You have certainly heard about hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2 as referred to in chemistry. Hydrogen peroxide is often used as a household disinfectant. However, you probably did not know that hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent that is composed only of water and oxygen.
Usually we use hydrogen peroxide to sanitize small cuts or to whiten delicate items. But you must know that hydrogen peroxide has a wide range of uses. Here we will show you some of these uses and we will try to show you why is hydrogen peroxide so beneficial for you and your home.
Disinfect small cuts
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural anti-septic and it is frequently used to prevent any infections in cases of small cuts.
Hydrogen peroxide is gentler than regular household bleach, therefore it is great if you want to lighten your hair.
In order to achieve the classic ‘sun-bleached’ look, you need to spray some hydrogen peroxide on your wet hair. Then let it stay for 10-15 minutes and rinse it well.
Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in order to make a homemade toothpaste. Use this toothpaste regularly to whiten your teeth.
Antiseptic mouth rinse
A cap full of hydrogen peroxide is a perfect mouth rinse. It will also whiten your teeth and it will kill all the micro organisms that are responsible for the bad breath.
Disinfect your toothbrush
Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and other microorganisms that are usually found in bathrooms.
Whiten your nails
If you want to whiten your nails, hydrogen peroxide can help you. All you have to do is soak your finger and toes in it.
Get rid of acne
Hydrogen peroxide can clean your face nicely. It will kill all the bacteria that cause acne. It also contributes to a better skin complexion.
In order to treat boils, you need to add 8 ounces, or half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide to a warm bath water and soak them in.
Combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and warm water. This mixture is perfect for a foot soak that will soften your corns and calluses naturally.
Remove ear wax
First of all you need to put a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide into your ears. Then you need to wait for two minutes. After that put a couple of drops of olive oil. Now wait for two minutes and then drain the fluid from your ears. This procedure will help you remove ear wax.
Prevent ‘Swimmer’s ear’
Take one small bottle and in it mix equal parts of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. You may want to use a dropper bottle, because it will make the applications of the mixture a lot easier. Now all you need to do is put several drops of this mixture in each ear after swimming. This mixture will prevent infections.
Relieve ear infections
In order to relieve your ear infections you need to put 6-8 drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear.
Get rid of sub-dermal parasites
By applying hydrogen peroxide on the affected area you can naturally kill mites and other parasites.
Treat foot fungus
Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water in a dark spray bottle. The bottle must be dark because light exposure will reduce the effect of hydrogen peroxide. Now all you need to do is apply this mixture on the skin area that is affected by foot fungus. You need to repeat this procedure every night in order to prevent fungal growth.