15 Brilliant Ways To Use Hydrogen Peroxide

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Have you ever wondered if you could use hydrogen peroxide for more than just cleaning out ears or removing blood stains? It turns out there are so many ways to use hydrogen peroxide! You can use hydrogen peroxide to clean almost any room of your home and surface! Hydrogen peroxide is a non-toxic and powerful oxidizer that is extremely cheap! You can even get large bottles at the dollar store!

Check out these 15 Brilliant Ways To Use Hydrogen Peroxide!


Disinfect Countertops

Do you have sticky spots left behind on your countertop from dinner? Use a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide or pour a few drops on your counter! The peroxide will bubble up and loosen the grime making it easy to wipe away!

Make Glass Shelves Sparkle

Have your refrigerator shelves seen better, less sticky, days? Instead of using toxic cleaners around foods you can use hydrogen peroxide! Spray the hydrogen peroxide on and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe it off. You may have to scrub or use a scraper to get off any of the tough gunk!

Clean Your Cutting Board

Did you know it is really important to disinfect your cutting board? Just think of how many times you may have cut chicken or meats on it and it could have germs left behind! Use hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and spray directly onto the cutting board. Let it bubble for a few minutes to loosen leftover food or bacteria. Then just wipe clean!

Disinfect Kitchen Sponges

Don’t waste money by buying new kitchen sponges! Instead, disinfect them in hydrogen peroxide. Mix one part hydrogen peroxide and one part hot water and place your sponges in the mixture for 15 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly. Next, to really kill any germs, heat the sponges in the microwave for 1 minute.

Remove Baked On Residue from Pans

When your cookie sheet is in need of a good cleaning, hydrogen peroxide is perfect for the job! Sprinkle the pan with baking soda and then pour just enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Lit it sit for an hour or two and then scrub away the gunk and grime!

Clean Your Glass Stovetop

Don’t want to spend hours scraping the food off your stove or let harsh chemicals fill the air? All you need is baking soda, Dawn Dishwashing Liquid & hydrogen peroxide to make your stovetop sparkle like it’s brand new! Layer the mixture on the stove, use a scrub brush to work the mixture around the stove, and then let sit for 3 minutes. Finish up by wiping it all away with a damp cloth.

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Clean Your Toilet

Hydrogen peroxide can also be used to clean your toilet! Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet and then let it sit for 20 minutes. Scrub the toilet with a toilet brush to remove any dirty spots and then flush!

Clean Grout Stains

When store-bought cleaners just aren’t doing the job on your grout lines, try hydrogen peroxide! Spray the hydrogen peroxide on the grout lines and then use an old toothbrush to scrub them. This method is super effective!

Mop Floors

Mop your floors with a gallon of hot water and a 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide. This mixture will freshen and clean your floors without any toxic chemicals!

Pre-treat Stains

Hydrogen peroxide is great for treating stains! It can be used on just about any stain you have. Pre-treat stains by spraying them with hydrogen peroxide and then allow it to soak a few minutes before throwing your clothing into the washer. You can also use hydrogen peroxide in place of bleach and add it to your washer like you normally would bleach.

Remove Yellowing From Fabric

overtime some fabrics can start to yellow. To brighten your fabrics, fill your sink with cool water and add 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide. Let the yellowed fabrics sit in the mixture for a couple of hours and then wash normally. Before you dry the fabrics, make sure the yellowing has been removed and they dry normally as well!

Disinfect Kids Toys

When it comes to kids toys, none of us want to use harsh chemicals to clean them! That is why hydrogen peroxide is the perfect solution to cleaning your kids toys! Just pray hydrogen peroxide on your kids’ toys and let it soak for a few minutes. Then wipe clean with a dry cloth.

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Clean Toothbrushes

Hydrogen peroxide is a great way to clean your toothbrush between replacement. Just add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to a glass and place the head of your toothbrush in the glass. Let your toothbrush soak for a few minutes and then rinse clean!

Remove Mildew

Hydrogen peroxide can also be used to remove mildew from hard surfaces. Put the hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and spray directly onto the mildew. Let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe the mildew away.

Clean Makeup Brushes

A bowl of hydrogen peroxide is a super easy way to clean your makeup brushes. Just fill a bowl or cup with hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of castile soap and then let your makeup brushes soak for up to 10 minutes. Every so often swish the brush around the mixture. Remove the brush from the mixture, rinse and wipe down with a clean rag to remove any extra moisture. Then reshape the brush and lay flat to dry!

What ways do you use hydrogen peroxide in your home? Comment below and share!



  1. Mandy says

    I use this stuff by the gallon so I feit pretty silly when I realized it’s available at Dollar Tree for half what I’ve been paying at the grocery store. Duh!

    • Lindsay Lawless says

      Yes, it is absolutely safe to clean floors! As far as for your dogs, I am not much of an expert. After a quick google search, any peroxide 3% or less seems to be safe for dogs to ingest. So since the dog will not actually ingest it I would think it would be okay but please proceed at your own risk!

  2. Jeanette says

    I have been using it for years to give my house and outside plants a boost. Just add about a third of a cup or a little more to a gallon of water. You will soon see plants leafing out and growing. Also it cleans up blood stains on carpet.

  3. Schelle says

    I have used it and still use it to eliminate mold and with great success, even cleaning and killing black mold. It works amazingly well. After trying bleach and then vinegar with little difference I learned of peroxide and wow! I was surprised! It kills the mold spores and cleans the area very well.

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