8 Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Learn how to use hydrogen peroxide to help clean your house, your food and more!

By Toni Gasparis

You can use this household staple to help clean your house, food and more. Learn how to put that bottle of hydrogen peroxide you have lying around to work!


Remove bloodstains

Remove bloodstains

Dab clothes, carpets or towels that have been stained by blood with a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. Let the liquid sit on the stain for a minute or so before rinsing with cold water. The stain will disappear before your eyes. This works best for lightly colored fabrics, however, as hydrogen peroxide can act as bleaching agent, so you may need to spot test before using.

This Small Device Can Help Give Independence Back to People With Visual Impairment

Get help with the things that became difficult without full sight.

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