Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical, which has many versatile uses. From cleaning dish washing sponges, to cleaning your refrigerator, sanitizing your cutting board, disinfecting surfaces and many more, you can simply use hydrogen peroxide!


Let’s talk about some of the best hacks using hydrogen peroxide! So, buy yourself a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide from the store right away, because I’m sure you will want to use some or most of these hacks yourself!

Best Hacks Using Hydrogen Peroxide

1. Disinfect kitchen towels and sponges

Kitchen towels and sponges are home to bacteria before of their constant use. Once in a week, they need to be disinfected to keep germs at bay. Make a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide (half and half) and use it to disinfect your kitchen towels and sponges.

2. Sanitize cutting boards

Squirt some hydrogen peroxide over your cutting boards and let it sit for an hour before rinsing off with plain water. This can help sanitize your cutting board and keep bacteria at bay.

3. Clean refrigerator

Sanitizing your refrigerator and cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide can help clean bacteria. Once you’re done cleaning with hydrogen peroxide, wipe it down with plain water.

4. Clean tile grouting

Title grouting often gets dirty and discolored and sometimes even covered with mildew. Make a semi-thick paste of 2 parts baking soda and 1 part hydrogen peroxide with 1 part dish soap to make a paste and using a brush, use it to scrub your grouting and a bigger brush to clean your tiles. Let it rest for an hour or overnight and rinse off with warm water.

5. Deep clean cookware

Make a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and use it to scrub your cookware to brighten and deep clean them.

6. clean mirrors and glass windows

Spray some hydrogen peroxide on your mirrors and wipe them clean using a microfiber towel.

7. Clean stains from marble flooring or countertops

Combine some flour and hydrogen peroxide to make a paste and then use that mixture to scrub the stains off your marble flooring and countertops. If there are tough stains, leave it to sit for a while, before wiping it off with a damp cloth.

8. Brighten dull white clothes or towels.

Use hydrogen peroxide to whiten clothes and brighten them. Soak the white clothes, towels or linens in a bucket filled with warm water, along with 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup of baking soda, and 1 tbsp of dish soap or castile soap. Let it soak for 2 hours in the top load washing machine or bucket and wash it as usual.

9. Clean and sanitize your toilet bowl

Hydrogen peroxide can not just clean, but also can sanitize your toilet bowl. Pour some hydrogen peroxide into your toilet bowl and also spritz some on the outside of the toilet bowl and toilet seat as well. Let it sit for an hour and then flush it down. You can also add in few drops of essential oil to make the bathroom smell great.

10. Remove stains from your fabric

Pour a little hydrogen peroxide over your carpet stain, let it sit for a few minutes (or longer, if the stain is tough) and then wipe clean with a damp towel.

Make a stain remover spray – Add 1 part dish or castile soap and 2 parts 3% hydrogen peroxide to a measuring cup and stir to mix. Pour the mixture into to a dark-colored spray bottle and store in a dark place. Spray it on the stain until the area is completely saturated. If the cloth has stubborn stain sprinkle little baking soda on the stain. Using a soft brush, scrub the area gently and then wash as usual.

11. Sanitize your manicure and pedicure tools

When any beauty tools are used on the body, it touches the skin and bacteria collects, along with dirt. Therefore, spray on some hydrogen peroxide, let it sit for a bit and then wash off with plain water. This can help sanitize it.

12. Freshen reusable grocery bags to get rid of odour

Spritz some hydrogen peroxide (mixed with little water) on the insides of your grocery bags and freshen them up to get rid of bacteria and odor.

13. Natural bleach

 Make a natural bleach that is non-toxic and whitens without harsh chemicals. Mix 3% hydrogen peroxide – 1 1/2 cup, water – 1 gallon, fresh lemon juice – 1/2 cups and 20-30 drops lemon essential oil. Use 1 cup of this solution as needed for laundry. You can also use this bleach to clean your toilets, as a floor cleaner or any other way you like.

14. Clean white nails

First, mix 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of warm water. Then, soak your nails in the mixture for 2-3 minutes. Using a nail brush scrub the nails. Apply a moisturizer or massage the nail beds with oil.

You can also make a paste with 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide with 2 tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl. Mix and using a cotton swab apply it onto your nails and also under the tip of your nails. Leave this mixture for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it with warm water. Apply a moisturizer or massage the nail beds with oil.

15. Remove mold and mildew

Pour 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (the standard percentage sold in pharmacies) into a spray bottle along with few drops of tea tree essential oil. Spray it onto the moldy surface until the area is completely covered. Let it sit for about 20-30 minutes. Scrub off the mold with a soft brush.

Notes While Using Hydrogen Peroxide At Home

  • Hydrogen peroxide comes in dark bottles (and should be stored in dark bottles) because its exposure to light can turn the hydrogen peroxide to plain water and it will lose its fizz.
    So in case you use the hydrogen peroxide and it doesn’t have any fizz, this means that it has turned to plain water and is not longer potent and useful in its chemical form.
  • Use hydrogen peroxide with only 3% concentration, as this is safe for household usage.
  • Caution: Always use gloves when working with hydrogen peroxide solutions. This is because hydrogen peroxide is a chemical and it can burn the skin.
  • Caution: Do not let hydrogen peroxide come in contact with the eyes. In case it does, do not rub the eye. Keep splashing the eye with plain water and contact an eye doctor immediately if any stinging or burning continues.
  • Caution: keep out of reach of children and pets.