Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)rts hydrogen and 2 parts oxygen. What makes it so special is the oxgen. When it comes in contact with organic compounds (anything with carbon in it), it will release oxygen, thereby oxygenating the substance. Most of us know that H2O2 is a good disinfectant, and this is because it oxidizes the bacterial germs, killing them or rendering them harmless. Thus, H2O2 makes a very good skin disinfectant, makes a good mouthwash, will disinfect toothbrushes, cutting boards, sink basins, etc. It is great for getting blood out of clothing, and works on other organic stains as well. It deoderizes anything it comes in contact with. As a dentist, I have prescribed this for patients with gum disease 3-4 rinses with flossing each day. Gum disease organisms die in the presence of H2O2. It can be scrubbed on the tongue to eliminate tongue discoloration and odor.
In contrast to chlorine bleach, H2O2 is non-corrosive, can be used on the body, and is not harmful to septic tanks as well. I am sure there are many hundreds of uses for this simple compound. Best of all, it is cheap. Most stores have this size bottle for about a dollar or less.
Have a bottole on hand for when the kids tip their kool-aid on the carpet. H2O2 works about as well as anything on that.
on March 8, 2013
This is the only thing to get cat urine smell out of the carpet. My cat got stuck in a room and the door got shut on him (sneaky little bugger). Must have peed 90 times in that spot it was so bad. I tried everything at pet stores and on amazon, but this finally did it. I was very nearly going to burn the house down and call it a total loss. :-)