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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

Razor Bumps

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Posted by Khalisa (Memphis, Tennessee) on 10/04/2007
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After using Nair hair remover on my bikini area, I developed a HUGE disgusting "razor" bump in a very embarrassing place. I immediately went online to find out how to get rid of it and all sites said "leave it alone" That the ingrown hair will eventually force it's way out. So I did. And 2 days later it was even bigger and I could see that it was infected (was like big puss bubble. Yes - GROSS). So since I use Peroxide on everything else that ails me i said why not. I soaked a cotton ball in H2O2 and used a band aid to secure it in that spot overnight. By morning, that bump had shrunk to at least 3/4 of its original size and all that infection was out of it. Now all I have to do is fish the hair out, but the peroxide worked GREAT. I LOVE H2O2. I have also used it as a mouthwash for years. About 10 yrs ago my dentist prescibed an expensive mouth wash for me (Periodox) and seeing that H202 was the main ingredient, I started rinsing with Wal-Mart grade and saved myself $38.02 a month. My mouth is in excellent health and my dentist STILL doesn't know I dumped his expensive prescription years ago.

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Posted by Rolf (Carson, Ca) on 03/03/2011
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Just for readers information. I read "flood your body with oxygen" and became interested in H2O2. I was going to try the drinking it process but I mentioned to someone who had done much more research and he mentioned that there is truth in the experiences of those who ingest it, in that reoccurrences of former symptoms happen. He suggested that starting by merely spreading the HP on skin surface is a better way to start. I tried that one night and was unable to sleep for hours and hours. I don't recommend trying it in the evening for that reason. I have been utilizing Bill Munro's inhalation method for about 6 months now. I have mild intermittent asthma. I was using Advair, Singular and nebulizer with Albuterol. Now only use the Albuterol. Would give that up too but my spouse doesn't know of my inhalation regimen. She does not believe in anything that is not doctor recommended. In order to keep peace in the house I sneakily remain quiet. My breathing is noticeably better and I have had no colds or flu symptoms since doing the inhalation method. I did have a recurrence of a boil on my nether cheek which I hadn't had for 6 months or so before starting inhalation. I have had no negative reactions. I purchased 8% food grade and diluted it 2 parts distilled water to l part HP. That was the instruction on bottle. I am only doing it once a day as everything seems to be ok and my purpose is as a preventative. I purchased 32% FG about a year ago but was so alarmed over warnings about handling it that I went to the 8%. I use a glass pyrex measuring cup to mix it. To find a health store that sold FG, I just googled FG HP (abbreviations spelle out on google) and found stores in my area. Southern California. I bought from Great Earth.

Would like to recommend to other members of my family but wife's reaction might lead to an unsought psychological hold on me. There are lots of people out there who only rely on allopathic doctors who know no other treatments and who would be defrocked if they used or advocated any treatment other than allopathic. Hope this is of some value to readers of this site.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Posted by Ed (Zephyrhills, Fl) on 03/15/2011
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My wife has RA she tryed H2O2, stayed on it up to 25 drops 35 FGH2O2, and the pain got so bad she had to stop taking it. Now her RA has tripled in pain. Should we try IV H2O2?

Thank You,

Replied by Emma
(Philadelphia, Pa, Usa)

Sometimes our bodies go through a 'healing crisis' where our symptoms get worse before they get better. It's possible that this is what your wife was experiencing. When a healing crisis occurs, it could last anywhere from several hours to several days- even as long as a week. I'd really encourage your wife to stick it out and see if there's improvement after 7-10 days. Drinking lots of water during this time could be helpful.

Replied by T
(Maryland, Usa)

Stop the H2O2. For RA, your wife should be 100% gluten-free. Turmeric can help greatly with the inflammation. I make my own turmeric caps with organic turmeric bought in bulk online. I add a little black pepper to the turmeric (the piperine in pepper greatly aids the absorption of turmeric). Turmeric is fat-soluble, so take it with a little fat (any kind).

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa Usa)

I agree! Turmeric and Gluten Free are the way to go. Also - Take a Boron supplement! It is cheap, and it really works for me!

Studies are starting to show that Boron may be of great value to arthritis sufferers - web search it!

Here is a link to one pdf article on the subject:

www.arthritistrust.org/Articles/Boron and Arthritis.pdf

Good Luck!

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Tina (Vancouver, Canada ) on 04/14/2009
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1.5 yrs ago I was diagnosed with RA (Rheumatiod Arthritis) and I learned what pain is. I have been taking 6 different medications for it and allergy medicine. I had gotten to the point where I wasn't sure if I would ever get better, and deffinatly knew that I did not want to be taking a handsful of pills everyday, when it was suggested that I look at this website and specifically at the Hydrogen Peroxide Cures, that maybe there was something there.

