Hydrogen peroxide has a whole bunch of uses around the house. Surprisingly enough for a single substance, you can use it for cleaning the kitchen as well as for cleaning your skin. It is a natural anti-septic, it has whitening properties, and it can be just as effective as bleach. Did we make you a little bit curious? Here are some of our favorite ways to use hydrogen peroxide:
10 Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
This cleaner might take two bottles, to separate vinegar from hydrogen peroxide, but you won’t be needing much else to keep the house clean.
Make use of hydrogen peroxide’s lightening properties to give your underarms a more flattering look.
Give yourself a salon-worthy manicure at home, and don’t forget to lighten your nails with a combination of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
4. Air purifier
To clean your humidifier from the inside out, make a combination of one pint hydrogen peroxide to one gallon of water, and pour it in.
Our favorite carpet stain remover is just one ingredient. You guessed it: it’s hydrogen peroxide, and it does wonders.
Return your teeth to their former glory with this whitening paste made with hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil and baking soda.
Two natural ingredients are enough to make you get rid of chlorine bleach forever: lemon and hydrogen peroxide.
8. Clean makeup brushes
Get rid of the dreaded bacteria on your makeup brushes and sponges by soaking them in warm water with castille soap. Rinse, then soak in a 50-50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water and rinse again.
Clean those things you usually neglect – such as cutting boards or the humidifier – with none other than hydrogen peroxide!
10. Bowl cleaner
Make your bowl shiny again by pouring hydrogen peroxide directly into it and let sit for half an hour before scrubbing with a toilet brush.3