Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning and Sanitizing Tips •
Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural and truly MAGICAL multi-purpose (and CHEAP) solution for so many household needs. You can clean, sanitize AND disinfect all with these simple hydrogen peroxide cleaning recipes below.
Hydrogen Peroxide is also the BEST way to kill germs – there are some hydrogen peroxide cleaners that even kill the worst stomach bug germs, like the NoroVirus!
I have a very simple set-up for killing germs in my house AND for keeping them OUT of my house to begin with – I’ll share that secret with you below.
- Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning and Sanitizing Tips •
- Best Hydrogen Peroxide Germ Killer
- Ways To Use Hydrogen Peroxide For Cleaning & Sanitizing
- More Ways To Clean with Hydrogen Peroxide
- How To REALLY Kill Germs
Hydrogen peroxide is a fantastic cleaner and disinfectant for household use. It has the ability to quickly kill bacteria. After being used for cleaning and coming into contact with light and air, peroxide will decompose turning into simple water and oxygen. It leaves no harmful or toxic residue behind as do most disinfectants.
An important thing to remember is that hydrogen peroxide breaks down in light. That’s why it comes in the brown bottle. When you make cleaners with it, use only opaque bottles or the brown one it comes in, not clear bottles. Do not sit it on a window sill or in the sun.
Here’s some easy ways to start using this miracle cleaner in your home.
This even kills the dreaded NoroVirus stomach bug – which VERY FEW cleaners truly do.
Best Hydrogen Peroxide Germ Killer
- Kills bacteria and viruses including Norovirus, Rotavirus, RSV, MRSA, and TB
- The fastest non-bleach disinfecting times available - contains hydrogen peroxide which breaks D into water and oxygen after Use
- No VOCs (volatile organic compounds) or harsh chemical fumes or odors - No chlorine bleach
- Sold as one (1) 32 ounce spray bottle
Bonus Tip: not only does this hospital-grade cleaner REALLY kill germs and viruses – it’s also amazing for removing stains from carpet (be sure to test first…but it’s never done any damage to my white/being Berber carpet)
Ways To Use Hydrogen Peroxide For Cleaning & Sanitizing
note: we are using regular drug store variety 3% hydrogen peroxide in all these formulas.
Empty a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide into an unused opaque spray bottle or attach a sprayer to the peroxide bottle. Use the spray straight and undiluted as an anti-bacterial spray for counters in bath and kitchen, door knobs, light switches, toilet seats, etc. Just spray a mist of the solution on the area to be cleaned and wipe with a paper towel or cloth.
Glass and Window Cleaner
Mix 2-1/2 cups of hydrogen peroxide into 1 gallon of tap water. Add 2 or 3 teaspoons of your favorite dish soap and mix. Pour, as needed, into a spray bottle. Spray and wipe.
Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide. Use as a spray and wipe cleaner.
Disinfect Cutting Boards
Prepare 2 bottles of cleaner, one with hydrogen peroxide and the other with white vinegar. Spray the vinegar over areas to disinfect. Follow with a spray and wipe of hydrogen peroxide. After washing cutting boards with hot soapy water, spray with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect. Simply spray and let dry.
Clean Dish Cloths and Sponges
Soak or heavily spray a dishcloth or sponge in hydrogen peroxide to clean and disinfect.
Sanitize Plastic Water Bottles
Clean, sanitize and remove odors from water bottles with half water and half hydrogen peroxide. Fill and let sit for a few hours, then rinse.
Undiluted peroxide is a great spray and wipe for refrigerators.
Clean Fruits and Vegetables
Spray with hydrogen peroxide and rinse to remove germs, insecticides and pesticides. Remove wax from the outside of fruits and vegetables by soaking in a sink of cold water and about ½ cup of peroxide. Soak about 15 minutes and then rinse and dry.
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Clean the Microwave
Clean the inside of the microwave by squirting with hydrogen peroxide and wiping.
More Ways To Clean with Hydrogen Peroxide
NOTE: You may want to wear rubber gloves when using peroxide because it can turn the skin on fingertips white. If so, simply wash and dry and apply lotion.
How To REALLY Kill Germs
…and keep germs from spreading through your family, your house…and your LIFE!
I think it’s safe to assume that we ALL know that washing our hands is the #1 way to prevent illness and picking up NASTY stomach bugs and cooties, right?
BUT Did You Know…
What you wash your hands WITH can make a HUGE difference.
The kids wash their hands with it BEFORE school (it helps protect you for HOURS after using it) and again AFTER school to kill whatever germs they brought home.
I use it whenever I wash my hands but especially BEFORE going out shopping or any other public area.
Because this special soap not only kills germs, it also PROTECTS you from the germs on the things you touch.
I even carry these small bottles with me on vacation.
We don’t use it full-strength (unless there is something REALLY nasty in direct proximity…lol!).
I mix if 50/50 with water and put it in these foaming soap dispensers – and I have those Magic Soap Dispensers near EVERY sink in our home.
So there you have – all the magical uses of Hydrogen Peroxide!
Thanks to this Facebook post for the inspiration!
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