Food grade Hydrogen Peroxide has lots of uses but it is important to handle it safely and dilute it properly. Always be sure to wear gloves when working with undiluted 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide.
After proper dilution it can be used as a non-toxic fruit and vegetable wash, mouth wash, household cleaner and even internally to detoxify.
H2O2 kills bacteria and viruses by destroying their cell walls and then breaks down into water and oxygen with no chemical residues left behind. Spray on your countertops, garbage can, cutting board anywhere else germs may hide. Its odourless and after it has done its antibacterial work, leave nothing behind but water and oxygen. So its completely safe to use with children and pets in the house.
Hydrogen Peroxide sold at grocery stores and pharmacies usually contain stabilizers, metals and additives to make it last longer on the shelf. Our food grade hydrogen peroxide is 100% pure and should be kept in a dark cool place as it does not have added preservatives. You can even keep it refrigerated.
After being properly diluted to a 3% solution, hydrogen peroxide makes for a wonderful germicide. It does however need some time to work, according to the CDC about 6 minutes. So its best to give your countertops and other surfaces a quick spray and then let it sit before wiping off.
Food grade hydrogen peroxide is great for cleaning, but it also has benefits for internal use. When hydrogen peroxide is taken internally, it can increase oxygen levels in the body. Pathogens in the human body are primarily anaerobic, meaning that they cannot survive in oxygen rich environments. Many naturopaths recommend food grade hydrogen peroxide as a therapy for a number of ailments, including its benefit as a possible cancer therapy.
Hydrogen peroxide is wonderful for all so many things, we definitely recommend getting some! But again, proper dilution is extremely important. To make a 3% solution, which is suitable for topical, oral, or household use, combine 1part of 35% hydrogen peroxide with 11parts of purified or distilled water. The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to combine 2 teaspoons (10ml) of 35% hydrogen peroxide in a glass measuring cup. Adding water (110ml) to the 120ml measuring line will then give you the correct dilution.
Hydrogen peroxide should be used in a dark colored bottle since it degrades in sunlight. We have a wide selection of amber glass bottles that are perfect for using for hydrogen peroxide dilutions. From throat spray size bottles to 500ml glass amber spray bottles for making your own cleaning products. I made a hydrogen peroxide throat spray that I have on my bathroom counter using a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide in one of our 50ml amber glass spray bottles mixed with several drops of peppermint oil. It gives you a burst of fresh breath and also helps to kill any bacteria lingering in the back of the throat.
NOTE: 35% Foodgrade Hydrogen Peroxide is highly concentrated and extremely strong. Keep out of the reach of children. If it is spilled on the skin, wash immediately in cold water. Do not allow it to touch the eyes, if this happens, wash and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Store 35% H202 in the refrigerator or freezer. It will add to the longevity and will not freeze.
To make 3% H202, mix one part of 35% food grade to 11 parts of distilled water (preferably) or filtered water.
PERSONAL USES FOR H202
Athlete’s Foot: Soak feet 10-20 minutes each night in 3% H202 until condition is in remission.
Bath: Add one cup of 35% hydrogen peroxide to a full bathtub for a detoxifying bath. Note: try not to use this after 6-7pm as the increased absorbed oxygen may give you extra energy.
Foot relaxer: Add one cup of 3% H202 to 4 litres of hot water and soak for half an hour.
Shower: Spray after showering, with 3% H202 to restore the natural acid mantle of the skin. (Soap used in the shower removes the protective acid mantle of the skin.)
Mouthwash: On arising rinse mouth with water then gargle and wash mouth with 3% H202 , swishing for one half to one minute. (Note: a drop of peppermint essential oil adds flavor and effectiveness.) Helps prevent colds.
Toothpaste: Make a paste of baking soda and H202 and store in tightly sealed container or dip brush in 3% H202 and brush teeth.
Denture Soak: Use 3% in denture container and soak 30 to 60 minutes or overnight.
