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It looks like I may be buying some of this stuff, so many of you like it, I don't want to miss out!<br><br>
So, what do you use it for? I guess I am most confused about when to dissolve it first before use and when to just use it powdered.<br><br>
Laundry?<br>
Cleaning showers?<br>
Diapers?<br>
What else?<br><br>
TIA!
 

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I use it in laundry and cleaning stained kitchen counters. I also use it for cleaning out thermos's.<br><br>
I must say I don't like oxyclean but I do love the good quailty oxygen bleach. World of difference between the two.<br><br>
I buy from Natural choices or <a href="http://www.chemistrystore.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.chemistrystore.com/index.html</a>
 

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So far I've mostly used it for soaking out laundry stains. For that, I dissolve the Oxyclean in a small tub of water, then add the items I want to treat. Later, I wash them with a regular load of laundry. It has worked very well for getting out stains!<br><br>
I've just started experimenting with adding a little to cloth diapers and to regular loads of laundry, so I am not sure how that is going yet! I just know there are lots of little stains on my toddler's clothes that I end up missing and finding after the clothes are dry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: , so I am hoping this might help with that. For this I have just been adding a scoop of the Oxyclean to the detergent compartment and not dissolving it. Not sure if this is the correct way.<br><br>
I have only used this brand but I am intrigued about there being other 'better' brands out there! Anyone else have experience with that? What makes the other brands better?
 

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I mostly use the oxiclean spray stain remover for removing difficult stains on clothing (or napkins, etc). I'll also put a scoop in with the whites. It seems to work as well as bleach, but I get the free and clear kind so the laundry doesn't stink like bleach afterward.
 

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It works a lot better when you soak things in it than if you add it to the washing machine. You also use less hot water that way--soak in hot, then run the machine with cold. I use it that way for stain removal, to freshen things that are smelly, and to clean hankies after an illness.<br><br>
A while back, my orange juice pitcher and the small glass bottles I re-use to take juice in my lunch for work had developed a sour smell and filmy look. I soaked them in oxygen bleach and hot water for an hour, rinsed thoroughly, and washed as usual. They were sparkling clean and odor-free.<br><br>
A little oxygen bleach in a bucket of hot soapy water makes a great cleaner for surfaces like shower tile. You do have to rinse thoroughly. It helps prevent mildew.
 

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So I have oxi-brite from trader joe's. It says it's for laundry and stain removal. Can I use it to periodically whiten my kitchen sink or tub, like mentioned above?<br><br>
I know it's more earth friendly, but would it still be bad to inhale if pregnant? Not that I'm gonna snort it, but you know, when you clean you really inhale the stuff. I've been using baking soda and vinegar or bronner's, but sometimes that doesnt' seem to cut it on my old tub.
 

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yes, please share your favorite brand!<br><br>
I can only find 1 kind at the grocery store, OxiClean, so that is what I use.<br><br>
I use it as a soak. I put around 1/8 c in about 1/2 gal. hot water and soak clothes with blood, poop, grass, chocolate, and tomato stains. I soak the stuff for a day or 2 or until the stain is gone.<br><br>
It's great for carpets. Actually got purple silly putty out of carpet! Great for those stains that just appear out of nowhere.
 

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i use oxo-brite..its a more natural alternative <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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That's what i have. Can you use it for just whatever though? The container makes it sound like it's just for laundry.
 

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The better brands have much less fillers in them.<br><br>
Natural Choices <a href="http://www.oxyboost.com/products/oxy_boost.html" target="_blank">http://www.oxyboost.com/products/oxy_boost.html</a><br><br>
And then <a href="http://www.chemistrystore.com/sodium_percarbonate.htm" target="_blank">http://www.chemistrystore.com/sodium_percarbonate.htm</a>
 

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This post explains what's in the Oxyclean (we use it around here, but we use the Sun generic brand):<br><br><a href="http://www.epinions.com/content_58194693764" target="_blank">http://www.epinions.com/content_58194693764</a><br><br>
It's just sodium perborate, also called sodium percarbonate. We had that confirmed by a guy that owns a carpet cleaning business.<br><br>
Basically, it's hydrogen peroxide in a powdered form. So, since I feel comfortable using hydrogen peroxide, I feel comfortable using OxyClean. It also seems from looking at ingredients of other natural oxygen bleaches that they all basically have the same ingredient.<br><br>
We use it on the carpet, in the laundry, on stains, etc. I usually just add it to the laundry unless there's a really horrendous stain. If a piece of clothing is still stained, I usually just run it through again. I've had really good luck using it for poop stains, especially on the carpet. It basically does wonders on most organic stains. Doesn't work for ink or paint, etc, at least not in my experience.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The better brands have much less fillers in them.<br><br>
Natural Choices <a href="http://www.oxyboost.com/products/oxy_boost.html" target="_blank">http://www.oxyboost.com/products/oxy_boost.html</a><br><br>
And then <a href="http://www.chemistrystore.com/sodium_percarbonate.htm" target="_blank">http://www.chemistrystore.com/sodium_percarbonate.htm</a></div>
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Have you tried ordering the sodium percarbonate? Could you use less of it? Since the Sun oxygen bleach is only about $1/lb where I buy it, it wouldn't make sense for me to get the sodium percarbonate unless I could use a smaller quantity.
 

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I can't rave enough about how it improves cleaning carpets. I dissolve a half-scoop in my water/cleaner solution.<br><br>
As a paste it works well to scrub tile grout and sinks.<br><br>
Once you mix it with any water, it starts to release oxygen so you need to use the solution right away - don't bother keeping leftovers.
 

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Our new kittens had intestinal parasites (blech!) and I washed their blanket in oxyclean. I didn't want them laying on a bleachy smelling blankie!<br>
I also use it to clean the litterbox.
 
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