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Can You Put Bleach in Your Bath Water?

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Heard of a bleach bath? Doctors sometimes recommend them for treating eczema. Find out if bathing or showering in bleach water is safe for relieving skin conditions.

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Question

Can I bath in bleach water?

Answer

Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach with CLOROMAX® can be used to make water safe to drink in an emergency. You could also use the treated water for hand washing and tooth brushing, which is technically bathing. But this is only in an emergency situation and only following specific instructions for making the water safe to drink. In all other cases, Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach with CLOROMAX® is NOT recommended for non-emergency personal hygiene of any kind — consumers should always avoid direct skin and eye contacts with both undiluted bleach, as well as prolonged contact with the various bleach solutions we recommend for household cleaning and laundry.

For more information on how to make water safe to drink in an emergency, click here: https://www.clorox.com/how-to/disinfecting-sanitizing/disaster-preparation-and-cleanup/directions-for-disinfection-of-water/.