How to Use Percarbonate of Soda

You guys have been loving our recent Percarbonate of Soda posts via our social media pages so I thought I’d share a little more about it.  Also known as Oxygen Bleach, percarbonate of soda is an environmentally safe bleaching agent with no odour. A must for eco-friendly cleaning and laundry.

As percarbonate of soda has no environmental hazards, it simply breaks down to oxygen, water and sodium carbonate (soda ash) in your washing water.  It’s also known to effectively kill a wide range of bacteria, mildew, algae, viruses and fungi.

Percarbonate of soda is colour safe and fabric safe. It brightens colours and prevents fabrics from becoming yellowed or darkened.  In laundry percarbonate of soda is used to de-stain, deodorise, and whiten. It is very effective as a laundry pre-soak for heavily stained items too.

How to use

Excellent bleaching agent (oxygen bleach), stain remover (tea, coffee, red wine, fruit stains, blood, etc). Softens water, tremendously increases efficiency of cleaning products.

General cleaner and disinfectant formula (Percamagic): 4 tablespoons of percarbonate of soda in 1 Litre of hot of water (60°C) (usually your tap water is at 60 degrees C). Wait 1 minute to let the gas evacuate, close the bottle, it’s ready. Brilliant to clean the oven, bin and toilet... As it will stay good for 4 hours, make the quantity you need at the time. At home we make 1/2 litre and clean everything once.


Other ways to use

  • To remove stains, use just 1 to 4 tablespoons in your washing machine.  For very bad stains: 4 Tablespoons in water and soak the clothes for a few hours, then wash as usual.


  • To unblock and clean a sink drain: Put 2 or 3 Tablespoons in the hole of your sink, add boiling water on top. Wait a few minutes and rinse.


  • Toilet Bowl: add 2-3 Tablespoons to a jug add boiling water 500ml to 1 ltr- stir and pour into the toilet bowl allow to sit for 20 mins and then flush.


Our percarbonate of soda is made and packaged in Western Europe. It is packaged in a double-thickness kraft bag with a plant-based watertight film.  


Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate > 90% made with soda crystals added to hydrogen peroxide. These components are resulting from natural raw materials (salt, water, chalk)