Some Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
The facts about Hydrogen Peroxide should be learned by every person living. It has so many uses it should be taught in school. It is another very versatile product, along with Apple Cider Vinegar. It can be used for kitchens, dental care and health and wellness, cleaning and growing plants.
Let me see how many people reading this article know of the many uses this versatile product can be used for:
Health and Wellness
Can you drink Hydrogen Peroxide? To answer, no, it won’t kill you. Possible side effects would be mild to moderate damage to your throat and stomach if taken at a high enough concentration. It works by increasing the oxygen levels in your blood.
First Aid – as most people raised in the USA know that Hydrogen Peroxide is used for disinfecting minor cuts and abrasions we all get as children. It is a natural anti-septic that helps prevent infection.
I personally use the food-grade, 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution for minor cuts and abrasions as well as for disinfecting bug bites. It is a great solution for the DIY first aid ointment to promote healthy healing.
Contact Lenses Solution – Hydrogen Peroxide solution is an excellent temporary contact lens fluid. If you are totally out of your usual contact lens solution the food-grade 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide will keep your lenses safe, disinfect and clean and breakdown proteins that have accumulated on your lenses during the day.
Sinus Infection Relief – By diluting Hydrogen Peroxide you can safely use it as a nasal spray to help combat a sinus infection and help relieve your sinus congestion. It helps to kill the germs that are causing your infection.
Cleaning Ear Wax from Ears – This is a great way of flushing all the ear wax and everyday grime that penetrates and lodges withing the ear.
I pour this solution full strength, about a cap full into my ear. I lay still and let this solution combine with the the wax for about two to four minutes. I then lay a towel on my ear, roll over to drain the solution from my ear, dry the ear as well I can, then proceed to flush the other ear. I do this at least once a week.
Also great to use to kill any bacteria that causes ear infections, ear aches, etc.
Mouthwash – By using a food-grade, 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide it can be used as an effective and safe mouthwash. By using this solution daily, it can even whiten your teeth and help reduce the persistent canker sores. You only need about 1 tablespoon daily, just swish it around your mouth for 1 to 2 minutes and then spit. Avoid swallowing, but it won’t kill you.
Sanitize Toothbrushes – This is an excellent solution to soak your toothbrushes in to kill germs and keep your brushes ready to use. Just soak your brushes in a glass that is ¼ full of food-grade, 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide. Try this 1-3 times a week
I soak my toothbrush daily in this solution. I also use this solution to clean my dentures, a partial dentures I wear. I clean it by scrubbing with the 3% food-grade Hydrogen Peroxide then rinsing it off before inserting into my mouth.
Whitening Teeth – If you mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of food-grade 3% hydrogen Peroxide it makes a paste that can be an excellent cleaning solution for your teeth. By using this mixture several times a week it helps remove stains and deep-cleans the enamel of your teeth.
Try this DIY Homemade toothpaste, courtesy of earthmamasworld.com: The ingredients used are: baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, and cinnamon essential oil. The ratio for the ingredients are: 6 parts baking soda : 1 part coconut oil: 1 part hydrogen peroxide solution : flavor to taste.
All Purpose Cleaner – When in doubt, I just whip it out – Hydrogen Peroxide, that is. It can not be beat as far as an effective and safe cleaning product. It is non toxic and the strong disinfectant properties make it very valuable cleaner in the kitchen, the bathroom, even your children’s toys. It even works well for cleaning mirrors and windows!
I use it full strength and pouring it into a spray bottle. Hydrogen peroxide is generally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, so it makes sense to use it as a household cleaner. Warning: It does take time to work, so allow it to work to sanitize the area you are cleaning.
Laundry Stain Remover – You have a stain on your blouse and need to remove the stain without damaging or fading your clothing. Try using the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution full strength. Gently dab the stain with the solution and let it sit for no longer than 3 minutes. NOTE: Hydrogen Peroxide can bleach fabric if left on the stain too long.
Whiten Laundry – You no longer to need to use the toxic and damaging effects of bleach to whiten your cloths naturally. Add 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide to a load of laundry. Let the cloths soak for 20 -30 minutes, then wash as normal.
I like this option because I have read that consistent use of these harsh and toxic chemicals used in cleaning cloths results in my body absorbing these chemicals by direct skin contact. My children are too precious to me to take the chance of this happening to them.
Mold or Mildew Cleaner – Using Hydrogen Peroxide is more effective as a cleaner than by using your typical bleach cleaner. Spray the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution on mold and mildew stains on grout, tiles, bathtubs, shower stalls, and much more. Let this non-abrasive, non-toxic cleaner soak on the area for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.
Carpet Cleaner – So if you have a stubborn carpet stain you want to remove safely, try spraying hydrogen peroxide on the stain full strength, let it sit for no more than 3 minutes. Then wash well with another cloth. Remember, hydrogen peroxide can actually bleach fabric if left too long, so I would recommend to use it on an inconspicuous space first.
Use to disinfect Kitchen sponges and sinks – As most homeowners know your kitchen sink sponge can hold massive amounts of germs that may be transferred to any surface you use the sponge on. That is why it is so important to disinfect this sponge. Clean your sponges, scrub cloth, etc by this: Plug your sink drain and fill partially with very hot water. Add ½ cup of Hydrogen Peroxide. Add kitchen spnges and let sit in sink for about 20 – 30 minutes.
This will sanitize both the sponges and the sink naturally to kill harmful bacteria.
Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner – As hard as it is to believe, most fruit and vegetables you buy at the store are covered in germs and pesticides. Since Hydrogen Peroxide is used to clean and disinfect human cuts and abrasions, why can’t you use it to clean your edible fruits and vegetables?
Simply fill half a sink with warm water and add ¼ cup of food grade, 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Let your fruits and vegetables soak in this cleaning solution for 10-15 minutes. This is ideal method of cleaning harmful pesticides from your vegetables and fruits. Be sure to rinse thoroughly after cleaning.
Sanitize Cutting Boards – Germs and bacteria are easily transferred from cutting board to preparing foods. It is not just good enough to clean cutting boards in sink with hot water and soap, but also to disinfect. Keep them clean after washing in sink by spraying a disinfectant spray of Hydrogen Peroxide. Let them sit for about 5 minutes after disinfecting, then rinse with hot water.
Refrigerator Disinfectant – Refrigerators are notorious of getting food odors. The best way to eliminate this is to: first, empty out all food and drink. Then spray Hydrogen Peroxide and let sit for a few minutes. This will sanitize and neutralize odors. Then wipe down surfaces with a clean cloth and replace food and drink back into refrigerator.
Deep Watering of Indoor Plants – Have you noticed that your plants look so much more hydrated after a spring shower? Do you want to know why? It is the rainwater! Rainwater has one more atom of oxygen so it is actually O3. This extra molecule of oxygen is what makes rainwater so much more hydrating than just water.
Hydrogen Peroxide is a O3 solution. If you mix a watering jug with basic water and ¼ full of hydrogen peroxide, this penetrating water will deep water your indoor plant as well as if they were living outside.
I hope you found this article informative and found more usages for Hydrogen Peroxide. I would love for you to share this article with someone you know who could use this information.
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