A Quick Guide To Sodium Percarbonate

A Quick Guide To Sodium Percarbonate

In this article, we delve into the remarkable world of Sodium Percarbonate, an essential ingredient we proudly advocate for in our DIY toolkit.  This will give you a good overall picture of this amazing ingredient and we have more detailed articles if you wish to deepen your understanding. Enjoy!


What is sodium percarbonate?

Percarbonate is the pure, active ingredient found in popular stain removers (like Napisan) and is essentially a bleach. But a good bleach, unlike 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. Sodium percarbonate is a white, crystalline 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.


Where to get Percarbonate

If you are in Australia, you can have this amazing product delivered to your door in eco-friendly packaging. CLICK HERE TO GET PERCARBONATE NOW

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