Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidizing agent made up of oxygen and water used as a bleaching agent, oxidizer, and disinfectant. However, besides these three, it seems that this germicidal agent has a great number of other uses.
Well, today we will present you 65 of them. Read them all and find out more how you can use hydrogen peroxide.
Note: It is very important to know that pure hydrogen peroxide can explode when heated to its boiling point and because of this most of household products contain a diluted solution, having 4-5% of the active chemical.
1. Eliminate Viruses
You can reduce the duration of cold or flu by applying 3 drops of 3% peroxide in the ear. Let it work for 10 minutes.
2. Eliminate Pesticides
Most of the fresh veggies you body are treated with pesticides and harmful chemicals that are very dangerous for your health.
To eliminate these chemicals, you should add ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide to a bowl with water and soak the veggies in the solution for 30 minutes. Then, make sure to rinse and store them in the fridge.
3. Get rid of airborne germs
Mix a pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a gallon of water. Add the solution to a humidifier and let it run until the mixture is absolutely used up. This solution has potent antibacterial and disinfectant properties that will eliminate airborne germs.
4. Whiten your teeth
Most whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide as the main ingredient. It works by oxygenating the teeth surface. You should brush your teeth with toothpaste then swish a mixture of 2 teaspoons of water and 1 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide around your mouth.
Then, make sure to rinse your mouth. It is recommended to repeat the procedure 3 times a week.
5. Clean finger and toe nails
We all know how our nails can look discolored after removing nail polish. In order to bleach them and return the natural color, you should dip your nails in a bowl filled with 3% hydrogen peroxide for 5 minutes. Make sure to repeat this for a few day or until you get the desired results.
6. Clean hair
Compared to other bleaching agents, hydrogen peroxide is much safer and natural alternative. It will naturally bleach your hair.
7. Create hair highlights
In order to create sun-bleached hair highlights, just spray some hydrogen peroxide on damp hair and let it stand for 15 minutes. Then, rinse it off.
8. Rejuvenate your body
Soak in a bath with hydrogen peroxide in order to rejuvenate and detox your body naturally. You should add a cup of 35% hydrogen peroxide in a tub of water and soak for 30 minutes.
9. Eliminate stuffy sinuses
In order to unclog your sinuses, you can try a homemade nasal remedy with hydrogen peroxide. Just mix a cup of water with a cup of hydrogen peroxide. You should get a more concentrated solution if they are too stuffed.
10. Stop toothache pain
Oil pulling with a solution made of coconut oil and hydrogen peroxide is very effective for relieving a toothache. These two ingredients have potent antibacterial properties that kill bacteria responsible for the pain.
11. Disinfect wounds
Hydrogen peroxide has the ability to disinfect small wounds. You should a small cup of 3% solution.
12. An antiseptic mouth rinse
You should mix a cup of water with 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide and use this solution as a mouthwash in order to eliminate bad breath.
13. Eliminate acne
Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Dip a cotton pad in the solution and apply on the affected area. Make sure not to use the same pad for the entire face in order to avoid transference of bacteria.
14. Remove boils
You should add a cup of 35% hydrogen peroxide in a bathtub. Soak yourself for a while in order to detoxify your body and eliminate boils.
15. Soften calluses and corns
Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide and soak the calluses and corns in the solution.
16. Get wax out of your ear
You should add 2 drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear then add a few drops of olive oil. Let it work for a few minutes.
17. Prevent the dreaded swimmer’s ear
We all know how painful can ear infection be, right? So, to prevent this, you should mix apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide and apply a few drops of this solution right after swimming.
18. Relieve ear infections
Apply 8 drops of hydrogen peroxide to the infected ear in order to relieve the symptoms and eliminate the infection.
19. Eliminate skin mites
You should spray 3% hydrogen peroxide on the affected skin. Make sure to repeat the procedure a few times after a couple of minutes.
20. Eliminate foot fungus
Mix equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water and apply the solution to your foot fungus.
21. Make a marinade for poultry, fish or meat
Place the meat in a casserole containing equal amounts of water and hydrogen peroxide. Make sure to rinse the meat before cooking.
22. Disinfect a toothbrush
You should soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide in order to kill off bacteria that thrive in your bathroom.
23. Remove stubborn stains from clothing
Hydrogen peroxide can effectively remove the blood stains from your cloth. Just pour some hydrogen peroxide on the stain and let it work for a few minutes. Then, rinse it off. You will be amazed by the results!
24. Control the growth of fungus in aquariums
You can use hydrogen peroxide if you have an aquarium. However, make sure to read the instructions so you will not harm your fish.
25. Get rid of algae
Add 60 ml of hydrogen peroxide for every 66 gallons of water. Use a dropper to add the solution, over a span of 5 minutes.
26. Make an emetic for household pets
Considering the fact that hydrogen peroxide can induce vomiting, it works great in case when your pet has eaten something they are not supposed to or swallowed something that needs to be thrown up.