How to dilute and use hydrogen peroxide

woman standing in the rainOne of the items in our natural first aid kit is hydrogen peroxide (H202).

Hydrogen peroxide occurs naturally – when moisture (H20) interacts with ozone (03) in the atmosphere, it picks up an added oxygen atom and falls to the earth as rain which contains an abundance of H202. And we all know how fresh and clean the air feels after rainfall!

Hydrogen peroxide also occurs naturally in raw, unprocessed foods and mother’s milk, particularly colostrum.

Hydrogen peroxide

In fact Hydrogen peroxide is found in the cells of the body where it acts as a major defence in the immune system. In healthy people, H202 is produced in sufficient quantity to counteract unwanted bacterial invaders. Growths in the body such as yeasts and viruses are often anaerobic, so the extra atom of oxygen in hydrogen peroxide slows down or even stops their spread.

Yeast related illness

Hydrogen peroxide has been used as a remedy for people with virus and yeast-related diseases for years and respected medical professionals who have benefited from H202 recommend it highly.

Precautions with H202

Like all good things in life, too much isn’t a good idea. Excessive intake may inhibit enzyme systems and ignite a rush of free radicals that adversely affect immunity and damage certain cellular structures. In addition, people with organ transplants should not use hydrogen peroxide because it may boost immunity sufficiently to override the immune-suppressing drugs these people take to prevent rejection of the transplant.

However, when used according to suggested guidelines, H202 is not only safe, but effective and healing.

Internal use:

Standard over-the-counter 3% hydrogen peroxide is not recommended for internal use or even used as mouthwash because it contains a number of chemical stabilisers. Use a food grade H202 and dilute it down to 3% with spring water or aloe vera juice. If you spill H202 concentrate on your skin, flush immediately with water and avoid any contact with eyes. Keep out of the reach of children too as full strength H202 can be toxic if swallowed.

Diluting Hydrogen peroxide

To make 3% food grade HP add one ounce of 35% food grade HP to 11 ounces of distilled water.


Add 3% H202 to baking soda until a paste is formed.


Gargle with 3% Hydrogen peroxide daily.


There is no substitute for a good diet if you have candida overgrowth but hydrogen peroxide can be taken in conjunction with an anti-candida diet to boost health.

Begin with one drop of diluted H202 a day for the first week. Then increase to one drop three times a day, and every three days add one more drop per dose until a level of about fifteen drops three times a day is reached.

Healing reactions can be extreme as H202 encourages your body to detox, so take it slowly. If a reaction occurs either slow down the increase of drops of stop for a few days before resuming at the number of daily drops you got to.

After symptoms subside, a maintenance dose of five to fifteen drops weekly (one to three drops a day for five days a week) may be needed.


To purify drinking water add seven drops 35% food grade H202 per gallon. Many harmful chemicals found in water are oxidized and effectively neutralized by Hydrogen Peroxide.


Animals with arthritis and worms often respond well to H202.  Add two drops of 35% H202 to drinking water daily for a ten-pound animal and adjust the dosage according to weight for other animals.

Food preparation

To remove pesticides and parasites from the surface of fruits and vegetables, soak them for 20 minutes in a sink full of water to which ‘/4 cup 3%  H202 is added.

External use:

It’s fine to use over-the-counter 3% Hydrogen peroxide for most external applications. Your house plants will love it too!

Athlete’s foot

Soak feet in 3% H202 once daily at night. Be aware that Athlete’s foot often indicates an internal yeast condition so you may need to make diet and lifestyle changes too.

Acne, ringworm etc

For acne or ringworm, dab 3% Hydrogen Peroxide on with a cotton ball; avoid getting in eyes.

House plants

Spray or water house plants with a solution of one ounce of 3% HP to a quart of water.

Wound cleaning

For minor cuts, soak the wound in 3% hydrogen peroxide to aid healing

What about you – do you use hydrogen peroxide at home?


  1. Justin Stubbings on November 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I have found that HP is the only effective way to treat fungal nail infection. I use a 10% solution to soak the affected area once a week. it takes time as the nail has to grow out. Having suffered for years with infected toe nails I was overjoyed to find something that works.

  2. Mrs Green on December 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

    @Justin Stubbings: THanks for sharing your story here Justin, it’s good to hear ‘real life’ experiences

  3. Jill Johnson on January 27, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    My dad would like to use 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide. After reading that is not to be used if you have had an organ transplant he was concerned about using it since he has had hip replacement
    surgery. Is there cause for concern?
    Sincerely, Jill

  4. Mrs Green on January 29, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Hi Jill, I’m not able to give advice on this as I’m not a medical practitioner, so would encourage you to ask your Dad’s physician.