Bleach Alternative

I am  always looking for safe alternatives for just about anything.  I love that Sonda from sondasmcschatter is always sharing some great ideas and tips with us.  This tip involves water, hydrogen peroxide, and lemon juice.  I am curious have any of you tried this?  I think it is something I might want to give a try.

bleach alternative

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11 responses to “Bleach Alternative

  1. My “bleach” recipe uses the same ingredients though the ratio of the water is different. I use a gallon of distilled water and also 10 drops of essential lemon oil in addition to the juice. It works wonderfully, I’ve been doing this since last spring.

  2. Looks like it could be very effective without removing colour like bleach does. Is there a recipe for ratios?

    • The recipe doesn’t give ratios. I am not a mathematician. It might take me a bit to figure out ratios. Donna – commented that she uses a full gallon of water (an additional 4 cups) and also adds essential lemon oil.

  3. Here is the recipe I use:
    – 1 ½ cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
    – ½ cup lemon juice
    – Distilled water to fill a gallon jug
    – 10 drops lemon essential oil

  4. Vinegar and baking soda is also a useful domestic cleaner. May not be safe for all surfaces but has way less chemical complexity than many cleaners and no added fragrance.

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