Peroxide Cleaner, or Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), is a pale blue liquid that is slightly thicker than water and appears colorless when not in its purest form. It has strong burning properties, and is a powerful bleaching agent. It is used as a disinfectant, antiseptic, and even as a propellant in rockets. Hydrogen peroxide only contains water and oxygen and does not contain toxic residue. Hydrogen peroxide is a useful household agent with the following benefits and usage.
1. Removes Carpet and Clothing Stains
Pour a small amount of hydrogen peroxide on the problem surface of your shirt and let it set for a few minutes before finally putting the shirt in the washer. For cleaning carpets, dab a clean cloth with hydrogen peroxide and apply on the stained area of the carpet in smooth, circular motion until dirt is removed.
2. Bathroom Disinfectant
Put your washcloth, loofah and sponge on a basin of hot water with hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit there for an hour. Rinse and put to dry.
3. Use for cleaning toilet bowls.
Get rid of those stains by pouring half a cup of hydrogen peroxide on your toilet bowl. Let it sit for a few hours. Flush the toilet bowl. Now there are instances when a little bit of stain remains. Just scrub it off. You will notice how easy the stains get rubbed off. You can do this every few weeks.
4. Removes Bathroom and Shower Mold
Just spray down the surface with hydrogen peroxide whenever you take a shower. You can use a spray bottle. Wipe the sprayed surface often to prevent the gathering of mold.
5. Disinfectant for wounds or bites.
Wash your shallow wounds or bites with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect affected areas. You can use cotton to dab it over the surface.
6. For all-around cleaning.
What you need is a little spray bottle filled with considerable amount of hydrogen peroxide. Spray it on your sink, floor, garbage cans, hard to reach areas like the corners of your cupboard, tables etc. This not only kills bacteria, it also insures to prevent unpleasant odors from building up.
7. Cleans Dentures and Retainers.
Before going to bed, you can use hydrogen peroxide diluted in water to soak your dentures or retainers. Rinse the dentures before using. Make sure to replace the water every night.
8. Removes Drain Clogs
Overtime slime and other refuse tend to build up on your drain. You can get rid of this by pouring a tablespoon of baking soda over a cup of hydrogen peroxide. Pour the contents on the drain. The foaming and fizzing will remove the blockage from your drain.
9. Lightens Your locks
Mix ten drops of hydrogen peroxide with 1 liter of water and use the mixture to rinse your hair on regular basis. You will notice how your locks will light up
10. Used as mouthwash substitute.
A small amount of hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water effectively gets rid of germs and odor causing bacterias that cause bad breath.