Hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2 as referred to in chemistry, is often used as a household disinfectant. What most people do not know is that hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent that is composed of water and oxygen only. We bet that you have a bottle in the medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink.
Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used to sanitize small cuts or whiten delicate items, but it sure has a wide range of uses, and just a few people know how to fully use its power.
Read this article and hopefully you will understand why is hydrogen peroxide so beneficial for you and your home.
1. Disinfect small cuts
As a natural anti-septic, hydrogen peroxide is often used to prevent any infections in cases of small cuts.
2. Hair bleach
Hydrogen peroxide is more gentle than regular household bleach, and it is great if you want to lighten your hair.
3. Add highlights
For the classic ‘sun-bleached’ look, just spray some hydrogen peroxide on your dump hair. Let it soak for 10-15 minutes and rinse.
4. Whitening effect
Combine baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make a homemade toothpaste. It will help you remove any stains when used regularly.
5. Antiseptic mouth rinse
A cap full of hydrogen peroxide is a perfect mouth rinse. It whitens teeth and kills germs responsible for bad breath.
6. Disinfect your toothbrush
Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and other germs usually found in bathrooms.
7. Whiten your nails
Hydrogen peroxide can help you whiten your nails naturally. All you have to do is soak your fingertips and toes in.
8. Get rid of acne
Hydrogen peroxide is a nice face rinse. It kills bacteria that cause acne and contributes to a better skin complexion.
8. Heal Boils
To treat boils add 8 ounces, or half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide to a warm bath water and soak in.
Combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and warm water. This is the perfect foot soak that will soften corns and calluses naturally.
11. Remove ear wax
First, put a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide into your ears. Wait for a minute or two, then put a couple of drops of olive oil. Wait for a minute, then drain the fluid from your ears. This will help you remove ear wax.
12. Prevent ‘Swimmer’s ear’
Combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar in a small bottle, and dropper bottle works perfectly as it enables easier application. After swimming, put several drops in each ear. This will prevent infections.
13. Relieve ear infections
To relieve ear infections put 6-8 drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear.
14. Get rid of sub-dermal parasites
Kill mites and other parasites naturally by applying hydrogen peroxide on the affected area.
15. Treat foot fungus
Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water in a dark spray bottle, because light exposure reduces the effect of hydrogen peroxide. Apply the mixture on the skin area affected by foot fungus. Do this every night to prevent fungal growth.
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