Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hydrogen peroxide for cleaning and whitening

In a move toward even more homemade and natural cleaners for my home, I decided to start using hydrogen peroxide to whiten our white clothing and diapers. I did a little bit of research and found that it also kills germs. Wonderful! It turns out that it is a replacement for bleach.

The Green Living Tips blog hydrogen peroxide tips list has several uses for hydrogen peroxide, including that of a bathroom disinfectant and laundry additive.

For an excellent explanation of how hydrogen peroxide works along with other non-chlorine bleaches check out a wonderful piece on What is Non-Chlorine Bleach? on Bright Hub.

What are some of your favorite hydrogen peroxide uses? We already use it for first aid and for oral hygiene.

Now I just need to find a place to get it very cheaply!


Laura said...

I bet it's at the dollar store!

smbwallace said...

It is, that's where we get it, but I'm wondering about maybe buying it in bulk even cheaper! ;)

Tammie said...

Try at like Sally Beauty Supply Michelle I think they have it in bulk.