My search to find more natural products led me to find an alternative to bleach. Bleach is a fairly cheap item, but it's also VERY toxic. I didn't want that in my house...or on my clothes if there was an alternative.
Lo & behold, there was! (Yes, I said "lo". What can I say? Christmas season is near.)
Peroxide can be used as a bleach substitute. The important thing to remember here is that just like bleach, peroxide...bleaches. In other words, don't use peroxide on something if you wouldn't have used non-color safe bleach on it. It WILL "bleach" the item white.
To use it with your whites, just pour from 1 tablespoon - 1/2 cup in where & when you would normally add bleach. (I only use 1 tablespoon unless there is something just uber-stained then I would use more.)
You can also soak clothes in peroxide just as you would bleach should you have some tough stains.
And no...there isn't a "special" peroxide for this. You use the same peroxide that you use to clean your child's cut.
I'd also like to add a reminder for Nevadans (Is that what we are? Is that how you spell it? Anyway...) & anyone else where early voting has already started...don't forget to vote! Your vote DOES count, IS wanted, and CAN make a difference!