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#1 of 11 Old 12-14-2001, 12:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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anyone heard of this?
i have friends who swear by it and claim it's "not toxic"
what's the verdict -- where does in fall in the range of healthy/not-healthiness?
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Looking at my own 6 lb tub of Oxi Clean it's hard to say what this stuff is. I can glean there are no phosphates, it's chlorine free and made of organic materials. Here is a link that might help http://greatcleaners.protocolusa.com...e.asp?abbr=OXI and interestingly, the home page says something about great cleaners do grow on trees. As for a personal testimonial, I have had no big sucess story to report. My dh adds it to the homemade laundry detergent : altho the dog barf he cleaned up with it left no trace, and the one I did with hot soapy water and a carpet sucker is visible...Don't worry, the dog is getting better with the help of herbals...
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I have also heard it is safe, though I don't know that for a fact. I do know that my dad says it's the only thing that will take the dog-pee smell out of carpet, though
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I don't think its safe, my container says KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS, DO NOT INGEST,.... followed by typical what to do if ingested instructions . I was confused by this bc I had heard it was suppossed to be all natural or st, but apparently not!

I just use vinegar and baking soda. btw it doesn't work that great imo.
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Just because something is all natural desn't mean it is safe. Because of the way it works it can burn if it gets into a cut (personal experiance) but if used correctly it is perfectly safe. I wouldn't do the laundry with out it.

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even some all natural things shouldn't be digested, like citrus cleaner.....
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We use it for our diapers and covers. Talk about getting the poopy out of ds clothes when we have leaks... YIPPY! But we only use it selectively... expecially now that I MADE MY OWN LAUNDRY DETERGENT! Okay, just had to brag.
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I used on it a red kool aid stain that had been on my carpet for years. Nothing else I used took it out but Oxiclean did a great job. I'm sure some kind of chemical reaction must occur because it says not to store it in a sealed container. But even baking soda does that if mixed with vinegar. All I know is worked better than anything else I used, natural or not.
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I finally let DH buy a big bucket of it after seeing it in Gaiam (or Harmony catalog). They said is contains only natural oxygen-based cleaners (like Bi-O-Kleen) and harmless potash.

And yes, it does work better than anything on breastfed poop stains!

You have to mix it in the separate bottle and pre-treat, leaving on for about 20-30 mins for best results, just adding to the water doesn't do the trick
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I was told that Oxyclean was a powdered form of hydrogen peroxide. I have both product in my home. Since I heard the peroxide theory - I tried tried the peroxide on a stain (blood on a white carpet and white cotton shirt) and it worked wonderful! I don't know if it works like that on other stains but you guys may want to try it out - it is a lot cheaper than Oxyclean.
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How does Oxyclean compare to Bio-Kleen's oxygen bleach?
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