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Here’s a really useful discovery we made of how to make a natural bleach alternative!
The name ‘bleach’ can actually have more than one meaning: It can be used as a generic name for chemicals that have a bleaching effect, of which there are several… however it is most commonly used to refer to products predominantly containing sodium hypochlorite as an active ingredient. Household bleach is typically a 3-8% solution of sodium hypochlorite. And did you know that sodium hypochlorite is used (obviously very diluted) for the chlorination of tap water?
Household bleach is a really intense chemical. I personally absolutely detest the smell of “real bleach” – which in a way is a good thing, because it is toxic and caustic. It shouldn’t be taken too lightly – one statistic that I pulled from Wikipedia is that it has been estimated that there are about 3300 accidents needing hospital treatment caused by sodium hypochlorite solutions each year in British homes. 
Bleach can also be an ecological hazard, as well as of course potentially dangerous if you have kids or pets.
It is also not an option for some people because they are on a septic system which would be negatively affected by bleach.
The “alternative bleach formula” we found is really simple, requiring just two active ingredients + water. This post appears on Jillee’s blog and she has put it to the test; giving us before and after pics of its stain-removing power when used on laundry.
Here’s the link to the original: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/10/a-natural-bleach-alternative.html
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