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peroxide vs. bleach

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's wife), 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 the m 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. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs 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, the n 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 the m (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 o the r 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. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

11. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If the re 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.

12. 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.

Pass this on .. and on .... and on!

I received this in an email today - it makes sense to me - What do you think?
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    I just checked my cupboard and see that I am out. I'll add this to my shopping list. Thanks for sharing these great tips.
    3921 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    Great information. Thank you!
    3922 days ago
  • no profile photo GIANT-STEPS
    Some of these uses seem reasonable and some dicey.

    Two things I'd add. If you are trying to treat stopped up sinuses salt water is far batter than peroxide+water. Use a pint of tepid water with a tablespoon each of sea salt and baking soda. Either squirt it up your nose with a bulb syringe or use a neti pot to pour it through your nostrils. This will greatly reduce symptoms of allergies and it will prevent or cure sinus infections.

    Some cleaning tasks require stronger peroxide than you can get in a drug store. Beauty supply stores sell stronger peroxide. Sometimes peroxide is called "developer" as well there since it actives hair dye. Drug store preoxide is 3% OH and equivalent to "10 weight" at beauty stores. 20, 30, and 40 weight peroxide are 2, 3, and 4 times stronger than drug store peroxide. Be sure to buy "clear" peroxide instead of "creme" The stronger peroxide can bleach discolored china and remove carpet stains nothing else will touch. Don't use stronger peroxide on wounds as it is too strong for this purpose and will damage tissue.
    3923 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Thank you for this wonderful blog! I just sent this out to all my regular email people and especially my son who uses bleach alot in his shower!
    3923 days ago
    I use peroxide for a lot of things! I do use it to whiten my teeth and I do use it to get blood stains out of clothing/furniture.

    BUT....I work at a clinic and we DO use bleach here for a lot of cleaning! I'm a huge fan of both!

    Thanks for the post though!
    3923 days ago
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