Benefits of Peroxide

Received this today in an email and I thought it good enough as a memory stick to post it here as a future reference. Some of the things I knew, some of them I’d treat with caution, but some of them are definite gold nuggets:

This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana

“I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don’t tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars.”

1. 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. (I do it when I bathe)

No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle)

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of “Peroxide” to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters, table tops with 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.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years – until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

8. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.

9. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.

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

11. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 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.

12. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

13. You can also add a cup of 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.

14. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this.

I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I’m glad there’s a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner.

Send on to others who might need to know the benefits of 3% peroxide.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 23:25:23 (+0000) | Permalink

    I’ve aproved the above comment as I do believe caution must be used – with anything “home applied” – and this might be just THE reminder for you, not to take any advise or suggestions you hear or see without research and a healthy dose of caution.

    This page is still one of the biggest hits on search engines, so yes, I do not take any responsibility for good or bad peroxide might bring in your life – you can read the above article and all the comments I get on it, but you use it on your own risk.

  2. Patricia Weatherford
    Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 19:20:58 (+0000) | Permalink

    I am writing about the article on the uses of peroxide and how seriously dangerous it is to follow the advice where any contact with the body is involved. I used peroxide in my mouth as advised. I have had three doctors visits and will not be healed until February. I needed steroid paste and a visit to an oral surgeon. The peroxide chemically burned the entire inside of my mouth to the second and third degree. The pain has been excrutiating. While at the oral surgeon, he told me of a man who went deaf because he used peroxide in his ears and burned a hole through his eardrum. Please take this email seriously and warn your readers not to use the peroxide. I would very much appreciate a response so that I know that you will help me get the word out and save others from this misery.
    Sincerely,
    Pat Weatherford

  3. Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 13:21:51 (+0000) | Permalink

    Myself I wouldn’t know – I also believe that one has to test for oneself what truly works, people are different and thus the reactions will vary grately. If I remember correctly, I did use a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution to clean out my ears about 5 years ago – but not 100% sure if my memory is correct, so take it with a grain of salt!

  4. Cynthia G.
    Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 12:33:45 (+0000) | Permalink

    Keeping hydogen peroxide in my mouth for 10 minutes is way too long. In fact, one minute is all my gums can stand.
    Is it possible to use hydrogen peroxide for your ears to get rid of wax build up?

  5. Posted Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 17:31:27 (+0000) | Permalink

    Thanks, this is a great link for additional data! (Note : I edited the URL slightly in your comment to make it better legible, hope you don’t mind).

  6. Russ
    Posted Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 14:29:38 (+0000) | Permalink

    Along with this post you might add a link to Snopes :: Medical :: Peroxide. Nothing in the list is likely to cause more than minor irritation to sensitive membrane, so you don’t get a safety rant.

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