Her Grout Was Grimy - The Household Product She Uses To Clean It Is A Trick I Never Knew
Christina Caldwell 3/16/2016
Hydrogen peroxide is super cheap and abundant, but it's good for more than just cleaning wounds. Like what? Oh, we have so many ideas.
Whiten Your Teeth
There's no need to buy those pricey white strips. Simply mix together a 50/50 combination of water and hydrogen peroxide, swish for two minutes and spit! Continue the process daily until your teeth are as white as desired.
Rid Your Veggies of Pesticides
In a clean sink, add 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide to a sink full of cool water. Let your fruits and veggies soak for a bit, then rinse with cold water. Your produce will be dirt and pesticide free, but still healthy to eat.
Get Lighter Hair
Need highlights but can't afford salon prices? The old hydrogen peroxide tip comes to the rescue! Section your hair where you want your highlights, then spray a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water and comb through. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Clean Blood Stains From Fabric
Did you get hurt wearing your favorite white shirt? No problem! Before the blood stain sets in, add a touch of hydrogen peroxide to the affected area. Let it sit for a few minutes, then wash as normal.
Banish Fungus From Plants
Never lose another plant to fungus again. When you see a weird growth crop up, add a bit of hydrogen peroxide to the plant's water. When the fungus begins to disappear, start feeding your plant normal 'ole water again.
Hydrogen peroxide is great at killing germs on any surface. Not only will your countertops be free of germs, but white countertops will become even whiter with hydrogen peroxide's bleaching effect. Get the full details on this how-to from The Yummy Life.
De-Grime Your Grout
Using a combination of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, dirty grout becomes spotless. Brush the paste on using a toothbrush, let it sit for about 30 minutes and then rinse off.
A Non-Toxic Way To Clean Your Fridge
Since you can use hydrogen peroxide on your fruits and veggies, you can definitely use it to clean your fridge! Make your shelves sparkle with hydrogen peroxide without the worry of poisoning your family.
Get Rid Of Earwax
It sounds crazy, but it's true! You can get rid of earwax with 3% hydrogen peroxide and olive oil. Start with putting a couple of drops of oil in your ear first, then add half a cap of hydrogen peroxide. Tilt your head to let the concoction work for a minute, then flip your head over again to drain the earwax into a tissue. Gross? For sure. Effective? You bet!
Get Rid Of That Musty Towel Smell
Are your towels just not smelling as fresh as they used to? For lighter-colored towels, hydrogen peroxide works wonders. Add 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup vinegar to your normal wash. They'll come out smelling as good as new!
So you were minding your own business outside, and suddenly a smelly stranger decided to exact his revenge. If you've been sprayed by a skunk, it seems like nothing can get rid of that wretched smell. Except hydrogen peroxide! With a combination of 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1 teaspoon dish detergent, 1/4 cup baking soda and 2 quarts warm water, you can scrub your way to smelling like yourself again!
Get Sandal-Ready Feet
With summer coming up, your feet might not be in tip-top shape. Soften calluses and kill fungus with a 50/50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide.
Clean Animal Cages And Aquariums
As cute as they are, animals can be pretty dirty. Make sure they have a clean environment to live with hydrogen peroxide. Since it's natural, you won't need to worry about the peroxide harming your animals. Just make sure that it dries before adding your pets back into their homes.
Clean Before Re-Caulking
If your bathtub caulk is looking dingy and needs replacing, hydrogen peroxide will get your tub's interior prepped for a new look. Once the old caulk is removed, spritz hydrogen peroxide where it used to be. Let dry, then re-caulk the tub.
Is your toothbrush looking dingy, or did someone accidentally use yours? No worries! Hydrogen peroxide will come to the rescue. Soak the head in hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes, then wipe down the handle. Rinse with water and it's ready to use again.
Disinfect Cutting Boards
Did you accidentally put meat on your all-veggie cutting board? Get it clean again by soaking it in a 50/50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide.
If your nails are a little more yellow than you'd like, soak them in a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water until they're as white as desired.
Put An End To Pet Urine Smells
Nothing is cuter than a new puppy. What's not so cute is their affinity for going potty inside. That smell can be potent, but with a combination of 1 cup water, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 tablespoon dish detergent, your home as a fighting chance of smelling normal again.
Too Many Good Ideas!
With all of these ideas, it's hard not to get excited. A cleaner home and a sparkly you are just a bottle of hydrogen peroxide away!