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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.

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I purchased Clorox2 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?


You didn’t say if it was the liquid or powder version of Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster. Let’s go backward in answering your questions. No, using Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster will not harm your clothes. We made the product to be a color-safe laundry additive to enhance the stain removal, cleaning and brightening power of the detergent. 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 trying it as an additive with your regular detergent and see if you don’t see better results. If you bought the powder, it probably functioned more like a detergent since it contains a large amount of builders to help soften the water and remove dirt/mud.

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