According to the Clorox site, Clorox Regular Bleach is made of the following ingredients: water, sodium hypochlorite, sodium chloride, sodium carbonate, sodium chlorate, sodium hydroxide and sodium polyacrylate. Water is the base ingredient in Clorox Regular Bleach. Sodium hypochlorite is an active ingredient that helps to remove stains, clean, and whiten laundry.
Sodium chloride is also known simply as table salt. Sodium carbonate helps to improve cleaning efficiency as well as helps remove tough grease stains from clothing. Sodium chlorate is produced from the break-down of bleach, and it breaks down further into oxygen and sodium chloride, or table salt. Sodium hydroxide, commonly called lye, is a useful ingredient for removing oily, fatty or acidic-types of soils and stains. Sodium polyacrylate is utilized to prevent additional soiling of fabrics during the laundry cycle itself.
Clorox Regular Bleach aids in the sanitizing, cleaning and disinfecting of many areas in a house, such as the bathroom, where it can be used to clean toilets, bathtubs and sinks. It is also commonly used in the kitchen to clean appliances, countertops, floors and sinks. Clorox Regular Bleach is used frequently in laundry, specifically for washing white loads in addition to using laundry detergent. Some laundry detergents have Clorox added to the detergent itself for added convenience.