Peroxide Uses

Peroxide – not just for blondes anymore!  If you struggle through the warmer months with stubborn and hard to remove bugs on your windshield, try this!

  1. Get a cheap spray bottle (or better yet, reuse an empty Windex bottle)
  2. Use a funnel to add the hydrogen peroxide to your spray bottle, close lid.
  3. Spray a light mist of peroxide ON THE GLASS ONLY.  Do NOT use on painted surfaces.
  4. Let the peroxide sit on your glass for 3-5 minutes (it’s kinda fun to watch it bubble – kids seem to enjoy helping!!)
  5. Once it has sat for a while, then spray on your favorite window cleaner – i.e. Windex – and wipe dry with a clean paper towel or newspaper.

Other ways to use hydrogen peroxide….

  • To get blood out of clothing, carpets, and rugs.  Use your spray bottle or pour a small amount on the blood stain and allow to bubble for 1 minute.  Pat dry with a towel and allow to fully air dry.  Test an inconspicuous area first to ensure color will not be affected.
  • Clean the garbage disposal – pour a 1/4 cup down the disposal and allow to sit for 10 minutes.  Run hot water down the disposal to rinse.
  • To clean mold – just tested this recently, if you have mold in something like a vase or container, pour enough peroxide in to cover the affected area and let soak for 10 minutes then rinse/wash.  Mold on other surfaces like a fridge door seal, spray with peroxide and let sit for 1 minute, wipe with hot rag.

What NOT to do with hydrogen peroxide….

  • Do not use on cuts, abrasions, or other wounds.  In the past, it was the choice for boo-boo’s, but it actually eats away at the good skin cells surrounding the wound.
  • Do not use on painted surfaces or wood- this can cause the paint to peel and destroy the finish.

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