16 Uses of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
I never used hydrogen peroxide to clean or to gargle with it. I had a ring in my toilet bowl, and I tried everything to get rid of that ugly ring, but nothing worked. Someone posted on FB how it can clean grout in between the tiles, so I decided to give it a try. Now hydrogen peroxide is my favorite liquid. I even use it to clean my teeth.
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is made up of two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms. The atom looks like water H2O, but with an extra oxygen molecule. It is formed in nature by the action of sunlight on water. It is a fact that Hydrogen peroxide must be present for our immune system to function correctly. White blood cells are known as Leukocytes. Under the umbrella of Leukocytes, we have: Granulocytes, Lymphocytes and Monocytes. Granulocytes are themselves divided into three classes: Neutrophils, Eosinophils and Basophils. Neutrophils produce hydrogen peroxide as the first line of defense against toxins, parasites, bacteria, viruses and yeast.
It has anti-inflammatory effect on Neutrophil Activation and Acute Lung Injury.
To keep hydrogen peroxide stable keep it in the same bottle you have purchased it. It must be protected from light and kept in a cool place.
Uses of hydrogen peroxide:
- Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (Do it when you bathe or shower.) No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. You can use it instead of mouthwash that has chemicals in it.
- Allow your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.
- Clean your counters, tabletops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Just spray it on the counters and after few minutes clean the counters with clean cloth.
- After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill other bacteria.
- Spray a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on fungus on your toes every night and let dry.
- Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. Research has shown that hydrogen peroxide irrigation useful for gangrene.
- Put two capfuls into a douche to prevent yeast infections. Chronic yeast infection? Try this once or twice a week. Don’t use it for prolonged times, because douching can also throw off the natural acidity that protects your vagina against infection. Find the root cause of the yeast. It maybe you are eating too many carbohydrates.
- Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
- Spray your nostrils with 50/50 mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide whenever you have a cold or plugged sinus. It will bubble and help kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into tissue.
- If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
- And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have a peroxide-burnt blond hair. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.
- Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
- You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clotting, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
- Mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, make it into a paste and clean grouts, and rings in the toilet including whiten sinks instead of using Clorox.
- Use 1/4 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide per gallon of water to help remove bacteria from vegetables.
- Kill mold and mildew without having to breathe in toxic bleach fumes. Spray the area with undiluted 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
To conclude having hydrogen peroxide comes handy. I think we all should have it in our cabinets to disinfect, since it’s considered safer than chlorine chemicals. Just remember not to use in the eyes or on skin. Once again hydrogen peroxide is active against a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, and spores.