DIY Bleach Gel That Will Make Your Life Awesome

POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff

From getting crafty to cleaning around the house, you are going to find so many uses for this DIY! And you only need three ingredients that you already have in your pantry to make this bleach gel, making it just about the cheapest cleaner ever. Use for whitening clothes, covering stains on whites, bleaching grout, or writing messages on t-shirts.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Small mixing bowl
  • 6 tablespoons bleach
  • Small squeeze bottle
  • Funnel


  1. Measure and add the water and cornstarch to the saucepan, and place over medium heat. Give it a whisk to distribute the cornstarch, and then keep whisking until the mixture pulls together, creating the gel for this cleaner.
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  1. Scoop the mixture into a small bowl, and then slowly whisk in the bleach until it is nice and smooth.
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  1. Now add the mixture to a squeeze-top container, like an old glue bottle, using a funnel as needed. That's it — your bleach gel is ready to use!
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  1. And you can find fun ways to use the gel, like leaving a message on colored t-shirts! Just place a layer of newspaper or a section of cardboard between the front and back of the t-shirt, and use the gel like a marker. Let it set until the bleach gel is dry, and then wash and wear.
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