Homemade 'Oxygen' Cleaner

"The name brand is expensive but this is an inexpensive alternative and less harmful to your clothes than bleach!"
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • It removes even old blood stains!
  • Just soak the clothing in it for 20 minutes to overnight and then wash as usual.
  • This will not harm fabric like bleach.
  • It doesn't seem to harm colors either!

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  1. Braunda
    VERY GOOD ONE....It works and it is good. Yes it removes Blood..I know hubby fell and cut his arm..I used it on the towels...This will be good for people with hard water. Thank You.
  2. rsarahl
    I've been using the name brand oxygen cleaner for a couple of years and the results from this recipe are impressive. I plan to try this using the pre-wash cycle on my washing machine, but have had good results using it as a pre-treater for stains on whites and light colored items. Thanks for sharing a useful recipe.
  3. Joli3454
    With four children, this is probably the most useful "recipe" I have found.....Thanks alot!
  4. hkgriffith
    This has been very good to use for "potty training" stains. I soak overnight and wash as normal and it works great.
  5. peachez
    My friend bought the " other expensive stuff " and wasn't pleased with the results at all, so I knew I wouldn't waste my money buying it either. I came across this recipe, using my washer on the " mini " setting, I used 16 oz each of baking soda and hydro perox. because the water ratio had increased. I tossed in 5 " Parrothead " t - shirts ( white background / coloured scenes ) that had become yellowed on one side only ( DH had smoked in the bedroom ). I also tossed in a few pairs of ground in dirt white socks ( I " borrow " his white socks to run around the house ( & outside..shush ) - my intelligent blond logic to him... " But honey, See how dirty the floors really are ! ". I swipe them because they are so much thicker than womens socks, but he wouldn't care about that. I added the dry ingredients after the washer filled, agitating them a few minutes to mix. Added the clothes and socks letting them run as a wash for 10 minutes, turned off the machine ( only have a max 12 minute cycle ), reset the machine back to 12 minutes, did another 10 minute cycle, shut it down at that point, then forgot about them till the next day ( what can I say..LOL ), I then washed as usual after completing the full cycle. I've never seen white so white, it didn't bleed nor fade any of the colours and it dissolved the ground in dirt..AMAZING !!!!!.. Thank you for an awesome recipe, It cost me $.71 total for the soda & perox. It doesn't get any better than this !!! And, yes I will still " borrow " his socks. Keeps him happy, his knowing I'm so logical when it comes to seeing how dirty the floors can get so quickly...Thank you again for this recipe, it's the best !!!!!


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