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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  • LindaUtter LindaUtter on Jul 11, 2022

    Yes 👍

  • Hal Hal on Jul 11, 2022

    I'm not sure about "old" blood stains, but try it and see. It may still be workable, just gently apply the Hydrogen Peroxide with a cloth and gently rub the stain to see if the Peroxide will remove it, but remember to gently wash the area with tap water after treating the stain. The blood stains that I have removed were all only a few minutes old. However, I do remember my wife removing a blood stain from a pillow case that was probably a week old and it did come out. So maybe it will work on older blood stains.