When we think of Clorox most of us think about adding it to our laundry to bleach or clean clothes. But Clorox has several other uses people sometimes overlook.

What is Staph?

Staph or Staphylococcus is a type of bacteria. Staph is lives in the human body. It can be found on our skin and hair as well as other parts of our body. Sometimes it can cause staph infections around our hair follicles or on other skin locations. Sometimes hospitals have difficulty controlling staph infections. Visitors, nurses and doctors have to work very hard to prevent the bacteria from spreading.

Staph Infections of the Skin

If you get staph infections on the skin talk to your doctor about a Clorox bath.

A weekly routine of cleansing and moisturizing may help to eliminate this infection. Clorox kills bacteria so a diluted solution can clear up bacteria related dermatitis for young children and adults. The proper diluted solution actually smells like a swimming pool. That is because it is chlorine or Clorox that is often used to sanitize swimming pool water. Some people use Clorox baths for eczema as well.

How to Clean with Clorox

Laundry and Clorox

Certain bacteria get into towels and bedding making it difficult to stop recurring skin infections. Using Clorox to clean like colored bedding and towels is useful as well. You have to be very careful with this method to avoid ruining the colors in the fabric. Only use this method with colorfast fabric to avoid ruining towels and bedding.

Make sure you research and understand this method before trying it.

Outdoor Wood Rot and Clorox

Wood roofing or sheds erode because of bacteria that can be killed with Clorox. Cleaning the wood and then applying a solution of Clorox and water can reduce or eliminate erosion. Let the solution sit on the cleaned wood surface for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse.

Bathroom and Clorox

Don’t forget about the bacteria in the toilet and bath tub.


Add baking soda to the toilet boil water. Scrub with a brush or sponge. Make sure the solution gets under the rim. Flush the toilet.

Add a cap full of Clorox to the toilet bowl water. Make sure the solution gets under the rim using your brush or sponge. Wait a few minutes and flush.

Bath Tub

Use the same method on the bath tub. I like using a little soap with the baking soda to give the tub a really good scrub but it isn’t necessary. As long as you let the Clorox sit in the tub for a few minutes you will kill the bacteria.

Getting rid of bacteria on your skin or in your clothes, bedding and bathroom can really help relieve bacterial related dermatitis. If you regularly spend time outdoors or live in close proximity to rotting wooden surfaces it might be a good idea to clean those surfaces too.

Always check with your doctor before using a diluted Clorox solution on your skin.