March 25, 2020
Last week we discussed how hydrogen peroxide is an effective virus killer. Most people keep a bottle in the medicine cabinet to pour on cuts and scrapes, or keep a bottle in the laundry room to treat blood stains, but good, old, household H2O2 has a variety of uses you might not know about.
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Hydrogen peroxide is a common active ingredient in many mouthwashes. Save money on mouthwash by mixing equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water and swish it around your mouth. Bonus: It'll help whiten your teeth.
Disinfect toothbrushes and dental appliances
Toothbrushes should be replaced every three months or after you have a cold, but in the meantime, soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide to kill germs.
Clean fruit and veggies
If you're looking for an alternative to expensive fruit and vegetable washes, spritz a little food-grade hydrogen peroxide on them instead to help clean bacteria away, then rinse thoroughly.
Whiten clothes without bleach
Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a general bleach for whites in your wash. Instead of bleach, add half a cup to your wash cycle.
Kill dust mites in your mattress
Dust mites are almost inevitable, but they don't have to build up. Spray hydrogen peroxide on your bare mattress to rid it of any invisible critters.
Get rid of mildew in your humidifier
A moldy, mildewy humidifier helps no one. That's why the Mayo Clinic recommends cleaning it every three days. Start with soap and water and then disinfect it with a hydrogen peroxide and water solution.