I did and also looked at some other websites to see both sides of the story, and decided that maybe this could help me.

3 weeks into treatment following the drop schedule I had started with 3 drops 3 times a day of 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide diluted down to 3% and was now at 25 drops 3 times a day, I felt good enough to stop taking all of my medications. I had been gradually decreasing them since I had started taking the HP, I didn't just stop taking them all of a sudden, I had feared withdrawl symptoms, or other side effects. I would simply take one pill out of my regime every few days or so, and see if there were any ill effects. As of today I am 3 weeks off my medications.

I thought it might be worth a mention though, as I haven't read it anywhere else yet, that I started experiencing the Cleansing Crisis, and went to the local Health Food store to see if they had any suggestions to help me to ease the new joint pain that I was experiencing as I did not want to take any Over the Counter Drugs for the pain, and the Health Food Store Owner sugested that I add more fiber, as some toxin's need to leave the body through the bowels, not just through the liver and urine. She suggested that since I was so far into the Therapy that I start out with 3 tbs of a fiber supliment 3 times a day for a week or so the help eliminate more of the toxin's. I have followed her direction for 2 days now, and have noticed a considerable improvement. I think if I had been taking a fiber supliment regularly since I had started the HP Therapy, maybe I wouldn't have gone through the Cleansing Crisis, although I am by no means a registered naturopath or anything, just a regular person willing to learn, it deffinatly makes sence to me that this information might be of benifit to others.

Something else I have experienced is throat soarness. For this I have Apple Cider Vinager mixed with equal parts Honey ready in my fridge, and would take this 15 mls 3 time a day until the soarness went away. I have also found it a great way to head off colds.

And Just another side note: I have been using the HP as ear drops for my boyfriend and myself, and have noticed that his hearing has improved (he has a perforated ear drum, and was hard of hearing, he is in construction and the loud machinery has been gradually making his hearing worse). The other night he asked me to turn the TV down, that has never happened befor.e

I am still feeling some soarness and stifness, although I am not sure if that can be associated with the fresh snow on the mountains, but now I can see a future without pain and without RA. I am optimistic.

Replied by Donald
(Mount Sterling, OH)

I need to know how to mix 35% food grade hydrogen peroixde and use it in my nebulizer.

Replied by Cpfpub
(Toronto, ON)
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Please keep us informed on your progress. I too suffer from RA and have tried the H2O2 (35% food grade H2O2 diluted to 3% with distilled water) spray on my affectd joints for about 3 weeks now. I have noticed less stifness and pain in my joints. I have not experienced any detox effects but I don't think that I am using a very high dosage yet.

Replied by Cpfpub
(Toronto, On)

I would like to add that I do experience some itching on my arms after applying the diluted H2O2 spray on my arms. I wash my arms with soap and water prior to using the spray. The itching lasts about 1/2 hour and began after about 2 weeks of use. Could this be a reaction to the detox effects of the H2O2. I'm using this treatment because I have RA. Any comments?

Replied by Tina
(Vancouver, Canada)

Just thought I would give a little update. I have been on the HP oral therapy now for 4 months and am doing well. Since I have started I have lost 20 lbs and my face has cleard of acne, which I have suffered from since my early teens, I don't feel any joint pain in the way of my RA any more, I do still have pain but it's changed to tendon and muscle pain, my chiropractor thinks this may be due to the rapid weight loss. I am still taking 25 drops 3 times a day of the diluted 3% Food Grade, and plan to stay on it for a couple more months. I have found that I injure my muscles and tendons quite easily, but I believe that to be because for the majority of 3 years I have been pretty much immobile due to joint pain. I have planted my first garden this year, in order to get some light exercise and enjoy the freshest veggies possible, and was able to weed it. Just curiouse, from some of my readings some say it is safe to be on the oral peroxide therapy for 6 months some say longer? Any suggestions?

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Dave (Dallas, Texas) on 08/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide--

I had crippling rheumatoid arthritis in 1985, where all the joints in my right arm were locked up and would not move. I was in constant, horrible pain and got no sleep for over 3 months. I began drinking extremely dilute amounts of the 35% HP DROPS in PURE WATER (NOT Tap Water!!)I also had candida albicans, and my cholesterol level was 465 as tested by my MD friend. Within 1 week the pain in my joints on my right arm was GONE and I was sleeping like a baby! Within one month I had free range of motion in all joints--from my fingers to my shoulder. My cholesterol was down to 289 and the candida symptoms were greatly reduced. By the end of the second month, my cholesterol was 155 (normal and safe) and all symptoms of candida albicans infestation were GONE. That was 28 YEARS ago, and I have had NO reoccurances of any of the above problems. I call that a "CURE!"

