10 reasons to keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your home


Back when I was a child, I’d always wander around my grandmother’s house while everybody is napping, rummaging through the drawers and finding random stuff half of which the nam escapes my memory. One thing that always confused me was why grandma had a bottle of hydrogen peroxide always hangng around. She would actually send me shopping with nothing on the list but “hygrogen peroxide” whenever it runs out. Only nowadays have I realized the wisdom behind having it at home at all times.

Hydrogen peroxide is actually quite the useful product to have at home. You can use it in 10 different ways!

   1. Disinfectant

You can use hydrogen peroxide to disinfect your hygiene accessories such as nail clippers, tooth brushes and the like. Either soak them in it or dab at them with a cloth dampened with hydrogen peroxide, thus getting rid of any germs that may cause potential diseases.

   2. Feet smell

Since hydrogen peroxide is a great antibacterial, it will get rid of the unpleasant odor that emits from feet, for this smell is caused by . Add some hydrogen peroxide to some warm water, then soak your feet in the foot bath for 20 minutes. You will notice that the smell is gone.

   3. Nail discolouration

If you notice some yellow creeping up your nails, mix one part hydrogen peroxide  with two parts baking soda. Apply the resulting paste on your nails and let it sit for five minutes. Rinse off and gawk at your shiny nails!

   4. Kitchen supplies

You can soak your kitchen supplies in hydrogen peroxide to disinfect them completely. Take sponges, for example. Soak them in one part water, one part hydrogen peroxide. This will disinfect them and allow for more efficient and hygienic cleaning.

   5. Refrigerator

Spray some hydrogen peroxide around your previously emptied and cleaned fridge to fully disinfect it, for hydrogen peroxide kills all the bacteria and germs that prefer cold temperatures and dwell in our fridges.

   6. Tiles/grout

Mix equal amounts of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, then rub the resulting paste on the tiles/grout. Wipe it away with a clean cloth after five minutes, and notice the stark difference!

   7. Mirror mirror on the wall, what cleans you the best of all?

That would be hydrogen peroxide. Spray some of it on the mirror, then wipe away with a clean cloth.

   8. White clothes

Subsitute bleach with hydrogen peroxide to keep your clothes looking new and perfectly white.

   9. Dust mite

Spray some hydrogen peroxide on dust mites. Wipe away after it dries, and enjoy a blissfully clean bed.

   10. Toys

Wipe your children’s toys with hydrogen peroxide, then rinse away with water to fully disinfect them.


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