How do I use Oxygen Brightener with my laundry?

Oxygen Brightener whitens whites, removes stains, is color safe, and works to remove sweat odors. Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, leather or on fabrics labeled dry-clean only.

We’re often asked how much Oxygen Brightener should be used while doing laundry. The answer? It depends on what you are trying to achieve!

There are two common methods to consider when using Oxygen Brightener.

Laundry Boost – Add directly to the drum of your washing machine before adding your clothing.

Pre-Soak – Some items are best left to soak in an Oxygen Brightener solution. Create using ¼ cup of Oxygen Brightener to 1 gallon of water. Or, for smaller items 1 tbsp. of Oxygen Brightener for every 5 cups of water. 

Just soaking a cloth paper towel? Try 1 tsp. for 2 cups of water.

4 Tips for Best Results

  • Use hot or warm water to dissolve the Oxygen Brightener.
  • Do not allow the Oxygen Brightener to dry on surfaces before you’ve thoroughly rinsed the area.
  • Only mix enough solution for the job at hand. These solutions do not do well when stored as they lose their potency over a short period of time.
  • Do not place Oxygen Brightener solutions in sealed containers (especially glass containers) as the reaction between the sodium percarbonate and water releases a gas. Built-up gas in containers can be dangerous.

Our Favorite Uses In The Laundry Room

Use for everyday laundry to brighten whites, lift small stains and deodorize. 


Use with Laundry Powder.

Regular Load: Add 1 tbsp. to the drum before adding clothes.

Heavily Soiled Laundry: Add 2-3 tbsp. to the drum before adding clothes

Brighten your dingy whites


Add ¼ cup  for each gallon of water (warmest recommended on garment care label)

Soak for 6 hours

Wash as usual with laundry powder

Deodorize (built-up sweat, smoke, etc.)


Dissolve ¼ cup per gallon of water.

Soak for 3-6 hours. Depending on the severity of the odor, some odors may require more time to soak.

Wash as usual with Laundry Powder.

Presoak Tough Stains


1.5 tbsp. of Oxygen Brightener per gallon of water

4 tbsp. for extra tough stains

Mix until dissolved then add stained item(s). Soak for 1-6 hours. Some stains will come out in an hour, others will take longer. 6 hours will give you the best results.

Then wash as usual with Laundry Powder.

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