What do you usually use hydrogen peroxide for? As an antiseptic for minor cuts, or whitening your teeth, perhaps? This simple chemical compound is actually a lot more useful than you may think. The unassuming bottle of 3% concentration that you can buy at any pharmacy can actually also save you a lot of money. As long as you familiarize yourself with all its many benefits—seriously, there are over 50 uses!—you can skip out on having to buy other expensive specialized products.
Sweat Stain Removal
Those yellowish sweat stains can be a little embarrassing, and they can ruin your clothes, but you can actually get them off without harsh chemicals. In a spray bottle, combine one part dishwashing liquid with two parts hydrogen peroxide, mix, spray the stains, and then rinse it off after 30 minutes. Super easy!
The bristles on your toothbrush is actually quite an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and germs, so it’s a good idea to disinfect it every now and then. All you have to do is soak the bristles in a cup of hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes, and then rinse it well with hot water.
Get Rid of Mold
Mold in the home can be dangerous, so if you happen to find some, spray it directly with hydrogen peroxide, let it sit for 10 minutes and then simply wipe it off. The antifungal and antibacterial properties of this compound means that you can also use it to clean and disinfect your cutting boards and countertops.
Vinegar is almost as versatile as hydrogen peroxide is so it may be worth your while to have a look at these 10 household uses for vinegar. I’m always happy when I can use one product in many ways, especially if it means that I get to avoid the harsher chemicals.