Money Saving Tips For You And Your Family In SW Florida

Tru Clean Surface Care is a family-owned environmentally friendly carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company serving all of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County. In an attempt to help promote “environmentally friendly” money-saving ideas, please find to follow different ways Hydrogen Peroxide can be used in the home while potentially saving you hundreds of dollars each year.

Oxygen is the most abundant element on earth, comprising 45.6% of the earth’s crust and 20.95% of dry air, and is one of the most vital elements to support life for plants, animals, and man.

Hydrogen peroxide has been sold in drug stores for many years as an antiseptic and bleach. With a cost of fewer than .60 cents per 16 oz. bottle, it is one of the world’s great “miracles” in a bottle. Although it is not approved by the FDA or medical profession to be taken internally, it has many uses in homes and gardens. How many have you used:

Use 3% hydrogen peroxide in chilled water for washing chicken or other poultry and beef or pork.

Cleansing for vegetables and salad greens: Add 1/4 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide to a sink full of cold water. Wash vegetables thoroughly, rinse with cold water and drain. This process prolongs freshness.

In the dishwasher or dishwater: Add 2 ounces of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the regular washing formula. Your glasses will sparkle!

Leftover tossed salad: Spray with a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.  Drain, cover and refrigerate. Eliminates the use of chemical preservatives.

To freshen kitchen: Keep a spray bottle of 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen. Use to wipe off countertops and appliances. It will disinfect and give the kitchen a clean, fresh smell. Works great in the refrigerator and lunch boxes.

Humidifiers & steamers: Use 1 pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water. This helps keep them clean too.

Laundry: Add 8 ounces of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your wash in place of bleaches.

Shower: Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the shower. Spray your body after washing to replace the acid mantel on your skin that soap removes.

Rejuvenating Detoxifying Bath: Add 6 ounces of 35% hydrogen peroxide to a tub of water. You may increase up to 2 cups. Soak at least 1/2 hour.

Alternate Bath: Add 1/2 cup 35% hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup sea salt, 1/2 cup baking soda or Epson salts to the water and soak.

Foot soak: Add 1 & 1/2 ounces 35% hydrogen peroxide to 1-gallon water and soak.

Pour a capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide in each of your ears after swimming to prevent ear infections.

Use 3% grade as an astringent on your face, neck and full body after bathing. Gets rid of acne FAST.

Use it in 3% grade in a spray bottle for cuts and sores. Spray on frequently and watch them disappear.

Athlete’s Foot: Soak feet nightly in 3% hydrogen peroxide until the condition is improved.

Mouthwash: Use 3% hydrogen peroxide. Add a dash of liquid chlorophyll for flavor if desired.
Swish it around in your mouth for 1-2 minutes before brushing. Watch how white your teeth become!

Toothpaste: Use baking soda and add enough 3% hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Or, just dip your brush in 3% hydrogen peroxide and brush.

Toothbrush: Soak your toothbrush in 3% hydrogen peroxide between brushings.

Pets: For small animals (dogs and cats) use 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1-quart water for their drinking water and bath.

House & Garden Plants: Put 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide in 1-quart water. Water or mist plants with this solution.

Sprouting needs: Add 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide to one pint of water and soak the seeds overnight. Add the same amount of hydrogen peroxide each time you rinse the seeds.

These tips are brought to you in hopes that you can save money; provide a healthier environment for your family and practice being environmentally friendly.

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We are currently accepting last-minute cleaning appointments for Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday season and we offer convenient evening and weekend appointments.

Tru Clean Surface Care services the cities of Cape Coral, San Carlos Park, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Estero, Naples, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Sanibel, St. James City, Captiva, Pine Island, Matlacha, Pineland, Bokeelia, Marco Island, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Charlotte Harbor Florida