There are so many uses for Hydrogen Peroxide. You should always keep a bottle or two in your home. It can help you save money and avoid more harmful products with nasty ingredients. You may just find your new favorite use for it!
10 Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
- Clear up your Acne – Rinse your face with hydrogen peroxide to help clear your acne. Some people find this works better then expensive face products. I have not tried this method myself, so I don’t know how well it works, I would be worried that it would dry your skin out, so make sure you have a good moisturizer!
- Heal your Minor Cuts – Clean your cuts and soak your infections with hydrogen peroxide.
- Lighten your Hair – Dilute the peroxide 50/50 with water. Use a spray bottle after a shower, when your hair is still wet. Comb it through your hair. This works best on light colored hair. This is something I really want to try!
- Whiten Your Teeth – Just a cap full can help you kill bacteria that causes bad breath and whiten your teeth. Just rinse out your mouth like you are using mouth wash and spit. Make sure you rinse your mouth out fully with water.
- Help Ear Infections – I use hydrogen peroxide anytime I feel an ear infection coming on. I pour a cap-full in my ear and lay on my side for 3-5 minutes. I swear by this method, it has helped my ear infections a lot!
- You can clean toilet bowls, tile surfaces, tub scum, and even whiten grout with hydrogen peroxide. This can end up saving you a ton of money. A bottle of hydrogen peroxide costs a few dollars, imagine how many products you can replace!
- Disinfect your Cutting Boards – After I cut meat on a cutting board I always spray down the cutting board with peroxide to kill germs and bacteria. You can never be too safe!
- Clean your Berries and other fruits in a dish with hydrogen peroxide. Just let them soak for a few minutes and then rinse with water. Some people even find that this helps fruits and veggies last longer!
- Whiten your Laundry with a cup of hydrogen peroxide. You can use it in place of bleach! You can also remove stains by spot cleaning the area.
- Help seeds sprout by adding 1 ounce of peroxide to 1 pint of water and soak the seeds overnight. I can’t wait to try this when I plan my garden this summer!
These are just a handful of things I have done with hydrogen peroxide. There are so many other uses though, I’m on a mission to eliminate harmful chemicals from my home so I’m definitely going to look into more uses. Plus, I’ll end up saving a lot of money because I don’t need to buy tons of cleaning products!
Please keep in mind there are different grades of Hydrogen Peroxide and ONLY 35% Food Grade is recommended for internal use!! Also, different grades have different recommended uses!