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The Many Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

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Hydrogen Peroxide (23496)



Use 1 oz. of 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) per quart of water to a spray bottle for watering your plants. The rapid decompostion releases an increased amount of oxygen to the soil. This aids in promoting root development and yields better plants. You can also mix 8 oz. of H2O2 with 8 oz. of white sugar to 1 gal. of water to make a safe incesticide for your plants.


Pour a bottle of 3% H2O2 into a spray bottle and use it to clean countertops and insides of cabinets in your kitchen. It also makes a fantastic cleaner for your refrigerator and lunch boxes. You can also add 2 oz. to your dishwasher detergent to boost cleaning.


When you begin to wash your whites add 8oz. to your laundry instead of bleach to brighten clothes. You can also pour some on fresh blood stain and wash in cold water and detergent. Do not wash blood-stained items in hot water or you will set the stain. If you mix peroxide with baking soda and detergent or hand soap you can remove skunk odor.

Your self:

Peroxide is not just excellent for cleaning scraps, but it can also be used to clean out the ears. Some people such as myself like to use it as a mouthwash. It will remove any yucky film from the surface of the tongue. I have even used it before when I have had a toothache, and it did stop the pain. I don't have an explaination for this, I just know that it happened. When leaving it at full strength, it can be used as an excellent foot soak for athlete's foot. When used like this, some people claim that it improves circulation for diabetics. And for the ladies, you can mix 3 tablespoons of 3% peroxide with one quart of distilled water to make a perfectly safe and effective douche. When applying externally or internally be sure to read the directions and use it as recommended.


Do not:

Even though there are medical practices to utilize this product, due to it's foaming nature do not ingest this product. Do not place in your eyes either. This can be very irritating to this type of tissue.

Full Review

Hydrogen Peroxide (23496)
I am a huge advocate on promoting the many uses of hydrogen peroxide. My first experience with it was when I was nine years old. Back then I had chronic ear infections. My mom took me to the doctor's office where he introduced this strange and wonderful substance into my ear canal followed with a warm water rinse. A fountain of infection came oozing out of my ear and suddenly I could hear again. Is it safe? Well that was thirty something years ago and I am still here and I still do this process from time to time. Since then, I was diagnosed with a cholesteatoma and it has been surgically treated, but as for the typical ear infection, it is a godsend.

There is another great use for this substance that I can personally attest to. I use it as a mouthwash before brushing my teeth in the morning. If you wake up with any white residue on your tongue this will remove it. I put a small amount in my mouth and hold it as long as I can. I can feel it working. I spit it out, rinse, and repeat. Then I proceed by brushing my teeth. My mouth feels so clean. Then I use a mouthwash. It is exhilarating.

Then there is the most notorious use and that is for minor scraps and cuts. It is very effective is washing out this areas before applying an antiseptic and bandage. It also helps to prevent scarring. Besides these examples there are many other excellent uses for this product that are very useful, and since it is so cheap, I thought that I would list a few here for you.

In Closing

I really believe the pros out weigh the cons. When used in low dosages this is a handy affordable product that produces an array of benefits. There are higher strengths that can be purchased, and some are for commercial use only, but that is not my expertise. I believe that I have mentioned all of the many uses of hydrogen peroxide, however, if you know of other uses that I have not mentioned please leave me a comment so we can all benefit from it.



Aug 5, 2010 11:07am
I had no idea that hydrogen peroxide could be so useful thanks for the good information.
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