If you’ve been around the block for a while, you might be familiar with something called “seborrheic keratosis,” which is commonly called the barnacles of aging. They’re harmless skin growths that begin to appear once you have a number of decades under your belt, often looking like warts. Common places for them to appear are the neck, chest, and back.
Hydrogen peroxide has been shown to be effective in removing them, as medicines aimed at the barnacles feature the chemical. If you’re interested, be sure to talk to your doctor about the medicines. On the other hand, while these barnacles might be unsightly, they don’t affect your health in any meaningful way.
Put a Shine Back on Your Porcelain
From a bathtub to a sink to an old toilet, there's plenty of porcelain in your home. After years or even decades of use, it can become faded and grimy, but there's a way to get it back to the way it once was. It doesn't matter if you think the yellowing of age can't be undone, there's a way.
This task is done with a pre-cleaning, scrubbing it down with baking soda, and then hitting it with a three percent hydrogen peroxide-soaked sponge until all the evidence of aging is gone. If you're able to put in the time and the elbow grease, you'll find your old fixtures look like they were just installed.
Make Your Garbage Can, Smell Like New Again
When it comes to stinky things in the home or office, the garbage can is at the top of the list and there's no wonder why. How could you possibly make it smell better again? With some handy, dandy hydrogen peroxide, that's how. After you've given the can a once-over with soap and water, hit it again with hydrogen peroxide and water solution, then let the can sun-dry for a few hours.
The surfaces will be shinier and newer, and you can be confident that the bacteria and other nasties have been removed. Whether a can for your kitchen or a dumpster outside, it will get rid of the smell.
Get Swollen Gums Back to Normal
If you've been lax in your brushing and flossing duties, you might see your healthy gums swell out a little bit. This is due to bacteria taking root, and your gums are swelling to fight it off. Give your gums a helping hand by mixing one part three percent hydrogen peroxide with two parts water. Swish it around in your mouth and then spit it out.
Another option for doing this is a saltwater mixture. Do it every day and hopefully, things will start to look better. If your gums are still swollen after a week, call up your doc.
Keep Your Kitchen Sink Sparkling and Healthy
You might know that one of the dirtiest and most bacteria-laden places in your home are your sinks. Think about all the stuff you throw in there! Normal hot water and soap aren't going to do it. Here's what you need to do: wet the surface of the sink, then scrub it with baking soda that has been sprinkled onto a sponge.
After doing that scrubbing, pour three percent hydrogen peroxide over the entire surface and let it sit for a while before rinsing everything away. The baking soda-peroxide mix is a powerful one, and it will not only get rid of bacteria that has been lingering but freshen up the look of the sink, too.