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Bleach Alternative Recipe

Refillable Shampoo, Soaps, Laundry & Cleaners
Food Storage, Napkins/Placemats
Personal Care
Make up & Beauty
Market Baskets - Mother's Day?
Brushes
Baby & Kids

Tips, and Sustainable Reerence Material (reading and Movie recommendations)

LARGE BUCKET: Nontoxic Bleach Alternative:

  1. In a large bucket melt about 3⁄4 cup of super washing soda in hot water to fully dissolve.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons Sustainable Haus Laundry Detergent

  3. Super Washing Soda is an Arm&Hammer product found in the grocery or big box store

    by the laundry detergent, next to the borax, on the very top or very bottom shelf,

    usually.

  4. Fill 3⁄4 of bucket with room temperature water (not hot or cold).

  5. Add 1-2 cups hydrogen peroxide. 

  6. Add fabric, or the dirty objects that need a good cleaning for up to 48 hours.

  7. I will use the mixture for more than one set of fabrics. It becomes less effective with

    multiple uses, but I like to stretch it to get the most out of it and I always have things that need extra cleaning! When the water gets discolored, or after about 3 days, I stop using it.

 

1/2 GALLON: Nontoxic Bleach Alternative:​

  1. In a small bucket, melt about 2Tbs of sodium carbonate or soda ash in 1/2 c hot water to fully dissolve.

  2. Add 1/2Tbs Sustainable Haus Laundry Detergent

  3. Sodium carbonate is sold at SHM.

  4. Add about 1/2 gallon room temperature water (not hot or cold).

  5. Add 1/4-1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide. 

  6. Add fabric, or the dirty objects that need a good cleaning for up to 48 hours.

  7. I will use the mixture for more than one set of fabrics. It becomes less effective with

    multiple uses, but I like to stretch it to get the most out of it and I always have things that need extra cleaning! When the water gets discolored, or after about 3 days, I stop using it.

Reading List/Movies/Blogs

  1. Book: Beth Terry, Plastic Free

  2. Book: Bea Johnson, Zero Waste Home

  3. Website: Drawdown.org (formerly book: Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive  Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

  4. Movie: The True Cost (re: fast fashion)

  5. Movie: Stink (re: fragrances)

  6. Blog & Resources: WellnessMama.com

  7. Blog & Resources: Mommypotamus.com