11 Ways to Use Green Bleach

Green bleach, also known as oxygen bleach, natural bleach or percarbonate or soda, is a natural type of bleach that uses oxygen to break down stains and dirt. Green bleach is a versatile cleaning product that can be used in various ways beyond just disinfecting surfaces.

Unlike traditional chlorine bleach, green bleach does not contain harmful chemicals like chlorine or phosphates, making it safer for the environment and for use around pets and children. It's also incredibly versatile - this one product can be used for a multitude of purposes.

A note on effectiveness: Green bleach dissolves and activates faster in warm or hot water than cold water, so maximise it's effectiveness by first adding to hot water.

Here are 11 different uses of green bleach:

1. Laundry Brightener

Add a small amount of green bleach to your laundry to help brighten whites and remove stubborn stains.

2. Mold and Mildew Remover

Green bleach is effective at killing mold and mildew on surfaces like tile, grout, and shower curtains. Unlike traditional bleach, use will not encourage regrowth of the mold.

3. Toilet Cleaner

Pour green bleach into the toilet bowl, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub to remove stains and kill germs.

4. Vegetable and Fruit Wash

Dilute green bleach with water and use it to wash fruits and vegetables to remove pesticides and bacteria.

5. Pet Stain Remover

Green bleach can help eliminate pet stains and odors from carpets and upholstery.

6. Rubbish Bin Deodorizer

Spritz green bleach into your trash can to neutralize odors and keep it smelling fresh.

7. Grout Cleaner

Use a mixture of green bleach and water to clean and brighten grout lines in your kitchen or bathroom.

8. Patio Furniture Cleaner

Green bleach can help remove dirt, grime, and mildew from outdoor furniture to keep it looking new.

9. Oven Cleaner

Make a paste with percarbonate of soda and water. Apply it to the greasy oven interior, leave it for several hours, then scrub and rinse clean.

10. Unclogging Drains

Pour percarbonate of soda down the drain followed by hot water. The fizzing action can help break down and remove clogs.

11. Freshening and Cleaning Dishwasher

Add a scoop of percarbonate of soda to your dishwasher during an empty cycle to remove any built-up grease and odors.

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