H2O2 amounts taken: Begin first day with ONE DROP H2O2 in 8 oz. PURE WATER. Second day: two drops H2O2. Third day: three drops H2O2...and so on until you reach 10 drops per day. Now, if the taste is too bad, split the HP drops into 5 in the morning, and 5 in the evening--near bed time. Work back taking 10 drops twice a day, THEN split it into THIRDS, AND begin taking 7 drops THREE times a day, or whatever you can handle. Slowly work back up to taking 10 drops THREE times a day. Don't go much higher than that, or you might want to stay at 7 drops, three times a day. Let your body determine your amount.

ALSO, do NOT drink any H2O2 water 45 minutes BEFORE OR AFTER EATING A MEAL OR TAKING SUPPLIMENTS! You may throw up (vomit.)

ALSO, take 500 mg. of Vitamin C once a day to neutralize any free radical formations that may have occured. The oxygen in the H2O2 attacks the iron in the blood and causes that reaction. The Vitamin C will clean it up, and Selenium may also be substituted for the Vitamin C.

MY SKIN CANCER (Melanoma) "erased" with topical application of 35% Food Grade HP: I had several dark mole-like formations on my forearms come up after being out in the Texas sun a lot. They itched, and my doctor friend said they were Melanomas and that I should see a professional about them. I knew what HP would do for them, so I took a nail file and GENTLY abraded the surface of these dark bumps, and then I applied straight 35% Food Grade HP to the spots with a Q-Tip (cotton swab on a stick) UNTIL THEY TURNED WHITE IN COLOR. I did this 3 times a day for a week. By the end of the week, they had turned to powder or dust, and were FLAT and GONE! There was no itching, NO pain, and they left a slightly lightened spot on my arm where they used to be. They never came back again, and that was over 20 YEARS ago!

ARTHRITIS IN MY KNEES: 17 years ago, I developed rhumatoid arthritis in both knees. I began the HP method by washing my knees with soap and water to remove any body oil, then MISTED them with a 3% solution of HP that was diluted down from 35% Food Grade HP (12:1) with PURE WATER. I wore shorts and then misted my knees, then waited until they were dry, then misted them again while I watched Television or did Computer work. I did this for at least 30 minutes at a time, and I did 4 HP misting sessions a day. My knees were back to NORMAL WITH NO PAIN in ONE WEEK!! I was so happy! I told my friends who had similar problems, and they said that they tried SOAKING their finger and elbow joints in 3% Food Grade HP by pouring the 3% HP solution into a shallow bowl and soaking them for 30 minutes 3-4 times a day. When finished, they would pour the 3% HP solution back into a one gallon plastic jug. The last soaking, they put it in the refrigerator for safe keeping overnight. The next day, they would remove the HP jug from the refrigerator and let it sit out until it had warmed to room temperature, then use in in the bowl to soak their joints until the evening. Worked great!! If you make up one gallon of 3% solution and keep it in the refrigerator, it should last at least one month before you need to make another gallon of it.

IN DALLAS, TEXAS, I found 35% Food Grade HP at "Roy's Natural Market" 6025 Royal Ln. Ste 130
Dallas, TX 75230-8857
Phone: (214) 987-0213. They have been selling HP for many years, and it is about $16.00 (US) for one quart, which will last a long time when you are spraying it.

Enjoy being pain-free!

Replied by Angie
(Sparta, USA)

Hello Dave, my husband also has arthritis, which is especially bad in the winter time. Could you be more specific on the recipe for the topical. such as how many drops of the food grade hydrogen peroxide to how many cups. Thanks, Angie.

Replied by Pecs
(Austin, Tx)


I went to Roy's website, it's God awful and really isn't ecommerce. Do you know as of 6/13/10 if they still sell Food Grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide that as HAZMAT stickers on it. REAL 35% HP has to be mailed HAZMAT and since I'm in Austin would have to be mailed.


Austin, TX

Replied by Claire
(Manchester, Uk)
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Better But With Side Effects

I'm on day 3 of the treatment at 6 drops but I have found that in my last 2 days that although I feel so much better pain wise and energy and I have my last dose at about 3pm as it says not to take late but even at this time I am having trouble sleeping and can feel my heart pounding, I am tired but cannot sleep properly.

