15 Excellent Uses Of Hydrogen Peroxide


Hydrogen Peroxide

A unique and potent germicidal agent made of water and oxygen, hydrogen peroxide destroys disease triggering organisms through oxidation. It is an effective and safe natural sanitizer and disinfecting agent that has multiple medical, industrial and household uses. 15 such excellent and surprising uses of hydrogen peroxide are:

Red Wine Stain

Red wine stain

Remove red wine stain by pouring a solution containing liquid detergent and hydrogen peroxide in equal proportion, then blotting the same with a towel, washing with warm water and finally drying.

Armpit Stains

Armpit stains

The cleansing and bleaching property of hydrogen peroxide helps to eliminate body sweat stains from the armpits from clothes. Apply a cleansing solution containing dishwashing detergent and hydrogen peroxide mixed in a ration of 2:1 on the stained area and let the solution settle in for 10 minutes. Then wash the garment with cold water to clean the stain effectively.

Blood Stains

Blood stains

Rigid blood stains can be cleaned effectively by pouring hydrogen peroxide over the stained area, letting it settle for 15 minutes before washing with cold water. This process may have to be repeat a few times to remove the stain completely. The bleaching property of this chemical helps to eliminate the stain but also whitens the area and hence should be used cautiously.

Stained Tiles And Table Tops

Stained tiles and table tops

Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful stain removing agents for tiles and stones. Applying a thick paste of flour and hydrogen peroxide over the stained tile or stone top, then covering it with a plastic and letting it rest overnight helps to eliminate any stain effectively by the following morning.

Wooden Cutting Board Cleanser

Wooden cutting board cleanser

Cleaning the wooden cutting board with a solution of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide helps to eliminate toxins and harmful bacteria from the board.

Clean And Disinfected Vegetables

Clean and disinfected vegetables

Pouring 3% hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle, spraying it lightly over the vegetables, letting it seep in the veggies for 5 minutes followed by through washing and drying helps to keep the vegetables fresh and bacteria free.

Smelly Sponge

Smelly sponge

Soaking a smelly sponge in a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide mixed in equal proportions helps to clean the sponge thoroughly and eliminate the bad odour.

Health Benefits

Health benefits

The body too produces hydrogen peroxide that boosts the immunity and help fight against germs and infections. Health issues like foot fungus, yeast infections, sinus etc are treated and cured effectively by this hydrogen peroxide.  Bathing for half an hour in a tub filled with water containing 2 quarts of 3% hydrogen peroxide helps to rejuvenate and detoxify the body and eliminate stress.

Cold Fighter

Cold fighter

Putting a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ears every morning helps to eliminate common cold effectively.

Wound Healer

Wound healer

3 % hydrogen peroxide aids in cleaning and disinfecting wounds and cuts and removing the dead cells and tissues thereby aiding in healthy and rapid recovery.



Using a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water, mixed in equal proportions, every day helps to enhance oral health. It helps to eliminate germs and infections from the mouth, relieve tooth ache and sore gums, and whiten and brighten the teeth effectively. One should however never swallow this mouthwash as this may have negative impact on the body.

Nail Whitener

Nail whitener

Rubbing the nails with a cotton ball dipped in 3% hydrogen peroxide helps to whiten the nails naturally and enhance their shine.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Toilet bowl cleaner

Pouring some hydrogen peroxide in toilet bowls, letting it settle for 20 to 30 minutes and then scrubbing it helps to clean and disinfect the bowls effectively.

Fridge And Dishwasher Cleanser

Fridge and dishwasher cleanser

Dish washers and fridges can be cleaned and disinfected easily by applying non toxic hydrogen peroxide on them, letting it stay for some time and then wiping them clean.

Mold Remover

Mold remover

The anti fungal property of hydrogen peroxide makes it an effective cleanser for removing pesky moulds.