Homemade Oxygen Bleach for Laundry

2 Materials
20 Minutes

We have a great guide for you today! An easy homemade oxygen bleach for your laundry with science based tips to make sure you get the most of out of this solution!This DIY is specifically for clothes. The ratios were created for this type of surface. Be sure to read our post on hydrogen peroxide (https://chemistrycachet.com/uses-for-hydrogen-peroxide/) for more information on other surfaces!
  • 1 cup washing soda  (Questions about washing soda and where to buy? Just visit the blog post link )
  • 1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 cups hot water

  1. Add the washing soda to a large bowl or jar, then pour the hot water on top.
  2. Stir it around until combined.
  3. Add in the hydrogen peroxide and stir again.
  4. Add this solution to a large bowl to soak your clothes in.***
  5. Top with more water to make sure the surface is covered.
  6. Soak for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse the clothes, then add to the washing machine to wash on

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Picture Guide for Soaking Clothes
Step 1: Add solution and clothing article to a bowl.
Step 2: Top with water.
Step 3: Soak for 20 minutes.
Step 4: Rinse it well with cold water.
Step 5: Let it air dry or add to a dryer. You can also add it to a normal washing cycle and wash it normally
Here is the before picture in the laundry room. And the after picture. If you would like to see a close up up the after, the full photo is right below
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  • Jo
    on Aug 25, 2020

    Why can you not just add to washer ? Seems like a lot of steps when you have a large family. Not to mention a lot of whites.

    • Amanda
      on Aug 27, 2020

      I apologize to everyone for my delayed response! I just seen them. I’ll type it up right away! Thank you 🙂

  • Sharon Albrecht
    on Aug 25, 2020

    is there a reason this can’t be mixed and lured into the washer? I love the apparent results, but Your method involves extra time, work, equipment, etc.

    • Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
      on Aug 26, 2020

      You can click over to the blog post for using this in washer. This is one method for specific items, but we have other methods like adding to washing machine or creating a powdered version :) all in the blog post

  • Kathy
    on Aug 25, 2020

    Why can't you just add peroxide directly to your was with your detergent?

    • Melody Boling Medlock
      on Aug 26, 2020

      See the response to Jo. Someone else has a solution that they use in their washing machine. I hope this helps. 😊

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