Washing soda (sodium carbonate)


Ok, post no. 3 on our DIY ingredients range: washing soda!
Washing Soda, also known as Sodium Carbonate, is a key component of laundry soaps and other household cleaning products. It easily removes dirt and tough greasy stains from clothes, utensils, floors and other surfaces.
It is all natural – simply harvested, filtered and refined. A premium Sodium Carbonate with no added ingredients from the USA. There are no chemical fragrances, colourants or flow agents, and is not tested on animals.
How can you use it?
- Swap half your usual laundry powder for Washing Soda – you’ll get a cleaner, softer wash as it softens the water, allowing the detergent to work better.
- Strong Washing Soda solution is great for removing burnt-on grease from pans and dishes.
- Use a strong, hot solution to clean surfaces like floor tiles, patios and paths, painted areas and woodwork, stonework and decks.
- Great for cleaning chopping boards, mops and dishcloths.
- Plastic or cane garden furniture comes up as good as new using a strong Washing Soda solution.
- A mild solution leaves windows, mirrors and tiles sparkling.
- It cuts through soap scum and lime scale in the bath, basin and shower.
- It freshens up the toilet, tiles and grouting.
- It acts as a fungicide that can kill mould and mildew in damp areas of the house.
- In the garden you can use it to target green fly, mildew and black spot.
Safety and Handling
- Although this is a natural product, you need to use it correctly as it has very high alkalinity and can be an irritant to sensitive skin. So please –
- Wear rubber gloves when using it if you have sensitive skin
- Consider wearing glasses to protect your eyes
- Do not inhale or consume this product
- Don’t use Washing Soda on aluminium, fibreglass or polished/waxed/varnished surfaces as it reacts with these.
Thanks again to Blants for the info.

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