Using Hydrogen Peroxide
Did you know there were so many uses for Hydrogen Peroxide?
We find it kind of funny really, that there are so many different ways to use hydrogen peroxide. It’s a bit like the old Saturday Night Live skit about the (made up) product Shimmer. “New Shimmer is a floor wax”, “No! It’s a dessert topping”. The joke , of course, is that a floor wax and a dessert topping seem impossible in one product.
Here are some of the uses of hydrogen peroxide and why we developed our cleaning products around it :
- As a mouthwash and gargle
- In relaxing baths and foot baths
- To sanitize toothbrushes and dentures
- As a produce wash, to keep fruits and veggies fresh longer
- To disinfect compost pails, cutting boards, and scrub brushes
- For washing carpets, floors, and windows
- Cleaning wooden decks
- Removing mold
- To brighten laundry & remove stains
- To clean out aquariums
- To keep the water clean in fish farming
- In gardening: As a plant fertilizer and plant spray
- To clean swimming pools and spas, as an alternative to chlorine
- Taxidermists use it to clean and whiten bones
- It’s used in making cheese
- Aseptic packaging (those weird little boxes that food comes in) are sprayed with it
- It is used in products for whitening teeth, treating acne, and cleaning contact lenses
- Oh, and it’s also great for cleaning cuts and skin infections! You know, like the brown bottles at the drug store!
Now, this is kind of wonderful, really. Right there, hydrogen peroxide is very practical to have around.
But there’s much more to it — you see, hydrogen peroxide also has a wonderful quality of being good for the environment. This benefit goes deep and wide. It is good for rivers, it is good for plants, and it can be used to replace chlorine bleach, ammonia, and other chemicals which are harmful to rivers and plants.