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Make Your Own Clorox Anywhere Recipe

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 16, 2008 · 120 comments

I fell in love with Clorox Anywhere a couple of years ago when I was part of a year-long test panel for it. I received free product coupons every month so that I could test it out and review it. It's since become an indispensable part of my cleaning process, yet I just can't bring myself to shell out $3.29 a bottle for something that is 99.9905% water!!!

I just used up the last bottle from my stockpile the other day, and I've really been missing it for all the little things I use it for. It occurred to me that I should just try to make my own, so after a little fancy math to convert the percentages of water and bleach to useful quantities, I came up with this simple recipe.

1 1/2 teaspoons of bleach

22 oz. water

How easy is that? I saved my pretty little Clorox Anywhere bottle to mix it in, but you could pick up any inexpensive spray bottle that holds just over 22 ounces to put it in.

My favorite use for it is to spray down the kitchen table and high chair after dinner. I let it sit to sanitize it while I clean up and load the dishwasher, and then I wipe it down with a dishrag. Letting it sit also helps "unstick" any sticky messes and makes for an easy cleanup all around!

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1 Anonymous July 16, 2008 at 3:33 am

Sadly I didn't grow up in a household that taught me how to use bleach without fear of disasterous results so I've never used bleach. I saw your post today and do not want to be fearful anymore so I'm going to buy a bottle of bleach and do my best to use it and not get it on my clothes or carpet or anything else that would produce sad results.

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2 Anonymous July 16, 2008 at 3:33 am

Sadly I didn't grow up in a household that taught me how to use bleach without fear of disasterous results so I've never used bleach. I saw your post today and do not want to be fearful anymore so I'm going to buy a bottle of bleach and do my best to use it and not get it on my clothes or carpet or anything else that would produce sad results.

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3 LifeatTheCircus July 16, 2008 at 3:35 am

THIS IS GREAT!! Thanks for putting your math skills to use for this numbers challenged mommy.. we'll be trying this for sure!!

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4 LifeatTheCircus July 16, 2008 at 3:35 am

THIS IS GREAT!! Thanks for putting your math skills to use for this numbers challenged mommy.. we'll be trying this for sure!!

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5 Domestic Spaz July 16, 2008 at 3:41 am

I've never even heard of Clorox Anywhere! Am I living under a rock or something? :)

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6 Domestic Spaz July 16, 2008 at 3:41 am

I've never even heard of Clorox Anywhere! Am I living under a rock or something? :)

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7 Carol July 16, 2008 at 3:45 am

You mean I could have sold this idea and made oodles of cash years ago, but Clorox beat me to it?

Clorox & water works for me, too!

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8 Carol July 16, 2008 at 3:45 am

You mean I could have sold this idea and made oodles of cash years ago, but Clorox beat me to it?Clorox & water works for me, too!

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9 Tara July 16, 2008 at 3:49 am

Ha! I meant to link to the product description on the Clorox website for those who've never heard of it. They claim that it's as "gentle as water." Well, duh, it is mostly water!

I think it's a brilliant marketing move on their part. After all, how many people never read the labels on products? They must be raking it in at $3.29 a pop!

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10 Tara July 16, 2008 at 3:49 am

Ha! I meant to link to the product description on the Clorox website for those who've never heard of it. They claim that it's as "gentle as water." Well, duh, it is mostly water! I think it's a brilliant marketing move on their part. After all, how many people never read the labels on products? They must be raking it in at $3.29 a pop!

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11 Rachel July 16, 2008 at 4:06 am

GREAT tip!! I love Clorox Anywhere too, but you're right, it's kind of ridiculous to pay so much for it. Thanks for figuring this out!

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12 Rachel July 16, 2008 at 4:06 am

GREAT tip!! I love Clorox Anywhere too, but you're right, it's kind of ridiculous to pay so much for it. Thanks for figuring this out!

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13 Kim @ Up North Mommy July 16, 2008 at 4:07 am

I went to church with a man who has a PhD in chemistry. He read the ingredients of the Clorox Anywhere bottle, took one whiff of it, and knew immediately that it was nothing but all water with a tiny bit of bleach. Since then I buy the Anywhere spray once in a while, and then when I run out, I just refill the container with water and a little bleach. The only time I buy a new bottle from the store is when my bottle's sprayer doesn't work anymore.

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14 Kim @ Up North Mommy July 16, 2008 at 4:07 am

I went to church with a man who has a PhD in chemistry. He read the ingredients of the Clorox Anywhere bottle, took one whiff of it, and knew immediately that it was nothing but all water with a tiny bit of bleach. Since then I buy the Anywhere spray once in a while, and then when I run out, I just refill the container with water and a little bleach. The only time I buy a new bottle from the store is when my bottle's sprayer doesn't work anymore.

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15 The Momster July 16, 2008 at 4:20 am

That is a great idea...now where were you 10 years ago when I had an all white kitchen? LOL

Gonna have to try this one. It's amazing all the things you can do with bleach!

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16 The Momster July 16, 2008 at 4:20 am

That is a great idea...now where were you 10 years ago when I had an all white kitchen? LOLGonna have to try this one. It's amazing all the things you can do with bleach!

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17 Lisa@BlessedwithGrace July 16, 2008 at 4:41 am

Thank you, thank you. I love Clorox Anywhere!! Yeah.

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18 Lisa@BlessedwithGrace July 16, 2008 at 4:41 am

Thank you, thank you. I love Clorox Anywhere!! Yeah.

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19 queenoftheclick July 16, 2008 at 6:45 am

I love your blog because I love the deals as well.

