Frugal DIY: How to Make Homemade Oxiclean

We’ve covered several other DIY and Homemade Laundry recipes here on TFF and today we’re dishing out a Homemade Oxiclean recipe that is sure to be made with a deep discount.

Let’s start with the ingredients:

  1. ½ Cup Washing Soda
  2. ½ Cup Hydrogen Peroxide

Once mixed together the hydrogen peroxide and washing soda only remain effective for up to 6 hours.  If it sits around, it will loose its potency.

Laundry Booster:

So what I do is leave the two ingredients separated in my laundry room and add them directly to a load of laundry. For maximum effectiveness you need to let the clothes soak in the solution for an hour or two.

Spot Treatment:

You can also mix the washing soda and hydrogen peroxide directly on the clothing for spot treatment and then throw them in the wash. I would only use about a teaspoon of each depending on the size of the stop you are treating.

Here are a few other posts you might be interested in…

  1. How to Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
  2. How to Make Homemade Liquid Fabric Softener
  3. How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent


  1. Kristy W says

    Oh WOW!!! I am sooooo going to try this!! I LOVE my Oxi-Clean, especially for getting sweat stains out of white shirts, but hate the cost!!

  2. JoAnn says

    They have an L.A. Awesome version of Oxi Clean at our dollar store. I feel like it does the same job. I put it in the laundry set on prewash…love the results. At $1 I get quite a few loads…I think it averages out to less than this recipe. If you have a dollar tree in your area, I recommend trying it out! :)

  3. Ali says

    Is “washing Soda” the same as Arm and Hammer Pure Baking Soda that you can find at costco in the laundry detergent aisle? Or is Baking soda different from washing soda?

    • Maria says

      Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and washing soda (sodium carbonate) are different. You could use baking soda for this recipe but it will not be as effective. You should NEVER use washing soda for baking as it is toxic. Arm and Hammer does make a Washing Soda and many Costco stores do carry it. Maybe you could ask your local Costco if they have ever carried it?

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