Clorox Regular Bleach and Clorox 2 are really quite different products. Sodium hypochlorite bleaches like Clorox Regular Bleach are strong oxidants and are very effective at soil and stain removal. This is also the only type of bleach that disinfects. On the other hand, because of their powerful oxidizing properties, these bleaches are not safe for all fabrics or for some fabric dyes. Clorox 2 is an oxygen bleach. This is a much milder oxidant and is safe for most machine-washable fabrics. Color-safe bleaches work primarily on a broad range of colored stains such as beverages (e.g., coffee, tea, wine), fruits/vegetables (e.g. blueberry, grape) and mustard.