ADDITIONAL USES FOR FOOD GRADE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Pets: Add 3 teaspoons 3% to one quart drinking water.
Vaporizer: One ounce of 35% H202 per gallon of water in a vaporizer improves nighttime breathing and helps clear sinus and bronchial congestion.
Vegetable Soak: (in place of bleach) Add ¼ cup of 3% H202 to 4 litres of cold water. Soak light leafy vegetables 15-20 minutes. Soak thick skinned fruits and vegetables for 30 minutes (apples, cucumbers, tomatoes & etc.) If time is a problem, you can spray the vegetables with straight 3% let stand a couple of minutes, rinse and dry.
Leftover Tossed Salad: Put 1 Tbsp. 3% in ½ cup of water and spray the top of the salad with the solution before covering and refrigerating.
Marinade: In glass, stainless steel or ceramic casserole dish (never aluminum), place meat, poultry or fish and cover with 3% H202. Cover loosely and store in refrigerator one half to one hour. Rinse well then cook.
Kitchen Cleaner, Freshener, Disinfectant: Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen, use it to wipe off counter tops and appliances. It disinfects and gives the kitchen a fresh smell. Works great inside the refrigerator and on surfaces.
Dishwasher: Add 50 to 100ml of 3% H202 to regular wash for dishes. Add the same for washing dishes in sink.
Laundry: Instead of bleach, add 180ml of 3% of H202 to small load of laundry: 240ml to large load.
Mold: Spray or wash well with 3% H202 , floors, walls and furniture as allowed. Wipe dry with cloth if to damp. If problem is real bad in a room, use humidifier with ½ cup of 35% to 8 litres of water. (Note: Molds and mildews are a major cause of allergies, colds, bronchial and flu sensitivities: general malaise, breathing problems and low energy.)
Insect Spray: In 4 litres of water stir 250ml (one cup) refined white sugar and 150 to 240ml of 3% H202 .
House & Garden plants (for growth): To 1 litre add 30ml 3% H202 or 16 drops of 35% H202 . Mist and or water plants frequently.
Hot Tubs: Start up with using 250ml (one cup) 35% per 1900litres of water. Should be maintained with 2-4 ounces of 35% weekly, depending on use and direct sunshine on water. Use in place of chlorine.
Safety Precautions when working with / using Hydrogen Peroxide
Accidents can occur with hydrogen peroxide concentrate when safety precautions are not taken and directions are not followed. For this reason, we want to stress some safety and storage tips. Read them carefully and review the way you handle the concentrate to determine whether changes must be made with your handling procedure.
1. Keep hydrogen peroxide concentrate out of the reach of children.
2. Never transfer the concentrate into unlabeled or improperly labeled containers.
3. If hydrogen peroxide concentrate is accidentally spilled on the skin, flush the area immediately with running water.
4. If undiluted 35% hydrogen peroxide concentrate is accidentally ingested, drink large amounts of water to dilute. Stay upright and contact your doctor. It could be toxic or fatal if swallowed at full strentgh.
5. For spillage of hydrogen peroxide concentrate, dispose of according to municipal regulations.
Flush the spill area with water. Do not return the spilled material to the original container. Prevent undiluted hydrogen peroxide from entering into the sewage system. Report spills in compliance with local regulations.
Large quantities, such as drums, should be stored in a cool, dry area. When concentrations of hydrogen peroxide come in contact with organic materials, this may form explosive mixtures (spontaneous combustion).
Small quantities of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide should be stored in the freezer over-wrapped with black plastic and labeled as to contents. Thirty-five percent food grade hydrogen peroxide will not freeze unless the temperature is 33 degrees below zero.
Low concentrations, such as 3% or 6% would freeze, so freezer storage is not recommended. Store properly labeled containers in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children.
This article makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases with any advice or products. Any health related information in this article is for educational purposes only. The ultimate responsibility for your choices and their effect on your health are yours and before applying any therapy or use of herbs, supplements, etc., you should consult your health care provider.