Whiten and brighten your clothes naturally with our natural bleach alternative soak recipe.
Benefits: Hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice, and washing soda are all effective natural bleaches.
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Tips and Tricks: You may have seen recipes recommending a combo of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar, but be sure to avoid this combo!
When combined, the two ingredients create peracetic acid, which is corrosive and can cause irritation.
Variations: For a whitening laundry boost, add 1⁄2 cup washing soda to your load of laundry. This won’t be as intense as our bleach soak, but does help to whiten and brighten.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial for making this all natural bleach alternative recipe.
Natural Bleach Alternative
- 1 gallon warm water
- 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/2 cup washing soda or 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
Tools & Supplies
- Measuring cup
- Large Tub
Pour ingredients into tub. Stir to dissolve if using washing soda.
Add clothes and let sit for 1-2 hours.
Pour out water and add clothes to the washing machine.
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