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Recipe For Clean: Bleach Alternative

Have you assembled your home cleaning kit yet? If you have, you're in luck, because I have a great Recipe For Clean for an eco-friendly bleach alternative. Use it to get spots and stains out of your laundry, so they look so fresh and so clean.


  • 1/2 cup borax
  • 2 gallons of hot water
  • or

  • Hydrogen Peroxide (3 percent)

To find out the steps for this DIY, just


  1. Soak the borax in the hot water for at least five minutes.
  2. Then, use as you would bleach.

or . . .

  1. Spot clean with hydrogen peroxide.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Repeat if necessary.


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mrssaleem mrssaleem 9 years
this is great! i hate bleach.
mrssaleem mrssaleem 9 years
this is great! i hate bleach.
calliope calliope 9 years
Great! I hate using bleach in the wash because it tends to stain the load after the whites even when I run an empty cycle between the two!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
misslilad misslilad 9 years
do you think that this would work on my outdoor chairs or is this for laundry only? they are in need of a good bleaching
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