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Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Toothbrush-Safety Soak your toothbrush in 3% hydrogen peroxide between brushings to kill bacteria

Shower Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the shower for spraying walls and floors of the shower, to kill bacteria bugs and viruses.

Dishwashing Add 2 ounces (or more) of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the regular washing formula to safely reduce the transmission of colds and diseases.

Cleaning Meats Use salt and 3% hydrogen peroxide in chilled water for washing fish, chicken or other meats to kill bacteria and viruses before cooking.

Cleaning Vegetables Add salt in addition to 1/4 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide to a sink full of cold water. Wash vegetables thoroughly, rinse with cold water and drain. This process prolongs freshness.

Leftover Green Salad Spray with a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Drain, cover and refrigerate. Eliminates use of chemical preservatives.

Kitchen Keep a spray bottle of 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen. Use this liquid to wipe off counter tops and appliances. It will disinfect and give the kitchen a clean, fresh smell. Use for cleaning refrigerators and lunch boxes.

Humidifiers Use 1 pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water. This helps to keep them clean and germ-free.

Laundry Add 8 ounces of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your wash instead of chlorine bleach.

Pets For small animals (dogs and cats), use 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 quart water for their drinking water and bath.

House-Plants Put 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide in a quart water., then feed or mist plants with this solution.

Sprouting Safety Add 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide to one pint of water and soak the seeds overnight. Add the same amount of hydrogen peroxide each time you rinse the seeds.

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