Meliora Oxygen Brightener - Non-Toxic Eco-Friendly Bleach Alternative (Unscented)
Meliora Oxygen Brightener - Non-Toxic Eco-Friendly Bleach Alternative (Unscented)

Oxygen Brightener Bleach Alternative Booster - Plastic-Free

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Our Oxygen Brightener is a people- and planet-friendly laundry booster and bleach alternative made with safer ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. This oxygen powder is just as effective as liquid bleach but is ultra-concentrated, plastic-free, preservative-free, bleach-free, and chlorine-free.
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How to use as a laundry booster:

  1. Scoop 1/2 tablespoon for HE washing machines or 1 tablespoon for standard washing machines.
  2. Add oxygen powder directly to the drum before adding clothes.
  3. Wash as normal. Powder dissolves in hot or cold water and is color safe. Do not use with wool or silk. Do not use with septic systems.

How to use as an oxygen cleaner:

  1. Fill a bucket with a measured amount of warm water. Use only as much as needed, as solution does not store well.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of powder for every 8–16 oz. of water, or 1/4 cup of powder for every gallon. Allow powder to dissolve fully.
  3. Use solution to clean surfaces and soak objects. Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes. Rinse surfaces thoroughly after use.

See full usage instructions below.

  • Do not use with septic systems.
  • Do not mix with other chemicals such as chlorine or ammonia.
  • Contains sodium percabonate, which may irritate eyes or skin.
  • In case of eye contact, rinse with water for 15 minutes.
  • In case of skin contact, wash with soap and water.
  • If ingested, drink plenty of water to dilute, and do not induce vomiting.
Ingredient Common Name CAS Number Purpose
Sodium carbonate peroxide Sodium percarbonate 15630-89-4 Oxidizer
Sodium carbonate Washing soda 497-19-8 Laundry booster; adjusts water pH

For more information, visit our Ingredients page.

Our Oxygen Brightener is a bleach alternative that acts as both a laundry booster and an oxygen cleaner. Use it to cut through tough stains and persistent odors.

We use only what you need to clean your clothes and your home: an unscented powder made from sodium percarbonate and washing soda.

All of our ingredients are MADE SAFE® Certified, Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, and vegan. We list every ingredient, including scents, on the front label so you can see what’s in your detergent.

Our plastic-free oxygen powder is packaged in a paper and steel canister. The canister is designed to be reused with our low-waste Oxygen Brightener refill bags and is fully recyclable.

Net wt. 32 oz. (907 g). Contains 128 HE (64 Standard) loads.

Oxygen Brightener is a bleach alternative that acts as both a laundry booster and an oxygen cleaner. This color-safe product brightens, whitens, and deodorizes your clothes by removing the dinginess and build-up that accumulates over time and reviving fabrics to their original vibrancy. It is also a powerful oxidizer, making it an effective cleaner and sanitizer for tough stains around the house.

For laundry that needs a boost to remove stains and sweat odors, add Oxygen Brightener alongside our Laundry Powder. For a full load of laundry, we recommend using up to half a tablespoon of Oxygen Brightener in a high-efficiency (HE) washer and up to one tablespoon in a standard washer. For large or extra dirty loads of laundry, double the amount of Laundry Powder.

Many washing machines are designed for liquid laundry boosters rather than powders. We suggest adding oxygen powder directly to the drum before adding the dirty clothes to the machine. This ensures the powder dissolves adequately.

Less is more. For loads that are less than full, you can decrease the amount of powder you use. Though it may seem counterintuitive, too much laundry booster can make clothes feel unclean. Excess powder can get caught in clothes and washing machines, resulting in build-up and causing unwanted odors and dinginess.

Oxygen Brightener is not compatible with natural protein-based fibers, such as wool and silk, or with septic systems.

For home cleaning, Oxygen Brightener can be mixed with water to create a concentrated paste or a multi-purpose liquid solution. 

To create a paste, mix a 1:1 ratio of powder and water, such as 1 tablespoon of each. The paste can be applied directly to tough stains and used as a scrub. This is an effective way to clean grout, tiles, and other hard surfaces.

To create a liquid solution, fill a bucket or similar container with as much warm water as you will need, typically between 8 oz. and 1 gallon. Do not place solution in sealed containers, as the reaction between sodium percarbonate and water releases gas.

Measure out an appropriate amount of powder for the amount of water and the desired strength of the solution. We recommend 1 tablespoon for every 8–16 oz. of water and 1/4–1/2 a cup for a gallon of water. More concentrated solutions will be more effective at neutralizing powerful odors, such as from used sports gear or trash cans. Less concentrated solutions should be sufficient to remove dirt and grime from most surfaces, including mugs, kettles, and more.

The mixed solution can be used as a general cleaner with a rag or scrub brush. You can also soak objects in the solution to remove stubborn stains and odors. Thoroughly rinse any object or surface with cool water after cleaning with Oxygen Brightener.

Do not mix Oxygen Brightener with other chemicals, including chlorine and ammonia. Sodium percarbonate may irritate eyes and skin. In case of eye contact, rinse with water for 15 minutes. In case of skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water. If ingested, drink plenty of water to dilute, and do not induce vomiting.

Before washing, pre-treat stains before washing with our Soap Stick Stain Remover. Simply wet the fabric and rub the soap stick onto the stained area, then wash as usual. The friction caused by rubbing a solid soap on the fabric adds to its effectiveness in removing stains. The sooner you are able to treat and wash the stain, the better the results. Please do not put your clothing in the dryer until the stain is gone, or else it might become more stubborn to treat.

Ingredient disclosure and transparency is the cornerstone of our business. We list every ingredient on the front label of each product and here on our website. Our Ingredients page lists the technical name, chemical identification (CAS number), country of origin, and additional details for every ingredient we use.

