Friday, March 5, 2010

Homemade Oxyclean

Here it is! Use this in conjunction with your homemade laundry detergent and plain white vinegar as your fabric softer in your rinse cycle for wonderfully clean, great smelling, fresh laundry - You made it all yourself and it is cheap!!!

Ingredient list:
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (that you use for cuts and scrapes)
1/2 cup baking soda

Simply mix these ingredients together and add to your wash cycle before or after you add your detergent. For an extra grimy load, let you clothes sit for twenty minutes to overnight, then wash.

If you have a stubborn stain, substitute the water for white vinegar and make a paste with the baking soda. Pour the peroxide on the stain. Let sit for twenty minutes to six hours (f.y.i. looses potency after six hours). Toss into washer.

Why this works/How oxyclean works:

Oxyclean is basically baking soda and the dry form of hydrogen peroxide. Baking soda deodorizes, while the peroxide (or Oxy part of oxyclean) agitates the stains to break them up which allows the soap in your detergent attach to them more easily; then the water rinses the stain away.

Note: This works best on organic (carbon based stains - blood, grass stains, urine, etc.). For really bad stains you may need to repeat the wash. I truly believe you will be amazed when you use this!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I'll have to try it next time I do laundry!


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