Oxygen Bleach (Sodium Percarbonate)
Oxygen bleach or Sodium Percarbonate is a brilliant stain remover and natural bleaching agent for clothes. At the same time it won’t ruin your coloured clothes, and keeps whites white. It is odourless too.
This powder replaces the oxy cleaners or vanish bars you may already use. It’s just one ingredient and non toxic. Completely safe for the environment.
Oxygen bleach works when it is added to hot water, it breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate. These work together to remove stains and brighten surfaces.
The hydrogen peroxide produced by sodium percarbonate is a powerful oxidizing agent that can break down organic stains, such as those caused by food, blood, or grass. It works by releasing oxygen atoms, which react with the stain and break it down into smaller, colourless molecules that can be easily rinsed away.
The sodium carbonate produced by sodium percarbonate is an alkaline substance that helps to break down and dissolve grease and oil-based stains. It also helps to neutralize acids and balance the pH of the cleaning solution, making it more effective at removing a wide range of stains.
Choose paper bags when you buy this amazing stain remover and you’ll have no plastic waste at all. The paper bag is completely recyclable.
To remove organic stains from fabrics: Dissolve a spoonful of oxygen bleach per 1L of hot water. Soak your fabric for one hour. Heavy set in stains may need to be soaked longer. Wash as usual after soaking.
To whiten and freshen cloth nappies: Dissolve 3 spoons in a bucket of hot water. Allow to soak for a few hours or overnight. Then wash as normal.
To whiten and freshen bed clothes, trainers, and whites: Dissolve a spoonful of oxygen bleach per 1L of hot water. Soak for a few hours or overnight. Rinse and wash if necessary.
To remove labels from jars: Dissolve one spoonful in hot water in your washing up bowl or sink. Leave the jars to soak in the solution for about an hour. Use a cloth to gently loosen the labels if necessary.
You may also add a spoonful of oxygen bleach to your whites laundry load to help keep them bright.
We recommend wearing gloves when using oxygen bleach to avoid skin irritation.