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I'm not happy that their 'free of perfumes, dyes, and chemicals' line is now very perfumey.  I love how well it cleans but I'm not convinced how green or safe it is.  What is a good stain fighter that's natural?  Our local green store has Zaines, Bac Out, and Charlie's Soap stain spray.  I cloth diaper, so I'm wary of the Zaines b/c it has essential oils, and I don't want the residue to effect my cloths. 

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I use a similar product called Oxy-Boost that contains only sodium percarbonate and soda ash.  It's a destainer and deodorizer.  I buy it online from www.ecogeeks.com.

 

I originally bought it to remove 50 year old stains from vintage tablecloths but, the light went on and I realized that it was great on my clothes.  I don't use it all the time, mainly on my whites, but I love it.  I couldn't find a list of ingredients on the Oxiclean site so I can't compare but I would bet there are a lot more than 2 ingredients in it.

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THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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Just wanted to let you know that I just found a homemade recipe online.  I haven't tried it yet but it might be another option and it it definitely cheaper.

 

http://moneysavingmom.com/2011/09/homemade-oxiclean-recipe.html

 

In case you can't see the link, here it it:

 

1 cup water
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup washing soda*

Mix all ingredients together and store in a dark spray bottle. (Hydrogen peroxide loses its effectiveness if stored in a light container. I have mine in a yogurt container for now, and plan to check the dollar store for a dark spray bottle in the next few days.)

To use: Spray on soiled laundry and let it sit overnight. Or, if you have a number of clothes that are soiled, you make up a batch of this and soak them in it overnight. Then, launder as usual.

post #5 of 7

An older lady taught me to just add regular hydrogen peroxide (the kind in the brown bottle that's 89 cents at the pharmacy) to my laundry to help with stains.  So I do that, and it works great!

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Originally Posted by tightwaderin View Post

I use a similar product called Oxy-Boost that contains only sodium percarbonate and soda ash.  It's a destainer and deodorizer.  I buy it online from www.ecogeeks.com.

 

I originally bought it to remove 50 year old stains from vintage tablecloths but, the light went on and I realized that it was great on my clothes.  I don't use it all the time, mainly on my whites, but I love it.  I couldn't find a list of ingredients on the Oxiclean site so I can't compare but I would bet there are a lot more than 2 ingredients in it.



I am also a bug fan of this product.  I have used it for several years.

 

post #7 of 7

I second hydrogen peroxide.

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