Is Clorox 2® a Detergent?

Can Clorox 2® Stain Remover for colors be used as laundry detergent? Not exactly. Learn about this color booster and how it interacts with clothes and detergent.


I purchased Clorox 2® when I meant to buy laundry detergent. I’ve used it two or three times to wash clothes. First – can I use Clorox 2® as a detergent, and if not, have I done any damage to my clothes?


Let’s answer your second question first. No, using Clorox 2® for Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive will not harm your clothes. We made the product to be a color-safe laundry additive to be used along with laundry detergent to enhance it’s stain removal, cleaning and brightening power. It is meant to be added with the detergent to provide these benefits. It is not a full detergent formula; rather it adds ingredients like the oxygen bleach that the detergent does not contain.

So I would recommend buying your laundry detergent the next time you’re at the grocery store, and then try adding Clorox 2® for Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive along with the detergent the way it’s designed to be used. You should see better results: better cleaning, whitening and stain removal than you typically get with detergent by itself.

You can learn more about using color safe bleach here.