Mar 102010
 

Many articles on this site relate to the significant amount of Toxic Chemicals in our environment & in our bodies, these toxic chemicals cause many of the world’s health problems.

Cleaning products add to the level of toxins in our bodies & our childrens bodies.

It’s time to help provide different ways to clean safely whilst reducing levels of toxic chemicals in our homes.

The most predominate cleaning products, which are free of the toxins are;

Hydrogen Peroxide, Vinegar, Bi carbonated soda, Lemon Juice

Initially I am providing information for Hydrogen Peroxide.

Hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen.  Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation.  When hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material it breaks down into oxygen and water

Hydrogen Peroxide is H2O2, Water is H2O, therefor  H2O2 has one extra oxygen molecule.

Hydrogen peroxide is a natural & effective nontoxic surface disinfectant, good for cleansing & sanitizing surfaces.

Hydrogen Peroxide is a strong oxidizer & is used for high-level disinfection and sterilization in hospitals.

Video Link  – Clever Uses For Peroxide

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Hydrogen Peroxide is available in various strengths. The most common ones used in households are: 3% & 35% Food Grade

A 3% solution, is the safest one for household use. All amounts listed below are based on using 3% H2O2

NOTE: If you have 35% H2O2 you may mix 1 part H2O2 with 10 parts Water. This will provide you a 3½ % Solution.

Kitchen

Keep a spray bottle in the kitchen. Use it to wipe off counter tops, cutting boards, surfaces, kid’s school lunch boxes and appliances. It will disinfect and give the kitchen a fresh smell.

Works great when cleaning the refrigerator, kills the bacteria leaving the refrigerator toxic chemical free.

After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, spray peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

Marinade – Place meat, fish, or poultry in a casserole (avoid using aluminum pans). Cover with hydrogen peroxide. Place loosely covered in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Rinse and cook.

Vegetable soak – Add 1/4 cup 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 vegetables (and fruits) with a solution of 3%. Let stand for a few minutes, rinse and dry.

Cleansing for vegetables and salad greens – Add salt in addition to 1/4 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide to a sink full of cold water. Wash vegetables thoroughly, rinse with cold water and drain. This process prolongs freshness.

Leftover tossed salad – Spray with a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 Tbsp. 3% H2O2. Drain, cover and refrigerate.

Dishwasher –  Add ¼ cup to your regular washing formula.

Other Uses for H2O2

Laundry – Add 1 cup to your wash in place of bleaches.

Bathroom – 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

Shower– Keep a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the shower. Spray your body after washing to replace the acid mantle of your skin that soap removes.

Mirrorsthere is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

Facial – Use on a cotton ball as a facial freshener after washing.

Rejuvenating detoxifying bath – Add 1 cup to 1/2 tub of water. May increase hydrogen peroxide up to 2 cups per bath. Soak at least 1/2 hour.

Rejuvenating Bath – Add 2 cups H2O2, 1/2 cup sea salt, and 1/2 cup baking soda or epsom salts to bath water and soak.

Foot soak – Add 3/4 cup H2O2 to 1 gallon water and soak.

Athlete’s foot – Soak feet nightly until condition is improved.

Mouthwash – Add a dash of liquid chlorophyll for flavoring if desired. A clean bacteria free mouth

Toothpaste – Use baking soda and add enough to make a paste. Or just dip your brush in it and brush.

Toothbrushes – Let your toothbrushes soak a cup peroxide to keep them free of germs.

Toothache – 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

Cold / Sinus – 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 minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.

Flu / Colds – Gargle with hydrogen peroxide, put drops in the ear and nose to end colds, flu, chronic sinusitis (including polyps], and infections.

Douche or enema – Add 6 Tbls. to a quart of distilled water. 6 Tbls. is the maximum amount to use. NOTE: use a Standard Measuring Container

Mold – Clean with hydrogen peroxide when your house becomes a biohazard after its invaded by toxic mold, such as those with water damage.

Garden

It is hydrogen peroxide in rainwater that makes it so much more effective than tap water when given to plants. Have you noticed that the grass grows quicker after rainfall?.

Sprouting seeds – Add 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide to one pint of water and soak the seeds overnight. Add the same amount of hydrogen peroxide each time you rinse the seeds.

Watering plants – Put 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide in 1-quart water. Water or mist plants with this solution.

Insecticide spray – Mix 8 ozs. white sugar, 4-8 ozs. hydrogen peroxide in 1 gallon of water.

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