What is Essential Oxygen 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide??
It is H2O2, which is water with an extra boost of oxygen. Advocates of food grade hydrogen peroxide 3% claim it is the cleanest way to clean....everything!
The 3% concentration is very important. Avoid a concentration any stronger than this unless you know how to properly dilute it. The "Food Grade" label is also important.
What's in it?
It is Certified USDA Organic with no heavy metals--free of sodium laurel sulfates, chlorine bleach, pesticides, fluoride, glycerin and alcohol. It contains 3% hydrogen peroxide and water.
What is it for, you say??
It actually has many, many uses. Let's take a look at some of them in more detail.
Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner:
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers hydrogen peroxide a sanitizer so you can clean the skins of your fruits and vegetables before eating them or even spray the produce after you cut into it. Simply spray, let stand for a few minutes, rinse and dry.
Cleaning the "toxic zone"...the Bathroom!
As a disinfectant, spray the food grade hydrogen peroxide solution 3% on counters, toilets, bathtubs, floors, etc. Truth be told, any room can safely be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide. I definitely plan to try this on my kitchen counters and appliances!
For fungus and mold control for roses and vegetables:
Mix 5 Tablespoons baking soda and 5 Tablespoons 3% hydrogen peroxide in one gallon of water. Spray directly onto roses and vegetables.
Food grade hydrogen peroxide is powerful and can be used to bleach your clothes. This is great for removing any pesky stains or keeping those whites white.
Use for Oral Health:
Hydrogen peroxide is highly regarded as an antiseptic, anti-bacterial mouthwash that promotes healthier gums, calms tooth sensitivity, treats canker sores, breaks up tartar, conquers bad breath, and stops stankin' morning mouth. Note: do not swallow the solution!
You can also use Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Solution 3% for gently whitening teeth, and it has a powerful first aid effect on Gingivitis, bacterial gum pockets, and receding gums.
How do you store the Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Solution 3%?
The opaque bottle filters out the sun--the sun can damage hydrogen peroxide. Keep the bottle in a cool place because hydrogen peroxide breaks down very easily.
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Solution 3% by Essential Oxygen is for external use only. The FDA does not recommend for internal use. Do not use in the eyes or apply to large areas of the body. Do not use on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites or serious burns.
This product is available in an 8 or 16 fl oz bottle with sprayer.
Cheers to green cleaning and healthy gums and teeth!
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods