Hydrogen peroxide is for more than cuts and scrapes nowadays! In fact it is assumed that 1 out of every 3 households have a bottle or more of hydrogen peroxide in the cabinet, right now. So what more can it be used for? Here are 8 of the most useful, yet most unknown uses of hydrogen peroxide!
Athlete’s Foot Remedy: Take a plastic spray bottle that you cannot see through since hydrogen peroxide is light sensitive and combine half and half with the other half being water. Spray this directly on the effected feet every night before you lay down for bed. The hydrogen peroxide is sure to stop the breeding and growth of the athlete’s foot fungi.
Get rid of Mites: Using a cotton ball or a spray bottle directly apply 10% hydrogen peroxide to the skin where the mites [chiggers] are bothering you. This is one of the most natural ways to rid yourself of these pesky critters.
Stop those Ears from Hurting: Infected ears cause pain! To remedy this drop 4 to 6 drops of 10% hydrogen peroxide directly into the ear while laying down. You will hear it bubble in your ear as it clears and cleans any earwax out of the way in order to attack and alleviate the painful infection. When you hear it stop bubbling, put a cotton ball in your ear and tip your head over to drain the excess. Do not insert anything in your ear to clean it out!
Dreaded Swimmer’s Ear: Immediately after swimming mix equal small parts of hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar to drop a few drops directly into the ears in order to clear them. This will clear them as well as prevent infection from setting in. • Naturally Clean Earwax: Drop 2-3 drops of 10% hydrogen peroxide into your ear, allow it to bubble. When the bubbling stops drop in 1-2 drops of olive oil. Allow this to sit in the ear for a minute, then tip head to drain on a cotton ball.
Corn or Callus Remover: Mix one bottle of hydrogen peroxide with one bottle of water and soak feet in this mixture for 30 minutes. This will soften the corns and calluses enough to be removed safely.
Heal Boils Quickly: Empty a bottle of hydrogen peroxide into your bath water and soak the affected area. This will promote healing of boils on the skin.
Acne Remedy: By using only hydrogen peroxide as a face wash after you get out of the shower it will kill acne causing bacteria and assist in clearing your skin.
If you are ready to try some of these ideas you can pick up hydrogen peroxide at your local pharmacy. If you know of some more tips or tricks please let us know!