution and you’ll be amazed with the results.
#20. Protection From Swimmer’s Ear
3% hydrogen peroxide can actually do two things for your ear: protect it from swimmer’s ear and clean it!
#21. Clear Up Acne
Clear up your complexion by using 3% hydrogen peroxide to rinse the face. This will kill the bacteria that causes acne.
Another one of hydrogen peroxide’s main uses is for cleaning, it can be used to clean an entire living space!
#23. Treat Calluses and Corns
If you don’t have the time to book a pedicure, soften up your feet on your own at home by soaking them in a mixture of equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water.
#24. Body Detox
Detoxify your body with a simple bath! Start running a nice warm bath and pour 1 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide in there and soak as much as you want into it.