what you need to know about peroxide........

@shambuca (2560)
United States
April 20, 2007 3:48pm CST
My friend sent this to me via email - these are great uses for peroxide 3% peroxide.. "I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars." 1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe) No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle) 2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of "Peroxide" to keep them free of germs. 3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters. 4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria. 5. I had fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. 6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide. 7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will. 8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue. 9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly. 10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it's not a drastic change. 11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections. 12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary. 13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this. I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I didn't know there were so many uses for peroxide. But I remember when I was in the hospital with a bad case of Mono, the doctor had me gargle with peroxide. My tonsils were covered in white spots and were huge. I thought the doctor was nuts. I remember my lips bubbling and I joked around that I was rabid.lol. Another use I have found for peroxide is that it is great at getting out blood stains. Thanks for sharing those ideas with us.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
20 Apr 07
i didn't either i always love when i get these emails-- thanks for stopping by ... always good to hear from you!!!!!
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Brendalee where are you? I haven't heard from you? Anyways, Happy Holidays! I happened to come here and I saw you name.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Hi shambuca how are you I havent heard from you in along time. Im glad to see your back. And that was great information I will certainly use it. Thanks so much. I never would have thought peroxide had so many great uses.
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
20 Apr 07
i've been okay - hanging in there...starting a new job in a week--wish me luck
@mummymo (23707)
21 Apr 07
wow shambuca this is really impressive! With me not able to work at the moment we are always looking for ways of saving money and this sounds fabulous! I am not sure if we can buy this over the counter in the uk but I will definitely be looking into it! Thank you so much for sharing this information and it is good to see you again! xx
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@rosie_123 (6117)
21 Apr 07
Well thanks for the information - but mostly thanks for stopping by again - I've really missed you here. I see you've got a new job - so well done for that, and I wish you loads of luck. Also - in case our paths don't cross here again in the next two weeks as I am going on holiday next weekend, - just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday! Lots of love from your "twin" across the Atlantic! xxx
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
21 Apr 07
Great post, thanks for sharing this with us.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
GREAT tips I love them and shall use them. I knew about it as a mouth wash because my dentist say it prevented gum diseases.
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• Canada
20 Apr 07
I have heard of alot of this , I also keep it around my house for the same reason , I even used it to bleach my hair by spraying it on each time I washed it and your hair will turn blond its safe and alot cheaper and gentler than hair dyes .
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@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
wow.. this is very informative. thanks!
• United States
15 Feb 08
I am going to have to try peroxide in my laundry- i am terrible at getting stains out! I frequently use peroxide for mouthwash and whitening and am definately pleased with the results. It does also help with my toothaches! I also like to use it in my toilet with baking soda to clean it out. I have heard that it is also a cheap method to make people look rabid in movies! I noticed that another poster joked about it looking that way and I am pretty sure it has been used before.
@marciascott (25552)
• United States
26 Dec 07
You are right I made a discussion about this, and looked it up, and it said the samething were saying, about the different usages. It save you a lot of money. good for a toothache, I half to try that. Have a Happy New Year!