Hydrogen peroxide has been around since it was first discovered in the early 19th century, and we’ve had a love affair with it ever since.
It was originally used to bleach hats, but now it’s taken over the medical and beauty industries as a super cleanser for just about everything. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it can kill off things like fungi, bacteria, mold, yeast, and yes – even viruses!
However, please note that while hydrogen peroxide can kill bacteria and viruses off surfaces, it is NOT a cure or treatment for colds, the flu, or other pandemics.
It still has a host of beneficial properties that you don’t want to miss out on, though. Which is exactly why you need to check out these 50 different ways you can clean your home and boost your hygiene with hydrogen peroxide!
Make sure to use what’s known as “food grade” hydrogen peroxide when you put anything in your mouth!
Again, be sure to only use FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide, which can be found online, for anything you take in orally.
Bear in mind that other studies show douching can actually lead to increased infections, since it displaces good bacteria.
According to Dr. Ernst, you should only do this once a month for “detoxification and oxygenation purposes.”
Back in 1928, Dr. Richard Simmons had a theory that the cold virus enters the body through the ear canals. He believed that putting a 3% solution in your ears would help kill off the virus before it took hold.
It’s worth a shot, and many people swear by it, but don’t expect miracles and do not use it as a substitute for medical attention!
Some doctors no longer recommend it for wound treatment, as it may complicate healing time, so it’s probably not a good idea to use this on anything other than the tiniest of scrapes.
To make a DIY Sun-In spray at home, mix 1/2 cup of water with 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and put it in a spray bottle.
You can make a scented dishwasher cleaning “bomb” with hydrogen peroxide, essential oils, and baking soda following the recipe on this blog here.
Just add a cup of hydrogen peroxide to the bleach compartment of your washing machine, and let the wash cycle take care of the rest.
Fill a spray bottle with 1 pint of water and 4 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide, and use regularly on your plants.