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Old 11-07-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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ECO FRIENDLY - SOME COOL USES FOR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE



First, note: Use a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution (comes in small brown containers at the drug store or 1 gallon jugs at the health food store - sold as "non-chlorine bleach"). If you want to store it in a spray bottle, it must be a bottle that keeps out all light (light breaks down hydrogen peroxide). Otherwise, put just as much as you'll use in the spray bottle.
  • Works fabulously as a bleach alternative that you can also use on colors. Just put the hydrogen peroxide in the bleach receptacle in your washer.
  • Works great as a stain remover. Works very well on blood if you get to it fairly quickly. Pour a bit on a cloth and dab at your clothing. If the stain has sat for a while, pour some hydrogen peroxide on and let it sit for a couple of hours. It also takes out yellow underarm sweat stains and wine stains. Pour some hydrogen peroxide on and wash normally.
  • It's an antiseptic - helps kill germs and prevent infection on cuts and scrapes. Make sure it bubbles up first before dabbing it off.
  • You can use it as a mouthwash! Use it straight or mix 1 to 1 water to hydrogen peroxide. Gargle, swoosh, spit and rinse. It works well on canker sores and other mouth sores.
  • Works to sanitize cutting boards and countertops. Vinegar kills most germs and hydrogen peroxide kills most of the rest. The two kill more germs and bacteria than bleach. Have the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in two separate spray bottles; spray one on first, then the other, then rinse clean.
  • Use it to water your plants! If you tend to over-water plants, this is for you. Mix 1 oz. hydrogen peroxide with 1 quart water and use it to water your plants normally. This adds oxygen to the soil, helping stave off root rot, and enhances root development.
Source: Ten Household Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide | One Green Generation
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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Totally awesome tip...
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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I don't care what anyone says, that stuff stings!
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I tried the mouthwash but that white froth totally grosses me out

The other tips are good ones that I have yet to try ... Thanks!

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I boil out my ears with it.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Great useful info Pam!! Thank you!!
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I love the product and I always keep a bottle or two in the house.

Great tips, Pam.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: California
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I bought it a long time ago just in case I need to disinfect,but luckily I never had to. So it's sitting there,wow! didn't know about all this stuff! I can really use it now!
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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So many great uses for Peroxide! Thanks Pam!
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:50 AM
 
Location: SC Foothills
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Thanks Pam, great tips!!
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