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Diluting Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach®

By Dr. Laundry February 10, 2009

Q. I have a large bottle of Clorox® Clean-Up® + Bleach which shows a concentration of 1.84%. I have a small (now empty) bottle of Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface™ Daily Sanitizing Spray, which shows a concentration of 0.0094%. Can I safely take the Clean-Up and dilute it 200:1 and turn it into the Anywhere spray, or are there other considerations?

A. While you have a good start on the dilution, and following this approach will get you your desired bleach concentration, it probably won’t last long. The Clorox® Clean-Up® + Bleach contains surfactants and fragrance, which are not present in Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface™ Daily Sanitizing Spray. We use proprietary technology to make a stable, low concentration bleach for Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface™ Daily Sanitizing Spray. This simple dilution of Clorox® Clean-Up® + Bleach probably will end up turning into fragranced salt, water and surfactant relatively quickly.