Looking for a natural color safe bleach option? Homemade color safe bleach works great and only contains two ingredients. Learn how to make color safe bleach.
I’m not a fan of bleach. I use it very rarely and only when nothing else will work. It’s not great for us or the environment. However, I still want my clothes to look nice and stain free.
There are some non-chlorine bleach options out there that are natural but it’s also very easy and cheap to make your own color safe bleach. You likely already have the ingredients sitting around the house.
All it takes is water and hydrogen peroxide. I even reused a vinegar bottle I already had to store in so that made it extremely cheap. Even if you need to buy a container it’s a really affordable option.
You can even make it scented if you’d like with a few drops of essential oils. I just leave mine as is but it can be fun to play with scents.
You can add a cup to your wash or for stains it’s a good idea to soak the items for awhile first. I find that line drying the items in the sun helps whiten and remove stains even better.
How to Make Color Safe Bleach
- 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
- optional: essential oils
- Pour the hydrogen peroxide into a clean half-gallon jug.
- Fill the rest with water.
- If you’d like it to be scented add a few drops of your favorite essential oils.
- Shake well.
- Soak items in solution for 10 to 30 minutes. If it’s a small stain you can just use enough for that stain or if it’s the whole item I usually add a cup to enough water to soak the item.
- Wash like normal.
This is one of the first homemade cleaners I started making. At that time I was trying to switch to more natural cleaning products and I was struggling to find a natural, bleach alternative. This solution is what I found that worked well and was very safe. I’ve been using it ever since.
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