In case of cuts and bleeding wounds, we have all been taught to use hydrogen peroxide. It is also known to be good for disinfecting skin in both adults and children.
However, you may have not heard that hydrogen peroxide has plenty of other uses, aside from these? Hydrogen peroxide’s chemical formula is H2O2 and when pure, it is transparent and very water-like.
Although it looks like water, hydrogen peroxide is much more different in content and is richer in oxygen. If brought to a boiling point, hydrogen peroxide is bound to explode.
In households around the world, a milder and more diluted version of hydrogen peroxide is used. The general chemical we use at home is normally present from 3 to 5 percent.
When we cut ourselves and pout hydrogen peroxide on the wound, the solution actually releases oxygen molecules and, thus, the bubbling appears.
It is incredible to learn so much more uses and benefits from hydrogen peroxide, so we present the full list below.
Note: The majority of these uses refer to a 3% consistency of hydrogen peroxide. Also, the abbreviation ‘HP’, found throughout the list, stands for hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide uses and benefits:
1.) Destruction of viruses- to do this the best way, place three drops of 3 percent HP in each ear. Let the solution act for 10 minutes, and then drain it from ears. According to experts, this method enables easy prevention against flu and cold. You will also get rid of the ear wax as well.
2.) Elimination of pesticides- to protect your vegetables from holding pesticides used in their growing process use about ¼ a cup of HP. Place it in a bowl together with 3 cups of water.
Soak your vegetables in this solution for half an hour. Afterwards, rinse well and place them in the fridge. Make sure your vegetables are healthy and whole, to prevent HP from soaking inside the product.
3.) Kills off airborne germs- to do this best, use humidifier and mix 1 pint of 3 percent HP together with 1 gallon of water. Add mix to the humidifier and let it soak properly. The mixture’s content will neutralize airborne germs effectively and will bring great antibacterial properties.
4.) Teeth whitening- HP is contained in almost all whitening products you use at home. Through oxidation, it will give your teeth shine and bling instantly. Brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste.
Then, mix 2 teaspoons of water with 1 teaspoon of 3 percent HP. Gargle with liquid ell for one minute, without swallowing. Spit out the mix and rinse mouth with water. Repeat three times a week.
5.) Lightens toenails and fingernails- Soak nails in 3 percent HP and hold for some time. When done, rinse well and admire the results.
6.) Hair bleacher- HP acts as a milder version of other recommended hair bleachers. Use it as you would use any other bleaching product to get top results.
7.) Hair locks highlights- use HP on damp hair by spraying it and you will get light and fresh highlights. Keep spray on for 15 minutes before rinsing it.
8.) Body detoxification- just dip into a bath with HP in it. Take 1 cup of 35 percent HP and place it into a tub of water. Lie in the bathtub for 30 minutes and then shower as per usual.
9.) Sinus cleanser- whenever you are having sinus problems, you can clear them with HP. Just mix 1 cup of water with 1 cap full of HP. For more stuffed sinuses, use more concentrated HP solution.
10.) Relieve toothache- toothaches can be dealt with by using HP as a remedy. Prepare a mixture of HP and coconut oil and gargle with the mixture. This mix contains plenty of antibacterial qualities which soothe tooth discomfort quickly.
11.) Wound cleaning and disinfection- this is especially beneficial for small wounds, which can be cleaned with 3 percent HP. You need a small cap of the liquid that you can directly apply on the wound.
12.) Mouth rinse- aside from your teeth, HP can keep your mouth clean from bacteria and infections. To do this accordingly, gargle with 1 cup of water mixed with 2 caps full of HP.
13.) Skin cleanser- treat acne and get glowing skin by washing your face with a 3 percent HP. Tis will clean the pores, the existing acne and will prevent new acne from appearing.
14.) Eliminate boils- In a bathtub, pour only one cup of 35 percent HP. Soak in the tub to get rid of boils forever and regenerate the skin as well.
15.) Treats calluses and corns- to soften calluses and corns and destroy them for good, mix equal parts of HP and warm water and soak in it.
16.) Removes earwax- hidden earwax is more persistent than outer wax, but you can successfully deal with it by using HP. Pour 2 drops of HP in each ear. The, add a few drops of olive oil in each ear as well. After a couple of minutes, drain liquid from ears and the wax will come out together with the HP.
17.) Protection from swimmer’s ear- this ear infection is very common and unpleasant. Prepare remedy by mixing 1 cap of HP with a little vinegar and pour in a small container. Put a couple of drops in each ear after swimming, and you will prevent infections completely.
18.) Cure ear infections- if your ear is already infected, apply 8 drops of HP to in it.
19.) Get rid of skin mites- HP can help you deal with skin mites in no time. Spray HP on affected skin and repeat treatment, wait a few minutes, and then repeat process.
20.) Helps with foot fungus- prepare a mixture of HP and water. Keep liquid in a dark glass bottle, so the HP isn’t in direct contact with the sunlight. Apply mix to fungus directly. For best results, mix equal parts of 3 percent HP and water.