washing soda


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a sodium salt of carbonic acid

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Scissors; the alkali (20 percent of the dry fiber weight; 3 1/2 ounces of washing soda and 8 quarts of water per pound of dry fiber); a large, nonfood, nonreactive pot (stainless steel, glass, or enamel-coated); a scale; pot holders; nonfood, nonreactive stirring utensils; a mesh strainer; a bucket; and rubber gloves.
Once the Washing Soda is dissolved, pour the hot melted soap into the bucket and mix - very gently - with a wooden spoon.
It takes about 15 minutes to mix up a bucket of soap, made from borax, washing soda, and a bar of hand soap.
SHINY SILVER Silver-plated items such as cutlery or jewellery can be brightened up by putting them in a bowl lined with aluminium foil, sprinkling them with washing soda and then pouring over some hot water until you can see them shine.
2 cups of soap flakes, 1 cup of baking soda or soda crystals, 1 cup of borax and 1 cup of washing soda.
Disinfectants [smiley] Hot soapy water or white vinegar *** Glass Cleaners [smiley] 1 cup water + 1/4 cup white vinegar *** Furniture Polish, Duster [smiley] 1/2 cup white vinegar + few drops olive oil *** Toilet Cleaners [smiley] Scrubbing paste of baking soda + water Stain removal with lemon juice Disinfectant = vinegar or isopropyl alcohol *** Drain Cleaners [smiley] Plumbing "snake" or plunger *** Degreasers [smiley] * In a spray bottle: 1/2 tsp washing soda (sodium carbonate) + 2 Tbsp white vinegar + 1/4 tsp liquid soap + 2 cups hot water *** Laundry Bleach [smiley] * Whiten and remove odors with 1/2 cup baking soda or washing soda along with laundry detergent; or buy "non-chlorine bleach" product.
According to The Green Guide, consumers can "circumvent the armada of commercial cleaners" by keeping handy an ample supply of eight ingredients for nearly every do-it-yourself cleaning job: baking soda, borax, distilled white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, lemons, olive oil, vegetable-based (liquid castile) soap, and washing soda.
Some use washing soda, too; the really smart ones use microfiber towels dedicated for polishing, not extra napkins stolen off someone else's station.
Stock up on plain soap, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), vinegar, washing soda (sodium carbonate), lemon juice and borax.
Borax, washing soda or white vinegar in water can also clean and remove stains.
Put 1 pound of washing soda in a granite pan, add 1 quart boiling water and stir until soda is dissolved; let cool.