Saving Money with Peroxide


August 29, 2006   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Being a cheapskate is changing my life – I can feel it. A few weeks ago I was excited to write about 75 ways to use Vinegar and this morning I was just as happy to see how I can use a $1.00 bottle of peroxide for a ton of different things around the house. Something tells me these approaches are much cheaper than what most of us do today.

These revelations come from The Frugal Duchess which has become one of my daily feed-reads. Here are a couple of the good ones that I enjoyed:

    • “You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.”


    • “Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into tissue.”


    • I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, there is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

So we save money with Vinegar and Peroxide. What other common household products can replace high priced store-bought remedies? Share in the savings and let us know in the comments?


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