Bleach alternative is more environmentally friendly.
Did you know bleach was invented in the late 1940s to kill World War II troops? Peroxide, another wartime (WWI) invention, was used to help save the troops and cleanse the hospitals.
Try a few of these economical options hydrogen peroxide offers:
1. 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. Use it instead of mouthwash.
2. Soak your toothbrushes in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.
3. Clean your counters and table tops 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. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. Spray a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on foot fungus (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
6. Soak infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system.
8. For plugged sinuses or cold symptom relief, tilt your head back and spray a 50/50 peroxide/water mixture into nostrils. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
10. If you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair, but more natural highlights. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.
11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
12. You can add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
13. Clean mirrors with peroxide to reduce or eliminate smearing.