26 Amazing Benefits and Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

By Andrea Harper

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen. Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation! For this reason, Hydrogen peroxide is considered the world’s safest all natural effective sanitizer.

Hydrogen peroxide kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which can be best described as a controlled burning process. When Hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material it breaks down into oxygen and water, meaning it is non-toxic for general use.

1. Cuts and infections

Soak any infections or cuts in 3% for five to ten minutes several times a day. Even gangrene that would not heal with any medicine has been healed by soaking in Hydrogen peroxide. Put half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus or other skin infections.

2. Rejuvenating Detoxifying Bath

Use about 2 quarts 3% Hydrogen peroxide to a tub of warm water. Soak at least 1/2 hour, adding hot water as needed to maintain a comfortable water temperature.

3. Foot Fungus

To cure a foot fungus, simply spray a 50/50 mixture of Hydrogen peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

4. Bird Mites Infections

Patients infected by tiny mites report that hydrogen peroxide effectively kills the mites on their skins. They spray it on their skin a couple of times (with a few minutes in between the applications) with amazing results.

5. Sinus Infections

A tablespoon of 3% Hydrogen peroxide added to 1 cup of non-chlorinated water can be used as a nasal spray. Depending on the degree of sinus involvement, one will have to adjust the amount of peroxide used.

6. Wound Care

3% H2O2 is used medically for cleaning wounds, removing dead tissue, and as an oral debriding agent. Peroxide stops slow (small vessel) wound  bleeding/oozing, as well.

Some sources recommend soaking wounds for five to ten minutes several times a day. However, washing and rinsing action is sufficient. You shouldn’t leave the solution on open tissue for extended periods of time as, like many oxidative antiseptics, Hydrogen peroxide causes mild damage to tissue in open wounds. Therefore it is important to use with caution.

 

Personal Care

7. Mouthwash

Many people don’t realize that hydrogen peroxide makes a very effective and inexpensive mouthwash. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. You will not have canker sores and your teeth will be whiter. Use 3% H2O2 – add a dash of liquid chlorophyll for flavoring if desired.

8. Toothpaste

Use baking soda and add enough 3% H202 to make a paste.

9. Toothbrush

Or, just dip your brush in 3% H202 and brush. Soak your toothbrush in Hydrogen peroxide  to keep them free of germs.

10. Tooth Ache

Hydrogen peroxide is not a pain killer; however, as an anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, it is effective at treating the pathogen that is causing the infection. The following is from my own personal experience: My dentist wanted to give me a root canal some time ago as one tooth was inflamed and, in her opinion, would die. I felt some discomfort but told her that I would give it chance to heal. I rinsed with hydrogen peroxide (several times a day) as well ascoconut oil  (once a day). The discomfort went away and I have had no further problems with the tooth.

If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% Hydrogen peroxide into your mouth and hold it for 10 minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

11. Tooth Whitening

Having used 3%  Hydrogen peroxide  as a mouth wash for sometime ago, I am thrilled to note that my teeth have been beautifully and effortlessly whitened. I used to pay so much for professional whitening, those silly strips and uncomfortable trays. Live and learn.

12. Douche

Add 2 capfuls of 3% Hydrogen peroxide in warm distilled water once to twice a week to remove even chronic  yeast infections.

13. Colonic or Enema

For a colonic, add 1 cup (8 ozs.) 3% H202 to 5 gallons warm water. (Do not exceed this amount) For an enema, add 1 tablespoon of 3% H202 to a quart of warm distilled water.

14. Hair Lightening

Peroxide is a bleaching agent and is used for lightened hair. Dilute 3% Hydrogen peroxide with water (50 / 50) and spray the solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.

15. Contact Lenses

Hydrogen peroxide  is used as a disinfectant in CIBA Vision’s Clear Care no rub contact lens cleaning solution, due to its ability to break down the proteins that build up on the lense from the eye’s immune response, resulting in increased comfort for those with sensitive eyes.

Sanitizing / Disinfectant / Cleaning

16. In the Dishwasher

To disinfect your dishwasher, add 2 oz. of 3% Hydrogen peroxide to your regular washing formula.

17. Kitchen/Household surfaces

Clean your counters and table tops with hydrogen peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of 3% Hydrogen peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour or spray hydrogen peroxide (and then vinegar) on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

Keep a spray bottle of 3% (straight) to disinfect the interior of the refrigerator and kids’ school lunch boxes. You can also use hydrogen peroxide to clean glass and mirrors with no smearing. Use it in the bathroom to sanitize the counters, toilets, floors, etc.

Directions: It is best to use two spray bottles rather than mixing the solutions together. Put straight vinegar in one and straight Hydrogen peroxide in the other spray bottle. When you want to sanitize a surface (cutting board, counters, sink, cages, toys, toilets, floors, etc.) spray one mixture on the surface, then the other. When they mix, for a brief time the chemical action of the two make a very powerful sanitizer. You can rinse off the surface afterwards. This applies for kitchen surfaces as well as vegetable and food decontamination.

