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. 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. 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!
Why is Hydrogen Peroxide a Useful & 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.
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.
Here are 16 hydrogen peroxide cleaner recipes you’ll wish you had known sooner because your house will sparkle!
Hydrogen Peroxide Recipes for Homemade Cleaning
1. All-Purpose Cleaner
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! Use this in your kitchen and bathrooms. You will have your home smelling fresh and clean! Change up the essential oils in this recipe to match whatever mood you might be in!
2. Brighten Whites with a DIY Oxi Cleaner
To brighten your whites, use this homemade oxi cleaner. This hydrogen peroxide cleaner recipe is a terrific bleach alternative. Some people cannot stand using bleach. This homemade hydrogen peroxide recipe will be your go-to for your dingy whites. Ditch your bleach today with this insanely useful recipe!
3. Natural Homemade Bleach Recipe
Here’s another homemade natural bleach hydrogen peroxide recipe that uses only lemon juice, water, and peroxide. If our last recipe was not what you were looking for, this simple recipe makes your clothes smell lemon-fresh. You still will be able to ditch the bleach! I like this recipe because it is so simple. You can make this and store it for use whenever needed. You can make it as strong as you would like and even add additional essential oils for a unique smelling fragrance.
4. Natural Oven Cleaner
I hate cleaning my oven because of the harsh chemical cleaners! Create a natural oven cleaner for baked-on grime using a simple recipe of peroxide, baking soda, vinegar, dish soap, and lemon. These are all things you can find in your house. You can create a super-charged lemony-fresh oven cleaner without the added chemicals of traditional oven solvents. This is better for you, your pets, and your kids!
5. Simple Hydrogen Peroxide Carpet Cleaner
When a carpet spill happens, sometimes you do not have carpet cleaner available. No worries! Hydrogen peroxide to the rescue! Peroxide and water are all you need to get stubborn stains out of the carpet, but you can add a few drops of essential oil to add a wonderful smell. This is an insanely easy recipe for hydrogen peroxide carpet cleaner and a life-saver!
6. Hydrogen Peroxide Carpet Cleaner for Tough Stains
This recipe is another winner! Quick & Easy! Every once in a while, 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 hydrogen peroxide carpet cleaner recipe that adds a splash of vinegar to remove the stain.
7. DIY Hydrogen Peroxide Shower Cleaner
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!
8. Homemade Stain Remover
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 hydrogen peroxide stain remover (made from equal parts Dawn, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda) works magic, especially when you use it with a dish brush.
9. Hydrogen Peroxide Grout Cleaner
Grout can get dirty. When your light-colored grout gets dirty everyone can see it! I have a simple solution… another hydrogen peroxide recipe. Make this hydrogen peroxide grout cleaner with peroxide and baking soda. Mix together to form a paste for the best grout cleaner ever. Look at how cleaning with peroxide makes it shine!
10. Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner for Cookie Sheets
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. This will remove that hard to remove cooked-on dirt. This cleaning hack will save you time, money, and energy. Try this hydrogen peroxide recipe on some of your other baking items. You will be pleasantly surprised at the results!
11. DIY Hydrogen Peroxide Soft Scrub
Everyone loves a soft scrub cleaner! It is safe to use on those delicate surfaces. This natural soft scrub cleaner is perfect for bathroom surfaces and is made with castile soap, baking soda, and peroxide. These are all items you can get from your local store. This cleaner is natural and does not contain harmful chemicals. Use this cleaner throughout your home. You will not regret it!
12. Remove Mattress Stains with a Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner
Kids will be kids! Use this simple and easy solution to clean up those unwanted pee stains. This recipe will easily remove pee stains from a mattress. This natural hydrogen peroxide cleaner will do just the trick. Parents of little ones – you know you need this! Save your mattresses!
13. DIY Hydrogen Peroxide Tub Cleaner
This tub cleaner is a game-changer! 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! Use this cleaner to dissolve years of grime and hard water stains. Enjoy your tub again!
14. Hydrogen Peroxide Toilet Cleaner
Want a toilet cleaner that works? Those stubborn toilet rings will come out in no time. 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. Your family will love you for this hack!
15. Hydrogen Peroxide Dishwasher Bombs
Hydrogen Peroxide and baking soda have so many uses! Try this hydrogen peroxide recipe to make your own dishwasher bombs super cheap. Save time and money! No more scrubbing the dishes… these super cleaning tablets will do the work for you. Watch your dishes end up super clean with this natural recipe!
16. DIY Laundry Bombs
This recipe is as good as our dishwasher bombs! And, of course, you’ll want some laundry bombs to make getting out tough stains so much simpler. Sometimes you want a natural alternative for laundry detergent. You will save time and money with this hack. This simple recipe will keep your clothes clean and fresh! 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. These hydrogen peroxide recipes are simple and easy. You will be able to use items you already have in your home to replace your non-natural cleaning supplies. These natural recipes are safe for your kids, pets, and yourself. 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.
“Let us learn to live simply, so that others may simply live.” — Mahatma Gandhi