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I know this is a really silly question... but can you mix vinegar and bleach?

For some reason whether I can do this or not eludes my mind. Probably the lack of sleep, but I am out of floor cleaner (I spilled the whole bottle..) and have a dirty floor that isn't going to wait till payday.


Asked by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Home & Garden

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Answers (5)
  • No it is not safe! Mixing vinegar and bleach releases toxic chlorine gas into the air. Use one or the other but not both. If you ever find yourself questioning what you can mix bleach with, remember this.....bleach can not be mixed with anything except for water.

    Answer by slw123 at 5:43 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • No. Just pick one or the other to use.

    Answer by CaLizzyMom at 5:22 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I'd just use diluted vinegar. I wouldn't mix the two they kinda kill each other out.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 5:22 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • i do everyday mama.. in the washer and to clean..

    Answer by ArlieBeeMee at 5:22 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I don't think that bleach can be safely mixed with acids.

    This Is what we use for most cleaning (initially used as part of my daughter's 6th grade science fair project). It is cheap (my favorite) and non-toxic.
    1/4 cup white vinegar
    3/4 cup warm tap water
    1 tablespoon baking soda
    10 drops of tea tree oil (antibacterial, antifungal, etc.)
    2 drops oil of lavender essential oil (optional) (antiseptic and smells nice)
    For extra scrubbing, I make a paste with salt, baking soda and vinegar.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:39 AM on Oct. 13, 2009