18. Humidifiers/Steamers

To clear the air, use 1 pint 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon of water in a humidifier or steamer.

19. Washing/Laundry

You can also add a cup of hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

Peroxide is a perfect alternate solution to keep those clothes white. Also, when chlorinating clothes, they tend to wear out faster – peroxide won’t do that.

20. Laundry / Stain Removing

3% Hydrogen peroxide is an effective stain remove if it is used fairly soon after a spill – although blood stains as old as 2 days have been successfully lifted with Hydrogen Peroxide. If a little peroxide is poured onto the stain it will bubble up in the area of the blood, due to a reaction with catalase. After a few minutes the excess liquid can be wiped up with a cloth or paper towel and the stain will be gone.

3% H2O2 must be applied to clothing before blood stains can be accidentally “set” with heated water. Cold water and soap are then used to remove the peroxide treated blood.

Please note: Hydrogen peroxide will bleach or discolor many fabrics.

Food Preparation

21. Food preparation/decontamination

Combination of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide make a cheap, effective and non-toxic disinfectant agent and is said to be more effective at killing pathogens than bleach.  As it is non-toxic, you can use it to cleanse cooking and food preparation areas (as well as fruits and vegetables – see #24). In tests run at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, pairing Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide mists, kills virtually all Salmonella, Shigella, or E. coli bacteria on heavily contaminated food and surfaces.

22. Vegetable Soak

Use as a vegetable wash or soak to kill bacteria and neutralize chemicals. Add 1/4 cup 3% H2O2 to a full sink of cold water. Soak light skinned (light lettuce) 20 minutes, thicker skinned (like cucumbers) 30 minutes. Drain, dry and refrigerate. Prolongs freshness.

If time is a problem, spray vegetables (and fruits) with a solution of 3%. Let stand for a few minutes, rinse and dry.

23. Meat Sanitizing

You can also use it to rinse off your meat before cooking.

24.  Leftover tossed salad

To help keep leftover salads, spray with a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 Tbsp. 5%. Drain, cover and refrigerate.

25. Marinade

Place meat, fish or poultry in a casserole (avoid using aluminium pans). Cover with a dilute solution of equal parts of water and 3% H202. Place loosely covered in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Rinse and cook.

26. Sprouting Seeds

Add 1 ounce 3% Hydrogen peroxide to 1 pint of water and soak the seeds overnight. Add the same amount of hydrogen peroxide each time you rinse the seeds.

Grades of Hydrogen Peroxide

A)  3.5% Pharmaceutical Grade: This is the grade sold at your local drugstore or supermarket. This product is not recommended for internal use. It contains an assortment of stabilizers which shouldn’t be ingested. Various stabilizers include: acetanilide, phenol, sodium stanate and tertrasodium phosphate.

B)  6% Beautician Grade: This is used in beauty shops to color hair and is not recommended for internal use.

C)  30% Reagent Grade: This is used for various scientific experimentation and also contains stabilizers. It is also not for internal use.

D)  30% to 32% Electronic Grade: This is used to clean electronic parts and not for internal use.

E)  35% Technical Grade: This is a more concentrated product than the Reagent Grade and differs slightly in that phosphorus is added to help neutralize any chlorine from the water used to dilute it.

F)  35% Food Grade: This is used in the production of foods like cheese, eggs, and whey-containing products. It is also sprayed on the foil lining of aseptic packages containing fruit juices and milk products. THIS IS THE ONLY GRADE RECOMMENDED FOR INTERNAL USE.

G)  90%: This is used as an oxygen source for rocket fuel.

The Question of Internal Use

Your body naturally makes Hydrogen peroxide to fight infection which must be present for our immune system to function correctly. White blood cells are known as Leukocytes. A sub-class of Leukocytes called Neutrophils produce hydrogen peroxide as the first line of defense against toxins, parasites, bacteria, viruses and  yeast.

For this reason, the internal use of Hydrogen peroxide is administered by some medical professionals (known as ‘Oxygen Therapy’) although there is currently no consensus in the medical community on the benefits and risks. Medical literature that supports its use typically recommends that if Hydrogen peroxide is taken internally, a low concentration of around 3% – 5% is used. However only 35% Food Grade hydrogen peroxide (Grade F) is recommended for internal use, therefore it MUST BE DILUTED before it is consumed.

At a concentration of 35%, hydrogen peroxide is a very strong oxidizer and if not diluted, it can be extremely dangerous or even  fatal. Any concentrations over 10% can potentially cause neurological reactions and damage to the upper gastrointestinal tract.

There have been two known fatalities in children who ingested 27% and 40% concentrations of H2O2. Another reports tells of a 26 month old female who swallowed one mouthful of 35% H2O2. She immediately began vomiting, followed by fainting and respiratory arrest. Fortunately, she was under emergency room care and although she experienced erosion and bleeding of the stomach and esophagus, she survived the incident. When she was re-examined 12 days later, the areas involved had healed (J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 90;28(1):95-100).

Personal note:  As with ANY food, drug or supplement, using the product according to instructions is key to safety. If someone uses too much, then of course ramifications may be felt. I’ve never heard of harmful side effects resulting from the correct usage of Food Grade hydrogen peroxide.

