Peroxide, Vodka, WD40, Bounce sheets, household tips, Pet odor remover
“I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don’t tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars.”
- Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe)
No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle)
- Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of “Peroxide” to keep them free of germs.
- Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
- After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
- I had fungus on my feet for years – until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
- Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
- Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
- Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.
- If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
- And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.
- Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
- You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
- I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this.
I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I’m glad there’s a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner.
- To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. Thesolvent dissolves adhesive.
- To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a
trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five
minutes and wash clean.
The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew
- To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean
cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.
- Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting
your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. ?The vodka
disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.
- Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.
- Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to
cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
- Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol
cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth
of healthy hair.
- Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to
- Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziploc freezer
bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain or
- Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender
flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the
sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply
the tincture to aches and pains.
- To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and
back as a liniment.
- To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.
13 Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.
- Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the
urushiol oil from your skin.
- Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.
And silly me. I’ve only been drinking the stuff!!!
WD-40 Well, Who Knew…?
I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I’m impressed! WD-40 who knew?
Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a “water displacement” compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
When you read the “shower door” part, try it. It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It’s a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop… Voila! It’s now shinier than it’s ever been. You’ll be amazed.
Here are some of the uses:
1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains.
8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewelry chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly,
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20) Gives a children’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37) Florida’s favorite use is: “cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.”
38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42) Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
- S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.
Bounce This Along
A mail carrier says that the US Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform
pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.
Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. Use it when working outside. It really works. The yellow jackets just veer around you.
- All this time you’ve just been putting Bounce in the dryer! It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.
- Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.
- It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don’t get opened too often.
- It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.
- Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer)screen.
- Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
- Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.
- To freshen the air in your home – Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.
- Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
- Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.!
- Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
- To freshen the air in your car – Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.
- Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.
- Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
- Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
- Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
- Wipe up sawdust from drilliing or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
- Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
- Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in
your shoes or sneakers overnight.
- Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.
- Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before
folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.
Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat
and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn
dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won’t refreeze.
(wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)
To remove old wax from a glass candleholder, put it in the freezer for a
few hours. Then take the candleholder out and turn it upside down. The wax
will fall out.
Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in
baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!)
rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of
scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away
rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much
more economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely! In fact, I
have noticed that the scissors get sharpened this way!
Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide
on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time!
Now, where to put the body? LOL
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside
windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar
will get outside windows really clean. Don’t wash windows on a sunny day.
They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely
light scent in each room when the light is turned on.
Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will smell
freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3
hours prior to burning.
To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the
flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and
leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two
of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on
Spray your TUPPERWARE with non-stick cooking spray before pouring in tomato
based sauces and there won’t be any stains.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will
keep for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the
corn’s natural sweetness.
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your
forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future
use in casseroles and sauces. Left over wine? What’s that? 🙂
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and
you will experience instant relief.
Ants, ants, ants everywhere …. Well, they are said to never cross a chalk
line. So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants
tend to march. See for yourself.
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job
and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to
tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and then
pull it off. Scotch tape removes most. Super glue works, too, just a drop.
Now look what you can do with Alka Seltz. Clean a toilet. Drop in two
Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid
and effervescent action clean vitreous China.
Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet,
fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka
Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets
down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes,
and then run the hot water.
Most cleaners and sprays simply mask the smell and can be damaging to carpets or furniture. After a few days or weeks the odour simply returns and the vicious circle commences costing you a small fortune in the process of trying to eliminate it.
Well luckily for you, you’ve just invested in the simple answer!
My recipe is actually an organic compound that is 100% safe for humans and animals. It is non-toxic, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, non-corrosive, non-flammable and non-staining. It is effective for a very broad range of organic odours including Human, dog and cat urine. It can also be used to treat urine odours left by other such pets as rabbits, ferrets, rats and mice even exotic pets such as reptiles and snakes! Even those people who have a pet elephants will be impressed by this secret formula, but a BIG batch would be required to treat the latter! Pet urine in carpets and other porous surfaces is a significant problem primarily because it usually goes undetected for a long time and the animal can keep soiling the same area.
The urine itself has very little odour but once it starts to decay it becomes a problem. The first stage of decay produces amines (ammonia), which are unpleasant but the second stage of decay produces mercaptans, which are the real problem. (Mercaptans are what make skunk spray smell so bad.) With a carpet this almost always means the urine has soaked through the carpet and the pad and into the floor.
