What is Washing Soda?

What is Washing Soda?

Washing Soda is a chemical compound that can be used to remove stubborn stains from laundry and is an essential component in most homemade laundry detergent for powder, liquid, or single pod formulas.

Sodium carbonate is known as washing soda. Sodium carbonate is also known as soda ash and soda crystals.

The formula of sodium carbonate is Na2CO3.10H2O. All forms are white odorless, water-soluble salts that yield moderately alkaline solutions in water.

Uses of Washing Soda

  • Washing soda (Sodium carbonate) is used as a cleaning agent.
  • It is used for removing the temporary and permanent hardness of the water.
  • It is used in the manufacture of glass, soap, and paper.
  • It is used in the manufacture of sodium compounds like borax.
  • Washing soda can be used to remove greasy buildup from pots and pans, oven racks, and drip pans.
  • Washing soda is very good for removing coffee and tea stains from ceramics and plastic storage containers.
  • In the garden, washing soda works well to clean outdoor furniture and decks.

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