Cleansing Baths - hydrogen peroxide

Adding hydrogen peroxide to bathwater increases oxygen available to the body. One of the reasons rain feels to refreshing is because the moisture (H2O) in the air picks up an extra molecule of oxygen (O2) as it interacts with ozone (O3) in the atmosphere, and as the raindrops fall they contain an abundance of this natural hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). When hydrogen peroxide is added to bathwater, the extra molecule of oxygen is released. The famous healing waters of Lourdes, in France, contain concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide bath often leave the body feeling alert and revitalized, like spending a day in the fresh country air.

This gentle bath is antibacterial, antiviral and cleansing to the emotional and energetic bodies. It is believed to be helpful in eliminating some chemicals and some radiation from body tissues. It has been found to be a good support during chemotherapy. The use of 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide is recommended. Add 6 ounces of food-grade hydrogen peroxide to a hot bath and soak for 20-30 minutes. Be careful in handling this concentrated solution of hydrogen peroxide as it can "burn" or irritate the skin. Diluted in the bathwater, it is fine for skin contact and Dr. Kurt Donsbach, health author and chair of the National Health Federation's Board of Governors, suggests that skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, athlete's foot and rashes, respond well to this. If you cannot find food-grade hydrogen peroxide, the normal 3% hydrogen peroxide found in any drugstore may be used. When using standard 3% hydrogen peroxide, use 2-4 pints. Don't immerse the face or hair.

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Source: Barry Kapke, Border Exchange. Massage & Bodywork, Aug/Sept 2000.