Say goodbye to bad smells, stains and other dirt. Baking soda is coming into our homes. This ecological and biodegradable product has a thousand and one virtues. It effectively helps us to clean and shine dishes, laundry, carpets, bathtub, etc. Its many qualities allow it to surpass other detergent products of a chemical nature.
A little historical background on baking soda
The first mentions of the use of baking soda date back to antiquity. The Egyptians were among the first civilizations to recognize the countless virtues of this product. At the time, they harvested it near brackish waters, not far from the blooms of natron which contain a high level of sodium carbonate. The latter was used in particular for mummification. It was also used in the context of personal hygiene, to rub teeth, or to clean homes. It was used to preserve meat and was used in the manufacture of leather. The baking soda formula that we know today, meanwhile, was born under the impetus of the chemist Nicolas LeBlanc in 1791. It was not until 1846 that the process of industrial refining of this product of chemical formula NaHCO3 was developed by two American bakers living near New York.
The many uses of baking soda
Baking soda has the advantage of not causing allergies. It contains no preservatives, is non-toxic and can even be consumed. Best of all, it doesn’t cost much. Its many properties have allowed it to become an essential product in our homes. It is very appreciated for its descaling qualities.
It has the ability to clean toilets, faucets or sinks. Refrigerators can be protected from bad odors with this product. It will be enough to clean them with a damp sponge sprinkled with baking soda. In addition, this revolutionary product has the power to revive the colors of fabrics, carpets and sofas while sanitizing and deodorizing them.
If you want to whiten, soften and remove limescale from your clothes, put it in your washing machine. Your bathtub can also regain its white, shiny shine by rubbing it with the product and a damp sponge.
In what form should this revolutionary product be used?
To clean surfaces, fight allergens appearing on carpets, rugs or mattresses and neutralize bad odors, use baking soda in powder form. It can also be in the form of a paste that will help you shine and sanitize surfaces. To obtain a pasty consistency, you just need to mix one part water with three parts baking soda.
For soaking and cleaning cloths or for washing and cooking your vegetables, opt for a baking soda solution. Mix three tablespoons equivalent to 40 g of bicarbonate in one liter of water. This solution can be used as a spray or as a spray if placed in a sprayer.