This is one of those products having so many potential usage and value. Another gift from mother Nature.
Hydrogen peroxide – chemically represented as H2O2 – is one of the most common household disinfectants in the world. In fact, odds are pretty good that you have a bottle in your medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink right now. People typically use hydrogen peroxide for sanitizing small cuts and as a whitener for delicate items, however there is much more to this little brown bottle than most of us realize.
Read on to discover 34 reasons why you need hydrogen peroxide in your home.
Health & Beauty
1. Disinfect Small Wounds
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural anti-septic, therefore one of its most common uses is to clean wounds to prevent infection.
2. Bleach Your Hair
Because it is more gentle than household bleach, hydrogen peroxide is also great for lightening hair.
3. Just Add Highlights
To get a classic “sun-bleached” look, simply spray hydrogen peroxide over damp hair and let it soak in for 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing out.
4. Whitening Toothydrogen peroxideaste
Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make a homemade toothydrogen peroxideaste that will also remove stains from teeth when used daily.
5. Antiseptic Mouth Rinse
Use a cap full of hydrogen peroxide as a mouth rinse to help whiten teeth and kill germs that cause bad breath.
6. Disinfect Toothbrushes
Soak toothbrushes in hydrogen peroxide to kill staph bacteria and other germs common to the bathroom environment.
7. Whiten Your Nails
Soak fingertips and toes in hydrogen peroxide to naturally whiten your nails.
8. Clear Up Acne
Use hydrogen peroxide as a face rinse to kill the bacteria that cause acne and help clear your complexion. (Or check out these other 11 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples Fast!)
9. Help Heal Boils
Pour half of a bottle (about 8 ounces) of hydrogen peroxide into warm bath water and soak to treat boils.
10. Soften Corns & Calluses
Mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and warm water to make a foot soak that will naturally soften corns and calluses.
11. Remove Ear Wax
Put a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide into ears, wait a minute or two, then follow up with a couple of drops of olive oil. Wait another minute, then drain fluid from ears to remove ear wax.
12. Prevent “Swimmer’s Ear”
Mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and vinegar in a small dropper bottle. Put several drops in each ear after swimming to prevent infection.
13 .Relieve Ear Infections
Put 6 – 8 drop of hydrogen peroxide in each ear to alleviate symptoms and help clear up an ear infection.
14. Kill Sub-dermal Parasites
Apply hydrogen peroxide to skin affected with mites or other parasites to kill them naturally.
15. Treat Foot Fungus
Combine equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water in a dark colored spray bottle (light exposure weakens hydrogen peroxide) and apply to skin affected by foot fungus each night to stop fungal growth.