Frequently Asked Questions
Where to buy Hydrogen Peroxide in NZ?
Hydrogen Peroxide is available in selected retail outlets including supermarkets. You can also find our at Store Locations, and we offer FREE shipping on orders of $80 or more.
Our Oxygen PlusTM – Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – 4L Refill, Essential Oils, Mister 360 and accessories are currently only available through our website.
Does hydrogen peroxide expire?
Our Hydrogen Peroxide expires 6 Months after opening, 3 Years unopened.
The 4L container has a tap, which prevents any air from entering the container and helps the “after open” expiration to expand.
Can I buy hydrogen peroxide at the supermarket?
Hydrogen Peroxide is no longer available in the Pharmacy section of most supermarkets in New Zealand. Oxygen Plus – 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide is available in selected supermarkets. You can also find our at Store Locations, and we offer FREE shipping on orders of $100 or more through our online store.
How effective is hydrogen peroxide as a disinfectant?
As a household cleaner, it is also an effective disinfectant and is 100% Biodegradable into oxygen and water that will kill viruses, bacteria, and other germs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After you’ve used hydrogen peroxide, make sure to leave it on the surface for at least one minute before drying to give it enough time to kill pathogens.
Why does hydrogen peroxide bubble?
Hydrogen peroxide is biodegradable. It breaks down to water and oxygen upon contact with the environment, without leaving any residue behind.
How can I dilute 6% of hydrogen peroxide to a 3% solution?
If you mix equal masses of 6% Hydrogen Peroxide and water you will get 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Since the density of Hydrogen Peroxide and water is roughly the same you can also mix equal volumes.
Can you mix hydrogen peroxide and dish soap?
Yes, you can mix hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. The mixture will produce a small amount of oxygen that should be enough to remove the stains.
Can you mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda?
Yes, Baking soda and Hydrogen Peroxide are some easy-to-use and cheap cleaning products that you need to have in your house.
It’s a fantastic stain pre-treater for grout cleaning, and it’s also an excellent pre-treater for greasy tile floors.
What should you not mix hydrogen peroxide with?
Don’t mix it with vinegar.
Mixing hydrogen peroxide with vinegar creates a corrosive acid, which can cause harm to the skin, eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Mixing it in consecutive doses on surfaces won’t cause any problems but don’t mix them together within a single bottle.
Is Hydrogen Peroxide bleach?
Although hydrogen peroxide has bleaching properties, it is not the same as household bleach. Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, is safe and non-toxic to use at lower concentrations.
Can you mix hydrogen peroxide and laundry detergent?
Yes, hydrogen peroxide is a natural bleach that contains excellent oxidizing properties. Add half of the recommended laundry detergent and (1/2 teaspoon) hydrogen peroxide for the best results. The 3% Hydrogen peroxide is the best choice for laundry.
It is safe to use on all washable, dye-stable fabrics. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen which makes it more environmentally friendly than other bleaches containing chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite).
Hydrogen peroxide is an effective stain remover for protein- and plant-based stains, as well as treating mildew, blood, fruit and vegetable, and dye-transfer stains.
What Is Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide?
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide has almost the same molecular structure as water (H2O). The only difference is that hydrogen peroxide contains an additional atom of oxygen, making its chemical structure H2O2. In the atmosphere, hydrogen peroxide is formed after oxygen combines with sunlight to become ozone. As the ozone interacts with water in the form of clouds, hydrogen peroxide is formed.
It naturally accrues in rainwater which cleanses the landscape and oxygenates the soil, lakes, and seas. With this extra atom of oxygen, hydrogen peroxide works as nature’s perfect cleanser through the process of oxidation.
Oxygen PlusTM, food grade hydrogen peroxide 3%, is completely non-toxic. In fact, solution of hydrogen peroxide 3% has been widely used in food manufacturing, personal care products, and the medical community for over 170 years. You can rest assured that it’s safe to use around adults, children, animals, and fresh produce.
Do you ship your product from New Zealand?
We’re a Kiwi-owned and operated company that ships our products from warehouses in Auckland and Christchurch. Our headquarters are based out of Christchurch.
What are the uses for Oxygen Plus – Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% has been widely used in food manufacturing, personal care products, and cleaning agents for over 170 years. Find out Top 50+ Uses for domestic cleaning and plant care on our website or simply Google “uses of hydrogen peroxide” to see what this eco-friendly non-toxic chemical can do at home!