35% Food Grade H2O2 must be….

1. Handled carefully (direct contact will burn the skin- immediate flushing with water is recommended).

2. Diluted properly before use. Don’t use chlorinated tap water to dilute the peroxide!

3. Stored safely and properly (after making a dilution the remainder should be stored tightly sealed in the freezer).

One of the most convenient methods of dispensing 35% H2O2 is from a small glass eye dropper bottle. These can be purchased at your local drugstore. Fill this with the 35% H202 and store the larger container in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator until more is needed. Store the eye dropper bottle in the refrigerator. The drops are mixed with either 6 to 8 ounces of  distilled water, juice, aloe vera juice or gel.

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  • http://Website Mr. Dart

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    • http://Wake-upworld N Bateman

      First of all let me say I am a cynic. Let me see results and I’ll believe it. My father has suffered from the sudden onset of COPD for a couple years now. He has been at the mercy of every assisted breathing mechanism known to man and none have really helped and certainly none have cured or reduced his symptoms.
      HE GOT ON THIS 35% FOOD GRADE H202 REGIMEN. Sorry about the caps. it is important you see that part. He has had a dramatic and I mean dramatic increase in his ability to expel air and to function. His increased quality of life and outlook is absolutely unbelievable. “The one minute cure” book by Cavanaugh explains it. I have no affiliation with anyone only want you to feel better, honestly or may GOD who I believe in strike me down. I need to also say this has happened over the last couple weeks it’s long term affect is unknown to me. He was nearly ready to throw in the towel he was so miserable and bored. He’s up and hitting a few golf balls and going without oxygen for days. I am hoping this reaches someone and they experience the same things. good luck, Nick

  • http://Website Kiwi-Pete

    Caution: The PERoxide values can result in bonding with certain agents such as DiMethylSulphOxide(DMSO) or DiMethylSulphurDiOxide(DMSO2)
    both relatively harmless solvents used in treatment of Cancer, Burns & Nerve Damage.
    These can, under certain conditions, become DMSO4 a VERY highly toxic substance whose vapors can cause acute lung atrophy… Great care should be taken to utilize H2O2 without other treatments (i.e. Hyperbaric Oxygen or around any solvents (Toluene, Methyl Ethyl Ketone), or multiple hydrocarbon components (Hexane, Octane, et al.)

  • http://Website Sephora

    What about Washing your mouth with hydrogen peroxide when you have mercury filling? I’ve heard it would produce mercury fume that would cause quite a damage.
    Is that right?

    • http://Website Willow

      I did this for awhile and got very sick! I have lots of amalgam fillings and I’m convinced this was the cause. I stopped and took betonite and got better over time

    • http://Website rich

      I haven’t heard that before – I have amalgam fillings and have used hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash – in my waterpik machine to clear up gum disease – have done for last two months – brilliant results.

  • http://Website Patri

    Good information! But note that in my experience, Food Grade is difficult to purchase locally and if trying mail-order, the prices are high as they add a large surcharge since it’s mailed as Hazard Materials. Hydrogen Peroxide is a wonderful product that I’ve used for years. When my titanium implant acts up, I begin rinsing my mouth 2-3x a day and the ‘sinus swelling’ issue disapates. Great for baths! Great for treating toenails with any issues including ingrown. Great sprayed diluted for veggie rinsing. Great for starting seeds in water…they sprout faster! All-round good to have in the house! I buy the large bottle twoo packs at Costco.

    • http://Scent4essentialhealing.com Lise

      Hi Patri,
      How long have you had dental implants for and from what I understand from what you have written is that you get sinus swelling. This is news to me and I would like to hear more about this – as I have dental implants to my front teeth – its been over 5 or 6 years and seems like I am experiencing sinus problems and swelling in one eyelid. Would like to hear more about this from you.

  • Dan

    Same as chlor dioxide (MMS) but MMS is also a cure for cancer and malaria

  • http://Website David

    It also kills acne better than most anti-acne products.

    I used to have back acne but applying H2O2 once a day for a week basically eliminates it. I believe it’s around a 3 percent solution.

    People will say “it will irritate the skin!”, but I have never had this problem, even when I use it on my face (occasionally). By way of contrast, some expensive acne products I used when I was younger did irritate and dry out my skin, sometimes after a single usage.

    • DLyn

      The drying out from topical acne meds, in particular, is at least partially (probably entirely) due to the alcohol in them. Makes sense.

      As a mother of 3, I’ve put H2o2 on cuts and even soaked a wound for a minute or two – I’ve ALWAYS seen results of the skin turning white to yellow and getting weird. I can’t imagine putting it on my face.

  • http://Website Brenda

    Be careful if using it to clean contact lenses with. Make sure to rinse them with sterile saline afterwards.

