13 Ways to Save Money with Hydrogen Peroxide
How to turn a simple product into a multi-use household cleaner.
Hydrogen peroxide, that watery substance that does such a good job cleaning out cuts, can often be used as a substitute for more expensive household cleaners. A 16-ounce bottle with a 3 percent concentration of peroxide typically goes for $1 or less, while spray bottles or jugs of harsher chemicals cost $4 or more. (Stay away from more concentrated forms of hydrogen peroxide, which can be dangerous if swallowed.) Try out these uses, which come from a widely-circulated Internet post and are backed up by research, and add your own below:Rinse your mouth out with one capful of hydrogen peroxide instead of mouthwash. Some people say it helps prevent canker sores and keeps teeth white.To clean your toothbrush, soak it in a cup of hydrogen peroxide.Use peroxide to wipe off kitchen counters and kill germs. It smells much better than bleach.Put peroxide on cutting boards, especially wooden ones, to kill bacteria.Spray peroxide on fungus-afflicted feet each night.Pour peroxide on cuts and skin infections. (Bonus factor: Kids love to watch the blood fizz away.)Clean toilets and sinks with peroxide.Spray peroxide into your nose when you have a cold or stuffed up sinuses.Apply peroxide to toothaches before you can make it to the dentist.Spray peroxide on your hair and then go out into the sun if you want to lighten your locks.Mix some peroxide into your bath water to help sooth irritated skin.Substitute peroxide for bleach in your white load of laundry to whiten up those whites.Instead of Windex, use peroxide to clean mirrors.
Please share your own peroxide uses below.