Hey guys! Today I want to talk about what would appear to be one of my favourite subjects – LAUNDRY! And more specifically – Bleach. Wow, I know. Don’t I sound so fun that you want to be my new BFF?? BUT, if you bear with me, we’re going to learn some new things! Today I’m sharing with you just how easy it is to make your own bleach. It’s awesome, and I find that for us, it’s doing the job. I have gorgeous fluffy white towels and with my homemade bleach, they stay that way! That’s a win in my books.
Why Make Your Own Bleach?
Our journey to start removing toxins out of our home started several months ago. I started reading more and more about the products that we bring into our homes on a daily basis. Umm – gross and scary! Since that time, we’ve been phasing out the dangerous toxins and working towards a greener, more natural lifestyle. And the benefits of this switch and ditch? Countless. For example, we:
- Rarely sick any more
- Don’t get a lot of headaches
- Sleep better
- AND … save money!
In our house, the easiest replacements to make have been in the laundry room. Dryer sheets were the first to go, replaced with Wool Dryer Balls. I make my own Simple Fabric Softener. As far as bleach goes, I’ve found a few different recipes online, and I haven’t looked back. You don’t need much to make your own bleach. In fact, I only use 5 ingredients! Yeah, that’s it! It doesn’t get much easier than that. And I can whip up a batch or two in less time than it takes me to drive to the store, so that’s a HUGE win in my books.
Make Your Own Bleach
Here are the ingredients and supplies to make your own bleach:
- ½ cup Hydrogen Peroxide
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 2 capfuls Natural Household Cleaner
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 3 cups Distilled Water
- Glass Bottle or jar
Mix all ingredients into your glass jar or bottle, and use! Easiest recipe ever! I use 1/3 cup of bleach per load.
Depending on the size of the container you have, you can easily double or triple this recipe. When working with pure essential oils (like these oils that I use), be sure that you are storing your products in glass. I store my bleach in a fun glass bottle that I found at a thrift store – be sure your container is super clean before mixing up the recipe!
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