hydrogen peroxide uses for survival

Hydrogen Peroxide
Reasons preppers treasure Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide has an impressive list of household and medicinal uses*!
Preppers who wish to reduce their toxic load of cleaning agents, can turn to
hydrogen peroxide as a non-toxic solution to hundreds of household cleaners and
personal care products, including reduction of phosphates,
bleach, ammonia and
petroleum products.

10+ Reasons for Preppers to Store Hydrogen Peroxide

Reason #1: Hydrogen Peroxide Purifies Water!
In emergency situations, Hydrogen Peroxide can oxidize water much the same way
farmers use hydrogen peroxide to purify water for their livestock. Often tutorials
forget to tell you to use 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide, which is an extremely
important detail to omit. Also, the FDA warns that "hydrogen peroxide taken orally
can cause severe gastrointestinal irritation leading to ulceration..."

So beware! Ingesting hydrogen peroxide poses potentially life-threatening allergic
reactions. Anything made from 35% Hydrogen Peroxide is dangerous to ingest. It's
highly corrosive and must be diluted! Avoid contact with eyes and keep out of reach
of children. In case of contact, immediately flush skin or eyes with plenty of water
for 15 minutes.

Reason #2: Hydrogen Peroxide Rinses Mouth.
As an oral debriding agent, hydrogen peroxide can aid in removing phlegm, mucus
or other secretions associated with a sore mouth. Use a 3% hydrogen peroxide
solution to rinse your mouth.

Reason #3: Hydrogen Peroxide Cleans your Toothbrush.
The FDA approves using a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash, so
naturally it's also an effective method to clean your toothbrush. Hydrogen peroxide
baking soda is highly effective as well. Hydrogen peroxide also whitens teeth!
An important consideration, however is not to soak your toothbrush in hydrogen
peroxide as the quality of the product degrades with light. Just use hydrogen
peroxide as a rinse!

Reason #4: Hydrogen Peroxide Helps you Wash Produce, Meat and
Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural sanitizer for your food, but use food grade product
only! Hydrogen peroxide at 30-35% food grade is effective as a fruit and vegetable
bath, as well as a meat sanitizer and disinfectant. Hydrogen peroxide also helps
prevent mold growth on strawberries.

Reason #5: Hydrogen Peroxide Replaces Chlorine Bleach as a
Cleaning Agen
t. Because the oxidizing capacity is so strong, hydrogen peroxide
is as ideal for pools as it is for laundry and everyday household cleaning. For
  • Use hydrogen peroxide to clean cutting boards and countertops to kill
    salmonella and bacteria.
  • Use hydrogen peroxide to clean mold.
  • Clean toilets.

Reason #6: Hydrogen Peroxide Soothes Insect Bites.
Hydrogen peroxide helps reduce the itch of mosquito bites when applied topically.  
This method works well in conjunctin with
baking soda to create a paste.

Reason #7: Hydrogen Peroxide Heals blemishes.
Hydrogen peroxide helps gets rid of pimples when applied topically. Hydrogen
Peroxide in a 3% grade, is an acceptable grade for applying to skin.

Reason #8: Hydrogen Peroxide Helps Plants.
Did you know hydrogen peroxide is lurking in rainwater? But this is not so of tap
water! Hydrogen peroxide is in the earth's atmosphere and waters. This naturally
occurring compound occurs when water and the ozone combine to make hydrogen
(H) and oxygen (O) in its simplest state. Where water is H2O, Hydrogen peroxide is
H2O2. Hydrogen peroxide is beneficial to plants. Farmers routinely spray diluted
hydrogen peroxide to counter the effects of toxins in the air. Dr. David G. Williams
explains also how you can make an insecticide from hydrogen peroxide.

Reason #9: Hydrogen Peroxide Helps Remove Earwax and Helps
Relieve Swimmer's Ear.
Pediatricians have recommended small droplets applied by ear swab to help loosen
earwax in children, allowing the wax to naturally move out of the ear. Ask your
physician if this method is appropriate for you.

Reason #10: Removes fungus from finger rings.
Have an itchy platinum ring? For platinum rings that irritate skin make a 1/3 solution
of hydrogen peroxide and a 2/3 solution of Braggs vinegar. Let it soak over night in
a small bowl. (Set aside safely away from the kitchen in your medicine cabinet.) In
the morning your ring is sparkling and fungus free.

