We were reading about Eight Difficult Stains and Easy Ways To Remove Them
when we noted some of the positive comments about hydrogen peroxide as an effective cleaner.
This in itself wasn't new news for us, as we rely on the stuff to help clean out stains on our clothing, whiten our teeth and keep our toothbrushes fresh. But there's so much more this wonder substance can do....Dr. David G. Williams breaks down the many benefits (and dangers) of hydrogen peroxide from a medical and scientific angle. Add 1 oz of 3% hydrogen peroxide (or 16 drops of 35% solution) to every quart of water for healthier house plants. Clean humidifiers with 1 pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water. We're big fans of using vinegar to wash our mirrors and windows, but now we're going to give hydrogen peroxide a try next time, as it supposedly also leaves a streak-free finish.
Other uses include:
- Surface cleaner
- Shower cleaner
- Dish wash sanitizer
- Meat disinfectant and marinade
- Vegetable preservative
- Laundry whitener
- Pet water and wash additive
There's actually too much to list about the wonders liquid, but there are pages and pages dedicated to its uses you can explore. Remember to always read about the hazardous and health effects before using hydrogen peroxide.
(Re-Edited from 2007.9.14 - CB)