How to Make Homemade Oxy Clean

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Got some laundry stains that don’t want to budge? Trying to get your whites back to white again? Not fond of using bleach or heavy-duty chemicals in your wash? Well, there’s always OxiClean, one of the most natural commercial cleaners you can get out there – and one that really works, but if you want an all-natural do-it-yourself laundry detergent, why not learn how to make homemade oxy clean? That way, you will save money and still be using an eco-friendly laundry detergent that really works hard to remove stains.

OxiClean is a popular laundry detergent that uses water to naturally activate oxygen bubbles that power away fabric stains safely and effectively. For anyone who has ever used OxiClean, you know it really does work. One issue about OxiClean, however, is that it can be quite expensive, especially if you use it a lot. One way around this is simply to start making your own “oxy clean” solution that works just as well as the commercial kind, and maybe even better. Homemade oxy clean is all-natural, environmentally friendly, and totally safe. This recipe for homemade oxy clean only consists of three simple, inexpensive ingredients, one of which is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has been used for many years as a natural whitener for whites; it can even be used to whiten teeth. It is also very effective when it comes to brightening colours and getting rid of soil that is otherwise very difficult to remove. When you combine hydrogen peroxide with the other ingredients in this DIY stain remover, its stain-busting abilities are amplified. Not only can you use this DIY laundry detergent to clean your laundry, you can also use it as a natural household cleaner to use all around your house. When it comes to house cleaning tips and tricks, this stain-removing hack can be useful for a long list of household chores, like removing carpet stains, upholstery stains, pillow stains, and even surface stains. One important thing to note about a homemade laundry detergent like this one is that it will not keep well. It's not a wise idea to store it as it will lose its effectiveness fairly rapidly. You will need to make it on the spot and use it right away each time, but this does not have to be difficult. A helpful laundry tip is to keep these DIY ingredients in your laundry room and mix up just as much as you will need for each load.

There’s a whole new movement sprouting up when it comes to laundry these days and that is DIY laundry. DIY laundry is all about making your own laundry detergents and stain removers. When you make your own detergents, you know exactly what has gone into them. DIY laundry is all about living a more natural life that is easier on the environment, and safer for your kids. Making your own laundry detergent makes you less dependent on commercial cleaners and much more self-sufficient. It feels good when you make these things yourself, especially when you use them every day.

Another bonus of DIY laundry is that you will save money. Laundry detergents and stain removers can be very expensive when you buy them at the store. When you make your own with simple ingredients, you will have an ample supply and have cash left over for other important things. This informative article on making homemade Oxy Clean comes from Heather’s Wannabe Homestead website, where you can find lots of other DIY project ideas, as well as helpful information on the homesteading life.*

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