As the mama of 3 kids and a dog, one thing I rely on every day are eco-friendly, safe cleaning solutions. I am no stranger to messes. As a matter of fact, messes are an everyday occurrence in my home. Kyle, my preteen, often tracks dirt onto our white carpet. (Why would anyone put white carpet into a house? Why?!) My toddler is notorious for trying to create abstract art with her food and drink, and if often ends up on the floors and walls, and my 6 month old likes his tummy time so much that he oozes all over the carpet, leaving a milky mess in his wake! So until they make children self-cleaning by design, I am the designated clean up crew. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it! And unless Daddy is home and feeling helpful, that someone just happens to be me!
I have given up on using most household cleaners, as they aren't safe for my family or for the environment. Most of them contain harsh chemicals and aren't exactly safe around children or pets. Even traditional chlorine bleach has been known to cause harm to humans and animals alike! Plus, have you ever accidentally gotten bleach on an article of clothing while you were cleaning? I have more times than I'd care to count over the years, and have had to sacrifice a few favorite items that got discolored and ruined all in the name of cleaning. It's always a sad day when I have to prematurely retire an article of clothing because the Bleach Monster got to it.
That's why I was so thrilled when Oxygen Bleach products first came onto the market. I have been using them for years. My love affair with Oxygen Bleach all began several years ago when Billy Mays told the world about a great new Oxy action product on infomercials...You all know the product I am talking about. I have been using this product for YEARS, and it has saved my butt many, many times. Oxygen Bleach is an ingenious innovation in cleaning, if you ask me. It is color safe, (Hallelujah!) effective, and is safer to use around children and pets than traditional chlorine bleach. It is based on sodium percarbonate which uses oxygen for destaining and deodorizing. Oxygen Bleach is safe to use at all temperatures, on most washable fabrics, and all colors, in hard or soft water, and is compatible with other household cleaners. Also, it produces no harmful by-products which negatively affect the environment.
That's why I was excited to try Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach. I already knew how effective oxygen bleach products are when it comes to household cleaning. But I also know that not all oxygen bleach products are created equal. I have tried several different brands and formulations in the past, and not all of them have measured up in my book. Some have been hard to dissolve, making cleaning difficult. Others just didn't pack the punch against stains I was hoping for. So I was eager to try out Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach to see how it stacked up against every mess my household could throw at it.
When my Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach arrived, the first thing I noticed was the size of the container. It is a HUGE 6lb tub of oxygen bleach! WOW! Now that's a lot of cleaner! With most oxygen bleach products, a little goes a long way for most cleaning applications. When dissolved properly, just a tablespoon or so usually does the trick for spot cleaning. For laundry, I generally add a scoop full to my wash, as it helps fight stubborn stains on our clothing as well as deodorizes. When I'm dealing with stinky man socks or messes made on clothing by exploding diapers, this is a lifesaver!
I waited for the first available mess, which didn't take long, and I eagerly went to work using my Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach. Even though I am no rookie in the world of oxygen bleach, I made sure to read the instructions and follow them exactly. My son's dog, Chloe, got overly excited and ended up leaving a puddle on our white carpet. I get SO frustrated when that happens! So I mixed up a batch of Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach and went to work. I blotted up as much urine as I could, and then treated the spot with a solution of hot water and Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach. I let this set for about 10 minutes, which easily took the stain out completely, and then I used the carpet shampooer on the affected area to get up any residue from the oxygen bleach. I am happy to say, it worked like a charm!
I also used this product on my bathtubs, in my kitchen, and in my laundry. I even used this product when I recently stripped my cloth diapers with no adverse effects whatsoever! I am thrilled to say, Tropical Traditions packs quite a punch against messes and odors, and it cleans gently and effectively. I noticed that this product dissolves very rapidly, is easy to mix, and has no harsh odor or fumes when using it. It also works very quickly and doesn't leave behind an oddly colored residue behind like my usual Oxy product has the tendency to. I would definitely recommend Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach to anyone looking for high-powered, eco-friendly cleaning products for their home. In my humble opinion, this product is a great "multi-tasker", as it can be used almost anywhere messes or odors hide!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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