What are the active ingredients in OxiClean


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Various OxiClean products
Product TypeStain remover
laundry detergent
ownerChurch & Dwight
countryUnited States
Related brandsOxiClean Free Versatile stain remover
OxiClean laundry stain remover
OxiClean MaxForce Spray
OxiClean Power Paks
OxiClean Triple Power Stain Fighter
OxiClean White Retriever
OxiClean Baby Stain Soaker
OxiClean detergent
Previous ownerOrange Glo International
sloganOxiClean removes the hard stains!

OxiClean is an American brand of household cleaners, including OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover, a laundry additive, stain remover, and household cleaner sold by Church & Dwight. It was owned by Orange Glo International from its launch in 1997 until it was acquired in 2006.


When it was introduced by Orange Glo International in 1997, it was marketed as a "miracle cure" from 2000 through infomercials starring Billy Mays in the US and Canada. Church & Dwight acquired the OxiClean brand (along with Orange Glo and several others). by acquiring Orange Glo International in 2006; At this point, the OxiClean brand was expanding with the introduction of the OxiClean detergent ball in laundry detergents, followed by OxiClean liquid laundry detergent in 2014. It continued to be endorsed by Mays until his death in 2009. The product has been recommended by Mays' friend and colleague Anthony Sullivan since 2009. Mays and Sullivan were on the show Pitchmen on the Discovery Channel, in which the product was presented several times.


One of the active ingredients in OxiClean is sodium percarbonate (Na2CO3• H.2Ö2), an adduct of sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) and hydrogen peroxide (H.2Ö2). This breaks down into water peroxide when it is dissolved in water. These ingredients safely decompose in the environment and do not leave any toxic by-products.

Related products are OxiClean Free Versatile Stain Remover, OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover, OxiClean MaxForce Spray, OxiClean Power Paks, OxiClean Triple Power Stain Fighter, OxiClean White Revive and OxiClean Baby Stain Soaker. The Clorox Company has a competing product, Clorox 2, which contains similar ingredients, but also contains the activator TAED (tetraacetylethylene diamine) to convert the peroxide to peracetic acid (also known as peroxyacetic acid or PAA). Another competing product, Biz Laundry Booster, has added enzymes to break down organic stains and claims to outperform OxiClean in some situations.


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