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    Default "Natural" alternative to bleach, oxyclean, etc??

    Or is this a really naive question, as I suspect?? :)

    I am not talking about diapers only, just laundry in general. I just think my All Free and Clear is underperforming, I know I am probably using too much detergent, but I cannot be convinced that putting less of something that is already not doing a good job will work!

    So we need some help here, something "extra" to put into my wash...Any suggestions?? I have no problem sucking it up and using the above mentioend substances(and have in the past), I was just wonderin'

    Thanks :)

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    Default RE: "Natural" alternative to bleach, oxyclean, etc??

    Vinegar or baking soda. Tea tree oil.
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    Default RE: "Natural" alternative to bleach, oxyclean, etc??

    Thanks Lori.

    But, a technical question: do you add these in the actual wash, as you do with detergents?? Or in the little compartment for bleach? Thanks!

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    Default RE: "Natural" alternative to bleach, oxyclean, etc??

    Not Lori, but I've used vinegar both in the softener dispenser and in the detergent dispenser. I think I've used it in the detergent dispenser with "clean" clothes when I'm having a stink issue or build-up or something like that. Otherwise, vinegar usually goes in the fabric softener dispenser or in a downy ball. Baking soda I'll add with the detergent. And ditto for the TTO.


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    Default RE: "Natural" alternative to bleach, oxyclean, etc??

    I sometimes use either washing soda or Borax as a detergent booster (I add them along with the detergent, which happens to be All Free & Clear...hmmmm.) I don't know that they help with whitening though.

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    Default RE: "Natural" alternative to bleach, oxyclean, etc??

    Thank you again.
    Eileen, an ignorant question (hence I ask), but do you dilute the TT oil with anything, and how much do you put in, usually??

    Glad to know I can just put Borax or baking soda in with the detergent...Anything more and my little brain gets overwhelmed :)

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