Ditch that toxic commercial bleach in favor of a healthier option. This homemade natural bleach alternative is both easy & effective!
Chances are, you are cleaning your home with conventional cleaners you have picked up in store… after all, a trip to the grocery store usually results in a walk down several aisles of cleaners.
Everything from disinfectant to all purpose cleaner, granite cleaner, even cleaners to clean your washer.
All of these commercial cleaners are toxic – read the labels, you’ll be able to see that these items mention everything from calling poison control to dangers if the cleaner is ingested or even handled by children.
Although the word toxic to most might seem like an overstatement, it really isn’t an overstatement at all – if you check out the Environmental Working Guide (EWG) to Healthy Cleaning, you can search more than 2,500 products for their current rating and status. The EWG rates items on a scale of A to F – F of being the most toxic products you could use or have in your home.
YIKES – how scary!
Isn’t Making your Own Bleach Difficult?
Making your own bleach alternative is SO easy.
And ya’ll might not be so willing to believe me, but guess what ? IT WORKS.
Thankfully, you can make your own cleaners just as easily, more affordably, and with less hassle. You’ll be happy to know that they are just as wonderful as the commercial items and are much better for your health long term.
Ditch that bleach that you are using in your laundry. Not only is it dangerous to have around the house with children, it’s not very good for your skin.
A few simple ingredients can make your own homemade alternative bleach that is just as effective.
We were fortunate enough to pick up some Amber Growlers from our local Goodwill that work wonderfully for storing this homemade bleach – but you can also look on Amazon for a larger 64 oz Growler HERE, and just split the mixture between two of them.
Homemade Natural Bleach Alternative
- 1 1/2 C. 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1/2 C. Lemon Juice
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- Distilled water to fill a gallon
Mix all ingredients together and keep in a 64 oz growler or amber bottle on your washer. Unlike bleach, Hydrogen Peroxide is color safe. If you want to test on fabrics, just put a little on an inconspicuous corner and allow it to sit for a small period of time.
Use 1/2 – 3/4 C for each load that needs brightening.
Any idea if using a higher. (11.5) ph water or a 2.5 sanitizing ph water would have? I use 2.5 for sanitizing… and 11.5 for a “degreaser” from my home water machine
Donna, I’d love to say I know but I’m not sure. I haven’t ever tried!