22. Grow Your Own Mushrooms
You can grow your own oyster mushrooms in your fridge thanks to a little hydrogen peroxide. Find out how to do it here.
23. Clean Your Toothbrush
Keep your toothbrush squeaky clean by soaking it in HP for a few minutes and rinsing it with warm water before use. Repeat every week for best results.
24. Stain Remover
Eliminate tough stains by applying HP directly to blood and other natural stains. Let it sit for one minute and rinse well with cold water. Repeat as needed and wash as usual.
25. Clean Your Aquarium
To kill algae, use 60ml of 3% HP per 250 liters of water. Deliver the mixture directly into a clump of algae slowly (it can take up to 5 minutes) using a syringe. Wait 48 hours before repeating. Note that the solution may harm aquatic plants in the process (9).
26. Keeps Your Pets Healthy
If your pet is vomiting, soothe their tummies by adding HP to their drinking water. This will help them throw up the remainder of the food or swallowed object that’s irritating their digestive tract. Before doing so, call your vet to find out how much HP is suitable for your pet’s weight and age.
27. Wash Dishes
To fight baked on crud, combine hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and make a paste. Rub the paste onto the dirty pan or casserole and let it sit for a while. Wipe away the mess and rinse with warm water (10).
28. Household Cleaner
Keep hydrogen peroxide in a dark spray bottle and use it on nearly any surface to disinfect and clean. Just google it and you’ll find hundreds of ways to use it!
29. Contact Lens Cleaner
If you run out of contact lens cleaning solution, you can actually use diluted HP. Just ask your optometrist how to use it.
30. Clean Your Whites
Keep your whites fresh and clean by adding 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to your washing and let it soak for 30 minutes. Wash clothes as per usual.
31. Clean Organic Stains
Fight sweat, blood, wine, and coffee stains by mixing 1 part detergent with two parts HP and apply directly onto stains. Wait a few minutes and rinse. This trick is safe to use on clothes and linens, but keep in mind that it may lighten dark fabrics.
32. Neutralize Odors
Fight foul-smelling clothes and gym bags by soaking them in equal parts white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Wash as usual and enjoy their fresh scent.
33. Carpet and Rug Cleaner
Spray diluted HP directly on stains, let them sit, and wash as per usual. Do not use on dark-colored rugs.
34. Disinfect Lunchboxes
Wipe lunchboxes with HP to kill bacteria and fight strong smells. You can also use this tip it to clean plastic school bags and toys.
35. Refresh Reusable Bags
Give new life to well-used bags by spraying a bit of HP onto them and wiping them clean. This trick will fight bacteria, fungi, and bad odors.
36. Keep Your Seeds
Keep your seeds fungus-free by soaking them in HP for a few minutes and drying them before planting. This will also improve their germination process.
37. Clean Your Humidifier
After using your humidifier, dump out any remaining water from the unit and wipe it down with a cloth wet with hydrogen peroxide to fight mold and mildew.
38. Clean Tiles
Clean your bathroom by spraying HP directly on tiles, letting it sit for 5 minutes, and wiping away the dirt and grime. They’ll shine like new!
39. Toilet Cleaner
To give your toilet a deep clean, pour 1/2 cup of HP into the toilet bowl and leave it be for 30 minutes. Scrub and flush and you’re done!
40. Whitening Grout
To clean white grout, mix HP and flour into a paste and apply it to the grout. Let it sit overnight, keeping it away from pets and children. The next day, rinse the affected area with water and dry.
41. Bath Tub Cleaner
Fight soap scum by spraying your bathtub with hydrogen peroxide and letting the liquid act for half an hour. Wipe it away and that’s it!
42. Fight Mold
Spray HP directly onto your moldy wall or tiles and let it act for 10 minutes. Wipe away with a clean sponge. Try not to breathe deeply around the mold to keep it out of your lungs.
43. Glass Cleaner
Clean glass furniture and windows by spraying HP on the surface, letting it sit for a few minutes and wiping it clean for a streak-free finish.
44. Counter Cleaner
Mix equal parts water and HP and spray on bathroom and kitchen counters. Wipe away and enjoy your disinfected surfaces.
45. Wash Sponges
Soak dishcloths and sponges in HP for 30 minutes to fight bacteria and dirt.
Let them air dry and enjoy!
46. Disinfect Cutting Boards
Keep your cutting boards germ-free by spraying HP on your board and letting it sit for 5 minutes or so.
Rinse with cold water and dry completely before use.
47. Fruit Wash
Clear away dirt and wax from fruits and veggies by spraying them with HP and rinsing with cold water after 10 minutes.
48. Clean Your Fridge
Empty your refrigerator, spray it down with HP and leave it be for 10 minutes.
Clean with a damp clean towel, dry, and fill it back up!
49. Dishwasher Boost
Give your dishes an extra shine by adding a capful of HP to your natural liquid detergent before running your dishwasher.
50. Salad Booster
Keep your lettuce fresh by spraying it down with 1 tablespoon of HP diluted in half a cup of water.
Let it sit for 5 minutes and wipe down with paper towel.
After that, just rinse your leaves well with cold water before eating.
Do you know other household hydrogen peroxide uses that aren’t on this list?