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OxiClean Stain Remover Versatile Powder - Laundry Product Review

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OxiClean Stain Remover Versatile Powder - Laundry Product Review

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The Bottom Line

OxiClean is an excellent product for removing laundry stains, brightening colors and whitening whites.
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  • Provides excellent stain removal action.
  • HE compatible.
  • Safe for all washable fabrics.


  • Container contains no post-consumer recycled plastic.


  • Non-chlorine bleach and stain remover.
  • Safe for all washable fabrics.
  • Readily available in stores which sell laundry products.
  • Effective stain remover, whitener and brightener.

Guide Review - OxiClean Stain Remover Versatile Powder - Laundry Product Review

OxiClean Stain Remover Versatile Powder is not a new product. You've seen it pitched for years on late night TV and now it is added to numerous products as a stain remover. OxiClean burst onto the scene in 1995 as a product of Orange Glo International. It is now owned by Church & Dwight Co. Inc., manufacturer of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and Arm & Hammer laundry products.

NOTE: The newly improved formula of OxiClean is now available on store shelves (May 2012).

OxiClean is a non-chlorine bleach and stain remover. The active ingredients are sodium percarbonate and sodium carbonate. More than 95 percent of the ingredients are minerals, or break down into minerals and components that are readily found in our natural environment. OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover powder breaks down into oxygen and soda ash when mixed with ordinary water. The product also contains soil-dispersing agents to help release stains. When activated by warm water, the product releases oxygen which helps to change the ph of your wash water and allows detergents to increase their performance ability.

I prefer the powder version of OxiClean because I can mix it with water as I need it for stain removal, add it to the entire laundry load or use it for household cleaning. Once activated in warm water, the cleaning action is viable for six hours. I have found it exceptionally effective in removing organic stains like grass, wine and food. It is also effective in whitening linens that have grayed from using cold water for washing.

Two versions of the powder are offered - Regular and Free. The Free powder contains no dyes or perfumes. Both are septic-tank safe and considered green products. OxiClean powder can be used in both top-loading and front-loading machines.

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