Accidental use of hydrogen peroxide
Cleaning shiny mirrors, removing stains from clothing, or cleaning toilets are some unexpected uses of hydrogen peroxide that many people are unaware of.
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound H2O2 that is easily found in pharmacies in concentrations ranging from 3% to 12%. Although hydrogen peroxide is commonly used to disinfect wounds, it also has other great home care uses.
Please note to use hydrogen peroxide within 1 month after opening for best effect.
Wash and disinfect dishwashing sponges
Dishwashers are the kitchen appliances that harbor the most bacteria, including E.coli and Salmonella. You must disinfect it daily with a solution of 50% water and 50% hydrogen peroxide.
Prevent bacteria from building up on cutting boards
Every time you use a wooden or plastic cutting board, smaller and smaller scratches appear over time, which can be a hiding place for bacteria. A quick spray of hydrogen peroxide and then cleaning is one way to make cutting boards safer.
After removing the residue from the refrigerator, you can spray hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with clear water.
Clean reusable cloth bags
The non-woven bags you use to replace nylon shopping bags may not be washed regularly and properly. A temporary solution when you don’t have time for a thorough cleaning is a quick spritz of hydrogen peroxide to kill harmful bacteria.
Clean the lion from the tile
To clean grout and kill fungus, you can mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, apply it to the grout tile, and wait 5 minutes for it to work. Rinse with clear water and feel the change. This also removes soapy water.
Clean mirror shine
Once dry, use a microfiber cloth (microfiber, lint-free) and a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide for a streak-free mirror finish.
clean the toilet
Just pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide down the toilet and leave it on for about 30 minutes, then you can use a toilet brush to easily remove any remaining stains or stains. Drain and leave with a simple hydrogen peroxide toilet flush.
If you don’t want to use chlorine bleach, you can put a cup of hydrogen peroxide in the washing machine before adding the water and clothes. Hydrogen peroxide is very antiseptic, so mold stains can be easily removed.
For stubborn armpit stains on shirts, you can mix 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1/4 cup water, and then use a soft-bristled brush to apply the solution to the stain. at least 30 minutes. Use the brush again and wash as usual.
Disinfect children’s toys and pets.
For plastic toys, you can spray hydrogen peroxide directly onto the surface to kill germs and bacteria. After a few minutes, wash it off with clean water.
Kills dust mites
Mix equal amounts of water and hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and use to kill mattress mites. Remember to let the mattress dry completely after spraying before covering it with new sheets.
The extra oxygen molecules in hydrogen peroxide can help improve a plant’s ability to absorb nutrients from the soil. The method is very simple: add 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide to 4 parts water, use immediately to water indoor and outdoor plants.
You can also use hydrogen peroxide to clean garden tools like shovels or pruning shears after use. This prevents the transmission of insects, fungi and plant diseases from one plant to another.
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