Are you extremely put off by the smell and composition of bleach?
Are you looking for a solution that's healthy for you and the environment to bleach your bedding, cloth diapers and washable sanitary towels?
So here's an effective and economical solution: sodium percarbonate!
But what's this?
First of all, it's important to specify that baking soda, soda crystals or caustic soda are all COMPLETELY different materials, both in their composition (so precautions to take) and in their uses.
Sodium percarbonate or "solid hydrogen peroxide" are exactly the same product.
In fact, they're synonyms for a handy white powder, which takes its effectiveness from the result of a reaction between soda ash and hydrogen peroxide.
What's it good for?
A lot of business! Hence the title of this article ''Sodium percarbonate: a precious ally''!
The reason we like it so much is that it easily replaces bleach with its stain-removing and bleaching power, without discoloring or yellowing fabrics: fabulous!
But that's not all: it's also economical and environmentally friendly, while having multiple powers:
- Colorfast whitener and stain remover (I know, we're repeating ourselves here, but it's so effective!)
- Eliminates mildew and acts as an odor remover.
- Multi-surface and all-purpose cleaner.
More concretely? How is it used? Whitening (you suspected it, didn't you?)
For brilliant whites, all the time
Simply add a tablespoon to your laundry load.
Sodium percarbonate works best when used with warm or hot water. So, if your fabrics need a lot of bleaching work, increasing the temperature of the wash water will be desirable and beneficial here.
For yellowed fabrics?
Fill your container, sink or bath with hot water. Add one tablespoon for every 5 liters of water. Soak your white fabrics overnight, or your dark fabrics for an hour or so. Drain and place in the clothes washer.
Remove stains (of course, he was coming too!).
For light stains: Simply add 2 tablespoons to your usual load of detergent.
For stubborn stains: Mix sodium percarbonate and water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the stain and leave for a few minutes before placing the fabric in the washing machine.
For sanitary towels: Although sodium percarbonate is most effective when used with hot water, it's important to use lukewarm water for sanitary towels to avoid cooking the blood.
Rinse the sanitary napkins first, then soak them overnight in a ratio of 1 tablespoon to 5 liters of water, and put them in the clothes washer.
*** For cloth diapers ***
To prevent clogging of cloth diapers, 2 tablespoons of percarbonate in each load is very effective.
If your diapers are clogged, here's the miracle recipe:
Put your cloth diapers in 5 liters of very hot water (in a bathtub or sink) and 2 tablespoons of sodium percarbonate, and leave overnight. Then, using hot water, do a load of diapers in your clothes washer.
Have you bought second-hand furniture that smells of cigarettes? Make a paste of percarbonate and water and apply it to the furniture. Rub, leave for a few minutes and rinse. If you're not sure whether you're going to damage your furniture, do a test on an inconspicuous part.
What more can you do with a paste made from water and sodium percarbonate?
Clean ceramic joints, bath or shower: Apply, leave for 10-15 minutes and scrub with a brush.
Cleaning the toilet: Put 5 tablespoons of percarbonate in the bowl, leave for 15-20 minutes and scrub.
Cleaning burnt cooking utensils: Sprinkle percarbonate on burnt utensils in the sink, pour boiling water over them, leave to soak for several hours and clean!
I'm sure you've already realized the importance of sodium percarbonate in your life! For us, it's an essential that has saved the day time and time again! You can find it in our online store.