They Said Hydrogen Peroxide Was Great, But They Didn’t Tell You This!
Everybody knows about hydrogen peroxide. It’s been a staple in medicine cabinets and first aid kits for generations. Using it to clean and disinfect is a standard part of the drill when dealing with minor cuts and scrapes.
As it turns out, though, most people don’t really know hydrogen peroxide at all. In addition to being a medicine cabinet staple, it deserves an honorary spot among the cleaning supplies as well. And it has other uses beyond that, some of which are so unconventional that they strain the imagination.
In fact, there are so many different uses for hydrogen peroxide that a full list required four different categories: General Health, Hygiene, Cleaning and Miscellaneous. That made it possible to come up with a total of 50 uses, all of which showcase the usefulness and versatility of hydrogen peroxide.
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.
Hydrogen Peroxide Uses and Benefits
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.
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.
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