Surprising Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

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Do you have hydrogen peroxide at home? If you don’t here are surprising uses of hydrogen peroxide that will make you buy one. Joy Home Remedies on youtube has explored several ways how to use them. You might be familiar with using them on plants but there is so much more to that.


Here are 13 uses of hydrogen peroxide:


Sanitize your toothbrush

Your toothbrush can be exposed to fecal and other bacteria in the bathroom. To keep your toothbrush as clean as possible, soak it in some hydrogen peroxide once a week. This will reduce the bacterial count by 85%.

Boost your laundry

No need to spend tons of money on expensive detergents for your white clothes, you can use hydrogen peroxide. Simply add a cup of hydrogen peroxide to the washing machine to remove stains from the fabric.

Keep food fresher

Keep greens, fruits, and vegetables fresh longer using hydrogen peroxide. Spray them with equal amounts of water and hydrogen peroxide to prevent them from becoming soggy. Be sure to properly rinse them before you eat them.

Kill dust mites

To prevent dust mites from taking over your bed and triggering allergic reactions, use hydrogen peroxide. Using a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water, spray your uncovered mattress once every two weeks or so. Once dry, to completely get rid of the dust mites, use a vacuum cleaner.

Surprising Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide Dust Mites
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Clean glass and mirrors

Most commercial cleaners leave ugly streaks but not with hydrogen peroxide. Just spray some on your mirrors and windows then wipe them using a paper towel.

Clean your dishwasher

Fungus is present in 83 percent of dishwashers examined. To remove mold and mildew in the dishwasher, spray the parts where moisture remains long after a cycle is complete with hydrogen peroxide.

Get rid of stinky feet

Get rid of odor-causing bacteria by soaking your feet in one part hydrogen peroxide to three parts warm water.

Clean toilets

Hydrogen peroxide cleans and sanitizes your toilets. You just need to pour 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then scrub it with a toilet brush.

Remove earwax buildup

Carefully place a few drops in your ear using a medicine dropper. keep it tilted for 4 to 5 minutes before leaning the opposite way. Then rinse out your ear with warm water.

Surprising Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide Ear Wax
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Whitened yellow nails

You will notice the discoloration in your nails if you paint them frequently. to get rid of the yellow, apply a hydrogen peroxide-soaked cotton ball to your nails and let it sit for a few minutes.

Clean your washing machine

Use hydrogen peroxide instead of purchasing solutions specifically designed to clean the washing machine.

Disinfecting countertops

Disinfect your bathrooms and kitchen counters as well as hard surfaces where bacteria can grow using hydrogen peroxide.

Induce vomiting to save your dog’s life

If your dog has eaten something harmful and you can take them to the vet quickly, you can use hydrogen peroxide to help them vomit. It’s recommended to give 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 10 pounds of body weight.


Note: you should never combine hydrogen peroxide with ammonia, chlorine bleach, or vinegar as it might produce dangerous fumes. Only use 3% hydrogen peroxide and take note of its shelf life.



Surprising Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

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