A guide to Sodium Percarbonate

A guide to Sodium Percarbonate

This is a quick guide into our famous green cleaning ingredient Sodium Percarbonate. We explore its eco-friendly properties and brilliance at tackling tough stains while minimising environmental impact.

What is percarbonate

It is the pure, active ingredient found in popular stain removers like Napisan and an oxygen bleach and a much cleaner greener option than the nasty smelly chlorine variety! 

Made from washing soda and hydrogen peroxide, this powerhouse ingredient is a hospital-grade disinfectant and widely used in commercial cleaning products. It is a white, crystalline powder and when it meets water, it releases oxygen and becomes a potent stain remover, disinfectant, and brightener. 


Why Percarbonate should be in your DIY Toolkit

Sodium percarbonate's oxygen-releasing properties make it an invaluable asset in green cleaning. This oxygen release breaks down stains by breaking their chemical bonds, making it an effective stain remover for a wide range of materials. From stain removal to brightening and disinfection, it's a versatile ingredient that aligns with eco-conscious practices


How to use Percarbonate for natural cleaning solutions

Using sodium percarbonate for cleaning is straightforward, and it can be applied in various scenarios. Commonly used for stain removal and to brighten whites and keep coloured fabrics fresh. It can also be used for cleaning surfaces, especially in the kitchen and bathroom as well as general cleaning of various household items.


What makes Percarbonate eco-friendly

Sodium percarbonate naturally breaks down into water, oxygen, and washing soda so doesn't contribute to the pollution of air or water systems. It is safe for septic tanks, good for water treatment compatibility, helps with improving indoor air quality and even reduced packaging waste. 


How Percarbonate is made 

Sodium percarbonate is produced through a relatively straightforward chemical reaction that involves two main components: sodium carbonate (also known as washing soda) and hydrogen peroxide. The resulting sodium percarbonate is typically filtered, washed, and then dried to remove excess moisture.


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