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Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Uses for An Old Friend : Hydrogen Peroxide

If you grew up in my house then you would be very familiar with the brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Now while we used it primarily for cuts, scratches, etc.. that often happened in child hood the truth is there are many different jobs that it does nicely.

Stain Remover:
Hydrogen Peroxide will take blood stains out of any fabric except silk & satin In fact it will help remove stains from many different things. There are items that can not be washed easily by the normal manner of washer and dryer yet may get stained. The next time this happens remember to try hydrogen peroxide.

Bleach Alternative:
I am an individual that loves to have things clean and fresh and yet do not like to use bleach. Hydrogen works great in the laundry and helps to brighten the laundry without damaging colors. Simply fill laundry, add detergent, add 1 cup of hydroggen peroxide and let it sit for 30 minutes then run through the cycle.

General Disinfectant
Hydrogen peroxide works great as a general disinfectant For counters and tiles around the house simply place in a spray bottle. We know how it works on cuts and sores the same power will help to keep your home and belongings disinfected.

Odor Eliminator
Hydrogen Peroxide can help to neutralize bad smells in the house. Pet odors is a problem that many homes struggle with and can be helped by spraying the walls, carpets and other areas with hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda and water.

Hair Lightener

Ever think that the little brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide could help you look good as well? Well it can because it can offer summery highlights without having to spend hours out in the sun.

Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner

Use hydrogen peroxide to safely remove pesticide residue and bacteria like E. coli from fresh produce with a combination of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Place 3% hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and full strength plain white or apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. Use a little bit of each one to clean your produce and then rinse with water.

resource: Circle of Moms


  1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by Cluster Love. I am your newest follower--What a great blog! I can't wait to try some of those awesome recipes. Looking forward to reading more from you!!

  2. Love the Beatles.....great song.

    Thanks for the Peroxide tips...some are new to me.


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