I'm usually skeptical when it comes to all the "make it yourself!" cleaners on pinterest. Yes baking soda and dawn works to clean your tub, but not nearly as well as the spray and wipe power of modern chemical cleaners (at least in my opinion - it takes a lot more elbow grease to clean the old cast iron clawfoot tub I have compared to the more modern fiberglass tubs and showers most people have) But this is one of the good ones on pinterest - in fact, this is what Oxyclean is. It's technically what is referred to as oxygen bleach and it's just a mix of washing soda and hydrogen peroxide. (source: wikipedia)
I haven't made this myself yet, but the recipe is as follows :
Homemade Oxy Clean
1 cup water
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup washing soda
Mix all ingredients together and store in a dark spray bottle. Hydrogen peroxide loses its effectiveness if stored in a light container.
To use: Spray on soiled laundry and let it sit overnight. Or, if you have a number of clothes that are soiled, you make up a batch of this and soak them
Has anyone made this? how did it compare to things like Oxyclean?