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DH came home with a giant tub of Sun Oxygen Cleaner yesterday. I'm guessing it's similar to OxiClean, but I've never used either of them. Since I still haven't solved the slightly musty smell in my diapers, I was thinking of trying a little in my next load. Anybody use it? What part of the cycle do you add it? How much do you use?
Here's my current wash routine:
1. Short warm wash with 2 Tbsp Tide and 1/4 cup baking soda
2. Long hot wash with Tide (scoop to 1 line)
3. Short warm wash - no additives
(all washes followed with cold rinses)
I use Sun. It's really good! Just an "off" brand of OxiClean. I have a front loader, and I just put mine in the same section that I put the detergent in, or I just put it right in the drum depending on if I'm using liquid or powder detergent.
My machine has a lever thingy that you slide over that increases and decreases the size of the hole the detergent runs out of the dispenser. If I put it on the "liquid" setting but put powder in it by mistake, not all of the detergent will dissolve and make it into the drum. So, if I use liquid detergent I put the Sun in the drum, but if I'm using powdered detergent I put it in the dispenser. Does that make sense? Either way, it gets put in right at the start b/c the detergent is sprayed in at the beginning.
I always use a full scoop, but so far I've only used it on dish towels, bath towels, and DH's work clothes. I haven't had a problem or any issues with fading or anything so far.
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Last edited by somo_chickenlady; April 27th, 2012 at 06:27 PM.
Check the ingredients, pure powder form oxygen bleach should be only sodium percarbonate and some sodium carbonate as an activator. I think Sun Oxy is good.
I would add it to your main wash. The hot water will dissolve and activate it better. It is a good disinfectant but can cause excess wear and fading like bleach can, except without any bleachy odors or residues. I love it in hard water but not in soft water.