LOL. I had no idea there was a product called Clorax Anywhere. I am not sure it is sold in NYC.

Anyway, I have been making Clorax anywhere for years. I made a stronger solution 1/4 bottle Clorax with the rest water to spray down the tiles in the bathroom with. I spray them and leave it for awhile and then I come back and spray and wipe. It's awesome.

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20 queenoftheclick July 16, 2008 at 6:45 am

I love your blog because I love the deals as well. LOL. I had no idea there was a product called Clorax Anywhere. I am not sure it is sold in NYC. Anyway, I have been making Clorax anywhere for years. I made a stronger solution 1/4 bottle Clorax with the rest water to spray down the tiles in the bathroom with. I spray them and leave it for awhile and then I come back and spray and wipe. It's awesome.

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21 Pepper July 16, 2008 at 7:31 am

Thanks for the portions. I knew there had to be a way to make it yourself, I knew it was just a touch of bleach in water, but was afraid of trying out the portions. Thanks

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22 Pepper July 16, 2008 at 7:31 am

Thanks for the portions. I knew there had to be a way to make it yourself, I knew it was just a touch of bleach in water, but was afraid of trying out the portions. Thanks

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23 Anonymous July 16, 2008 at 10:15 am

Thanks so much for this idea! I'm going to make my own, too!

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24 Anonymous July 16, 2008 at 10:15 am

Thanks so much for this idea! I'm going to make my own, too!

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25 Gina July 16, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Thank you so much! I love Clorox Anywhere (actually I have a strange obsession with bleach in general!), and now I can make my own!

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26 Gina July 16, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Thank you so much! I love Clorox Anywhere (actually I have a strange obsession with bleach in general!), and now I can make my own!

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27 Awesome Mom July 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I too am freaked out by bleach, but I will have to give this a try.

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28 Awesome Mom July 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I too am freaked out by bleach, but I will have to give this a try.

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29 jskell911 July 16, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Great Idea! I had no idea that the Anywhere variety was just diluted bleach?????

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30 jskell911 July 16, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Great Idea! I had no idea that the Anywhere variety was just diluted bleach?????

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31 Audra Krell July 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

I am bleach freaker outer too, but this looks good. I am stunned that it is 99 percent water. Stunned!

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32 Audra Krell July 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

I am bleach freaker outer too, but this looks good. I am stunned that it is 99 percent water. Stunned!

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33 Julie Stiles Mills July 16, 2008 at 6:41 pm

So GREAT! Thanks! I'm trying this out TODAY.

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34 Julie Stiles Mills July 16, 2008 at 6:41 pm

So GREAT! Thanks! I'm trying this out TODAY.

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35 craftymym July 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Thanks for the breakdown! Now we can make our own! Bleach makes everything smell so clean!

Hint - spray a little in the kitchen sink and/or bathroom and the toilet before hubby comes home. He'll think you spent so much time cleaning! Heehee!

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36 craftymym July 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Thanks for the breakdown! Now we can make our own! Bleach makes everything smell so clean!Hint - spray a little in the kitchen sink and/or bathroom and the toilet before hubby comes home. He'll think you spent so much time cleaning! Heehee!

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37 Robyn July 16, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Thanks so much for the formula! I always wanted to make my own but was afraid of having too much bleach. I love this stuff!

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38 Robyn July 16, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Thanks so much for the formula! I always wanted to make my own but was afraid of having too much bleach. I love this stuff!

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39 margi July 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm

As a bartender for ten years, I thought everyone knew about this.

Dang. I coulda been a millionaire!

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40 margi July 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm

As a bartender for ten years, I thought everyone knew about this.Dang. I coulda been a millionaire!

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41 Shay July 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm

I wonder if they finally figured out that day care centers have been making it for years, haha! I always had bleach spots on my clothes when I worked there.

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42 Shay July 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm

I wonder if they finally figured out that day care centers have been making it for years, haha! I always had bleach spots on my clothes when I worked there.

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43 Amy July 17, 2008 at 3:36 am

Great way to crack the code on that! I have scheduled a post for tomorrow for making a disinfectant spray out of vinegar, lavender oil, and water. I used it to disinfect my sink after I cleaned out the fridge. Worked like a charm!

Way to be inventive!!!

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44 Amy July 17, 2008 at 3:36 am

Great way to crack the code on that! I have scheduled a post for tomorrow for making a disinfectant spray out of vinegar, lavender oil, and water. I used it to disinfect my sink after I cleaned out the fridge. Worked like a charm!Way to be inventive!!!

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45 Marin... July 17, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Hey, thanks! Now I feel silly for buying Anywhere Spray. I use it ALL THE TIME. Is that really all it is? Boy, they suckered me in.

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46 Marin... July 17, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Hey, thanks! Now I feel silly for buying Anywhere Spray. I use it ALL THE TIME. Is that really all it is? Boy, they suckered me in.

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47 Vickie July 18, 2008 at 1:01 am

Oh WOW!! I'm so excited I will be saving money! Thanks for sharing :)

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48 Vickie July 18, 2008 at 1:01 am

Oh WOW!! I'm so excited I will be saving money! Thanks for sharing :)

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49 Kendra July 18, 2008 at 1:23 pm

I had no idea - thanks for that tip!

I just sharpied those amounts on my bottle so that when I run out I know how much to put in.

Thanks!

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50 Kendra July 18, 2008 at 1:23 pm

I had no idea - thanks for that tip!I just sharpied those amounts on my bottle so that when I run out I know how much to put in.Thanks!

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