Ultra Purex 2 Color Safe Bleach Product Review

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Ultra Purex 2 Color Safe Bleach is an oxygen-based stain remover and color booster that is now called Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster. It is safe to use with most washable white and colored fabrics.

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Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster Pros

  • Effective for removing stains and boosting color.
  • Packaging is 100 percent recycled paperboard.
  • Less expensive than other color safe bleaches.

Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster Cons

  • Not readily available on all market shelves. You can find it online from Amazon.com.

Description of Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster

  • Chlorine free stain remover and color booster.
  • Safe for all washable fabrics.
  • Available in powder and liquid formulas.

 

Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster 

Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster is a stain removal, whitener and brightener booster for washable laundry.  It is available as both a powder or liquid. 

Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster contains no chlorine and is safe for all washable fabrics with the exception of silk, wool and leather. It is effective in cold, warm or hot water temperatures and can be used in regular or high-efficiency (he) washers. The product should be added at the same time as detergent. The color safe bleach is used to remove stains, brighten and whiten fabrics, and boost a detergent's cleaning power.

Listed Ingredients

  • Anionic and nonionic surfactants (cleaning agents)
  • Sodium carbonate (water softener)
  • Sodium silicate (washer protection agent)
  • Sodium percarbonate (bleaching agent)
  • Antiredeposition agents
  • Fabric whiteners
  • Perfume
  • Processing aids
  • Colorants

The powdered formula is packaged in 100 percent recycled paperboard (35 percent post-consumer).

The Henkel and Purex Laundry Story

Purex offers a full line of laundry products including liquid laundry detergentsingle dose laundry detergents, laundry detergent powder, liquid fabric softeners, dryer sheets and Purex Crystals in-wash scent booster.

The products are manufactured by Dial Corporation of Henkel North America based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Other Henkel products include  Zout20 Mule Team Borax and Sta-Flo Starch.

Henkel is an international company that produces adhesives, cleaning products and personal care products around the world. Many familiar United States brands - Loctite, Soft Scrub, Dial Soap, Right Guard, Soft 'n Dri - are products of Henkel.

The name Purex was coined in 1923 for a chlorine bleach developed by Lionel and Ray Precourt. By 1946, the Purex company added their first powdered laundry detergent, Trend. In 1975 liquid laundry detergents hit the shelves and the Purex brand has continued to grow and offer new products.

Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster Product Review

I found Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster powdered formula to be an effective stain remover and color booster for laundry.

I was particularly pleased with the way white clothes came out looking brighter. It is well-priced and often costs less than other brand name oxygen bleaches.

I actually prefer a powdered oxygen-based formula over a liquid formula because liquid formulas can lose cleaning potency after a period of time and break down to simple water. Powdered oxygen bleach formulas are much more stable.

I often use a color safe bleach in a pre-soak solution to remove stains and whiten clothes. The formula is much more gentle on fabrics than chlorine bleach. The key to successful use is patience. Mix the solution and submerge the stained items and allow them to soak for at least one hour - overnight is even better because oxygen bleach is slow acting.  It is also an essential component in removing dye transfer stains when that red sock ends up in a load of white clothes.

I would recommend that Ultra Purex 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster (oxygen bleach) find a spot on your laundry room shelves. Oxygen bleach is an essential for the laundry room and save many garments from stains and dinginess.

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