10 Alternative uses of hydrogen peroxide that you probably didn’t know
How knowledgeable are you when it comes to hydrogen peroxide?
Have you been informed that it can be used as an antiseptic or disinfectant? Experts have confirmed that hydrogen peroxide is one of the most effective products that people will ever use, and it is proven to be safe.
Hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen.
Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation! Hydrogen peroxide is considered the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer.
It kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which can be best described as a controlled burning process. Hydrogen peroxide can do a lot of things more than killing microorganisms or even bleaching hair.
Here are the few great reasons why you have to use Hydrogen Peroxide at your home:
1. Disinfect minor wounds and quicken its healing process.
3% H2O2 is used medically for cleaning wounds, removing dead tissue, and as an oral debriding agent. Peroxide stops slow (small vessel) wound bleeding/oozing, as well.
Some sources recommend soaking infections or cuts for five to ten minutes several times a day. However, washing and rinsing action is sufficient.
You shouldn’t leave the solution on open tissue for extended periods of time as, like many oxidative antiseptics, hydrogen peroxide causes mild damage to tissue in open wounds.
2. Bird Mites or mites Infections
Patients infected by tiny mites report that hydrogen peroxide effectively kills the mites on their skins.
They spray it on their skin a couple of times (with a few minutes between the applications) with amazing results.
Put half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus or other skin infections. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% for five to ten minutes several times a day.
3. Soothing the pain in the cases of gingivitis.
Gum recession or the correct dentistry term gingival recession usually affects people 40 years of age and older, however younger people are also vulnerable to this acute condition.
I began by diluting the solution 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 11 parts of distilled water. I purchased a soft bristle tooth brush and dipped it in the solution to brush with and brushed gently 3 times per day.
A word of caution, food grade hydrogen peroxide should be handled with gloves when diluting. For more details consult a natural health care practitioner for this remedy.
4. Soothes toothache.
Hydrogen peroxide is not a pain-killer; however, as an anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, it is effective at treating the pathogen that is causing the infection.
The following is from my own personal experience: My dentist wanted to give me a root canal some time ago as one tooth was inflamed and, in her opinion, would die.
I felt some discomfort but told her that I would give it a chance to heal. I rinsed with hydrogen peroxide (several times a day) as well as coconut oil (once a day). The discomfort went away and I have had no further problems with the tooth.
5. Sinus Infections
Combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water and use it to spray in your nose and throat.
This will actually help in the treatment of colds or soothe nasal congestion. Just maintain your head in a horizontal position, leave it to work for at least 2 minutes.
Hydrogen peroxide solution get rids of the bacteria and soothes congestion. Wash your throat with the help of water.
6. Foot Fungus
While studies have yet to have been done to show this works for everyone, it is a quick home remedy that is worth a try.
To help treat foot fungus, spray a 50/50 mixture of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
Place some amount of hydrogen peroxide to your warm bath in order to treat fungal infections, as well as protecting your skin.
7. Tooth Care
Douse your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide solution during the entire night in order to destroy germs and bacteria.
Healing Properties: 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. You will not have canker sores and your teeth will be whiter.
If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% Hydrogen peroxide into your mouth and hold it for 10 minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
8. Prevents body odors
It has the ability to get rid of bad odor from your armpits and feet. It can also destroy the fungi that cause the bad odor.
Try a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water to fight body odor. Use 1 teaspoon of peroxide (3%) to 1 cup (8 ounces) of water.
Wipe this on affected areas (underarm, feet, groin) with a washcloth. This may help destroy some of the bacteria that creates odor.
9. Alternative to bleach
Add a cup of peroxide to white clothes in your laundry to whiten them.
Peroxide is great to get rid of blood stains on clothes and carpets.
If there is blood on clothing, just pour it directly on the spot, let it sit for about a minute, then rub and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
10. As a cleaning product
Hydrogen peroxide has been known as an excellent cleaning product. You can actually use it on your kitchen, as well as bathroom surfaces.
Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters. Use hydrogen peroxide to clean glass and mirrors with no smearing.
Keep a spray bottle of 3% (straight) to disinfect the interior of the refrigerator and kids’ school lunch boxes.