Asked on Aug 17, 2019

How can I use peroxide to make DIY cleaning supplies?

Lauren of Mom Home GuideHomeroadDesertRose


5 answers
  • The Inspired Workshop
    on Aug 17, 2019

    Hey Cheryl! There are so many uses for peroxide! I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for in terms of use, but I use it for everything from my laundry, I will add a cup or two to make sure the clothes are sanitized without using the sanitize cycle...since I don't want our clothes shrinking... to using it in our pool in place of chlorine products! You can get food grade hydrogen peroxide to clean your fruits and veggies, soak your feet if you have athletes feet, or add to your bath for an energizing and uplifting experience! Of course there are the common uses such as first aid wound washing, oral mouthwash, and teeth whitener! There are a myriad of uses for peroxide, and if you have more specific questions on usage, I would be happy to answer them if you ask! Hope this helps!

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Aug 17, 2019

    At 3% dilution, it’s not very strong and it will require multiple applications and not all surfaces can tolerate that.

    What are you trying to clean? It is mostly used for lightening or anti-microbial cleaning.

    It won’t get rid of pet urine, feces, vomit and that’s a different solution.

    If you’re looking for something to seriously bleach a water-based stain, or kill some serious germs,

    not a food oil based stain or other oil based stain,

    then you can order online food grade hydrogen peroxide at 12% strength. It will bleach/clean anything that is water-based.

    This is what food factories use, wineries use, breweries use, to clean out their equipment. Unlike chlorine bleach, this leaves no toxic residue, because it is food grade hydrogen peroxide.

    Because at that strength it is caustic, then you need to wear gloves, and eye protection and be very careful about drips running down the side of the outside of the bottle.

    This isn’t any different from chlorine bleach in that respect- wear PPE.

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