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 icon (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

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Luv28794919 Luv28794919 on Aug 19, 2021

    What amount of vinegar, and what amount of peroxide for a typical load?

  • Alice Alice on Aug 20, 2021

    Does this work on polyester clothes?

  • Tammy Wells Tammy Wells on Aug 20, 2021

    Can you use with colors


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  • Donna Glenn Donna Glenn on Aug 20, 2021

    Hydrogen Peroxide is awesome to use for alot of stains especially blood, my daughter use to have nose bleeds,so I would keep the peroxide in a spray bottle

    And spray the item and let it sit ,it would dissolve the blood and dies not break down the material like bleach would or fade it

  • Judy Judy on Aug 20, 2021

    Yes, you may use it on your colored clothing. I have a plastic dishpan, that I use for this and I fill that pan almost to the top and I add about 1/4 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide and swish it around then put my stained clothing in there for 15 minutes. I use the timer on my oven that way I know I have something to take care of and it doesn't accidently sit all day. Ladies, I buy this at the Dollar Tree!!! along with other products, love the Tree!!