Oh, Hydrogen Peroxide. You do so many things. You deserve more attention.
Here’s a list of the many benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide!
1. 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. No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle).
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of “Peroxide” to keep them free of germs.
3. Clean your counters with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. One man reports, “I had a fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. All gone.”
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. A nurse reports that she has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. 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.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.
9. 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.
10. If you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.
11. Put half of a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there are protein stains on clothing, pour it directly on the spot, let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this.
14. Use 3% Hydrogen peroxide for removing blood stains – especially if they are fairly fresh. Pour directly on the soiled spot, let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary. It is a great bleaching agent for stubborn stains on white clothes. Combine ½ c. hydrogen peroxide and 1 t. ammonia for a great stain removal combination.
15. Use hydrogen peroxide to bleach delicate items such as wool or wool blends. Soak them overnight in a solution of one part 3% hydrogen peroxide to eight parts cold water. Launder according to care instructions.
*Also, if you have a dog that you need to get to vomit (like if they ate a bunch of chocolate), make them swallow hydrogen peroxide. Give it to them a few teaspoons at a time.*
I wish that I could write a more elegant, coherent post, but this is all I can manage today as I had a very long day at work.
NO. As a health care professional, I cannot with good conscience see this and let it stand. This list is almost entirely wrong. The only things that you can do here that are 100% unharmful are the cleaning house options, and the laundry ones. That is it. And even then, you should wash the peroxide off of any surface that you eat off of, or that food may contact. I have bolded and striked the things that you should not do.
If you do some of these, you will get very sick. You can die. If you feed it to your pet, your pet will most likely die - are you willing to bet on the off chance that your pet may vomit up all of the chemical? I wouldn’t. Hell, even feeding it yourself to your animal could be considered abusive. It is used in Veterinary practice occasionally because they are professionals and understand exactly what to do and how to do it.
Keep Hydrogen Peroxide away from your mucous membranes - your eyes, nose, ears, mouth, etc. It only works as a toothpaste if you use the correct mixture of baking soda and salt. NEVER PLAIN PEROXIDE. Even then, peroxide as a toothpaste has not been proven to be any more effective than regular toothpaste. Oral debridement does not mean to use as mouthwash or to soak - it just means that it can strip plague from teeth - just like toothpaste does. You can use it on cuts, but do not soak. You pour it on, let it sit for a few moments, and then rinse it off with water. You can repeat - but you never leave it there. It kills healthy cells as well as infectious agents, and has been shown to increase the length of healing time. It has ALSO been proven, scientifically, that peroxide is ineffective in treating these wounds at all.
This is especially true since the pictured bottle is not of the diluted kind that could be used in other products. The bolded and striked options may potentially not harm you, but I implore you to not try these options.
Surgical nurse, out.
Seeing this post with all the WRONG THINGS making it’s rounds again so I’m reblogging this from based Shesha who breaks it down for ya.
hydrogen peroxide is good for getting bloodstains out of clothes btw.