  • http://Website Marshall

    I would advise anyone here taking these to LIMIT their use, just because some articles/news posts/people say “This is good for you.” Don’t go over board with use, make sure that some of the Hygiene care products don’t have them in their, taking to much of it could be worse then not taking it at all. also make sure that you read if you don’t have any side affects that can cause other problems, don’t mix it with something you may be sorry. Some people will take it over board, Lets use it on 100%, I would advise not to take anything on absolutely everything. our body needs some bacteria because the immune system builds a tolerance to that specific chain of bacteria, if you prevent your system telling you “This bacteria is bad for you.” and use some of these products, it may cause it when their is a flu, virus, cold coming you may actually get it worse because your body didn’t build any immunity to it.

  • http://Website Willow

    Don’t rinse your mouth with it if you have mercury fillings. I did and got very sick

    • http://Website Randude

      I have used H202 for quite awhile now. I order the full strength and dilute it with my own homemade distilled water. I basically use it for everything I can think of.
      I make my own toothpaste with baking soda and H202 and my Oral B Complete toothbrush, after I use h202 as a mouthwash, I rinse and spit out what was in my mouth. I have never gotten sick from it and I have merc fillings that are over 30 years old.
      Before I started using h202 I (had) periodontal disease the dentist said there was NO cure for it. He said all I could do is keep my mouth as clean as I could with cleanings once every two months. I did my research on H202 and found I may be able to reverse it by adding H202 to my waterpick as well. The Dentist was amazed and said what ever I’m doing keep doing it because he says my gums look as healthy as a youngster and I’m 54. I’m back to cleanings once a year now. H202 WORKS

      • DLyn

        I’m thinkin there has to be variables to consider regarding the use of H2o2 for anything internal. God only knows the various interactions with not only things like different kinds of fillings, but body chemistry and I imagine other things too.

        Not only that, but from what I’ve read recently, there is some pretty careful usage instructions that sound imperative to avoid other worse problems.

        I just hope that people who read this information will be wise and do a little research of their own rather than simply taking one post (any one’s) and goin with it. You know?

        :) Thanks for sharing your experience Randude!

    • http://Website Lani

      Well it could be that your actual system is sick and it’s reacting by purging the poison in your system. Maybe you should look at the MMS videos which explain this nicely. both are bleaches.

      • http://Website janice

        I worked with a dentist for over 28 years and we used it all the time. It is very good for periodontal disease. It does not affect amalgam fillings

  • http://Website drew

    if it bleach is your clothes and your hair imagine what its doing to your insides. my strongest recommendation would be to study some basic chemistry and do your math. if you’re adding water to an already h2o2 solution what are your getting is more water with some oxygen. try handling your store bought hydrogen peroxide with bare hands and see how bad it burns after a while. hydrogen peroxide is actually not recommended to pour on woundsas a disinfectant because it inhibits granulation tissue formation simply put if it kills bacteria it will kill your cells. hydrogen peroxide will actually not get blood out of your clothes all it does is oxidized the iron in your blood leaving a dark brown stain. in all honesty the best use for hydrogen peroxide is to stop an injured child from crying as he watches his wound bubble away. after which you should apply a bonafide antibiotic ointment and a band aid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cindy.shanks CindyS

      Drew, I appreciate your sentiment, and we should always be careful with mixing and not believe everything posted on the internet! Still, I must share this: I had a C-section and contracted a serious staph infection. Along with very strong antibiotics, the incision was also reopened and left to close on its own, which took several months, Both in the hospital and out the treatment included three daily washes with over the counter 3% hydrogen peroxide. All the companies that sell hygiene and cleaning products do not want us discovering simple cheap remedies that work and cut their profits. I still agree that we have to use care to ensure we don’t harm ourselves.

    • http://Website Sherrie

      Anyone pushing an Antibiotic is ignorant and brainwashed.
      Nice try telling us the what what while pushing ‘ANTI” anything. we are biotic creatures. being ‘Anti’ biotic is being anti human. Pro Biotics and antibiotics are aspergillus fungus and aspergillus fungus is cancer, aids, pneumonia, diabetes etc. you name it. Its that.

  • http://wakeupworld.com jack brown

    can hydrogen peroxide be used in ridding of rodents?

    • http://Website JayJay

      Sprinkle cotton balls with peppermint oil.
      Works every time.

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    Hydrogen peroxide combined with mule team borax powder can get rid of mange, fleas, ticks, cockroaches.. It got rid of my dogs mange! if your interested in the recipe click on my name to see how to make it..

  • http://Website DavidJohn

    A dentist once told me to stop putting hydrogen peroxide in my mouth, for any reason. I used it as a daily mouthwash. It was gradually killing my gums, making me “long in the tooth” as my gums were receding due to being burned away a little at a time. Oxidizing agents need to be used very judiciously. Some people actually believe that it is OK to breathe Ozone! They put ozone-generating machines in their homes and other living spaces. Really a bad idea.

