Soda is not like soda - why should you have baking soda at home? Washing soda Baking soda

Soda is not like soda - why should you have baking soda at home? Washing soda Baking soda
Washing soda and baking soda - two amazing housewives; powders that you definitely cannot miss at home! And they are knowledgeable not only in the home, but also in cosmetics and beauty care.More information
Ingredients for this recipeWashing SodaBaking SodaCastile SoapEpsom SaltSea SaltHimalayan SaltEssential oil
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Sodium carbonate is actually hidden under the term washing soda or washing soda , which also occurs naturally in nature, for example in sea water. However, the name by which it is much better known today is well-deserved – when it comes to washing, cleaning and cleaning products, it is definitely irreplaceable.

Laundry champion

It is used, for example, in the production of washing powders, and if you want to make your own washing powder with its help, you will find all the important information in this recipe. There are instructions for making powder for white laundry, colored laundry, but also a simple fabric softener, which you can scent yourself with essential oils to your liking. And here you will find all kinds of products that are guaranteed to come in handy when making homemade washing powder.

Stains don't stand a chance

There are many other ways to use washing soda in your laundry. It is also great for stains, for example. Just before washing, soak the piece of clothing where the stain is and sprinkle some washing soda on it. In this respect, it has excellent absorbent properties and absorbs especially grease, so if you got a little grease on your clothes during Sunday's pork-dumpling-cabbage, washing soda is the first rescue. However, we definitely do not leave it on the clothes for a long time so that it has a better effect - because it could make an impression too well and, thanks to its high alkalinity, it will eat away the stain perfectly, right through the fabric. That's why it's better to treat stained clothes with soda just before washing and immediately throw a piece of clothing with the little bit of soda straight into the washing machine, or wash it by hand. Either way, one rule always comes first when it comes to stains - we try to remove them as soon as possible. The more time we give them to "eat", the harder they are to remove.

To combat limescale and hard water

Of course, washing soda works as a great water softener. If we have too hard water, we can prevent the formation and deposition of limescale by adding soda to the washing powder or gel. We can also get rid of stains and scale deposits on our faucets by mixing baking soda with water to make a paste and scrubbing the stains until they disappear.

No more scrubbing burnt pots

We can also use it in the kitchen when washing pans or pots in which we managed to burn something a little. We sprinkle their bottoms with washing soda and spray water on them with a sprayer until a kind of slurry is formed. Leave it on for at least twenty minutes and wash it off. However, this procedure will definitely not help us with aluminum pans and pots, so if you still have such pieces at home, do not use soda on them.

Cleaning the oven is a piece of cake with it

If we want to properly clean the oven, just mix a cup of baking soda with a quarter of a cup of washing soda and 1 tablespoon of castile soap, or add hot water so that the mixture has a mushy consistency and apply it to the bottom of the oven. Just be careful not to get the cleaning agent into the oven vents. Leave the mixture on overnight and wash it off with warm water in the morning.


Sodium bicarbonate, or food grade baking soda, also has countless uses in the home and in cosmetics.

The most versatile helper

In the kitchen, we will use it both for baking and for cleaning - it does a great job of removing dirt from coffee or black tea in our mugs, just pour a little baking soda on the sponge and scrub the mugs thoroughly.

Goodbye viruses and bacteria

If you've had an unpleasant virus or sore throat at home and you'd like to throw out your toothbrushes to be safe, to get rid of all the bacteria for good, you can also reach for baking soda. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in water and soak your toothbrushes in it for two to four hours. At the end, rinse them lightly in hydrogen peroxide and the elimination of all bacteria is guaranteed.

Quick help with heartburn and a sore stomach

If we have heartburn, or some food just didn't suit us, baking soda will also save our stomach - mix a teaspoon in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It neutralizes gastric juices and thus helps us from an overacidified stomach.

Teeth like pearls

With its help, we can also make homemade toothpaste, you can find the recipe here. Baking soda also has whitening effects, and you can use it once as a natural teeth whitener. Just mix one teaspoon of baking soda with a little high iodized salt, add a few drops of water to work the mixture well on your teeth, and leave it on for two minutes, then rinse immediately. In addition to removing stains from the teeth, it strengthens them. But it is not recommended to do this method more than once, twice a month at the most, it will be more than enough and, after all, nothing should be overdone.

Against sweating and odor

Baking soda can also be used to make homemade deodorant, click here.

Away with toxins and harmful substances

If you're going on a New Year's detox, try taking a detox bath with baking soda. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of Epsom salt, 1/4 cup of sea or Himalayan salt and 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar, we can also add your favorite essential oil. We then pour the mixture into the bath and enjoy the beneficial effects of a warm bath - it helps expel toxins from the body. And besides, it also helps us in the summer if our skin is sunburned. You can find more great detox bath mixes here and here.

Radiant skin in minutes

When it comes to beauty care, baking soda also comes in handy! How about a facial scrub? Just make a gooey mixture of baking soda and water, which you massage into your face for 10 to 20 seconds and then immediately wash off with warm water. It acts as a great "exfoliator" - that is, it helps remove dead skin cells beautifully. However, it is quite alkaline, so we definitely do not use this mixture as a peeling daily, but only from time to time.


If you are so interested in making cheap homemade cleaning products that you want to make a whole "collection" of them, look here for more recipes. You will save your wallet and beloved Mother Nature!

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