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Peroxide Explorers' Newsletter, Issue #001 -- Welcome & an Adventure using peroxide to kill odors
July 09, 2018

Welcome & Thanks

Everyone receiving this very first issue has subscribed recently (in the last 2 months). I know that because I only just started offering a newsletter signup on the site very recently.

Thank you again for subscribing and I hope you will enjoy!

I hope to send out future newsletters about once every 1 to 2 months. The timing will vary. Life can throw in some curve balls sometimes, so there may be some times where there is longer break between newsletters.

I hope to bring you a peroxide Adventure in most issues. Some may be very simple, and some may be more complex. Some may expand your horizons, and really feel like an Adventure. Others may be uses that are completely familiar to you, and not feel adventurous at all!

PEROXIDE ADVENTURE #1: Deodorizing a garbage can!

I think my very favorite use of HP is for sanitizing and deodorizing messes. (Does deodorizing and sanitizing count as TWO uses?) Hydrogen peroxide works so well and it is so easy. And there are a lot of kinds of messes around my house to apply these nifty properties to! Ha ha ha.

So, in honor of my (previously) stinky garbage can, here's your Adventure!


1. A stinky garbage can! It can be a big outdoor can that you take out on garbage day, or it could be a can inside your house (like your kitchen trash container).

2. Some 3% hydrogen peroxide. For an outdoor can you’ll need about 2 cups of 3% hydrogen. For a kitchen trash can you’ll likely need only 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. (You need enough to cover the bottom of the trash can.)


1. Remove any trash and plastic liners from the trashcan. TIP: do this Adventure the day after garbage pickup, so the trashcan is already empty.

2. Inhale somewhere in the general vicinity of the trashcan and NOTE THE SMELL. You don’t have to get too close, but do notice the smell, because after this experiment is over, you will want to be able to gauge whether the intended deodorization worked!

3. Pour all the peroxide down the sides of the can. It should cover the entire bottom of the can. (If it doesn’t’ cover the bottom, add use some more.) (Note: the peroxide will not stay in contact with the sides of the can long enough to make much difference, but may as well pour it down the sides anyway, to get just a moment of contact.)

4. Leave the trashcan overnight. This gives the peroxide plenty of time to work to disinfect and deodorize the bottom of the can – the area it is in contact with. (If there’s some reason you’re in a rush, an hour or two would be okay. But if it’s not inconvenient, leave it overnight.)

5. The next day, empty out the peroxide. If you can, rinse the peroxide into a garden area, and add lots of water with a garden hose. Use at least five to ten gallons of water to soak in to the area. (This is good for your plants.) Or you can add water (2 gallons per cup of peroxide) and water potted plants. Or you can discard the peroxide down a drain.

6. Rinse out the trash can.

7. Ready? Smell the trashcan again. Does it smell better than before?

8. Turn it over and let the inside of the trashcan dry.

Reactions and follow-up

You are invited to post your comments about this Adventure on a page on my website made for this very purpose! You can write about what you did, what you think, and how it worked.


You can also visit this page to read comments left by other Adventurers.

(Right now this page is available ONLY to newsletter subscribers, but later on I’ll probably open it up for others to read also. )

Thanks for being an explorer.

Exploring is just the best!


1. New pages added

A new page was added with book recommendations. Right now it just lists a couple of my favorite books about peroxide. (I hope to add to it over time). hydrogen-peroxide-books.html

A new page was added about food grade hydrogen peroxide, and other grades. Read about what grades there are, what they are used for. Learn about stabilizers in HP and why you might want to avoid them. food-grade-hydrogen-peroxide.html

A new page was added about the price of hydrogen peroxide, and how to compare prices. How would you compare the price of 12% hydrogen peroxide to the price of 3% hydrogen peroxide, for example? Also, is food grade peroxide more expensive? hydrogen-peroxide-price.html

A new page was added about buying bulk quantities of hydrogen peroxide. What are some pros and cons to consider in thinking about whether to buy peroxide in a large quantity? What does it cost? Is it a good option for you? bulk-hydrogen-peroxide.html

2. Updated pages

The existing page about commercial and industrial uses of peroxide has been updated with additional material. For instance, the section “want to know more?” at the bottom of the page is new, and fascinating IMHO. peroxide-uses.html

The existing page about concentrations of peroxide has been updated, to explain in more detail the labeling of peroxide as a percentage, as a volume and in PPM (parts per million). There’s also more text about the difference between “grades” of peroxide (e.g. food grade) and concentration of peroxide (e.g. 3%, 35%). Concentrations-of-hydrogen-peroxide.html

3. Other changes

I’ve also recently made the site secure (using HTTPS), made it “mobile friendly”, and modified some of the fonts and formatting over the whole site. I added the newsletter signup form, and a page specifically for signing up for the newsletter. I added some warnings and disclaimers in the footer on every page.

In order to comply with the new European rules about Internet sites, a new privacy policy was added. This will most likely put you to sleep, it is NOT recommended reading! Still, maybe you’ve noticed all the new notices popping up, saying “this site uses cookies – see our privacy policy for more info”. This stuff can be extremely boring, but also a LOT of work to implement!


I have plans for quite a bit of new content for the site over the coming months. Some of the topics I hope to add soon are:

• Basic properties of HP

• Ozonated Olive Oil (As you may notice, this is NOT hydrogen peroxide --so you might wonder what this is doing on my site! Well, it is related, and it is really great stuff. (I’ve been using it for many years.) I’ve already mentioned it a couple of times on the site, so I decided to go ahead and write more about it.

• Why are people so excited about HP? Is there a secret society of HP users?

• HP for Propulsion! Fueling rockets, planes, cars and other objects with HP

• Disinfection: how well does HP work? What can it be used for?

Thanks for reading, and see you soon!


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