    • http://Website Steve

      Has anyone ever heard of directly pour it in to a child’s ear to get rid of a cold

      • http://Website Maryam

        We have been using it as soon as we feel that a cold may be on its way. Our daughter was 8 yrs old then, (she’s 11 now) the rest of us were adults. I put 3-5 drops of 3% H2O2 (1part 35% food grade H2O2 to 11 parts distilled water) in each ear at a time keeping it in there to bubble for about 3-5 mins. before putting in the other ear. We found that either the cold won’t continue, or if it does, it won’t stay and linger for more than a couple of days. It’s our first defense against an incoming cold and thank God, it works for us. =)

        • DLyn

          I am just learning a lot about H2o2 uses and all I can say is I sure hope, for your sweet child’s sake, that the future does not prove this to have been a horrible horrible idea.

          I’m not saying it IS, but we all know that we find out such things LATER – AFTER having done so for years….. smh – that would scare me right out of it.

          MY question is WHO do we trust? I mean, HONESTLY, the pharmaceuticals and medical professions are not always high on that list. Insurance companies, attorneys, the government……… honestly…………. I would not know anymore what is helpful IN THE LONG RUN…. so very sad indeed. :(

    • http://Website David

      DavidJohn,

      I H2O2 as a mouthwash and my gums have grown back healthier than they were 10 years ago. My dentist tells me to keep doing what I am doing as my gums and teeth have neever been healthier.

      Note: I do have 2 mercuury fillings that have been in there for a long time now and have no problems with H2O2 and the fillings.

  • http://Website Matthew Holness

    to all smokers out there,

    its the perfect thing, even the dollar store has H202 for sale in the shampoo/soap area. For a dollar I am sure you can do a lot with it
    SO KEEP IT IN THE BATHROOM, what is a pack of smokes easily 8,10 dollars so a tenth of your costs of your fav smokes can go on a thing that will soon be EXTINCT due to high demand …shop now
    take my pen write this down (teddy, Memento,,,)

  • http://Website Elizabeth Sturgess-Myers

    Can you tell me if a spray of Hydrogen peroxide 3% is effective for killing scabies…And what would be the most beneficial ratio of water dilution…or if diluting with water is necessary even. Thank-You from Liz

  • David

    Dr. Bernard, the former heart specialist, always added HP 3%-7% to liquids as it increases the oxygen content which enriches the blood and promotes cures faster. I add 1 eye drop per gallon. Liquid oxygen is so much cheaper than bottled, the savings are outrageous. Mountain water is highly oxygenated due to it falling down a sloop and gathering more air as it speeds up-this is why it tastes so good! You can add HP to any liquid safely starting with 2-3 drops to an 6/8 oz of coffee, water, juice, etc. Anyone short of breath or in an emergency can drink AIR! FYI

  • http://Website Name (required)

    Percentage is very important, where can we find about it?

  • http://kevinwoolsey.com/ Kevin Woolsey

    Way to think outside of the box!

  • http://Website Curious

    Does 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide require refrigeration? I ordered a bottle and it arrived on my doorstep with no dry ice or anything it was over 100 degrees outside. Afraid the product was ruined?

  • http://Website Nathaniel

    3 % Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash can kill all the good bacteria and give you a hard to heal case of Oral Thrush! 25% or higher H2O2 taken internally (even if mixed with water) can kill all the good bacteria in you intestines.One of the first symptoms you’ll notice is constipation because you can no longer adequately digest your food!

  • http://Website Justin Case

    This is a waste of money and time. Some of it is useful but stuff like “Soak your seeds” in it is an absolute waste. try cracking the seeds in just plain warm tap water over night. Change water every 24hrs and in a few days you will see them sprout. Also who would put a steak in this stuff? Come on people this is bunk.

  • http://Website margaret

    how much is safe to give hydrogen peroxide to an 80 lb. dog after eating rat &mouse poison to help him vomit, thank you.

  • http://Website faye

    can yoiu use it on false teeth to whitten them

  • http://www.creativehealthsecrets.com Jennifer Gait

    ;I just finished reading the book ‘The One Minute Cure: The Secret To Healing Virtually All Diseases” by Madison Cavanaugh, in which she relates how heavily diluted 35% Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (and she gives precise instructions on how to dilute it and how to take it) can be used tocure many diseases including Cancer, AIDS, Alzheimers, angina, Parkinson’s…and many others. This is based on the premise that most diseases arise from a low oxygenation in the body’s cells. I also read ‘Flood Your Body With Oygen” by Ed McCabe who includes using Hyperbaric Oxygen, oxygenated oil and many other oxygen therapies besides Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2). I don’t recommend his book unless you are ill and want to look at all possibilities of cures with Oxygen , or want a detailed history of them However, he did mention that Dr. Christian Barnard used it on himself, and on patients until he was stopped by the medical society because it was not a regularly accepted treatment (and possibly because it worked so well).
    The cost of the book from her website is about $40 but it is cheaper from Amazon.com, and if you live in the US you can buy the book together with the Hydrogen Peroxide. Apparently there is some rule about not sending it across borders, but I got the book from Amazon and have just ordered the H202 from a Canadian company.

  • http://Website tom

    Has anybody mentioned that, as a chemical which releases oxygen, this stuff can be highly dangerous? The London 7/7 bombers used it, and a teenage hairdresser blew herself up in her car when she lit a cigarette; she had a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, presumably leaking, in the passenger footwell.

