Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Great Tip Tuesday!

I got this in an email. I checked with WebMd, and apparently this is ok!!
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This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana and I want to share it with you. She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and counter tops. This is what she told me:

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 wounds 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 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.

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 minutes, 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 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, 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 of 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.

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! This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it, too. I've known that with an infection, a bit of peroxide on that will fizz and help to cure the infection.

I've also known that if you had a dog that's flea infested, a bit of peroxide in it's bath water will
kill them immediately. But never thought of all the above uses. It is a very useful bottle to have in your home. Pass this on to ALL your friends and family.


sandy said...

My aunt who is a nurse has mentioned this to me. I'll have to try it:0)

April said...

That is amazing! I never knew any of it, so I'll be purchasing several bottles of peroxide and put it to good use! Thanks so much for sharing all these great tips! Keep it up with the no more're doing great!

Heatherlyn said...

OK, I'm sold. I'll go stock up on peroxide.

Brooke said...

i love peroxide - but i've never thought of using it like this!! :)

LadyStyx said...

One they didnt list:

If the pooch piddles on accident on your carpet, pour a bit of peroxide on the stain and cover with a white rag (not sure why you cant use another color...other than you wont be able to see the yuck come up) then pour a bit more peroxide...soaking the rag. Let sit until dry. Gets most, if not all, of the stain up (big stains sometimes take a couple treatments). Not sure if it works on kitty wee because I havent had the need to use it for that.

Donnetta said...

Holy Moly!!! I'm trying several of these!!

Think of the money I could save on my HAIR!

ChicagoLady said...

What awesome tips! I never knew how useful peroxide was, except for putting it on cuts.

On Sunday, after the memorial for my uncle, there was a mini reception at the church with drinks and bars (water, coffee, lemonade, and various snacks made by ladies at the church). Anyway, when we were leaving the ladies from the kitchen were wiping the tables down with bleach. The smell was awful, I couldn't wait to get out of there. I'll forward this information to my aunt, so she can tell the kitchen ladies.

Andrea said...

Great tips! I've used peroxide as a mouth wash/ teeth whitener for years. I also use it on blood stains. Now I've got a lot more reasons to use it! :) Thanks!

Vickie said...

Hydrogen peroxide!? Really? I gotta try these tips.