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Peroxide vs. this really true?

This email came across my inbox, and I wondered if it was a fluke or not.  I'd heard about peroxide killing germs (like with cuts and scrapes)...but not all of these other applications.  Has anyone tried these applications?

I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does bleach cost?

My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide.

Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!!

Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!

Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's?

It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our troops.

Peroxide was invented during WWI in the 20's. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this:

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 seconds 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.

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.

3 Clean your counters and 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, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few seconds, and 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 seconds 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, faddish, 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 it 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. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.
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Re: Peroxide vs. this really true?

  • My friend is a nurse and often gets blood on her  scrubs.....they all use peroxide to get it out. It totally works......and FAST (if the blood is fresh, it's gone in like a second!)
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  • I use Peroxide on blood stains all of the time and use it as a mouth wash but I haven't tried any of the other ideas. Interesting!
  • I've heard about the stain remover, and when you are sick gargling w/ it.  Very interesting, assuming it isn't fake.
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  • Thanks for sharing. I soak our toothbrushes in peroxide already, but I will be trying out some of the other suggestions. Can't stand the smell of bleach! Makes me nauseous and gives me a headache. I am in the process of eliminating chemicals from our household, already tackled the laundry and most of kitchen cleaning, working towards personal care products and bathroom cleaning. Will try out peroxide to clean bathroom instead of bleach.
  • Some of this is.  Bleach is Sodium hypolchlorite, and peroxide is Hydrogen Peroxide.  They're different compounds and are used for different things.

    Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer. Due to it's low concetration (3%) it's a handy household cleaner - as long as it hasn't sat around for a while.  It decomposes over time and looses it's strength (by reacting with the environment).  So, if you've had it around for a while (opened) it's probably no good as a cleaner. 

    Bleach is a base (as oposed to an acid,like vinegar).  It's more corrosive in the consumer state and has the potential to form noxious gases when combined with ammonia.

    I'd say they're both good cleaners, depending on what you need them for.

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