Peroxide was first discovered around 1818. Since then, hydrogen peroxide has grown to be widely used for a number of things. From whitening teeth to treating various medical ailments, peroxide has proven to be extremely versatile. Here, you will find a few new ways to use peroxide!
1. Whiten Teeth
Take one capful and hold in your mouth for about 10 minutes, then spit it out. Doing this once a day can help brighten that smile.
2. Clean Toothbrushes
Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.
3. Sterilize Countertops
Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. For easy application, put it in a spray bottle.
4. Kill fungus
Make a mixture of half peroxide and half water. Spray on infected area and let dry. Works great for athletes foot and other skin funguses.
5. Cure Canker Sores
Rinse mouth out with a capful of peroxide daily to help sooth and get rid of canker sores.
6. Prevent infection
Use peroxide on minor cuts and scrapes to remove germs and help them heal faster.
7. Disinfect Bathroom
Use half water and half peroxide to spray down bathroom areas that need disinfecting.
8. Relieve Toothache
By holding peroxide in your mouth three times a day for ten minutes can greatly relieve the pain of a toothache until you can get to the dentist.
9. Clear Sinuses
Make a mixture of half water and half peroxide to spray up your nose. Hold for a few minutes while it bubbles, then blow your nose.
10. Sterilize Cutting Board
After washing cutting board with dish soap, pour peroxide over it to kill any remaining bacteria.
11. Streak-free Mirrors
Use peroxide to clean your mirrors without having that smearing effect.
12. Lighten Hair
For some natural looking highlights or all over hair lightening, spray a mixture of half peroxide and half water onto damp hair and comb through.
13. Clean Laundry
Add a cup of peroxide to your load of whites for brighter whites.