You'll never see the word "fragrance" on our ingredient labels. This catch-all term allows companies to hide ingredients that are potentially harmful to the health of people and the planet. In the US, hundreds of ingredients in the "fragrance" family have never been tested for their impact. Every product is available in an unscented base formula. We also offer products scented with organic essential oils. 

Sodium Carbonate Peroxide, also known as sodium percarbonate, is an oxidizing agent. When added to water, it'll break up organic compounds on fabrics and solid surfaces alike. It’s a sustainable, eco-friendly bleach alternative that can clean and whiten everything from laundry whites to coffee mugs. A true multi-purpose home cleaning booster without exposing your family to harmful chemicals.

Sodium Carbonate, also known as washing soda or soda ash, is a pH adjuster. It raises the pH of the washing water, which results in more effective cleaning. For this reason, it's often referred to as a laundry booster.

Bleach-Free | Chlorine-Free | Plastic-Free | MADE SAFE® Certified | Cruelty-Free | Made in the USA | No Synthetic Fragrances | Vegan | Dye-Free | SLS-Free | Preservative-Free | Palm Oil-Free | Phthalate-Free | Recyclable Packaging | Eco-Friendly Packaging | Biodegradable Ingredients | Organic Ingredients

How to Use Our Oxygen Brightener as a Laundry Booster

How to Use Meliora Oxygen Brightener - Measure

Measure for your machine

Use 1/2 tablespoon for HE washers and 1 tablespoon for standard washers. Adjust the amount to the size of the load.

How to Use Meliora Laundry Powder - Add to Washer

Add powder directly to the washer drum

Oxygen Brightener dissolves in water. For best results, place directly in the drum beneath clothes, not in the dispensing drawer.

How to Use Meliora Laundry Powder - Wash as Normal

Wash as normal

Once dissolved, our Oxygen Brightener is an effective laundry booster. It’s safe for all water temperatures.

How to Use Our Oxygen Brightener as an Oxygen Cleaner

How to Use Meliora Oxygen Brightener - Measure Water

Measure warm water into a bucket or container

Use only as much water as you need, typically between 8 oz. and 1 gallon. Solution does not store well and will lose potency over time.

How to Use Meliora Oxygen Brightener - Measure Powder

Measure powder and add to the water

Add 1 tablespoon of powder for every 8–16 oz. of water, or 1/4–cup of powder for every gallon. Allow powder to dissolve fully before use.

How to Use Meliora Oxygen Brightener - Soak

Use solution to clean surfaces and soak objects

Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes. Do not place solution in sealed containers. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the area after use.

Safer Ingredients, Listed on the Label

Our bleach alternative is MADE SAFE® Certified, meaning it meets the strictest ingredient screening requirement in the industry. Our MADE SAFE® certification literally means that a product has been Made With Safe Ingredients™ that are not known or suspected to harm human health, animals, aquatic life, or ecosystems.

This oxygen powder is made from sodium percarbonate and washing soda without any added fragrances. Scented varieties are made with organic essential oils, not synthetic fragrances. It is free of bleach, chlorine, dyes, preservatives, and other harsh chemicals commonly used in oxygen cleaners.

Oxygen Brightener is non-toxic when used as directed. For additional safety information, see the Safety Data Sheets on our Ingredients page.

Plastic-Free, Eco-Friendly Packaging

Our eco-friendly bleach alternative is concentrated and packaged to minimize waste and environmental impact. By making a concentrated dry powder, we eliminate the need for added preservatives or unnecessary plastic, like hidden liners or PVA pods and sheets

Our paper and steel canister is designed to be reused with our low-waste Oxygen Brightener Refill bags. That means you only need to buy the canister once, reducing the amount of packaging produced.

Oxygen powder is lighter and more concentrated than liquid bleach, making it more energy- and cost-effective to ship to you. It also takes up less space in your home—our can is only 6 inches tall and 4.25 inches wide.

Eco-Friendly Oxygen Bleach Alternative - Plastic-Free

Designed to Refill and Reuse

  • Keep the canister and buy refill bags
  • Fully recyclable packaging
  • Separate paper from metal to recycle, or check to see if local facilities can handle together

Plastic-Free Packaging

  • No hidden plastic liner, plastic scoop, or dissolvable plastic PVA pods or sheets inside
  • No PETE, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, PP, PS, or other plastics

Concentrated Powder

  • Ultra-concentrated: just half a tablespoon per HE load
  • Less weight and less space than liquid bleach
  • Shelf-stable without added preservatives

Everything You Need to Clean Your Clothes and Home

Reuse the canister with Oxygen Brightener Refills

Save money and cut down on waste with our Oxygen Brightener Refills.

Shop Oxygen Brightener Refills

Go plastic-free with our Laundry Powder

Pre-treat stains before washing with our Soap Stick stain remover.

Shop Laundry Powder

Fight stubborn stains with our Soap Stick

Pre-treat stains before washing with our Soap Stick Stain Remover.

Shop Soap Stick

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
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Elizabeth

Tossed it in with some extra dirty socks. Worked well.

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Nancy Holland
Clean Clothes without Harsh Chemicals

I really like using Meliora as my laundry detergent and brightener. I feel much better about not polluting and being plastic free.

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Michelle B
Excellent

I love all of the products we buy. The laundry soap smells great and my clothes look bright.

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Kelly

I’ve tried so many alternative detergents and am usually disappointed with the cleansing strength, my husband has a lot of dirty/messy hobbies. I was pleasantly surprised with how clean and fresh smelling our clothes were with such little product. Extremely happy with my purchase!

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Carolyn Handley-Kleindl
Not as expected

Doesn’t clean very well.