I just have to keep blogging about hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) because it’s just so darn great (and cheap)! Did you know that the first colostrum (from mother’s breastmilk) contains high amounts of hydrogen peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide has also been used in dozens of countries to preserve milk where there is no refrigeration. It has been used to swab down hospitals for decades, as it is such a broad-spectrum germ killer.
In a previous blog post, I told you how I used intravenous hydrogen peroxide to completely clear pneumonia from my lungs. And in this post I give you clear instructions on how to use hydrogen peroxide in a nebulizer to heal respiratory infection.
Lately, on Facebook, a reader asked what she could do for smelly vaginal discharge and I told her about the time when I was pregnant and my vaginal swab came back positive for bacterial infection (bacterial vaginosis). The doc wanted me to take an antibiotic. My naturopath told me to make a 6% hydrogen peroxide solution (food-grade), soak a sterile pad in it, stuff it up my vagina for 20 minutes once or twice per day. It worked a charm, no discomfort, much cheaper than wild oregano oil, and the next test came back negative – no more bad bacteria.
Another big benefit, it is safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding! If 6% feels too strong to you, then a 3% food-grade solution should work well.
To make a 6% solution of hydrogen peroxide, mix 11 ounces of distilled water with 2 ounces of 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide.
To make a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide, mix 11 ounces of distilled water with 1 ounce of 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide.
I like to store my hydrogen peroxide dilutions in a glass jar, on the shelf (mason jars work really well). No need to refrigerate.
WARNING: Always be careful when handling 35% food grade, as it is powerful enough to ‘burn’ your skin off. And absolutely keep it away from children and other unsuspecting family members. If you spill some, wash the area immediately with water to dilute it. If you get it on your skin, rinse under running water. The skin will temporarily turn white, and in extreme cases peel off, but no permanent harm is done as the ‘burn’ will heal fairly quickly. If it’s in a plastic bottle, then direct the opening away from you when you open it, in case it spits some out from