3% Hydrogen Peroxide -Magical Uses

Its symbol is H2O2.

Hydrogen peroxide is a good product to remove ear wax.  Tilt head with ear up.  Add a couple drops of olive or almond oil, then a few drops of peroxide.  After a few minutes, turn head with ear down and use tissue to remove residue of oil and melted wax.  Do other ear the same.

Peroxide is great for wounds.  Apply liberally and let the bubbles take the dirt out of a wound.  Keep applying until the bubbles stop.  The wound is clean and can be bandaged and covered.

You can add highlights to your hair.  Use a solution of 50/50 peroxide and water.  Spray the solution on wet hair to create subtle, natural highlights.

Wash your veggies with a quarter cup added to a sink full of water.  Will remove the wax sometimes put on veggies to make them shine.  Especially apples.  Rinse in cool water afterward.

Add 2 ounces to your dishwasher for added sanitation of your dishes.

Can be used as a mouthwash.  Swish some in your mouth.  The bubbles will seem odd, but keep swishing.

When you brush your teeth, add a swig to your mouth.  The bubbling will look like you are rabid, but it will kill germs and help your gums.  Mix with baking soda and salt for a whitening effect.  I have a little refillable glass bottle with peroxide sitting in the medicine cabinet next to my toothbrush and toothpaste just for "swigging", the one for first aid is under the sink.

Soak your toothbrush in peroxide between uses for a fresh brush devoid of any germs.  Particularity good when your family has colds or the flu.

Clean your cutting board and countertop with peroxide.  Let it bubble for a few minutes, scrub and then rinse.  Really good after bloody meats are cut on board.

Wipe out your refrigerator and dishwasher with a 50/50 mix of peroxide and water.  Use this mixture to clean your cupboards and cabinets where dishes are stored.

Soak your sponges with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water to sanitize.  Rinse thoroughly afterward.

Remove baked foods from your pots and pans.  Combine peroxide with baking soda to make a paste, apply it to the area of the burned pan and let it sit for a while.  Come back later and with a sponge and some warm water, the burned on food will loosen and come off.

Whiten bathroom grout.  Dry grout very well, spray peroxide on liberally and let it sit.  Come back in a while and scrub the grout with an old toothbrush.  Should be much cleaner.  May take more than one application to get back to bright white.

Remove stains from clothing, curtains or tablecloths by pre-treating with peroxide.  Then put right into wash.  You can add a half cup to wash to brighten whites instead of bleach.  Much kinder to fabrics.

Brighten dingy floors with a half cup of peroxide added to a gallon of hot water and go to town.  it is safe on any floor and you do not have to rinse.

Clean kids toys and play areas.  This is safe around kids and if they have a respiratory problem, this is not a lung irritant.  Remember to spray toy boxes, doorknobs and anything your kids touch.

To help your potted plants ward off fungus, add a little to your spray bottle when you spritz your plants.

Use about a half bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in your bath.  It will help detoxify your body and leave your tub sparkling.

Save leftover salad with a spray of 1/2 cup water and a tablespoon of peroxide.  Drain, cover and refrigerate.  This will prevent wilting and better preserve your salad.

Sanitize kids lunch box with a wipe of peroxide inside and out and let dry.  Be careful of any printed color on lunch box.  If you are afraid of the color coming off, use soap and water on the outside and peroxide on the inside.

I dab peroxide on  my pimples.  It dries them overnight.

To whiten yellowed curtains, lace or table cloths, soak in a sink of cold water and about 2 cups of peroxide.  Let soak for about an hour, rinse in more cold water and let air dry.

Soak your feet in 50/50 solution of water and peroxide.  This will soften calluses, corns and disinfect minor cuts on feet.  Also will help with foot fungus.

Spray down shower with peroxide to kill bacteria and viruses.

Wash your shower curtain with peroxide to remove mildew and soap scum.  put curtain in wash with a bath towel and your regular detergent.  Add one up of peroxide in final rinse.  I, personally buy my shower liner from the dollar store.  When it gets soap-scummy and nasty, I throw it away and just wash the shower liner.  I have a section on Dollar Store buys in another page of my site.


Combine one quart of 3% peroxide, 1/4 cut baking soda, 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish detergent and 2 quarts of warm water.  Works better than tomato juice and will smell better.

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