12 January, 2009

Common Household Uses of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

☻ Bleaching Formula - Make a paste of cream of tartar or baking soda and H2O2 and apply to rust spot, let stand for about 30 minutes. Scrub with a sponge and rinse.
☻ Chopping Board Stain Remover - Rub in 3% H2O2 and let stand for 10 minutes. Rub in, rinse with clean water and then apply lemon juice and let stand for 10 minutes. Rub and rinse with water.
☻ Drain Cleaner - Mix ½ cup H2O2, ½ cup white vinegar, 1 cup salt, 1cup baking soda. Let stand for 15 minutes. Flush with 1 qt. of boiling water followed by hot tap water. Repeat if necessary.
☻ Oven Cleaner - Apply paste of vinegar, H2O2 and baking soda with a sponge on oven door and walls. Allow to stand 15 minutes, sponge off with warm water.
☻ Left Over Tossed Salad Keeper - rinse off any salad dressing residue. Spray with mixture of ½ cup water and 1 Tbs of H2O2. Rinse off with clean water. Cover and put in refrigerator.
☻ Tile and Grout Cleaner - Mix ¼ cup H2O2, 1 cup salt and 1 cup baking soda. Apply with a rag or sponge and use a grout brush to work mix into grout. Rinse with water.
☻ Fruit and vegetable wash - Add 1 Tbs. H2O2 to one gallon of water. Soak in solution for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Then soak in clean water for 15 minutes and then drain. (Clean our meat, fish and poultry the same way. Rinse thoroughly.
☻ Laundry stains - for ink stains apply the H2O2 with a clean cloth and gently rub on stain. Be careful not to over-saturate. Blot up excess. Rinse with cold water. Blot dry. For perspiration stains - mix ½ cup cold water and ½ of H2O2. Apply and let stand 30 minutes. Place in washer. Add detergent and wash on cold water setting. Do not use on wool, silk, or dry-clean only fabrics.
☻ Whitening Old Tennis Shoes - Add 1 cup of H2O2 to final rinse cycle. Let dry in the sun.
☻ Mildew Remover - Spray 3% H2O2 on mildew. Then scrub with a paste of equal parts borax and lemon juice and rinse.
☻ Toilet Bowl Cleaner - Mix 2 qts. water and 1 cup H2O2. Let stand 30 minutes. Then scrub with brush.
☻ Athlete's Foot Fungus and sore feet - After showering in the morning, use a cotton ball to apply H2O2 to affected area. Before bed, wash and dry feet. Add 1 cup H2O2 to foot soak solution of warm water. Soak for 10 or 15 minutes. Do every day until problem clears up.
☻ Bath soak to Relax and Ease Aches - Apply H2O2 with a cotton ball directly on aching joint or muscle. Allow to dry. Then add 1 cup baking soda to a tub of warm water and soak.
☻ Acne - H2O2 kills dermal bacteria. Use a cotton ball to apply to affected area. Keep away from eyes.
☻ Age Spots and Freckles - Mix the juice of ½ squeezed onion and 2 tsp. of vinegar and 1 Tbs. H2O2. Apply lightly.
☻ Insect Bites and Bee Stings - Apply H2O2 with a cotton ball to bee stings and insect bites immediately afterwards.
☻ Mouthwash and sore throat gargle - put 2 Tbs. in a glass of clean water. Rinse mouth or gargle. Do not swallow the solution. When done rinse mouth with clean water. (Do not use in your mouth if you have porcelain dental work (contains aluminum) or conventional mercury fillings. Mercury and aluminum are toxic and may be released in your system.)
☻ House and Garden Plant Stimulator - Mix 1 qt. water and 2 Tbs. H2O2 and place in spray bottle. Apply a light mist to plant.
☻ Insecticide - Mix equal parts H2O2 and water in a spray bottle. Spray on plant to control aphids and other insects. If this is not working well enough, mix up a batch consisting of 1 cup H2O2, 1 cup black strap molasses and one gallon of water.
☻ Fungus Control In the Garden - Mix 5 Tbs. baking soda, 5 Tbs. H2O2 in one gallon of water and apply.
☻ Shower Curtain Cleaner - Place in washing machine with a bath towel with your regular detergent. Add 1 cup H2O2 to rinse cycle.
☻ Deodorizer When Pet is Sprayed by a Skunk - Mix ¼ cup baking soda, 1 qt. H2O2 and 1 tsp. Ivory soap. Use this solution to wash your pet and be careful to keep it out of your pet's eyes. Rinse with clean water.
☻ Kitchen Cleaner - Keep a spray bottle of H2O2 in the kitchen to keep germs at bay. Label the bottle clearly.
☻ Dishwater or Dishwasher Booster and Sanitizer - Add ¼ cup H2O2 to regular detergent. You can also add vinegar for extra action.
☻ Food sanitizer - Put H2O2 in a spray bottle and label. Fill another spray bottle with white vinegar and label. Spray foods with each substance and rinse. It does not matter what order you apply them.

For information on uses for Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, check out the book: "The One Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing All Disease"

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