Here are 14 more hydrogen peroxide uses that can help you save time and money around the house:
16. Nail Whitener
If are your nails yellow or dirty? You can whiten them up by scrubbing them with some 3% ( H2O2).
17. Aquarium Cleaner
Hydrogen peroxide is ideal for cleaning aquariums to remove any algae and other buildups that form on the sides and other elements involved in them.
This is safe for the fish, as long as you thoroughly rinse the aquarium after cleaning it and use it sparingly, If the above instructions are adhered to, it can be used to help control fungus growth in aquariums without harming the fishes therein.
18. Refrigerator Cleaner
This is useful in cleaning the inside of the refrigerator. This keeps it clean and fresh for your foods. You use a box of baking soda to eliminate the odors, then wipe everything down with a hydrogen peroxide solution to keep your refrigerator perfectly safe.
19. Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Clean your toilet bowl with hydrogen peroxide. Just pour it straight into the bowl, and as the water in there dilute, then just swish the water and H2O2 in 50/50 proportion all around the toilet bowl, under the rim, and let it sit for 20 minutes or so. Now, just brush to remove the stains, and flush. .and there you have just saved yourself from having to buy an expensive solution for this nasty job…
20. Acne Cure
Another of the 29 magical DIY uses for hydrogen peroxide is its efficacy in acne cure. Dab on some 3% hydrogen peroxide on acne to kill the bacteria that causes it. This has been proven to also help heal the acne effectively.
21. Dishwasher Detergent
Hydrogen peroxide can be used with regular dishwasher detergent to sanitize your dishes, and it can also be used on its own to clean dishes if you wash by hand. Add 2 ounces of 3% H2O2 to either your automatic dishwasher or to your dishwater. Add an appropriate detergent and wash your dishes as you normally would and then thoroughly rinse (if hand washing).
22. Sanitize Kid’s Toys
Clean the kids’ toys with H2O2 to keep it free from germs and bacteria that could otherwise make your children sick. Also wiping the Lunch boxes of your kids frequently with hydrogen peroxide is a great way to keep them sanitary safe.
23. Remove Deodorant Stain
Got stinky pits that leave stains on your clothes? Apply a mixture of dishwashing solution and hydrogen peroxide to the stain in a 1:2 ration, then let it sit for an hour or so. Then rinse with cold water to eliminate the stain.
24. Carpet Cleaning
Hydrogen Peroxide also works as a very effective carpet stain remover. To help eliminate stains, simply pour some hydrogen peroxide on them, then add water and dry the mixture out with a washcloth.
25. Hand Sanitizer
Wash your hands properly with hydrogen peroxide after handling anything that is dirty or germ-laden. Then wash your hands with soap and rinse.
26. Ne-ti Pot Nasal Cleaner
This is the one of the most effective in the list of the 29 magical DIY uses for hydrogen peroxide as it is an effective treatment for sinus infections, colds, or other nasal congestion problems. Start with a 50/50 mix of the solution and if this is not working for you, you may need to change the ratio and add more H2O2.
Another one that is also proven to work well is to add a tablespoon of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to water, and presto, you have got an effective solution that can provide relief for sinus infections.
27. Curing the Common Cold
Not many people know this but it is one of the 29 magical DIY uses for hydrogen peroxide. There are claims that applying a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ears in the morning is an excellent way to fight one off the common cold.
28. Counter-top Sanitizing
This is one of my favorite in this list of 29 magical DIY uses for hydrogen peroxide. I have used Hydrogen peroxide on multiple time to sanitize my countertop. I make a spray using the 3% version of this peroxide mixed with water at about a 50/50 ratio. After applying, then you just wipe dry with a white cloth or paper towels.
29. Blood Stain Remover
I have also used hydrogen peroxide to remove blood from fabric…even microsuede furniture! Pour a small amount on the stain, let it bubble for a while, then blot gently. Repeat until the stain is gone. The best part is that hydrogen peroxide will remove blood stains without damaging most fabrics. It does not weaken fabric like chlorine bleach does and does not damage/remove the colors, either.
Where To Buy Hydrogen Peroxide
Ready to try out some of these great tips and tricks? You can purchase 3 – 10% hydrogen peroxide at most food and drug stores For cleaning purposes only, you may also want to try 35% hydrogen peroxide which can also be purchased from this page on Amazon.
Remember to always exercise caution when using hydrogen peroxide – especially in higher concentrations – as the liquid and vapors can burn skin and lungs. Also, be very careful to never swallow hydrogen peroxide when using orally.
Consumption of H2O2 can be severely detrimental to your health, causing dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and (in large enough quantities) even death. Hydrogen peroxide is for external use only!
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Hydrogen Peroxide is undoubtedly one of the most versatile stuff around the home. Hope these 29 magical DIY uses for hydrogen peroxide has been helpful? Let us know the other amazing things YOU use this awesome chemical for by dropping a comment below.