Since at least a century ago, hydrogen peroxide has been widely used for various applications. From orthopedic surgeons cleaning their surgical equipment to housewives using it to wash food and clean kitchen surfaces. But what exactly is this solution and what are the things it can be used for?
At The One Minute Miracle, we offer a wide range of food grade hydrogen peroxide products at different strengths. In today's blog, we are going to talk about what it is and how it can help. Read on to learn more.
What Exactly Is It?
Although hydrogen peroxide is produced by some natural processes (e.g white blood cells produce H2O2 to fight off germs), it is more of a chemical compound than a natural product. This solution has the same chemical composition as water with the exception that it has an extra molecule of oxygen which makes it a powerful oxidizer. It is available at different concentrations and is applicable for different uses from regular household cleaning processes to industrial and medical uses.
The oxidative property of hydrogen peroxide is the major feature that makes it such a powerful compound. It makes it efficient as a cleansing product and also gives it antiseptic properties. The unique composition of H2O2 means it is broken down easily when it comes in contact with air. This makes it safer than bleach and other chlorine-based cleaning chemicals.
The CDC recognizes hydrogen peroxide has an efficient cleaning solution that can kill viruses, bacteria, and fungi. It can also be used to kill mold and mildew without the downside of toxic fumes like other cleaning solutions.
In addition to cleaning, 35 food grade H2O2 is a very common household remedy for a wide range of applications. It is commonly used to wash veggies and extend their life. It can be used to wash both delicate skin vegetables such as lettuce and more tough-skinned ones like potatoes and carrots. Giving your veggies an H2O2 bath before putting them in the refrigerator helps to prevent browning and keeps them fresh for longer.
35% food grade H2O2 can also be used for a variety of medical purposes. It is commonly used as a mouth rinse for the treatment of a wide range of denture issues, cold sores, and gingivitis. It can also be used as a disinfectant for cuts and scrapes.