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Homemade Oxi-Clean

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If you are anything like me, you spend too much on laundry products each month. I especially would splurge on stain treatments that were overpriced, as I found their generic counterparts to often be ineffective or too diluted to cause any real savings on our monthly budget.

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In comes homemade Oxi-clean:

Materials

  • a container with a lid
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/2 cup baking soda

Keep a jar of this next to your laundry machine and let soak in the stains for 15 minutes to overnight.

I have not had any problems with color bleeding, but as always test a small spot on clothes you may be unsure of, as to not have any surprises.

By Teri M from Omaha, NE

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January 16, 20121 found this helpful
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You should either mix this up each time you're going to use it, or keep it in an opaque container. The reason hydrogen peroxide *always* comes in a dark brown opaque bottle is that exposure to light changes it chemically so it stops working.

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful

Awesome! Thanks.

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful

Can you reuse the contents of the container until it's empty on several garments with stains?

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September 21, 20130 found this helpful

Is it O.K. to use this with a front load washer?

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April 23, 20180 found this helpful

It shouldn't be a problem, because you are putting it directly on the stains, and not pouring it into the washer.

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April 18, 20171 found this helpful

Can this be used on colored clothes?

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April 23, 20180 found this helpful

I've used the commercial kind on colored clothes without problem. Test it in a seam allowance, though, because some fabrics that SHOULD be colorfast sometimes aren't!

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April 18, 20171 found this helpful

Do you know if it would work on carpet stains?

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Anonymous
April 19, 20170 found this helpful

is it to be used as a detergent or like Shout???

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April 23, 20180 found this helpful

It's a stain remover; you'll still need your detergent. I've found that this works when Shout, etc., won't.

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Anonymous
April 20, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you!! Love saving $$$

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July 7, 20170 found this helpful

Has anyone had trouble with this separating?

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April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Any mixtures using hydrogen peroxide are best mixed in an OLD HP container, since they're dark & opaque & will keep the HP active [if exposed to light, it loses its potency fairly quickly]. Keeping an empty 16oz brown HP plastic bottle around for this should work well.

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April 25, 20180 found this helpful

My homemade oxi-clean solution is 1 part original Dawn dish detergent to two parts hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. So far, its taken out EVERY stain we've made in our clothes, carpet and drapes (we're pigs apparently)...sometimes you may have to scrub with a brush.

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April 26, 20180 found this helpful

great idea

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April 29, 20181 found this helpful

I am with you on the budget and savings. I went broke all of two years to catch up on bills. Now I am playing a game and shopping amazon for free. I am not stressed over some of the budget anymore. These items are free as well as oxy clean.

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So I just order them after winning. Now I need to redo the pantry because I am stocking to high hell while I can. Free shipping too.

I use the supplies to make my soap so it's all about the savings. I hope you have enough to last a while. It's a great idea as well. I love frugal anything.

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