Homemade Bleach Recipe


Bleach is a really nasty combination of chlorine and caustic soda, neither of which are very good for you. It poses a real risk to anyone who doesn’t use it safely, and is especially harsh on children who suffer more than adults from just the slightest amount. So when we had our first child, I knew I didn’t want a big bottle of bleach sitting under the sink. So here’s my homemade bleach recipe that won’t pose a danger to anyone!



  • 1 cup of hydrogen
  • 3 Tbs of lemon juice
  • 15 cups of water


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a container
  2. Pour the mix into bottles of any size


While this is a fantastic bleach, particularly for bathrooms, the peroxide in this homemade bleach recipe will oxidize, so it will lose strength. That’s why it’s best to use the mix within about a month for best results.

Just use the mix as you would for regular bleach, except this time with peace of mind that you and everyone else in the house will be safe from destructive chemicals and harmful gases.


It’s hard to believe that bleach, such a dangerous product, is found in every supermarket and most homes. But not only is it a nasty product in its own right, it’s also an ingredient in so many other products including cleaners, teeth whiteners, hair colours, PVC plastics, herbicides, pesticides and a range of other pharmaceutical products. So next time you pick up one of these products from the supermarket or chemist and think it’s safe, take a look at the list of ingredients, and if bleach is one of them put it back on the shelf.

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