Monday, January 12, 2009

Wow - So you CAN Make Homemade Oxy Clean

Two clever readers had ideas on making homemade Oxy Clean...basically it all revolves around using hydrogen peroxide - or H202 - to clean. Here are their emails:

Robbyn wrote:
"Hi,I don't know about making an Oxyclean equivelent in the powder form, but I have read that hydrogen peroxide is similiar to Oxy Clean and can be used in the same ways. I have tried it in laundry, and some homeade cleaning solutions with great results. Also, at our grocery store, you can buy an offbrand product for $1 that seems to work just as well."

And R.B. wrote:
"homemade oxyclean:
mix WELL. 2 parts hot but not boiling water
1 part washing soda (dissolve in water)
1 part hydrogen peroxide (add to mixture)"


As for cleaning with hydrogen peroxide, I was already a fan. It's fantastic at safely removing stains - really good for cleaning grout, and I love how it makes my dishwasher, fridge and other white appliances sparkle and look good as new. Try dousing a sponge or cotton ball with the stuff and then leave it on grout lines that are looking really will 'bleach' it away better than bleach!


Anita said...

Awesome! I can't wait to give this a try!

As I was reading, I had already been thinking about something similar to what R.B. was saying but I was thinking maybe baking soda. As you can tell, I haven't tried it yet, just kind of thinking out loud.

Arlene said...

I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing the tip!

HappySlob said...

Pretty cool ideas, aren't they? I love hydrogen peroxide anyway - it's a much healthier option than bleach.