Oxygen Bleach (100% Sodium Percarbonate)
Oxygen Bleach (100% Sodium Percarbonate)
Now Available in Both 450g + 1.5kg Bulk Box!
100% Sodium Percarbonate
Oxygen bleach is excellent for cleaning and removing organic stains (such as coffee, tea, wine, fruit juices, foods, sauces, grass and blood) from fabrics, plastics, fiber-glass, porcelain, ceramics, wood, carpets, asphalt, concrete, etc.
Oxygen bleach can be used in any place in or around the house that need to be de-stained and deodorized; it is efficient, safe and economical. It is non-toxic, environmentally safe, biodegradable, and leaves no harmful by-products or residues which can harm the environment.
This product is a white particle powder, non-toxic, no contamination, non-flammable, non-explosive, easy to get damp, and soluble in water.
Oxygen Bleach keeps your whites naturally white, even after several washes. It quickly and effectively removes all kinds of stains and it can be combined with our Soap Nuts.
Percarbonate is the most ecological bleach except for sunshine!
Once oxygen bleach comes in contact with water, a chemical reaction occurs and the substance releases oxygen, and the oxygen bubbles help to break down dirt, odours, and germs. Oxygen bleach powder is considered environmentally friendly, as the only by-product is soda ash – a non-toxic substance, safe for the water supply.
- Environmentally safe, biodegradable, and leaves no harmful by-products or residues which can harm the environment
- Non-toxic to animals, plants and humans
- Acts as a disinfectant on both bacteria and viruses likely to be encountered in the home
- Oxygen bleaches can be mixed or used with other household cleaners
- It does not weaken fabrics like chlorine bleach
You will clean without exposing yourself or family to toxic harmful substances.
Oxygen bleach is colour-safe and won't bleach white spots onto coloured clothing as chlorine bleach will. (Although if the label says “no bleach” you should still test it on a piece of the clothing that won’t show just to be sure.)
You can mix Oxygen Bleach with other cleaners- The same cannot be said for chlorine bleach which can actually make toxic gas if it is mixed with other cleaners. Not to mention the fact that chlorine bleach can cause your septic system to malfunction!
Oxygen bleach actually brightens fabrics. With chlorine bleach, the same can only be said with whites, not colored fabrics.
Over time, oxygen bleach doesn't break down the fibers in fabrics like chlorine bleach does.
How and Where to use Oxygen Bleach:
- In the laundry Oxygen Bleach is used to destain, deodorize, and whiten. It is very effective as a laundry presoak for heavily stained articles. For light soils add 1-2 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach with your laundry detergent per load. For moderate soils use 2-4 Tblsp and for heavily soiled articles use 4-6 Tblsp.
- To whiten and deodorize cloth nappies, add 2-4 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach into the soak cycle. Soak in hot water for at least 30 minutes, or overnight, then complete wash cycle.
- For whitening old linens and yellowed window shears, deodorizing and cleaning tennis shoes, or to get rid of yellow armpit stains on shirts: soak in 4-6 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach per 4 Litres of water for at least one hour, or overnight, then rinse.
- For stained plastic ware, dishes, dish rags and dish towels add 1-2 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach to the container to be cleaned or to the dishwater and soak for at least 15 minutes.
- To keep your drains and disposals clear and smelling fresh add 2-4 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach in 1 Cup of hot water and allow solution to sit in drain overnight.
- For septic systems add 2-4 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach to toilet and flush into the septic system twice a week.
- For toilets add 1-2 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach, wait 15 minutes then scrub.
- For shower curtains, soak in 2 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach per 4 L of hot water; for mildew stains soak overnight.
- For bathtub and shower use make a paste of Oxygen Bleach with hot water, scrub with a cloth or sponge, wait 15 minutes then rinse or use.
- For deodorizing garbage cans add 1 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach per 4 L of water and let soak.
- For lawn furniture add 2 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach to hot water, scrub, wait 15 minutes, then rinse.