  • http://Website Terich

    Hi,
    to all who have read the One Minute Cure Book (and/or articles on which it is based): if one is not unwell / ill is it really necessary to do the entire stepping up protocol over several weeks? Or can it simply be used as prevention by going up to 10 drops once a week and continue with that?
    One other question: does anybody know how long a bottle can be stored before the product goes off? I one litre bottle of H2O2 be enough for more than a couple of years of maintenance treatment!
    Thank you.

    • http://Website james

      H202 is good about a year. Keep in in the dark.
      There should be an expiration date on the bottle

  • http://Website Susan

    All very interesting. I am about to give the mouthwash a go, as I have been on antibiotics for a week with a staph throat infection which seems to be getting worse.

  • http://Website michelle m. squires

    has anyone exoerienced using 35% fg-hp for tight/stiff muscles? and if so, did it work ??

    thanks, michelle

  • http://Website Mary Rose

    I have mold on a good piece of dark oak furniture. Someone suggested I try oxygen peroxide in a non-conspicuous place. Does anyone know if this will work without harming it? Should it be mixed with anything?

  • http://Website Mia

    I love hydrogen peroxide for a myriad of reasons posted, great article, thanks for sharing.

  • http://Website lisa

    Can you mix 35% HP with milk?

  • http://Website Catherine

    Should food grade peroxide be used to soak nuts and seeds instead of Pharmaceutical Grade?

  • http://Website Laura

    PLEASE don’t use store-bought hydrogen peroxide in your mouth! It contains highly toxic chemicals. Find food-grade peroxide on line…already diluted, or not.

    Also-can anyone explain how to dilute 35% H2O2 to a 3% solution? Thank you,

    • http://Website TT

      Use the formula C1*V1=C2*V2,
      where is C=Concentration, V=volume, 1=initial, 2=final.
      For an example: You want a final volume (V2) of 50mL. With the initial concentration (C1) 35% and the final concentration (C2) of 3%. Ensure that all units are the same to avoid confusion :S
      Manipulate the equation=>
      C1*V1=C2*V2, to

      (C2*V2)/C1 = V1,
      (3%*50mL)/35% = V1
      Therefore V1=4.28mL.
      To make a final volume of 50mL you will need to add 4.28mL of H2O2 to 45.72mL of distilled water.

      OR another example:
      You have 473mL of 35% H2O2 and need to know how much water to add to make a 3% solution.

      C1V1=C2V2, where

      V2=(C1*V1)/C2,
      =(35%*473mL)/3%
      =5520mL

      Knowing your final volume is 5520mL you most remove the amount of H2O2 you are using.
      5520-473=5047mL.

      So you need to add 5047mL of distilled H2O to 473mL of H2O2, to make a 3% H2O2 solution.

      Hope this helps!!

  • http://Website klr

    I need to know the answer for the comment above. Is it useful for scabies or other mite skin problems?

  • http://Website Katherine

    NO. NO NO NO. Don’t EVER douche with hydrogen peroxide. You’re not even supposed to put water up there because it messes up your natural balance. Not only would peroxide sting like crazy, you would wipe out your natural flora and INCREASE you chances of getting a yeast infection. After that one I stopped reading. Obviously nothing in this article has been proven to be safe OR effective.

    • http://Website whatever

      You are wrong, not the article. If you know how H202 works, you wouldn’t say that. It does not mess up the natural flora. It does not kill the good bacteria. Millions of women all around the world use it in that part of the body and nothing bad happens. You are wrong. You don’t know what you are talking about.

  • http://lethow.com kattey spares

    thanks for sharing the uses of peroxide. however can we mix color & white clothes together or wash the separately after mixing peroxide.

  • marie

    Hi, I am Hiv+ since 2004 and I just found out about this product h202 food grade. I want to use it to myself for my infection because i am pregnant and i did not know if it it is safe to use it while i am pregnant. I cant find any answer for that. But i am using it in my water to take a bath and wash my mouth with it. Is that dangerous for unborn child. I am about 22 weeks or 5 months and weeks. Thanks

  • http://Website Johnbuoy Richardson

    I had skin cancel one my temples and the Doctor froze it but it came back. I also had what I personally believed to be cancer spots on the backs of my hands ( I have vitalego – loss of skin pigment). I was told by a friend that sea water from wintering in Mexico healed his cancer. I researched and found that H202 also does. I tried it (3%) on my skin and it works ! Now am a believer re internal H202 therapy to prevent prostate cancer (I’m a 68 year old male). If men live long enough they seem to have prostate problems. One pill I was taking to help me pee (upon research on the net) seems to cause chemical castration if taken over a long time. This seems to be reversible. It pays to do your homework.

  • http://Website Concerned surfer

    I just want to add that my dentist has told me not to use this as a mouth wash (or use one with HP in it) as it does not whiten your teeth but stain them in a brownish colour in time.

    That does not mean it’s not good for an oral infection or the like. It will do the trick for sure, but be sure to have the right grade and mix if you want to use it orally.

