FOR HEALTH USE: NEVER consume hydrogen peroxide in concentrated form. It MUST be HIGHLY diluted first!
FOOD GRADE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SHOULD NEVER BE USED FOR DIRECT INJECTION INTO THE BLOOD STREAM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE REGARDLESS OF METHOD OR LEVEL OF CONCENTRATION. No product sold by From Edens Garden or on this web page is usable for direct injection into the blood stream regardless of purpose or concentration. Doing so will result in permanent injury or death. Only as a personal comment and not a health recommendation, my own usage for oral consumption is limited to 1 drop per 2 ounces of water. This is a dilution ratio of 1/ 1,200th as there are 600 drops per ounce. This equates to a concentration of approximately 0.01% hydrogen peroxide, not 35%. "35%" means the volume is 35% hydrogen peroxide and 65% water.
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Usage: 4 to 8 drops per 8 ounces of distilled or filtered water between meals, 2 to 3 times a day, 5 to 6 days a week. You should start at a lower rather than higher level.
STORAGE: H2o2 should ALWAYS be stored in TOTAL DARKNESS and a cool location. UV light causes h2o2 to decompose.
HOT TUBS AND SWIMMING POOLS: Many recommend shocking your pool or tub to start using hydrogen peroxide. Either Food Grade or Technical Grade can be used. To “SHOCK” your pool or hot tub, a relatively high level is used at a ratio of 1 cup for every 250 gallons. DO NOT RUN your pump continuously. Rather, run it only long enough to circulate the water and then turn off the pump. Ideally, you should add the h2o2 at sunset and allow the water to sit 24 hours before turning the pump back on. The tub or pool may be used afterwards. It is NOT necessary to shock your pool or hot tub if you are starting with fresh water. H2o2 will not adversely interact with other pool chemicals.
CAUTION: ALWAYS wear plastic gloves and safety goggles when adding h2o2 to the water as it can splash or spill. You simply add the hydrogen peroxide to the water and no special injection system is necessary.
POOL AND HOT TUB MAINTENANCE: This depends quite a bit on the water source and the amount of organic materials that enter the water (dust, leaves, number of people using the pool etc.) If you are starting with new water, a good starting point is 1 cup of h2o2 for every 500 gallons of water. H2o2 interacts with and oxidizes organic materials and decomposes with UV light. This is a reason that h2o2 must be added time to time to maintain its level in the water. There is no danger of h2o2 levels increasing or forming dangerous residual chemicals.
TEST STRIPS: Ideally, you would keep the concentration level measuring between 50 and 90 ppm. We offer test strips for such testing.
CHECK YOUR FILTERS OFTEN: As with any pool or hot tub with a filtration system, you should regularly check your filter(s) as clogged filters will damage some pumping systems. TIP: Bird baths can become terribly contaminated if not periodically cleaned. Use the same ratio for hot tubs and swimming pools. The same is true for fountains. Keep in mind that you do NOT want use h2o2 or chlorine if fish are present, as fish are very sensitive to chemicals.
TO PREVENT LETTUCE FROM GOING BAD: Have you ever noticed that after opening a head of lettuce, it starts to go bad within hours - turning brown? This is due to invasion of microorganisms where it has the lettuce has been wounded as a result of your touch which brings with it bacteria, fungus and innumerable other contaminents.
Dilution: Rinse the head off before putting it in a sealed plastic container with a ratio of 1/2 ounce 35% h2o2 to one gallon of water. (shake off the excess h2o2 solution first), it will last longer before it turns.
TO WASH AND PRESERVE FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: There is a reason food packers have begun switching to hydrogen peroxide as a disinfecting agent. 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide is a powerful anti-microbial which may be used for washing fruits and vegetables to remove any remaining pesticides or bacterial agents; but it also extends the self live of these fresh products.
If you are wise enough to wash your fresh produce and tired of how quickly it spoils even if refrigerated, washing these in an H2o2 solution will cure both problems without any of the toxic effects of common household cleaners.
Dilution ratio: 1/8 cup 35% h2o2 per 1-gallon water.
