We all love some classy granite countertops. They’re solid, smooth, and modern. But water stains never seem to go away once they appear. It’s possible you already know the answer. Use a small bowl to mix up half a cup of baking soda and a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Spread it over stains, let it sit for five to ten minutes, and then wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
If there are stains that just won’t go away, cover the mixture with plastic wrap and leave it overnight. In the morning, wash it away and dry it with a soft towel.
Start Germinating Seeds Faster
It might seem counter-intuitive, but soaking seeds in hydrogen peroxide between one and three percent can help to soften the coats of the seeds and help germination start sooner than normal. Increase your plant yield in a flower garden or veggie garden easily by soaking seeds in hydrogen peroxide for twenty minutes, just before planting. Be careful not to soak them too long, or you might end up ruining them.
While some of the studies that show this has only been done on chili seeds, if you're willing to risk it, then it might be worth your time to try this interesting tactic out.
Make Your Pond Water Look Perfect
If your water feature or koi pond is looking more like a scummy puddle than something you should be able to go out and relax next to, the solution might be in a brown bottle that you most likely have in your medicine cabinet. It's possible to safely treat the water in order to kill off harmful or unsightly algae. In order to clear a ninety-gallon pond or water feature, you'll need to add half a cup of three percent hydrogen peroxide.
For bigger or smaller amounts of water, you simply need to change the amount of hydrogen peroxide. The small amount won't affect any fish, but the algae will disappear.
Remove Mold From Plants
Keeping your plants healthy isn't a one-time thing. Water them every day, and that will usually be the most you need to do. But some plants will accumulate powdery mold or other types of fungal infections that will slowly sap the strength away from the plants, look unappealing, and may also be creating spores that will spread. The answer, once again, is a little bit of the ol' HP.
Mix four teaspoons of the stuff into a pint of water and spray your plants. Make sure it isn't full-strength hydrogen peroxide, as the powerful mixture may burn frail plants. Use a one, two, or three percent hydrogen peroxide and that should work fine.
Get Garbage Out of Pet's Stomachs
Dogs love to eat things. They love to eat things that are bad for them. If they've gobbled down some chocolate, some grapes, or anything else they shouldn't, one way to get them to hork it back up is to ingest vomiting using hydrogen peroxide. Without a doubt BE CAREFUL doing this, because it's just as possible to harm your pal using this chemical. Measure a dose of one milliliter of three percent hydrogen peroxide per pound of your animal's weight, up to forty-five milliliters, and use a turkey baster to administer it.
This method works for dogs, cats, pigs, and ferrets, but there are some animals you shouldn't do this for at all: rodents, horses, rabbits, or birds. Make sure to double-check.