  • http://Website Georgina Peyer

    Gwen: Article on hydrogen peroxide.

    Georgina

  • http://Website cc

    people like you should be prohibited from giving any kind of advise. What the – is a bottle. Is that 50mls or 1 gallon??? obviously no science knowledge involved in your advice.

  • http://Website Haykey

    Oil pulling would bebetter than hydrogen peroxide for oral hygiene.
    Check out http://www.oilpulling.org :)

  • http://Website Matt Pacheco

    Has anyone heard of drinking an ounce of Hydrogen Peroxide daily to boost oxygen levels in your blood stream in addition to promote energy levels and help with sleep disorders? Thank You

  • http://Website Little Feather

    Wow….I thought hydrogen peroxide was good for a lot of things, but after reading some of your comments, am not so sure.

  • http://Website Little Feather

    I have a customer who uses hydrogen peroxide as a mouth rinse every day….she has NO problems and she has beautiful white teeth….

  • http://Website Christian Cervantes

    I’ve been using hydrogen peroxide on my teeth for many years now. It was recommended by a dentist in Arizona to someone I know and I tried it out for myself. I can’t remember the last time I had a cavity. I went an entire year without seeing the dentist and my teeth were in perfect condition.

  • http://Website karuppasamy

    i use hydrogen peroxide for antiseptic but i don’t know about that it can be use for mouthwash thank you for the infermation

  • http://claredoolan.com Clare

    Great article. I’m new to the world of H2O2. Over the next 25 days I’m going to be testing Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy and blogging about it here

    http://claredoolan.com/hydrogen-peroxide-therapy-my-experience/

    After reading your post I’ll also try some of the things you mentioned and add them to my blog.

  • http://Website Lynn

    Do not use chlorine bleach with hydrogen peroxide.

    Can produce a dangerous reaction.

    Don’t store Oxygen Bleach with Chlorine Bleach.

    Thanks

  • Peter.

    My sister is a qualified nursing sister and worked for a doctor in private practice some years ago.
    My ears block up due to excessive wax. She said that the old Drs knew what to do and she was instructed to use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water and within minutes the patient could hear properly again.
    In your learned opinion is it OK to use Peroxide to rid ears of wax and what formular would you recommend.

  • Celeste

    I completely agree with No. 14. I had a tooth infection and didn’t have $400 to fill a cavity. It would hurt whenever I bit down on the tooth. So I tried swishing with H.P. and gargling (rinse well) and the pain went away within a couple days. Teeth feel smooth, gums healthy and no more pain. I use H.P twice a day for a year now and my teeth have never looked better.

  • Charlene Burton

    Contrary to the various lists of uses for hydrogen peroxide, it is NOT safe to use it in your nose, nor as a douche. Doctors will tell you it will damage the mucous membranes. Also, if left on the skin for any length of time, it can damage tissues.

    Please consult Snopes on these issues before publishing.

  • http://Website Jaya

    A real good article followed by great real life experience comments. Great.

    After reading this I want to try H2O2 too. I have couple of skin infections on my legs to which I have consulted multiple docs and am undergoing medical treatment for over an year now, but the infection subdues and comes back again. To top it of I am diabetic. Does being diabetic pose any risk by using H2O2 on the skin (it could also get in contact with blood with some open wounds). Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • http://Website Neo

    This article is so wrong. No. Whoever wrote this please consult a scientist and a medical professional. Some of these ‘tips’ are just dangerous.

    • Hi

      Hi, I’m a retired 91A medic US ARMY. I have a degree in Psychology. I have SEEN H2O2 used with a positive result. In fact I’ve seen infections that have been healed when no one thought possible. I gargle with it daily, I am 46 years old, I am 5 8 and can curl 100 and bench 225. I am in good health. Like any effective tool if you abuse it, it could be dangerous. there is a Web md article about using it on mucous membranes, I tried to paste it using my phone but it appears this site doesn’t allow this.

  • http://www.facebook.com Carlie

    HP is great and I have used it for tooth aches, mouth wash and cleaning my skin, it works

  • http://Website Danielle

    I have just read a article about this and it stated to mix bicarbonate soda and water together apply to face rise and apply hydrogen peroxide on cotton ball rub to face and rise, but it doesn’t say what percentage to use? Could any one help me please? Also what percent is safe to go in the mouth eg teeth whitening, mouthwash? Thank you

  • http://Website John

    Can Hydrogen Peroxide 35% Food Grade be used safely to purify rain water for drinking purposes? How much should be added per 1000 liters? We collect rainwater from our roof in a tank and use it as drinking water after boiling it. This because our local municipal water is not safe.

  • http://www.howhunter.com Sara

    I want to use it to myself for my infection because i am pregnant and i did not know if it it is safe to use it while i am pregnant. I cant find any answer for that. But i am using it in my water to take a bath and wash my mouth with it. Is that dangerous for unborn child. I am about 22 weeks or 5 months and weeks. Thanks

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  • Kev

    My favorite use of H2O2 is #27: meat marinade. I think they got it from the famous Mastro’s Steakhouse. They have their singnature “H2O2-Marinaded Filet with Asparagus $54″. SO DELICIOUS! MMMMM!!

