Monday, October 13, 2014

5 Cleaning Uses For Washing Soda

After making my homemade laundry soap, I had a box of washing soap leftover from that recipe. I looked for additional uses for washing soda on the internet and I discovered many #lifehacks for this product.

First let me point out that-

1.  Washing soda and baking soda are completely different chemicals. They are NOT interchangeable.
2. Use rubber gloves and appropriate protective gear. If you brush a surface after applying washing soda, use safety glasses to protect your eyes.
3. Washing soda is alkaline, and can cause irritation to skin. It is less dangerous than many other household products, but handle with care.
4. Do not use washing soda on aluminium or fiberglass products, or waxed/varnished surfaces.
5. Do not inhale, swallow or apply to your body parts, or anyone else.

5 uses for washing soda

1. Make your own Laundry detergent
Combine 1 cup Borax with 1 cup Arm and Hammer washing soda. Grate in Fels Naptha. Store in an air tight container.

2. All Purpose Cleaner
1 bucket warm water
1/2 cup washing soda
Wash surface, wearing gloves; then rinse.
For really tough jobs, make a thick washing soda paste by mixing it with water, and then spread the paste on the soot. Keep the paste damp by spraying every hour or so with a spray bottle. Leave the paste on overnight, and then rinse. Make certain to only use this formula on inert surfaces such as glass and stone, as this amount of washing soda can peel off paint, wax, etc.
3. Removing coffee and red wine stains
If your coffee mugs and wine glasses are discolored, try soaking them in a solution of washing soda and water overnight. Then rub gently to remove stains. 

Follow with a good rinse under hot water.

Mops and Dishcloths
Soak in a strong solution with hot water to remove dirt and grease.

5. For the car- Wind shields
A mild solution of washing solution will remove grime and bugs from the wind shield.
Note: Rinse immediately if solution splashes on the paint of the car.
"I am thankful for a lawn that need mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home...I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are near by." Nancie J. Carmody

Now you tell me:

What have you cleaned with the washing soda?


  1. Hello! I have the same problem with my cup's stains too. It is very difficult to remove these from tea and coffee. Thank you for the tips

    1. Thank you for dropping by Marcia. Coffee stains are the worst! Lol

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