Hydrogen Peroxide!??

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Yup.  I went there.  Sure did.  When we think of cleaning supplies, many times we think of bleach, soap, sponges, mops, vacuums, so on and so forth.  In my other two posts I spoke about vinegar and baking soda.  Seldom, however, do we equate hydrogen peroxide to that of cleaning supplies.

When we think of hydrogen peroxide we typically think of it as a medicinal ointment.  We like to use it to clean up scratches, cuts, etc.  Or, if you’re anything like me, you think of hydrogen peroxide as something you used in your 9th grade science class for an experiment.  In any case, my mind was opened up pretty recently when I was visiting the local plasma center in my local area.

I occasionally like to donate plasma to make some extra cash on the side and one day as I was wrapping up my donation, I took the piece of gauze off my arm to see if I had stopped bleeding.  Sure enough, the bleeding had not stopped and actually ended up leaking onto my white shirt!  Yup.  Blood got on my white shirt!  The plasma center employee that was helping me then made the suggestion to use hydrogen peroxide to remove the blood from my shirt.  He spoke extremely confidently about hydrogen peroxide and how easily it can remove blood from white clothing.  They way he spoke about it made it sound like some fat burning pill or miracle cream or magic machine.

I have to admit that I was slightly skeptical at first, but I truly believed him because he spoke with such conviction.  That weekend before putting my white shirt in the washing machine, I poured hydrogen peroxide on the blood stains.  I watched as the hydrogen peroxide fizzled up and then died down.  I then put my clothes in the washer and dryer.

When my clothes were finally done drying, I took them out of the washer and to my utmost pleasure, the blood stains on my white shirt had evaporated!  Woohooo!  This was definitely a nice surprise on my end and definitely a trick that I’ll keep in mind for the future!  If you ever get blood stains on your white articles of clothing, hydrogen peroxide is your best friend! 🙂