Household Uses: Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Recipes


A couple of posts ago we told you a little about the wonders of Hydrogen Peroxide (H202). Since  we started taking food grade H202 ourselves, I have done a great deal of research on the many uses for Hydrogen Peroxide — including for the household. Below are a collection of H202 recipes (for lack of a better word) I found on the Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide website to help oxygenate your world and make it bright!hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) molecule
TO MAKE A 3% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SOLUTION
Mix 1 fl.oz 35% H2O2 to 11 fl.oz pure water
(or Mix 5 fl.oz 7% H2O2 to 7 fl.oz pure water)
this makes 12 fl.oz (3/4 pint) of 3% solution
(Use distilled water only)

VEGETABLE SOAK
Add 1/4 cup 3% H2O2 to a full sink of cold water.
Soak light skinned (like lettuce) 20 minutes, thicker skinned (like cucumbers) 30 minutes.
Drain. Dry and refrigerate. Prolongs freshness.
If time is a problem, spray vegetable (and fruits) with a solution of 3%.
Let stand for a few minutes, rinse and dry.
Leftover tossed salad: Spray with a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 Tbs. 3%.
Drain, cover and refrigerate.

MARINADE
Place meat, fish, or poultry in a casserole (avoiding using aluminum pans). Cover with 3% H2O2. Place loosely covered in refrigerator for 1/2 hours. Rinse and cook.

SPROUTING SEEDS
Add 1 oz. of 3% H2O2 to 1 pint of water and soak the seeds overnight.
Add the same amount of H2O2 each time you rinse the seeds.
Some people have reported 3/4″ sprouts in 24 hours.

KITCHEN & LAUNDRY
Keep a spray bottle of 3% in the kitchen. Use it to wipe off counter tops and appliances.
It will disinfect and give the kitchen a fresh smell.
Works great in the refrigerator and kid’s school lunch boxes.

DISHWASHER
Add 2 oz. of 3% H2O2 to your regular washing formula.

MOLD
Spray or wash well with 3% H202, floors, walls and furniture as allowed. Wipe dry with a cloth if too damp. If problem is real bad in a room, use humidifier with ½ cup of 35% to 2 gallons of water.

LAUNDRY
Add 8 oz. of 3% to your wash in place of bleaches.
Humidifiers and Steamers:
Mix 1 pint 3% H2O2 to 1 gallon of water.

BATH
Use 20 – 40 oz of 7% hydrogen peroxide in your bath.
Add 6-8 oz (up to 16 oz) of 35% hydrogen peroxide to your bath water.
Relax in it for at least 30 minutes.

SHOWER
Keep a spray bottle of 3% H2O2 in the shower.
Spray your body after washing.

FACIAL
Use 3% on a cotton ball as a facial freshener after washing.

HOT TUB
Start up with using eight ounces (one cup) 35% H202 per 500 gallons of water.
Maintain with 2-4 ounces of 35% H202 weekly, depending on use and direct sunshine on water. Use in place of chlorine. May degrade rubber parts.

FOOT SOAKS
Add 1 1/2 oz. 35% H2O2 to gallon and soak.

ATHLETE’S FOOT
Soak feet nightly in 3% H2O2.

NASAL SPRAY
One tablespoon of 3% H202 added to one cup of pure water.
Spray into nasal passages to relieve congestion.

MOUTHWASH
Use 3% H2O2. Add a dash of liquid chlorophyll for flavoring if desired.

TOOTHPASTE
Use baking soda and add enough 3% H2O2 to make a paste.
Or just dip your brush in 3% H2O2 and brush.

DENTURE SOAK
Use 3% H202 in denture container and soak 30 to 60 minutes or overnight.

DEODORANT
Saturate cotton wad with 3% H202 and rub on under arms.

PETS
Use 1 oz. 3% H2O2 to 1 qt. in their water bowl.

SKUNK DEODORIZER
Mix ¼ cup baking soda, 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of Ivory soap. Use this solution to wash you pet, being careful to keep it out of your pet’s eyes. Rinse with clean water.

HOUSE AND GARDEN PLANTS
Put 1 oz. 3% H2O2 in 1 quart water. (Or add 16 drops of 35% H2O2 to one quart water.)
Water of mist with this solution.

FUNGUS /MOLD CONTROL FOR ROSES AND VEGETABLES
Mix 5 tablespoons baking soda, 5 tablespoons 3% Hydrogen peroxide in one gallon of water.

INSECTICIDE SPRAY
Mix 8 oz. white sugar, 4-8 oz. 3% H2O2 in 1 gallon of water.

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