Not sure whether to just do 2 doses instead of 3 until my sleep gets better. Other than that I feel great so far.

Replied by Alain
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Hi, You may try to reduce the dosage and increase it later.

For the heart pounding and sleep problems try to take some magnesium. A pich of Epsom Salt with a beverage will do. Personally, I take Epsom Salt with drinking water, 1/4 teaspoon in 1.5L bottle of water (52oz), you can also try magnesium citrate. Just google and see by yourself how magnesium is important.

Good Luck, Alain

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, USA)

Sad :( According to Yahoo Local, Roy's in Dallas is permanently closed. It was open for 40 years, seemed to have a good thing going. Makes you wonder why... This is a quick request for shop info to anyone in Dallas or DFW that has found FGHP at a local store.

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, USA)

Follow up - I called that number for Roy's market to see what I got. It is now a Vitamin Cottage grocer store, and they DO have 3% "food grade" HP, they checked for me and read it off the bottle. 16 oz is $8-something. I saw a Vit. Cottage grocer at Forest and Preston, same company, don't know if it is also at the Royal lane address. It pays to be proactive!


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Posted by Yolanda (Tampa, FL) on 09/12/2006
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At first sight of ringworm, I used store bought hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball, placed it on the ringworm, taped down with a band aid. By morning it was completely gone.

Salt for Hydrogen Peroxide Burns

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Posted by Palvan (Venice, Fl Usa) on 08/30/2011
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Hydrogen Peroxide Skin Burn

I burned myself with the FGHP on my finger. My finger swelled so that I could not bend it at the joint, turned white and felt like a flame burn.

After going online to look for a remedy, I saw a comment by a nurse to rinse in salt water. I actually put a tablespoon of salt in a cup of warm water to dissolve it and let my finger soak for 10 minutes. The pain, swelling, and most of the white skin was gone.

Sickle Cell Disease

Posted by Al (Horn Lake, Ms) on 02/24/2010

Can Sickle Cell Disease be treated with Hydrogen Peroxide? We have a young friend who gets terrible episodes of the disease. We read she is lacking oxygen, wouldn't HP help?

Any other helps you know of?

Replied by Al
(Horn Lake, Ms)

I still need an answer. Can Hydrogen Peroxide cure Sickle Cell Desease? Do you know anything that can help?
Thanks, Al

Replied by Rena
(Mineral Bluff, Georgia, Usa)

Hi Al from Horn Lake,

I know it's frustrating not to get answers sometimes. Apparently none of the readers know of a remedy for sickle cell disease, perhaps you can post to Ted directly. If you do find a solution that can help people, please post for others the information you acquire, Peace, Rena.

Replied by Faithinhealing
(Forest Park, Ohio, Usa)

I say do a trial and see, have her levels tested after to see if there is any improvement.

Sinus Infection

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Posted by Lorel (WA) on 04/10/2022
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I caught a sinus infection (stuffy nose was the only symptom) when my husband was in the hospital and so I couldn't visit him. A family friend reminded me of H2o2 that he's been taking for years so I used the recommended dose in the book "the One minute Cure" by Madison Cavanaugh:

Take 35% food-grade H2o2 and dilute it to 3% (one oz of food-grade 35% H2o2 + 11 oz of distilled water = 3% of Food Grade H2o2). Then put the 3% in a spray bottle. Spray into your nose and mouth every 2 hours and when spraying into the mouth breathe in deeply.

My sinus infection and all related symptoms were gone in 48 hours.

Sinus Issues

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Posted by Jay (Novi, Mi) on 03/30/2010

My 11 year old has had a stuffy nose since september- I am not sure what she is allergic to. She did not have a history of allergies. But I want to relieve her stuffy nose- I have been giving her upto 2 tbsp acv with honey in 8 oz water the last couple of days. Can I do the H2O2 tx for her stuffy nose- How would I do it- Is it safe to use it on a 11 year old-Also I read about using H2O2 in a humidifier. How would I do that. Thanks

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi Jay,

Both my 11 year old and 13 year old did it quite successfully while we were doing it and that was over a year ago at this point. One other thing I would inquire about is, how much dairy does she eat? That could be the culprit. If she does eat dairy, try cutting that out and for certain you will see a big change. As for H2O2 in a humidifier, I don't know about that but if you have read about it and it sounds like something viable, then go for it. I always read and study and if it feels right, I give it a go and see what the results are. Honestly, it's all a big experiment! Life, sheesh...


Replied by Jay
(Novi, Mi)

Thanks a lot for your response. I will try- what is the dosing ?

