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Bleach That You Can Bathe In (If You Really Wanted To)

There is a lot of dirt around our homestead, so light colored clothes don’t usually stay clean for all that long. And I have never liked commercial bleach. It stinks. It can ruin clothes. And I have been known to spill and/or drop liquids from time to time.

During the summer, the sun is a good way to help bleach clothes. When that isn’t enough, here is a recipe that can help get those whites whiter!

Ideally, you would make the bleach in a jar or jug and have a large container on hand. I make it as I need it, so this recipe is for one load of laundry.


  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/8 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar (of course, fresh squeezed is best)

Put all ingredients together and dump them in the washer with your homemade laundry detergent (or store bought if you prefer).