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Baking soda….cleaning tips

Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is a chemical used in medicines, foods, soaps, fire extinguishers, pesticides and manufacturing processes. Other names for sodium bicarbonate are bicarbonate of soda; carbonic acid, monosodium salt; monosodium carbonate; monosodium hydrogen carbonate and sodium hydrogen carbonate.

Clothes and baking soda

 If an article of your clothing is stained with an acid of some sort, then treating the stain with sodium bicarbonate before washing should help to remove the stain. Spread the sodium bicarbonate over the affected area and then get it wet. Put it in the wash and make sure it rinses in warm water.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Baking soda on Other Surfaces

If you have a particularly stubborn stain on a surface made of laminate, marble or plastic, use a brush and a paste made from baking soda and water to scour the surface.

Baking soda can also be used on a wide variety of other materials and surfaces. You can use it to clean stainless steel, to remove tannin stains caused by tea and coffee from crockery and to remove crayon stains from wallpaper. Just sprinkle it onto a wet sponge and apply to the surface.