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Monday, October 12, 2009

Frugal Find

Part of the difficulty of managing a corn allergy is the incredible expense. You can not find very many things that are generic because those items contain corn. That's pretty hard on the average family, however. So in that vein, I am going to feature a frugal find. Watch for more frugal finds in the weeks to come!


I think most everyone has hydrogen peroxide lurking around in their medicine cabinet. You can usually find 16 ounces for under a dollar. We all know to pour it on a cut or sore to disinfect it, but there are hundreds of uses for peroxide around the house. Other than the family friendly price point, there is no corn in peroxide so it is safe.

  1. Pour a cup into a washer full of white clothes to whiten your laundry.
  2. Make a 50/50 peroxide and water mixture and keep in a spray bottle to use as sanitizer for cutting boards, kitchen counters, bathroom surfaces, etc.
  3. Soak fungus riddled finger and toe nails in a 50/50 peroxide/water mixture twice every day.
  4. Dab liberally onto acne with a cotton ball at least a couple times a day to clear up acne.
  5. Sanitize toothbrushes by soaking for ten minutes in peroxide.
  6. Produce wash! (The stuff they sell at the store contains corn)
  7. Remove blood from clothing by soaking in peroxide for ten minutes, rub together and rinse with cold water. Repeat as needed.
  8. Use as a window cleaner.
  9. Whiten teeth by swishing in mouth 5 to 10 minutes every day.
  10. If your dog eats poison give her 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting.
  11. Fill a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and spray your tile grout. Let set for 15 minutes clean with a toothbrush dipped in peroxide, repeat the spray and rinse off.
  12. Kill mold. With a spray bottle filled with h2o2
  13. Add 2 ounces (2 tablespoons) of peroxide to the dishwasher to make those glasses sparkle!

Do you have a use for peroxide that you want to share? We LOVE comments!