19 Oct 2011, 9:00am
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  • MIY: Homemade Bleach Alternative

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    I think I’m developing an attachment to three ingredient recipes.  Bleach included. 

    As of late, I have been using vinegar (yes vinegar) to help clean out my running clothes.  They can get a little rank after so much usage.  Sorry, but it’s true.  I know I’m not the only one with stinky laundry :)

    So, what Oxy Clean, and I am a die hard Oxy Clean fan, couldn’t get out, vinegar did!  This recipe calls for three ingredients.

    • 1.5 cups 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (just the normal stuff you buy in the store, unless the bottle states otherwise)
    • 1/2 cup white vinegar or lemon juice
    • 10 drops lemon or lemon essential oils.  If using the lemon, then do not use the lemon oils.
    • Pure water (this must be distilled water not tap water, or, in our case we used spring water)

    Combine ingredients.  Add water to fill.

    Please excuse the Sunny D bottle...a salvage, not ours


    Use 1 cup for your laundry.  Oh, did I mention it’s color safe, too??  And don’t worry about diluting it.

    If the fact that you just made your own color safe bleach doesn’t amaze, then head on over to your sink and use it to scrub clean…or your toilet and tub, for that matter.  This stuff is that good.  Enjoy!!

    And a huge high-five to Angie, a fellow money saving, coupon clipping, craft making, deal-sniffing mom and faithful reader for this recipe!

    P.S I used this mixture to wash my running clothes in…winning.  Success.

    phew! I was hoping that Sunny D container wasn’t yours! If people only would read food labels…. vegetable oil? in a fruit drink?! Really.

    19 Oct 2011, 9:27am
    by Mommy Hobbies


    HAHAH! You’re hysterical. Yeah, no, I’ve never purchased Sunny D, it was from a camping trip a while back a friend bought it. Veggie oil?? Blechhh

    [...] the possibilities and since then I will never buy these particular supplies from the store again: Bleach for my clothing Fabric Softener Laundry Detergent Multipurpose cleaning spray Air Fresheners Toilet Bowl Cleaner [...]

    35% Hydrogen Peroxide works even better for a bleach alternative. If you can find it locally. Otherwise, it’s too expensive to have shipped.

    26 Mar 2012, 8:08pm
    by Mommy Hobbies


    Thanks for the heads up! I’ll look around for it.

    I will be using this for sure! Thank you so much for this :)

    3 Apr 2012, 3:14pm
    by Mommy Hobbies




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