Looking for a healthy alternative to bleach…. here it is! It’s time to sanitize your home.
The Bleach alternative!
Hydrogen Peroxide – the bleach alternative. It’s natural, inexpensive and works!
Below I’ve listed a few ways to use it throughout your home.
~ Laundry: It’s a great whitener that you can use in the laundry. I recently tried this for our company cleaning rags and was amazed at how white they turned out. Add a 1/2 to 1 cup to your laundry to brighten up your whites & brights!
~ Toothbrushes/mouth guards: Sanitize your families tooth brushes/mouth guards by soaking them over night. Just rinse in the morning – works well during cold and flu season.
~ Spray on a rag and wipe your cabinet/drawer handles & door knobs.
~ Stain Remover: Works really well on blood, try to get it fairly quickly – pour a bit on a cloth and dab on your clothing. If you can’t get it right away, pour some on the stain and let it sit for a couple of hours. Have you noticed you have yellow underarm stains on white clothing? Pour some hydrogen peroxide on the stain and let it sit a couple hours. Same method for wine stains on your blouse. Then wash normally – it works every time!
~ Mouthwash: Use it straight or mix 1 to 1, water to hydrogen peroxide. Gargle, spit, and then rinse. Works well if you have mouth sores; canker sores.
~ Watering Your Plants. Mix 1 oz with 1 quart of water, and water your plants normally. You’re adding oxygen to your soil which enhances root development.
~ Cutting Board and Countertop Sanitizer: Vinegar kills most germs, and hydrogen peroxide kills most of the rest. The two kill more germs and bacteria than bleach alone, if you do this: have the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in two different spray bottles, spray on one first, then the other. Then rinse clean.
~ Kill Shower Mold and Mildew. Spray on the surface and let sit, then wipe clean. Or spray after your shower to prevent mold from forming.
~ In the dish washer: Add 2 ounces (or more) to the regular washing formula to safely sanitize.
~ Humidifiers & steamers: Add 1 pint to a gallon of water. This helps keep them clean too.