Step-by-Step Sundays: Peroxide – The Everything Solution!

Hello Betties!

Today, we are going to share our personal favorite solution, which helps in almost any way imaginable: Hydrogen Peroxide! HP is a non-lung irritant making it more safe to use almost anywhere in your home. Do you want to gradually lighten your hair color without that burnt orange color? Perhaps, you want to whiten you teeth(I mean who wouldn’t want to do that)!? Or maybe you just want something that really cleans the grime from you kitchen counters. Well, we’ve got the tips for you!

*Acne: This one is separate from all the others listed simply because it isn’t hydrogen peroxide it is called benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is an organic compound also part of the peroxide family. It is a cream and can be picked up at any drug store for around $6.00 (It also comes in a pill, but requires a prescription). Use a cotton ball and dab it on your face up to twice daily. Side Effect: it will quickly dry out your skin, use a fragrance-free and non-hypoallergenic moisturizer to help keep your face hydrated.

*For your hair: This is a personal fave of the these Betties. Use the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution. 1 part water 1 part HP about a 1/2 cup each. Use a spray bottle and spray into hair after the shower, comb through. Over the next couple of weeks your hair will gradually lighten and look natural compared to just using peroxide and getting that bright orange hue.

*For your teeth: Same solution for the teeth, the 3% solution, can be used as not only a teeth whitener but a mouthwash as well. This one can be used in a couple different ways; by put the solution right on your toothbrush to clean/disinfect the bristles, swishing around the half hp/half water solution or just the HP by itself for about 5 minutes a day. This gradually lightens the color of your teeth and helps kill the germs and bacteria in your mouth, which include those killer canker sores.

*Scratches/Scrapes: It may sting a little but putting HP on the abrasion and letting it sit and bubble for just a few minutes will really help the healing process.

And now cleaning for all of you greenies!

*To whiten your white clothes: Use instead of bleach to avoid that harsh bleach smell. Note: Do not pour directly onto clothes.

*Sanitize your kitchen surfaces by using the 50/50 formula in a spray bottle.

*Use on your cutting board, especially after cutting raw meat, to avoid transferring any diseases.

*Cleaning kids toys by putting HP in a spray bottle or on a rag.

*Use anywhere in the bathroom: toilet bowl, toilet seat, sinks, counters, and the bathtub. It is also a great grout cleaner.

So there you have it Betties, please let us know if you try any of these and how they worked out for you!


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