Bleach is that one cleaning solution that can do it all. It takes the stains out of your whites, makes your bathtub ready for a bubbly vacation, and more. However, if you love the idea of bleach, but want to cut down on the chemical aspect of it, there’s nothing better than this homemade bleach solution. The active ingredient that really helps to whiten and brighten is lemon oil. Lemons are natural disinfectants and they have lightening power, which is why people will put the juice in their hair, which is perfect for this recipe.
For this bleach, you will need to combine 2/3 cup of washing soda along with 10 drops of lemon essential oil. If you can’t find washing soda, you can actually make it at home by spreading baking soda in a 1/2 inch layer in a baking dish and baking for 1 hour at 400 F. Stir once or twice during the process and you have your washing soda. Add the washing soda and lemon mixture into 4 cups of hot water to dissolve.
To use it, just pour this solution into a bucket with about 25-30 cups of room temperature water and 1-2 cups of hydrogen peroxide. You can then soak your clothes right in the bucket, or fill up spray bottles and use it to clean.