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Is OxyClean really just H2O2 (peroxide)?

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I'm thinking the way oxyclean gets things out is the same way hydrogen peroxide does. If so, is there a this much oxyclean equals this much peroxide ratio?

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This is the only info I found right off:

 

 

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The main ingredients are sodium percarbonate, soda ash and some cute little blue grains. We don't know what the blue grains are. We do know it's patented - so it's seems like it's a secret for now.

 

http://www.ascleanedontv.com/oxiclean-faqs.html

 

Here is an "Almost OxiClean" Recipe:

 

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/609/Almost_OxiClean61368.shtml

 

This recipe says to use washing soda instead of baking soda:

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_5426015_make-oxi-clean-save-money.html

 

Good luck!

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I KNEW it! Thank you. I'd had trouble googling it. Washing soda and peroxide makes complete sense. I can add that to my diapers each night and, along with my homemade detergent, it might just do the job.

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FYI- Oxiclean is not considered cloth diaper safe. I can't remember what the issue is for sure, either it is hard on PUL like vinegar or it builds up. It is for occasional use onl.

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FYI- Oxiclean is not considered cloth diaper safe. I can't remember what the issue is for sure, either it is hard on PUL like vinegar or it builds up. It is for occasional use onl.



WHAT!?!?  I never knew that.  I used it for years on mine.  Gotta look into this (and stop suggesting it to people who are cloth diapering).  Oh, wait, I guess it would be an issue for covers only if the issue was the PUL (I also didn't know that about vinegar--- I thought on occasional vinegar rinse was suggested on fleece diapers like fuzzi bunz).  If you have any more info on this, I'd love it!

 

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