TO PRESERVE MEAT: If you are tired of your meat spoiling within a day or two from arriving from the grocery store, wash fresh meat (beef, poultry and pork - all but hamburger) in an h2o2 solution and put it in a zip-lock bag careful NOT to touch it first (touching it increases the risk of contamination, if you must touch the meat make sure you thoroughly wash your hands first)- do this and it will last for weeks.
Dilution: Same as vegetables and fruit above.
HAND WASH: Dilution: To make a good hand wash, use 1 ounce per 1-pint (2 cups) h2o2. You also may add hand soap to this solution and put it in a hand soap pump bottle. Now you not only are washing your hands, you also are using a powerful antiseptic.
HOUSE & GARDEN PLANTS: House plants and gardens thrive with h2o2 supplementing by oxygenating the soil. This is why increasing number of commercial farmers have added h2o2 to their inventories for their crops.
Dilution ratio: Put 1/2 ounce 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide per 1-gallon water for plant watering and for water to soak seeds for sprouting.
Sprouting needs: 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.
KITCHEN, BATHROOM AND GENERAL SANITIZING: Most household cleaners are toxic which is why h2o2 is the green, healthy, and safe solution. Use it to wipe down kitchen counters, to mop the floor and particularly wipe down the refrigerator interior (kills the organisms leading to spoilage. It will sterilize the toilet bowl and overall bathrooms tend to collect micro-organisms. Wipe out the children's lunch box to eliminate odors and it is great for eliminating kitchen odors.
Dilution ratio: 1 cup 35% food grade h2o2 per 1 gallon water
CLOTHING AND LAUNDRY: Dilution for laundry: 1 cup h2o2 per wash load. You may increase this amount for strong bleaching effect on whites if you wish. H2o2 will also kill the millions of micro-mites and pests that gather in bedding and pay particular attention to pillowcases.
DISHWASHER: Dilution: 1/2 cups h2o2 into the dishwasher and dishes sparkle and are sanitized. Or use 1 ounce per gallon sink water if you sink wash your dishes (add it to in the rinse water if you rinse with a basin.)
FOR PETS: For small animals (dogs and cats) use 1 ounce 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide to 1-gallon water for their bath water. For drinking water, the dilution should be no stronger than 4 drops.
Remember to keep your pet's bedding clean like yours and h2o2 is a great sterilizing agent. Wash a cat litter box with the h2o2 kitchen cleaning mix described about and odors are gone - and not replaced with horrible bleach smells.
Never use ammonia to clean anything around pets and it is terrible particularly to use ammonia for mopping around pets. Ammonia smells like urine to animals (how many animals mark their territory) and both cats and dogs can be deeply confused by ammonia smells as it leads them to believe their territory had been invaded.
AQUARIUM CLEAN-UP: Never use h2o2 for aquarium water as each species of fish if generally very chemical specific. However, h2o2 can be used for aquarium clean up (fish out) and would kill the microorganisms that make the rocks, etc. in an aquarium stink.
After using the h2o2 cleaning solution (2 ounces per gallon) and letting it soak a while, then rinse again with fresh water. Odors gone. Microorganisms gone. As an aquarium does not have the natural self cleaning ability as to rivers, lakes and oceans, you should periodically not only clean, but also sterilize your aquarium.
FEET: For a good foot soak, add 1.5 ounces hydrogen peroxide to 1-gallon water and soak. This will avoid problems before they start. This will prevent athlete's foot and will cure it with repeated foot soak
MOUTHWASH: This not only kills the bacteria that causes bad breathe and goes a long way to preventing tooth decay, it also has a whitening effect. Plus you get the added bonus of it being ten times as effective as alcohol based mouthwashes. Dilute 35% food grade h2o2 on a 1-16 ratio (1 part 35% h2o2 to 16 parts water). This actually is a bit lower than 3% drug store and Wal-Mart h2o2.
DO NOT USE as a mouthwash in higher concentration. (This is one ounce per 1 pint or 2 cups of water). You can mix this up well in advance and just leave the bottle on the bathroom counter.
Swish it around in your mouth for 1-2 minutes before brushing. Watch how white your teeth eventually become! But do not exceed the concentration!