This odorless colorless chemical called hydrogen peroxide was first found and identified before 100 years by the French chemist Louis Jacques Thenard.
Hydrogen peroxide has became very popular in the beginning of the 20th century, because people had realized that it has excellent cleaning properties.
Hydrogen peroxide kills microorganisms with oxidation, and because of this it is found in most of the cleaning chemicals today.
This colorless chemical is much better alternative to bleach, simply because it is very friendly when it comes to the environment, and it is cheap. You can use it in more than one way, and here are the four surprising ways to use this useful chemical.
1) Toothpaste and Mouthwash
If you want to wash your mouth and whiten your teeth in a natural and healthy way, you can use hydrogen peroxide because of its oxidizing abilities.
Directions: Use three or four drops of water and equal number of drops of hydrogen peroxide, and mix them all together. Agitate this mixture around in your mouth for about half a minute. Spit it out and rinse the mouth with clear water.
You can also use hydrogen peroxide as toothpaste, and it is not complicated at all. You just have to use same directions as for the mouthwash and wash your teeth with it.
You can add baking soda, or even salt, and all the bad bacteria in your mouth will be killed.
2) Laundry detergent
Since hydrogen peroxide has also a role as a bleaching agent, you can use it to clean out the stains on your laundry. The great thing about it is that it will clean your laundry and since it is far less aggressive than store bought detergents, it will also save your favorite clothes.
Directions: Add in a gallon of hot water a cup of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide and soak the clothes in it. Leave your laundry in the mixture for about one or two hours.
If you want, you can add this substance to the washing machine, instead of bleach. It will remove stains and whiten white clothes, but also brighten colored clothes.