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15 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

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15 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide


If you have hydrogen peroxide in your home, chances are it’s in your first aid kit. And that’s a shame, really. For one, applying peroxide to cuts and scrapes really isn’t the best way to go about repairing your skin — it actually does more harm than good! For another, hydrogen peroxide has a number of fantastic uses outside of first aid. As a tough, nontoxic chemical, the stuff works wonders in your home. And it’s cheap, too! Click through to check out several surprising ways to use hydrogen peroxide.

Note: All of these tips and tricks call for the 3% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, the percentage you’d typically find in your first aid kit or at your pharmacy.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:07AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

You can also clean your ears with it:

1:02AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

genius !!

2:37AM PST on Feb 26, 2014


2:36AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Excellent article

12:09AM PST on Feb 18, 2014

thank you for sharing

12:48AM PST on Feb 14, 2014

great well done for this post

3:05AM PST on Feb 13, 2014

Thank you

10:13PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good info thnx fr sharing

7:42PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

Thank you.

10:44AM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Lots of good advice here,particularly that we can grow mushrooms in the fridge.
But why not give us one page and not five?

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