You'll find Dozens More Medical Reasons to Stock Hydrogen Peroxide
There are scientific findings of the effectiveness of oxidative therapies in treating
heart disease, cancer, herpes, HIV, hepatitis, and diabetes. The book by Nathaniel
Altman, "The Oxygen Prescription: The Miracle of Oxidative Therapies," available
left, provides oxidative therapies in the context of holistic health, including 52
mentions of the use of hydrogen peroxide.  Who knew that a prepper favorite,
hydrogen peroxide, would have so many uses?The Oxygen Prescription also shows
how to enhance the effectiveness of these treatments through diet and the use of
minerals, herbs, exercise, and visualization.

  • WARNINGS: Always consult your physician for medical uses; and never put
    hydrogen peroxide in your eyes, as it can cause permanent eye damage.

Two kinds of Hydrogen Peroxide
There is talk about Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) and the special uses Preppers have
discovered, but there is little talk of an important distinction of this naturally
occurring compound! There are two kinds of hydrogen peroxide: one is to be used
only externally, while the other is food grade and may be ingested, but only after

It's important to know the difference! It's also important to consult with a health
professional before using hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen Peroxide is an essential preppers tool, and high on the list of essentials
in your medicine cabinet. Learn the kinds of hydrogen peroxide used by Happy
Preppers and stock up.

Hydrogen peroxide, if stored properly, has a long shelf life making it an ideal
product for Preppers to stock; however, even hydrogen peroxide has an expiration

How many kinds of hydrogen peroxide exist?
There are two basic kinds of hydrogen peroxide available on the market: topical
and food grade. The food grade version has many Most Hydrogen Peroxide on the
market is for topical use (external use only, not for use orally). Hydrogen peroxide
for topical use guards against infection by decreasing germs in minor cuts, burns or
abrasions. The mix is typically 3% hydrogen peroxide and 97% water. It is not an
antiseptic; however, it does aid in cleaning small wounds. Hydrogen peroxide is
also not an antibacterial; however, rubbing alcohol can be used as an antibacterial

  • NOTE about use on minor cuts: The reason hydrogen peroxide should not
    be used on more serious scrapes is that while hydrogen peroxide cleans the
    infection, it may also damage the healthy tissue and in this way prolong the
    healing. Before using hydrogen peroxide, it's important to clean the affected
    area with soap and water to remove debris. Of course hydrogen peroxide is
    your best alternative if there is no access to clean water.

  • Food grade 8% hydrogen peroxide solution is good for disinfecting water, a
    foliar spray, chemical free cleaning and bleaching. 8% strength is ideal for
    oxygen bathing, as a natural produce and poultry wash, and for use as a
    mouthwash or ear drops. This oral rinse,

  • Food grade 12% hydrogen peroxide should be diluted with water is taken
    orally as an oxygen therapy regimen, but this is a highly controversial
    therapy, which may cause death! Andrew Weil, M.D. on his Web site drweil.
    com warns that "Drinking food grade hydrogen peroxide can cause vomiting,
    severe burns of the throat and stomach, and even death." Dr. Weil also
    writes that "Food grade hydrogen peroxide is more than 10 times stronger
    than the solution approved for use on the skin."

Why is 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide dangerous?
Food grade hydrogen peroxide (periodic element H2O2) comes in varying strengths
and is highly controversial with regards to treating diseases. While it's labeled as
"food grade" the FDA warns of the dangers of consumption. Being that it's food
grade, one would assume it's fit for human consumption; however, it's really a
matter of semantics. The definition of "food grade" is anything that touches food.
One example of a food grade hydrogen peroxide use is as a wash for poultry, fruits
and vegetables.

Happy Endings...
Hydrogen peroxide is useful as an antiseptic first aid treatment, a cleaning solution,
With more than a 101 uses for hydrogen peroxide, you'll find having a bit of extra
around the household or homestead will be useful.

  • Buy hydrogen peroxide at the dollar stores. Hydrogen Peroxide is one of
    the 99 ways to spend a buck prepping the dollar stores. While you can buy
    hydroen peroxide at the dollar stores for use topically, food grade hydrogen
    peroxide  is not available there.

The uses of hydrogen peroxide for survival is endless. How will you use hydrogen
peroxide? Write us at
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prepping community.

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* For any health or dietary matter, consult your Doctor before using. This page is for
educational purposes only for how a Prepper might use hydrogen peroxide in a disaster
situation when a doctor is not available. It is not intended to prescribe or offer a cure.

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