posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 09:17 PM
What you want to use instead of baking soda is washing soda, which is very similar. Baking soda is Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and Washing soda is
Na2CO3 and is a base (opposite of acidic). Baking soda is not very soluble in water compared to washing soda and no where near as strong as washing
soda. Baking soda actually converts to washing soda when heated in boiling water or when heated in an oven and releases water and CO2.
As Oxyclean, it is very similar to washing soda as it is Sodium Percarbonate which is the same formula as washing soda but has hydrogen peroxide
attached to the molecule - Na2CO3 + 1.5H2O2.
You can find washing soda in the laundry isle in the big yellow arm and hammar box that says "Washing Soda" or "Super Washing Soda". It works VERY
well with bleach and is a savior on filthy laundry, blood, etc. There isn't a whole lot of point of using oxyclean with bleach as the bleach will
release the hydrogen peroxide in the oxyclean before it can work.
One of the best ideas is to allow your laundry to soak for a while (20-60 mins) while the bleach and washing soda is in the water to allow the stuff
to really do it's job.
Another additive (that professional cleaners use) for really bad/stinky loads is TriSodium Phosphate. It isn't in so many cleaners any more but you
can find the powder in the painting Isle as a paint stripper. It is powdered like washing soda and is what used to be in detergents back in the
40-70's when the stuff really worked well (the powdered stuff). I wouldn't use it on loads that aren't very dirty as it isn't the best for the
"waterways" so some say, phosphate levels cause algae blooms, which is why it was removed. It is not illegal to use, but manufacturers voluntarily
removed it, probably b/c people use much more soap to make up for it.
edit on 7 18 2018 by DigginFoTroof because: added last