One of the most useful green cleaning products in hydrogen peroxide. As well as being a very powerful disinfectant, its great at brightening different surfaces around the home as well as dealing with stains. Being a much weaker solution that bleach, it allows cleaning that will not cause discolouration or damage to surfaces. Additionally, hydrogen peroxide leaves a refreshing clean odour. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in the US has stated that hydrogen peroxide is an effective cleaning solution for the removal of microorganisms, yeasts, fungi and bacteria.

Hydrogen Peroxide in the kitchen and bathroom

Bathroom

  • Used to disinfect all surfaces
  • Cleaning and restoring grout lines
  • Great or removing any mould spores
  • Removing hard water stains, soapy scum from glass and metal surfaces

Kitchen

  • Disinfecting all surfaces in the kitchen area including counter tops, door handles etc.
  • Cleaning grout on floor and wall tiles
  • Cleaning of linoleum and/or wood flooring

Popular Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Below we list a few of the popular uses for hydrogen peroxide around the home with regards to cleaning:

  • Cleaning Cutting Boards – Wood and porous surfaces should be done more regularly, but you can literally clean any cutting board with the cleaning solution. To do this, you simply need to spray the solution onto the cutting board, leave for five to ten minutes, and then wipe off thoroughly with a clean dry cloth.
  • Cleaning Marble Surfaces – Another porous material that is easily stained, Marble is another surface that can be treated with hydrogen peroxide. If cleaning marble, you will need to mix hydrogen peroxide with flour to create a paste like consistency. This will need to be applied and allowed to site overnight, before washing off. You may need to repeat the process depending on the size of the stain, and the marble.
  • Cleaning the dishes – To get your dishes sparkling clean, you can simply add a couple of spoonfuls of peroxide to your dish detergent. Its also a great way to remove any very stubborn stains.
  • Cleaning the Shower – Hydrogen Peroxide also makes a fantastic ant-fungal cleaner, which makes it perfect for the bathroom areas. It’s a good idea to keep some spray in the whose room to quickly eliminate any mould spores. Once the solution doesn’t bubble on a metal surface, you will know its time to refill the solution.
  • The Laundry – Another great option to give great smelling clothes, and to bring clothes and laundry back to life is to just add some hydrogen peroxide to your load before a wash. It’ weaker than bleach and very environmentally friendly, so is a great option.

In summary Hydrogen Peroxide makes a great cleaning agent, although care should be taken to only mix with water for cleaning purposes, as it can form unsafe gasses when combined with other chemicals.

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