- For all weather carpeting add 2-4 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach to 4 L of warm water scrub with a stiff broom, wait 20 minutes then rinse.
- To destain and deodorize carpets add 2 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach per 4 L of carpet shampoo prior to cleaning.
- To remove mold and mildew from carpeting add 2-4 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach per 4 L of hot water, apply generously to stain, wait 10 minutes, then vacuum with extractor.
- For acoustic tiles add 6 ounces of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of hot water, spray on tiles, wait 15 minutes then rinse.
- For mops add 3 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach to 4 L of hot water, soak overnight then rinse.
- For mildew removal or to clean baseboards or basement floors after water damage from flooding add 4-6 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach to 4 L of hot water, scrub surface, wait 30 minutes then rinse. Oxygen Bleach is safe for use in a closed environment.
- To clean and deodorize cat litter boxes soak them in 3 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach per 4 L of water for 20 minutes then rinse.
- For urine, feces, or vomit stains on carpets or upholstery, add one teaspoon of Oxygen Bleach to 8 Tblsp of water, wipe onto stain, wait 10 minutes then rinse.
- To clean and deodorize coolers add 2 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach per L of hot water, soak for 20 minutes, then rinse.
- For boat sails, cushions, ropes, camping gear, tents, tarps, etc. add 6-8 Tblsp Oxygen Bleach per 4 L of hot water soak for 30 minutes then rinse.
- Oxygen Bleach is excellent for cleaning and restoring wood decks. It removes organic stains from leaf stains to BBQ grease, removes mold and mildew as well as sun faded and discolored wood layers. Makes your deck look almost new!!! It doesn't; harm your plants, grass or landscaping in any way!
- To clean your deck first remove any loose soils or other matter. Dissolve 6 -8 Tblsp of Oxygen Bleach in a couple of Litres of hot water (generally takes about 5 minutes). Apply to wet deck.
- For railings a hand pump sprayer does a really excellent job. Wait 10-15 minutes. Scrub with a stiff broom or brush, then rinse.
- Oxygen Bleach is not suitable for use with silk or wool.
For best results, you want to completely saturate the grout. For floors, this is easy, because you can simply pour the oxygen bleach solution into the grout lines. For walls, this can be more difficult. You will need to spray or sponge the solution over the wall surface continuously, ensuring that the grout remains wet for the entire cleaning period. Keep your grout saturated with oxygen bleach for approximately 60 minutes before proceeding.
Cleaning the Grout
Once the grout is fully penetrated, begin scrubbing the grout surface. A grout brush works best, but a toothbrush also does the trick. You should see any remaining dirt disappear almost on contact, leaving an impressive shine. Rinse the bleach away with clean water and allow the surface to air-dry. You can expedite the drying process slightly by wiping down the floor or wall surface with towels to reduce the surface moisture.
You can also use oxygen bleach to clean the tiles themselves, as well as your sink, toilet and tub. While oxygen bleach is perfectly safe for most household surfaces, you can also clean grout by scrubbing it with a baking soda paste, which consists of about 2 parts baking soda and 1 part water, or by applying equal parts water and vinegar to the grout
-Sodium Percarbonate isn't suitable for use with silk or wool.
-It will not remove rust stains or mineral deposits from hard water.
-Remember to always test applications of oxygen bleach on a small area first.
What's the Difference Between Chlorine Bleach and Oxygen Bleach?
- Chlorine bleach is a liquid product mainly composed of sodium hypochlorite.
- Chlorine bleach is an effective disinfectant that can also be used in the treatment of stubborn stains and various other jobs around the home.
- Chlorine bleach is a much more corrosive substance than oxygen bleach and should be handled with care and kept away from children.
Two important differences to remember are:
- Oxygen bleach is safer to use on coloured fabrics than chlorine bleach.
- Oxygen bleach powder can be mixed with other detergents, but it is not safe to do this with chlorine bleach.