In spite of product and carpet cleaner claims, the odour cannot be eliminated by spraying or cleaning, because neither will go down as deep as the urine, you need to get down to the root of the problem to solve it! Also you may only have a small patch on the carpet but under that, it may of spread up to 12 times as wide as its seeped through the underlay etc!
The recipe works by breaking down the bacteria within the urine, thus killing it and therefore permanently eliminates, not masks, odours on contact irrespective of what has been tried before. *
As you would with any product, before you use it. Please test the solution on a hidden part of the carpet or area that is to be treated. Then wait for 24hrs to see if there’s any adverse reaction before proceeding to do a full treatment. I will not be held responsible to any damage caused by the use of this recipe. You use it at your own risk!
It is safe to use on: Any water safe surface including carpeting, rugs, fabrics, upholstery, curtains, drapes, tile, wood, mattresses, car interiors, clothing, boats, nylon, cotton, acrylic, plastic, vinyl, rayon, olefin, polyester, leather, trash containers, concrete, etc.
But please Remember to test it first on a hidden area just in case for colourfastness! It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry!!
Small batch – For use around the house.
16 fl. oz (480ml) Hydrogen Peroxide Solution.
(Available from all good Chemists and Supermarkets)
2 tsp. Of Bicarbonate of Soda.
1 squirt of household washing up liquid
(as you would use for doing a standard bowl of washing up)!
Large Batch (1 gallon) For use outdoors on patios etc.
128 fl. oz (3800ml) Hydrogen Peroxide Solution.
16 tsp. Of Bicarbonate of Soda.
8 squirts of household washing up liquid
To make up the solution, simply place all the ingredients into a jug or
bowl. Gently stir.
Do not beat or shake the ingredients until such time as the bicarbonate of soda has totally dissolved! It’s also not advisable putting the solution into a sealed airtight container as the bicarbonate of soda gives off oxygen when mixed with a liquid and will it would pressurize the container and may make it unstable/unsafe to use!
The solution is most active for one hour after mixing, so to achieve the best possible results, uses the solution within this time frame to achieve maximum effectiveness!
Instructions for use:
First you have to find the source of the smell. The good old fashioned way of getting down on your hands and knees and doing the ‘sniff test’ using your nose and eyes, is by far the cheapest way, but you can invest in a black-light bulb which can be sourced via your local pet shop or on the Internet.
1). Soak up as much urine as possible by blotting with paper towels, old newspaper or an old towel. Do not use your shoe to press down the paper towels, as urine residue on your shoe will track urine scent for several steps! Use your hand and then wash, or use a protective glove.
2). Completely saturate stained area with your made up solution. For carpet stains, ensure padding is also saturated. The solution must soak all of the affected area to eliminate the stain and smell. Do not blot it up! It must remain wet in order to work. Do not shampoo carpet stains before using your solution, as it will interfere with the Enzyme.
3). If a coloured stain is noticeable on carpets, fabric or upholstery, rub your solution into the stained area while treating. This assists in removing the visible mark of the stain.
4). Let the area completely air dry for approx’ 24hrs. 5). Then Blot with a damp towel/cloth to remove any surface residue after stained area is totally dry.
6). If stain is still noticeable, repeat until all evidence of stain is gone.
7). Once you are satisfied with the treated area, give it a good going
over with the vacuum clear then put the kettle on!
Alternative methods of application include:
Spot treatment for clothing. The solution can be added to a washing machine pre-wash depending on the size of the load, you will need to make up enough of the recipe depending on how bad you think the offending stain/smell is. You can also just use it as a ‘hand wash’ treatment on clothes, but ensure you rinse well before you add any detergent etc.
Spray bottle: For use on walls and hard surfaces. Ensure you give the area being treated a good soak! Watering can: Ideal for outside use. Make up several large batches and let the area air dry for best results.
Carpet cleaning machines: Add a large batch to the machine, but don’t vacuum the solution straight back up, let it sit and air dry before carrying on with the use of detergents. Remember you need to get sufficient solution down to where the urine may of spread if treating carpets and underlay to solve the problem. Note: This solution is not a known product to the manufacturers of the machine. So the use of it in their machines is therefore at your own risk!
If this behaviour is new for your pet, have the vet check them out! It may be a urinary tract infection, impacted anal glands, etc. Animals don’t usually make a mess just because they are mad. They may have a problem that needs looking after. Do them a favour Make them that appointment, it may save
you dollars if the problem they have escalates!
We all know how expense vet fees can be!
Remember that the love and companionship your Pet gives you is well worth
the effort you expend in cleaning up after him (or her).