Hydrogen Peroxide: Its Benefits And 14 Useful Ways To Utilize It

Date February 8, 2018

Something no first aid kit or medicine cupboard can go without is hydrogen peroxide, or oxygenated water, similar to regular water but with an extra oxygen atom.

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This characteristic makes it excellent at disinfecting and eliminating bacteria, automatically making it very useful to have at home.

Here we give you 14 cases where hydrogen peroxide could be of good use:

1. Eliminating pesticides: Soak vegetables in ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide and 3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Then, rinse well and store in the fridge.

2. Clean your toothbrush: Leaving a wet toothbrush overnight isn't the best thing for oral hygiene. Dip it into some hydrogen peroxide, and it's good to go! Hydrogen peroxide can cause allergic reactions, so be sure you rinse your toothbrush with water before using it.

3. Kill athlete's foot fungus: Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water in an amber colored bottle, store out of direct sunlight, apply directly to the affected area.

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4. Cleaning stains: Any organic substance, like sweat, blood, wine, or food stains, can be dissolved with some hydrogen peroxide and a little laundry detergent.

5. Treatment against calluses: Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water and let feet soak to soften them.

6. Eliminate surfaces fogging up: Clean bathroom mirrors with hydrogen peroxide and say goodbye to fogged up mirrors.

7. Cleanse your skin: The anti-bacterial properties of hydrogen peroxide can help cleanse your face as well. At the same time, this chemical can dry your skin, so apply it only to the acne breakouts on your face.

8. Clean and disinfect wounds: Small cuts and scrapes will heal more quickly, free from harmful bacteria.

9. Alleviate toothache: Some people use a mixture of coconut oil and hydrogen peroxide as the perfect remedy to alleviate pesky toothache.

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10. Detox your body: 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide in the bathtub is all you need to detox your body while you take a relaxing bath.

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11. House cleaner: As a disinfectant, hydrogen peroxide is the ideal choice for any type of surface.

12. Clean plastic bags, especially those you will use to store food.

13. Glass and window cleaner: Spray a little hydrogen peroxide before cleaning with a wet cloth.

14. Disinfect your children's lunchboxes: You wouldn't believe the amount of bacteria found in lunchboxes. Wet a cloth with some hydrogen peroxide, wipe down the lunchbox, and enjoy your healthy lunches.

This material is provided for informational purposes only. Some of the products and items discussed in this article may cause an allergic reaction and damage your health. Before use, consult a certified technician/specialist. The editorial board is not responsible for any harm or other consequences that may be caused by the use of the methods, products or items described in this article.