|Magical Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide
Written by The Ready Store
Hydrogen peroxide can be a great tool in your emergency pack. It has hundreds of
uses that can help you clean and disinfect in any situation.
Hydrogen peroxide has the chemical property
It is a strong oxidizer and is often used as a bleach or cleaning agent. You can also
use it to whiten clothes, fight infections, make your own toothpaste, etc. Check out
these ideas below on how you can use hydrogen peroxide for multiple purposes
around your home.
Purchasing Hydrogen Peroxide
When you’re purchasing hydrogen peroxide, you have a few different options.
Hydrogen peroxide comes in a few different grades, the most common being 3.5%
Pharmaceutical grade. This is sold in your local drug stores and supermarket and
should not be ingested.
6% grade is used in beauty shops to color hair and shouldn’t be used internally. Higher
grades like 30-32% are used to clean electronics and cars.
35% grade is the only grade that is approved for internal use. It’s used in the
production of eggs, cheese and other food items.
The only other grade higher than 35% is 90% and is used as an oxygen source for
rocket fuel! Ya, don’t eat that either.
Remember that using items over again and finding multiple uses is a great way to save
money and help you become more self-reliant and self-sufficient.
Add a cup of peroxide to your laundry as they wash. It gets rid of stains in clothes and
carpet. Just pour directly onto the spot, let it sit for a few minutes and then rub and
rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
Have a nasty itch on your feet? Hydrogen peroxide can help. Simply spray a 50/50
mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water on them every night and let dry.
Soak the cut in a mixture of 3-5% hydrogen peroxide for five to 10 minutes several
times a day. People have reported that soaking their wounds in hydrogen peroxide
has healed gangrene, boils, and skin infections.
A tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide added to 1 cup of water (non-chlorinated) can
be used as a nasal spray. For more severe sinus infections, increase the amount of
hydrogen peroxide in the mixture.
Toothpaste & Mouth Care
Hydrogen peroxide is a great tool for mouth care. You can use it to create
mouthwashes, relieve toothaches and make your own toothpaste. Start with a bit of
baking soda and slowly add hydrogen peroxide until it creates a paste. Hydrogen
peroxide is antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal, so it makes a very efficient
toothpaste. However, some people have reported that the hydrogen peroxide reacts
with amalgam fillings in their mouth, so be careful.
Some people add ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide to a full sink of cold water and allow their
vegetables to soak and clean before preparation. You can also rinse your meat off
Use a hydrogen peroxide spray to wipe up mold in the fridge or in your house so that it
doesn’t spread. Since hydrogen peroxide is anti-fungal and antibacterial, it should
stop the mold in its tracks!