Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound which is colourless liquid, a little more heavily than water and is widely used in various applications in the daily lives due to its oxidizing, disinfecting and bleaching properties. It is also evidently used as a rocket fuel too.
The Various Uses Of The Compound, Hydrogen Peroxide Is Given As Follows:
Cleaning Agent In Kitchen
Hydrogen peroxide when used in the pure form or mixed with water happens to clean everyday kitchen items like the wooden cutting/ chopping board which easily attracts bacteria on its surface. Mixing hydrogen peroxide solution with vinegar helps in cleaning the wooden chopping boards easier. Hydrogen peroxide is also quite efficient in cleaning the tiles in the kitchen. It can clean glass surfaces and act as a disinfectant to clean the kitchen and the counters too.
Cleaning Fruits And Vegetables
Fruits and veggies can be soaked in hydrogen peroxide to remove any dirt and contamination. It is also useful to clean lunch boxes too.
Disinfectant For Small Wounds
Hydrogen peroxide has antiseptic properties and thus used to clean small wounds and cuts after dilution with water to avoid infections.
Hydrogen peroxide mixed with equal parts of water is effective in treating fungal infections in the foot.
To Treat Ear Infection
Hydrogen peroxide is known to cure ear infections too, when some drops of it are put in the ears. This helps in curing the infection and clears ear blockage. It is also known to do wonders with ear wax as well.
It is also known that hydrogen peroxide spayed on the nose in diluted form can help treat sinus. The mix can be prepared by mixing 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with water and spraying it on the nose and blowing it off after a minute.
Hydrogen peroxide is effective as a mouthwash when gargled with it. It helps in tooth ache too when the teeth are rinsed or gargled with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and coconut oil.
Used As A Tooth Whitener
Rinsing the teeth or gargling is said to have a whitening effect on the teeth. It helps in removing tooth stain and killing bacteria and germs on the teeth and gums.
As A Nail Whitener
With time, our nails are prone to yellowing, which can be naturally treated by hydrogen peroxide. Soaking finger tips and toe nails in a solution of hydrogen peroxide helps in whitening of the nails.
Acne & Boils
Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clear acne by rinsing the face with its solution. It is also effective in treating boils by soaking the affected area in half bottle of hydrogen peroxide mixed with warm water.
Kills Skin Parasites
Application of hydrogen peroxide on the areas of skin which are affected by parasitic infections can hugely help in the cure.
For Contact Lenses
Hydrogen peroxide is also used effectively as a disinfectant in cleaning contact lenses too. This is due to its property to break down the protein build up on the surface of the lenses and increase the comfort level for people with sensitive eyes.
As A Hair Dye/ Lightener
Due to the bleaching property of hydrogen peroxide it is very effective in lightning the hair colour and dying hair.
In Eradicating Mold And Mildew
Hydrogen peroxide is also effective in removing mold and mildew everywhere by spaying the surface or curtains with it, let it settle for 10 minutes, scrub and then rinse it off. It helps in eradicating the bacterial growth along with the mildews and molds.
Uses As A Deodorant
Hydrogen peroxide mixed with dish soap in the ratio of 1:2 helps as a deodorant too. Just leaving the mix for half an hour and rinsing it off helps. In case of urgent situations, just a drop applied on the arm pits helps as a quick fix too.
In case of cleaning the toilet seat, just half cup of hydrogen peroxide is efficient. Keep it on the seat for about 20 minutes, scrubbing and rinsing helps. Cleaning toilet tiles and the basins are also some of the ways to get a hygienic washroom.
Cleaning The Fridge
In order to do away with a smelly fridge hydrogen peroxide does wonders. Wiping the shelves and internal parts of the fridge disinfects the insides and also helps get rid of food stains, odour and kills germs too.
Keeping Salads Fresh
To keep salads fresh overnight, spraying a combination of water (half cup) with a tea spoon of hydrogen peroxide will help.
Helps In The Garden
As we all know, rain water helps plants to grow faster and this is due to the presence of hydrogen peroxide in it. To have a full and green garden, spraying the root of plants with hydrogen peroxide solution with water helps in reducing fungal growth and helps the plants to grow better.
Using in limited quantity, hydrogen peroxide helps in the growth of fungus in the aquarium and does not affect the fishes too.
If the pet at house is infected with something toxic, a quick dose of hydrogen peroxide helps them to vomit which in turn happens to be a life saver.