Hydrogen peroxide can be really useful in laundry and cleaning, with these 10 hydrogen peroxide uses given in this article you’ll be able to remove stains and dirt easily.
Everyone knows by now you can clean with baking soda and vinegar, but often people don’t think about hydrogen peroxide as an ingredient for cleaning, but they really should. This stuff is frugal, eco-friendly, and really can produce amazing results for both your laundry and for cleaning around your home.
Hydrogen peroxide is a type of oxygen bleach, which means as you’ll see from the uses listed below, it’s got a lot of laundry uses, as well as cleaning uses.
Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide
Brighten clothes as an alternative to bleach. Instead of adding either chlorine or oxygen bleach, you can add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to your washing machine load as a natural, eco-friendly bleach.
Versatile DIY pretreat stain remover. If you enjoy making your own laundry products don’t forget this easy recipe for a versatile stain remover — 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and 1 part of dish soap. You can mix this recipe together and keep in an opaque spray bottle and use in a similar fashion to any other laundry pretreater.
Remove red wine stains. Red wine is known as a quite difficult stain to remove, but a simple recipe that works extremely well to remove these tough stains is equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. Spray the mixture on the stain, allow it to sit for three hours, and then wash with cool water. (If the stain is on a non-wool carpet you’ll need to blot instead with a clean cloth to remove the stain remover since you cannot wash the carpet, obviously. The recipe is not recommended for wool carpet because hydrogen peroxide can break down wool fibers.)