Monday, October 1, 2012

A Green Alternative Cleaner

A couple of weeks back one of the kids came down with a virus and in an attempt to not spread it around I decided to disinfect my house before the next group of kids arrived. I was on the phone with my daughter and told her I was about to get the bleach out and start cleaning. She had a better suggestion; Hydrogen Peroxide.

I have used Peroxide a bit but I had not thought to use it as a household cleaner. I was intrigued and decided to do a little research. It appears that Hydrogen Peroxide is indeed a good alternative to bleach for disinfecting your home, comes in different strengths, and there is even a food grade. Two uses for it surprised me; using it as a vegetable and fruit cleaner (diluted with water of course), and that it kills mold.

I mixed one part Peroxide to about three parts water in a spray bottle, and then sprayed that solution onto a cleaning cloth and went to town on my house. I wiped door knobs and door frames, handles, cabinet fronts, piano keys, bathroom fixtures, and the bigger toys. The toys that were small enough and water proof I put in a large water proof tub and added Peroxide and water and allowed those toys to soak a while.
I must say I was happy to have an alternative to bleach that is not so dangerous to use, and apparently, Peroxide is considered a Green cleaner to as it won’t hurt the environment. I do want to caution you though, because Peroxide can also be dangerous and harmful, and should not be used to clean some things; I invite you to try it but only after you researched on your own about its dangers and many uses. Here is a site I found most helpful and with a lot of good information.
Do you use Peroxide to clean with? 
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  1. I use peroxide mixed with baking soda to make a paste for cleaning the grout in the kitchen tile floor with great results!

    1. oh, I'm trying that in the shower! thanks

  2. I do use peroxide. Bleach smells terrible and it ruins my clothes every time I use it.



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