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi Jay,

Well, it was quite simple. I just put a little H2O2 in a very small container, dipped the q-tip in it so it was wet and then put it in my nostril but pretty far up. A lot of sneezing will then occur but you will feel all the mucus immediately loosen. And as I said, for myself it was like a faucet had been turned on. My kids had the same experience. I was with them as they did it but they used the q-tip themselves after I instructed them what to do. I would just explain to your daughter what to expect before hand. Take care, Lisa

Replied by Lisa Mowrey
(Sarsota, Fl)
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Using three to five drops 35% food grade from Richards Whole foods in my morning water during my cleanse, Hydrogen peroxide seems to be clearing up my 2 month long sinus infection. Feeling less fatigue. Apple Cider Vinegar and H2O2 are my new best friends. NO Negative side effects at all. Using it in my bath next.

Sinus Issues
Posted by Kasimon00 (Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, Usa) on 01/22/2010

i am new to h2o2 use. my best friend is getting them iv for post cancer treatment . i was sick with chills fever stopped up nose. went to her dr. and he gave me a nebulizer treatment with h2o2. i shared with him that my daughter suffers with sinus issues on a regular basis she has a heart condition that if she takes over the counter meds. she gets heart palpitations. it then gets bad enough that she ends up at dr. getting a steroid shot. i was told i could tell her to do a nebulizer treatment of h2o2 at the onset of sinus problem.

i have a nebulizer but not sure what strength h2o2 food grade to buy and how much to put in and do i dilute it in water and what kind? also if you have any other suggestions in the way of preventative for her it would be appreciated

Replied by Thenewguyintown
(Westwood, New Jersey, Usa)

Concerning the use of H202 in a nebulizer, caution must be exercised at all costs. From what I have read it appears that .50 % H202 mixed with saline solution is the proper ratio. I would also recommend that you only use FG H202 for this method.

Although the benefits of using H202 are well documented, its serious stuff and needs to be respected accordingly. Perhaps you should consult the doctor whom initially gave you the treatment as well.

Skin Cancer

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Posted by Will I am (Seaside, OR) on 06/25/2009
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I have had a basil cell carcinoma on my back for about a year.

It got a little bigger and I decided to get rid of it.

I have been using food grade h2o2 Hydrogen Peroxide (25-35%)

It burns but works great. Just use a cue tip dip it into the h2o2 and it burns the top layers of over a few weeks. It's better than the doctor and cost's about $1.00 worth of the food grade peroxide.

I will tolerate a little pain, no pain no gain.

Skin Cancer
Posted by Vicki (FT. WORTH, TX) on 08/09/2008
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I made the mistake of using fingernail polish that contained those cute little sparkles of glitter. Developed melanoma under both big toe nails. The doctors froze it, it came back, and I almost lost my toenails. I remembered reading about H202 and tried it. Soaked cotton balls, placed them on my toenails overnight wrapped in plastic wrap. YAHOO! Melanoma GONE! And my toenails grew back normal. Readers, if something you read sounds feasible, try it. Always use caution but try anything that has worked for others. Sadly our government and the powers that be are not for our health. They want us sick for that almighty dollar. Thank this site for being free and your ability to read for yourself.

Skin Issues

Posted by R (Denver, Co) on 05/27/2010

My 72 year old grandpa has a spot on his leg that is about the size of a quarter, its a dark crusty, scab looking thing. When he pushes on it, there is a small amount of clear fluid that comes from it. He says it feels slightly spongy. The skin surrounding it is red and looks infected. I took a q-tip and H2o2 and tried cleaning it. It instantly fizzed up. He says it doesnt hurt him. The more I cleaned it some of the 'scab' came off in little pieces. He is very stubborn and doesnt want to go in. If you could give me any advice, sorry for the nasty details. I wish I could attach a picture with this post I cant describe it good enough.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Posted by Robert (Lebanon, OH) on 06/15/2006
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I have been using Nasonex (a prescription nasal spray) for the past ten years or so based on the recommendation of a family doctor) to alleviate my snoring. After viewing a recent E-mail that listed the many benefits of 3% hydrogen peroxide, I filled an empty Nasonex pump and have given myself the H2O2 for the past 3 nights. My wife reports no snoring. Short test but promising?

EC: We wrote asking for further clarification. Bob responded back: "I converted a used (empty) Nasonex pump and used it for a single shot into each nostril. Don't be surprised if the user sneezes several times after each application."

Replied by Tammi
(Oak Hills, Ca, Usa)

When using the 3% peroxide in the nazonex bottle. Did you dilute the peroxide or use straight 3% peroxide in the bottle?