Laundry Soak

Natural DIY Recipe


  • Sodium Percarbonate


  • Tub/ bath for soaking


  • As required


1. Add 1-2 tablespoons per 5L of hot water (above 30 degrees) & soak overnight before washing like normal.


Whitens, brightens & removes stains. This is the active ingredient in Napisan!



What is Sodium Percarbonate?

It's a natural powerful Oxybleach made from Hydrogen Peroxide (a natural hospital grade disinfectant) and Washing Soda. It's the key ingredient in Napisan & stain removers.

Is it safe in colours?

Ye it sure is, in fact it brightens most coloured fabrics. However some dyes will run no matter what you use, so read the labels, test & wash new clothes separately first.

Can I wash in cold water?

You really need a min 30 degrees (which is usually really hot tap water) to 'activate' the power of Oxybleach. Commercial products that offer lower water temperatures usually have a synthetic bleach activator.

What else can I soak with this?

Oven racks, range-hood filters & other greasy items

Is there any surface I should avoid?

Yes because of the washing soda avoid using ion aluminium

Is this safe for septic tanks?

The ingredients are mild, safe & biodegradable which should not affect the bacteria in septic tanks like harsh chemicals can.

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