Cleaning with peroxide is a safe and natural way to kill germs and bacteria around your home. Here are our top hydrogen peroxide cleaner recipes (including a homemade stain remover!) to help you thoroughly and affordably clean your home.
When it comes to homemade cleaners, one that you absolutely need in your arsenal is hydrogen peroxide. We also recommend rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and baking soda, but peroxide is a priority.
Having this cleaner on hand, you can DIY many different types of cleaning supplies with a few natural ingredients.
With that being said, here are a couple of questions we have received from our readers about hydrogen peroxide!
What is Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide has an almost identical chemical composition to water except that it has one extra atom of oxygen. This extra atom causes hydrogen peroxide to break down quickly and safely.
Why is Hydrogen Peroxide a Good Cleaner?
However, hydrogen peroxide is an excellent cleaner because it cleans, deodorizes, and disinfects. When properly used, it’s also anti-bacterial, anti-mildew, anti-fungal, and anti-mold, killing many germs, bacteria, and other toxins.
Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide is so much more cost-effective and really it gives you peace of mind knowing what’s in your cleaning product. Now you can avoid additional chemicals that can irritate your skin or eyes.
Is it Safe to Clean with Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide cleans through the power of oxidation and breaks down into the safe components of water and oxygen, making it powerful enough to clean thoroughly but safe enough that it is environmental – and human – friendly.
16 Essential Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Recipes
Here are 16 hydrogen peroxide cleaner recipes you’ll wish you had known sooner because your house will sparkle!
All-Purpose Cleaner | Pop Sugar
You absolutely must have an all-purpose cleaner to grab when you need to wipe down a surface quickly. This recipe not only gets surfaces sparkly clean, but it smells great because of the rosemary and essential oils!
Brighten Whites | Live Simply
To brighten your whites, use this homemade oxi cleaner. This hydrogen peroxide cleaner recipe is a terrific bleach alternative.
Homemade Bleach Recipe | Crafty Little Gnome
Here’s a homemade bleach recipe that uses only lemon juice, water and peroxide. It smells so fresh!
Natural Oven Cleaner | Pop Sugar
Create a natural oven cleaner for baked-on grime using a simple recipe of peroxide, baking soda, vinegar, dish soap, and lemon. It’s powerful and smells lemony-fresh!
Carpet Cleaner | Kids Activities Blog
Peroxide and water are all you need to get stubborn stains out of carpet, but you can add a few drops of essential oil to add a wonderful smell.
Carpet Cleaner for Tough Stains | Coupon Closet
Every once in awhile, you may come across a stubborn stain that hydrogen peroxide and water just aren’t quite strong enough to remove. When that happens, try this recipe that adds a splash of vinegar to remove the stain.
DIY Shower Cleaner | Crunchy Rock
Use a daily shower cleaner to keep your shower spic and span with hardly any work at all. Make a big batch, store it in a jug, and pour some into your spray bottle as needed.
Easy peasy – my favorite kind!
Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Cleaner Recipes
There are so many variations of homemade cleaners, but many of them include a mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
While both are powerful cleaners and deodorizers on their own, it’s amazing how these two inexpensive products can come together and make powerhouse cleaning solutions. Here are some of our favorites!
Homemade Stain Remover | Frugally Blonde
Have you ever washed and dried something only to discover a stain that you didn’t know was there? Those stains are so hard to get out!
But, not anymore.
This homemade stain remover (made from equal parts Dawn, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda) works magic, especially when you use it with a dish brush.
Grout Cleaner | At The Picket Fence
Make a peroxide and baking soda paste for the best grout cleaner ever. Look at how cleaning with peroxide makes it shine!
Clean Cookie Sheets | One Little Project
To clean old cookie sheets, you don’t need a specific formula. Just fill the tray with peroxide, sprinkle in some baking soda, and let the fizzing action do all the work.
DIY Soft Scrub | Live Simply
This soft scrub cleaner is perfect for bathroom surfaces and is made with castile soap, baking soda, and peroxide.
Remove Mattress Stains | What’s Up Fagans?
Easily remove pee stains from a mattress. Parents of little ones – you know you need this!
DIY Tub Cleaner | My Cleaning Solutions
When we first moved into our home, it still had the original tub (from the 70s!), so you can imagine how gross it was.
This tub cleaner recipe worked to remove years of stains and build-up, though it did require quite a bit of elbow grease, too.
Toilet Cleaner | One Good Thing By Jillee
Want a cleaner toilet? Pour half a cup of peroxide into the toilet bowl, let it sit for 20 minutes, and brush clean.
Not only does this hydrogen peroxide cleaner remove stains, but it’s an amazing disinfectant, too.
Dishwasher Bombs | Pop Sugar
Make your own dishwasher bombs super cheap. No more scrubbing the dishes… these super cleaning tablets will do the work for you.
Laundry Bombs | Pop Sugar
And, of course, you’ll want some laundry bombs to make getting out tough stains so much simpler.
Everyone needs a good homemade detergent recipe!
From bathrooms to kitchens, to laundry and more, you’ll want to use your hydrogen peroxide cleaner – it’s a super-weapon. After you start cleaning with peroxide, you ask yourself why you hadn’t been using it all along!
And I promise that you’ll never want to go back to your old, toxic chemical-filled cleaners again.
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