• Derived from: baking soda
  • Pronunciation: \ ˈsō-dē-əm \ perˈkär-bə-ˌnāt\
  • Type: Naturally-derived
  • Other names: Sodium carbonate peroxide

What Is Sodium percarbonate?

Sodium percarbonate, also called sodium carbonate peroxide, is an inorganic salt that typically appears as a colorless, crystalline solid.[1,2]

What Does Sodium percarbonate Do in Our products?

Sodium percarbonate is a bleaching and oxidizing agent commonly used in household cleaning products.[3,4,5] It is often used in toothpaste and tooth whitening products, as well as in crop production to inhibit algae and moss.[6,7] We use it as a detergent booster. It dissolves in water and turns into hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate.[8]

Why Puracy Uses Sodium percarbonate

Sodium percarbonate helps whiten and clean during washing. Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care and cleaning product quality standards.[10,11] Studies show that the ingredient is a slight skin irritant and not a sensitizer.[12,13,14] 

How Sodium percarbonate Is Made

Commercially, manufacturing sodium percarbonate involves reacting sodium carbonate with hydrogen peroxide and then crystallizing the mixture. The crystals are dried. Alternatively, the mixture can be evaporated in a spray dryer.[9]

Sources

[1] Environmental Working Group 
[2] U.S. National Library of Medicine
[3] U.S. National Library of Medicine
[4] U.S. Department of Agriculture 
[5] U.S. National Library of Medicine
[6] Environmental Working Group 
[7] U.S. Department of Agriculture 
[8] U.S. National Library of Medicine
[9] U.S. National Library of Medicine 
[10] Whole Foods Market 
[11] Whole Foods Market
[12] U.S. National Library of Medicine
[13] U.S. National Library of Medicine
[14] U.S. National Library of Medicine

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