How/Why we use it
What it is
Natural mineral; also known as washing soda, soda ash and soda crystals, it’s well known for its everyday use as a water softener and helps detergents fully dissolve for maximum efficacy.
softener/aids in cleaning
Also known as table salt, sodium chloride acts to remove offending ions in water that cause hard water; softer water results in ease of cleaning.
cleans & improves solubility
Naturally occurring, white crystalline powder, mined from beneath the earth’s surface. The chemical and physical properties of sodium bicarbonate make this mineral, once refined, a suitable ingredient in a wide variety of products: carpet deodorizers, dry bleach and detergent-based cleaners take advantage of the odor neutralizing, mild abrasive and grease cutting properties of sodium bicarbonate.
sodium carbonate peroxide
brightens, removes odors/stains
Natural mineral; oxidizing agent; breaks down into sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide acts as a bleach, and as an antimicrobial agent. The sodium carbonate boosts the bleaching effect of the hydrogen peroxide.
helps break up stains
Highly effective alternative to phosphates; it’s surfactant properties enhance cleaning performance and efficiency.
penetrates & removes stains
An organic compound that acts as a surfactant which reduces surface tension, allowing chemical reactions to work full strength.
Kills bacteria, mold, and mildew; great for general disinfecting and cleaning. Also effective at removing soap scum, hard water stains, calcium deposits, lime, and rust. In addition, it serves as a preservative in many cleaning solutions.
contains a blend of pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil, vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) root oil + safer man-made ingredients
for a pleasant scent; ensures a long lasting scent throughout the washing and drying cycles
forms the pod
Biodegradable water soluble film; a colourless, water-soluble resin often utilized in treating textiles and paper.