16 Unexpected Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

When you think of hydrogen peroxide, you probably have memories of it being poured over a stinging cut or scrape as a disinfectant. However, did you know that there are actually a ton of different uses for hydrogen peroxide? Here they are!

23 Surprising Hydrogen Peroxide Uses Everyone Should Know - Bob Vila
1. Canker Prevention

Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash (small print says mouthwash and gargle right on the bottle).

2. Cleans Toothbrushes

Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.

3. Cleans Countertops

Clean your counters with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. Disinfects Wood Cutting Boards

After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

23 Surprising Hydrogen Peroxide Uses Everyone Should Know
5. Eliminates Toe Fungus

One man reports, “I had a fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. All gone.”