How to Mix Baking Soda & Peroxide

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Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda make a good team: Peroxide is a cleaning agent and baking soda neutralizes odors. That's why many toothpaste products include either baking soda, peroxide or both. An at-home mixture of baking soda and peroxide can make a good substitute for toothpaste. If you're planning to use the mixture for toothpaste, just add a drop of peppermint oil to improve the taste.

Pour 1/4 tsp. of hydrogen peroxide into a mixing bowl.

Slowly add 1 tsp. of baking soda to the hydrogen peroxide. If you're making toothpaste, the mixture should be a paste-like consistency.

Continue stirring the baking soda and peroxide until mixed thoroughly. Add more peroxide or baking soda, as needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use hydrogen peroxide sparingly to avoid accidental poisoning.
  • Contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers, if large amounts of peroxide come in contact with your eyes or lungs.

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