Difference Between Chlorine and Non-Chlorine Bleach

You may have wondered what the differences are between chlorinated bleach, chlorine-free bleach, whether bleach equals bleach water, etc. There are many doubts about this type of product, but Serendipity House solves below all you need to know about bleach:

What's bleach?

Bleach is an ally when it comes to washing clothes because it is capable of removing stains and leaving the pieces very white. By the way, the name of the product exemplifies its function a lot. Because, in the dictionary, to bleach is to make whiter. There are basically two types of bleaches. That's them:

Chlorine-based bleaches

It is the most common type and its composition is very similar to sanitary water, so besides cleaning it has disinfecting power. As chlorine is a slightly more aggressive substance, chlorine-based bleaches are not recommended for washing clothes because they can damage or stain them. Check out the environment-friendly most importantly Chlorine Free Bleach in Serendipity House.

Chlorine-free bleaches

They are designed to remove dirt and stains from colored clothes without damaging or staining the fabrics. As the chlorine-free bleach releases hydrogen peroxide, it is less aggressive, it preserves clothes better and can be used on colored items. In addition, these bleaches are the only ones that can be mixed with powder detergents with enzymes.

Main differences between bleach and bleach water

Chlorinated bleach

It is made with water, chlorine, flavors, and dyes; it is able to sanitize environments and lighten white clothes. In this category is Chlorine Gel, which disinfects the house, eliminating germs and bacteria.

Chlorine-free bleach

Its formula releases active oxygen that will act on stains during washing. It has an advantage over-chlorinated bleaches because they can be used safely even on colored clothes, such as the Shiny Utile Floral Stain Remover.

Sanitary Water

Made of chlorine and water, it has the capacity to sanitize food and disinfect environments of the house, ridding the rooms of microorganisms that cause diseases. Serendipity House recommends Bright Sanitary Water with Active Chlorine.

Bleach care in washing clothes

  • The first step is to read the part label. If in doubt, see here the meaning of the washing symbols on the clothing labels.
  • Also, read the cleaning product label and follow the instructions for use exactly.
  • It is essential to use the correct bleach for cleaning your clothes. Be rigorous when choosing between chlorine-free bleach and chlorine-based bleach. Any carelessness can definitely damage the clothes.

The Advantages of Chlorine-free Bleach

Putting the laundry in the washing machine is not always an easy task. Above all, it requires the pieces to be properly separated in the setting or mode recommended by the manufacturer, as well as the use of efficient products to make them clean and smelly. Now imagine those clothes that you like so much with impregnated dirt... it's no use throwing them in the machine and waiting for only the soap or softener to work.

Remove stains from clothes (even the most difficult ones) without damaging the fabric. This is the main function of chlorine-free bleaches. The formula differs from the traditional bleach because it takes hydrogen peroxide (oxygenated water) instead of chlorine. The product releases micro bubbles of oxygen when mixed with water. These microbubbles penetrate the dirt and help remove it.

The Chlorine Free Bleach offers some advantages over bleach. The main ones are the possibility of being used in colored clothes, it does not damage the fiber of the fabric as sanitary water, and it also has a longer shelf life.

Its action is a little longer than the common bleach, but the action is proven. The only drawback is that bleach without chlorine, as well as bleach water, cannot be used on any fabric, such as silk, wool, viscose and the like. Therefore, before washing and bleaching, read carefully the information and symbols on the clothes label.

The chlorine-free bleach Green Seas can be used on clothes of all colors and also on floor surfaces and tiles in general. It is a powerful cleaner of stains that are difficult to remove, such as coffee, red wine, and food waste. In the washing of clothes, its application is made in association with the Washing Clothes, which causes excellent synergy in the washing process.

Clothes washed with bleach without chlorine should be dried in the shade, never under the direct incidence of sunlight. When applying the product directly on the fabric, try to rinse before drying.

What are the precautions for using bleach and bleach?

You have already understood that both bleach and bleach represent important functions as powerful sanitizing and bleaching agents. But its use requires some care:


As with other cleaning products, do not leave it within reach of children and pets. Because if ingested, chlorine and other bleach actives can cause serious damage to the body.

Use in food

When handling products with chlorine, avoid them coming into contact with your skin as they may cause irritation. Also, if they fall on your clothes they will remove the dye from the fabric and damage your fibers.

When using sanitary water to sanitize vegetables, put a small amount of the product, because using more than recommended food can absorb chlorine and you and your family can ingest sodium hypochlorite without knowing it.

The ideal proportion for use in food is as follows: for each liter of water, add one tablespoon of bleach. Leave for about 20 minutes and rinse in clean filtered water.

Use in environments

Here, the main caution to take is: never to mix chlorine-based bleaches with other chemicals, as very dangerous chemical reactions can occur. Also, they should be applied in ventilated environments (open doors or windows), so that you do not breathe the steam from these products.

Another precaution is not to stain the upholstery fabrics and clothes you are wearing when applying the product to the environments. To use these products mix them with water according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Use to combat Aedes aegypti

With regard to this important use, care is taken to prevent domestic animals from drinking chlorinated water added to the dishes of plants or other containers with the solution revealed below.

To eliminate the eggs and larvae of the mosquito that transmits various diseases (dengue, chikungunya and the urban form of yellow fever), add 2.0 ml of bleach to one liter of water and then to the places where the infestation is possible.