7 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide has been found in medicine cabinets and first aid kits for many years.
It is made of water with extra oxygen.
This mixture then makes a substance that kills germs.
You can find hydrogen peroxide in many forms. It is very dangerous in high concentrations.
However, lower concentrations can be good for your health and your home.
Hydrogen peroxide can be placed on small wounds, cuts, and grazes to clean out the injury and to kill any germs.
Hydrogen peroxide can also fight certain infections and get rid of harmful toxins.
You should use the 3% hydrogen peroxide for your health and household needs.
This is usually the only concentration that you would find at your local pharmacy or drug store.
Here is a list of some of the amazing things that hydrogen peroxide can do:
1. Make Teeth Pearly White
Hydrogen peroxide is highly effective in whitening teeth.
Many of the whitening toothpastes that you find in the store contain hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide mildly bleaches your teeth and brightens your smile after several doses.
It is extremely important that you do NOT swallow any hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide can also irritate your mouth and gums.
Use caution when using and if you experience any of these symptoms, stop use immediately.
2. Whiten Nails
Like teeth, hydrogen peroxide can whiten your fingernails.
Take care of your fingernails and utilize hydrogen peroxide to keep them looking clean, bright and healthy. Here is a recipe to make a hydrogen peroxide mixture to brighten your fingernails.
It is important to note that hydrogen peroxide can dry out your fingernails.
To prevent this from occurring, rub some olive oil or coconut oil on your nails after using a hydrogen peroxide mixture.
3. Eliminate Toenail Fungus
Hydrogen peroxide can kill germs.
Thus, it also can help fight toenail fungus.
When applied, hydrogen peroxide can quickly kill the fungus.
Hydrogen peroxide can also help other foot-related issues, such as calluses and corns.
Hydrogen peroxide will kill any built-up bacteria and will work to soften the skin of the calluses and corns.
4. Clear Up Acne
Hydrogen peroxide can even eliminate, or diminish, acne.
When applied to the skin, hydrogen peroxide oxidizes the cell walls of the bacteria.
It then kills them. Once the bacteria is destroyed, the acne will heal quickly.
Hydrogen peroxide also prevents future acne breakouts by controlling the amount of oils that your face makes.
It is very important that you do not use hydrogen peroxide on sensitive skin.
If used, it can caused increased irritation or burning.
5. Support Oral Health
Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria, germs, and fungus. Because of its ability to kill germs, hydrogen peroxide is widely used in the dental field.
It slows the rate which germs grow in your mouth.
Hydrogen peroxide also reduces the risk of certain dental issues, such as plaque and gingivitis.
Hydrogen peroxide can even cure, or lessen the pain of, a toothache.
6. Loosen Earwax
Excessive earwax is uncomfortable and unsightly.
Look no further than hydrogen peroxide to fix this ailment.
Hydrogen peroxide removes not only ear wax, but also dust and debris from the ear.
Hydrogen peroxide also alleviates the itchy and uncomfortable feeling you get when you have ear wax.
7. Sanitize Fruits and Vegetables
Most of the fruits and vegetables that we find in our grocery stores are coated with a residue from the farmer's chemicals, which are mostly used to kill bugs.
Eating fruits and vegetables that have these chemicals on them can negatively impact your health.
Hydrogen peroxide is a known germ killer and kills bacteria, as well, such as E. coli. Hydrogen peroxide can also help all your produce to last longer.
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