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  • http://Website Mark

    I’m not so young but look 28 when could have kids that age but no wrinkles. I was starting to get spots on face so started using peroxide on face however; I let it stay on one minute avoiding eyes before a shower so did not simply leave it on & it rinsed off & 2 week later spots were gone so I used it every other day now. I use oil free moisture & inexpensive scrub twice a week & soap without talc. Talc will destroy the skin of face imo

    Yes, guys want to look okay too.

  • http://35foodgradehydrogenperoxide.org Lukman Nulhakiem

    I just want to remind about the safety of using hydrogen peroxide. If you buy high concentration of hydrogen peroxide like 35%, do not forget to dilute it first to 3% or less. Wear eye goggle and vinyl glove when doing this operation.

  • http://naturalremedyideas.com John Hurry

    Great post! Some of this I knew but a lot I didn’t know. I have learned a lot of information here. Now I have it in a squirt bottle in my kitchen and my big cutting board has now been disinfected.

  • soilman

    A tooth with an inflamed or infected pulp will usually hurt. When the tooth dies, sometimes the pain becomes less and sometimes goes away. This may be the reason your tooth stopped hurting: because it died, and because dead teeth do not alway remain painful – rather than because the inflammation or infection cleared up Peroxice can help small gum infections around the tooth to clear up. Sometimes the pain caused from such an infection feels like it is coming from the tooth.

  • Rob Ross

    Check out the book One Minute Cure. If you google the title a free pdf file of the book should be available. Supposedly (I’m not sure yet) all diseases can be cured with HP. The extra oxygen molecule gets into your blood stream which goes through every cell in your body and it’s supposed to kill the bacteria. It seems to me it may be true. Check into it.

  • Tebow

    Hydrogen peroxide is naturally occurring in:

    -The human body (produced in liver and kidneys)
    -Mothers milk (immunizes baby against diseases)
    -Fruits and vegetables in large quantities
    -Certain springs
    I think it is safe to call it natural. Being involved in the chemical industry, i am sure that you are aware that any substance present on earth taken at high doses is toxic for the human body (not excluding water). i am not denying the potential danger in taking more then 3% but i do not believe this is a valid criteria to judge hydrogen peroxide on. My whole family has been taking hydrogen peroxide for a while and its effects have been miraculous.

    • Roger

      Okay, I’ll back off a little bit from my previous post. You’re right, it does occur in nature (many places on this planet even!), but the stuff you get in the little brown bottle isn’t naturally derived… at all. I still take issue with calling it all-natural.

      I’m also cynical of anything considered a “miracle cure”, mostly because if something worked that well, it would be immediately obvious, extremely well studied, and already being used by billions of people… like drinking water to quench thirst.

      I also don’t take much stock in anecdotal evidence for anything’s efficacy. (No offence.) I can use anecdotal evidence to prove almost anything, e.g, I installed a new toilet in our main floor bathroom 3 months ago. Nobody in my family has been sick since, I got a promotion at work, and my lawn looks better than it ever has! It’s effects have been miraculous.

      • Tebow

        I can certainly understand your suspicions when we live in a world where most “miracle cures” are just a bunch of scams to steal your money but this is quite a bit different. My dog was on deaths door, we gave it some hydrogen peroxide and now she looks like she did the day we got her. she runs around the house were as before she could hardly walk. We didn’t change anything else that i know of. If you have ever heard of the pilgramidge to lourds, its a true story about a girl being healed in france after having been guided by god to a spring. The spring was later examined by a christian doctor. He found large quantities of hydrogen peroxide in the spring water… The reason why nobody knows about it is because the pharmeceutical companies don’t want you to. Being in the top three lobbying groups in the US the drug industry controls everything we know, and being a business it is all about profit. Our doctors text books are written by them, they control all studies done on all subjects, and are responsible for hiding all cures for cancer/other diseases in order to make trillions off of outrageously expensive methods such as chemotherapy. Hydrogen peroxide is almost free and distributing it would cause them bankruptcy…

      • Tebow

        When you take it it should not be any other type of hydrogen peroxide besides food grade, the rest contain added chemicals that can kill you

  • Harry J Finch

    I wonder if it would be helpful to put a few drops in my c-pap machine

  • StevenCee

    What’s such a stretch to believe pharmaceutical companies keep inexpensive, natural cures suppressed, in order to protect billions in profits? We have governors willing to sentence thousands of their constituents to their death (& health & financial hardship), simply to play politics (by refusing federal $ to expand Medicaid), and big tobacco kept their knowledge of how deadly their products are, for many years, causing millions of deaths, to this day.

  • StevenCee

    One more use, is putting the full 35% food grade on a cue tip, to carefully burn off skin cancers/pre-skin cancers, even little warts. I mentioned this to my dermalogist, and he said, “yeah, that’ll sure burn ’em off”….
    I use it diluted for everything else, of course. It’s also a great way to get gunky stuff, like tree sap, off your car, and much more inexpensively than fluids marketed as such.