Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach is an all-fabric bleach that promises to whiten, brighten and remove stains from clothes. How well does it work?
What's Good About Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach
- HE compatible
- Safe for septic systems
- Can be used on all types of fabrics to whiten and brighten and remove stains
- Container is made from post-consumer recycled paper
What's Not So Good About Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach
- Difficult to find in many areas of the United States
- Shipping costs from online purchase add to the price
Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach
Country Save Oxygen Powdered Bleach can be used alone or as a booster to laundry detergent to whiten and brighten clothes and remove stains. It comes as a powder than be dissolved in water for hand washing clothes or added directly to the washer. The product is safe to use in both standard and high-efficiency washers.
The main ingredient in the product is sodium percarbonate which when combined with water creates oxygen. The gentle cleaning effect of the boost in oxygen makes the product safe for all washable fabrics except wool, silk and leather-trimmed items. Dye-stable fabrics will not loose their color as can happen with the harsher chlorine bleach.
Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach is safe to use on diapers and for anyone who has chemical sensitivities.
The product is offered in a 40 ounce pouch with a recloseable zip top to prevent caking from moisture.
A list of retail stores where the products are available can be found on the Country Save website.
All Country Save products come from a small privately owned company based in Arlington, Washington in the Pacific Northwest.
Founded by the inventor of Elmer's Glue, the company offers environmentally friendly detergents and laundry products.
Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach Product Review
I found Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach to be an excellent product. It worked well on all types of fabrics leaving them stain-free and bright. I followed their suggestion of allowing clothes to soak about 30 minutes in the oxygen bleach and water solution before adding detergent and washing on the normal cycle.
If you have a front-loading or high efficiency washer, place the dry powder directly into the washer drum before loading clothes. This will give the fabrics more time in the solution as the water is added to the washer.
In addition to its uses in the laundry room, Country Save Oxygen Powdered Bleach can be used throughout the house to clean upholstery, carpets, grout and many other surfaces. It should not be used on wood and any residue should be rinsed away after cleaning. A fresh water and oxygen bleach solution should be mixed for each use.
Once the dry powder is combined with water, the cleaning action evaporates within six to eight hours.
While Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach is an excellent product that whitens and brightens clothing, it can be difficult to find locally and must be ordered online. It is more cost effective than other national oxygen bleach products but the shipping costs can off-set any savings.
Shipping costs do get lower per box if you buy more than one product at a time. So, purchase in bulk or combine your order with a neighbor to get the best value.
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