Bleach Alternative Recipe

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

LARGE BUCKET: Nontoxic Bleach Alternative:

  1. In a large bucket melt about 3⁄4 cup of super washing soda (sold at Sustainable Haus) in hot water to fully dissolve.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons Sustainable Haus Laundry Detergent

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

  4. Add 1-2 cups hydrogen peroxide. 

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

  6. 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 GALLON: Nontoxic Bleach Alternative:​

  1. In a small bucket, melt about 3 Tbs of sodium carbonate (sold at Sustainable Haus) in 1/2 c hot water to fully dissolve.

  2. Add 1/2Tbs Sustainable Haus Laundry Detergent

  3. Add about 1 gallon room temperature water (not hot or cold).

  4. Add 1/4-1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide. 

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

  6. 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. Book: Detox Your Home, Christine Dimmick

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

  5. Movie: The Story of Plastic (2020; Amazon Prime)

  6. Movie:Before The Flood (Leonardo Decaprio documentary on Climate and plastics)

  7. Movie: A plastic Ocean

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

  9. Movie: Stink (re: fragrances)

  10. Movie: Kiss the Ground (regenerative farming and carbon sequestration)

  11. Movie: Dark Waters: (re Dupont & Teflon)

  12. Movie: Seaspiracy (industrial fishing)

  13. Blog & Resources: WellnessMama.com