A gentle deodoriser and multi-purpose cleaner
'Clean and Natural' Bicarbonate of Soda is a traditional, non-toxic cleaning product, renowned for its deodorising and mild abrasive properties. Bicarbonate of Soda should not to be confused with baking soda. Although they are very similar, Bicarbonate of Soda does not have the raising agents required for baking!
Using Bicarbonate of Soda around the home
Bicarbonate of Soda is extremely versatile and has many useful properties. It can be used for a myriad of household tasks.
Try it as a mild abrasive or scouring agent on shiny materials, as it can clean without scratching. It is suitable for use on aluminium, chrome, jewellery, plastic, porcelain, silver, stainless steel and tin.
Bicarbonate of Soda is an excellent deodoriser and it can be used in the refrigerator, on carpets, upholstery, vinyl, bins and drains.
Where to buy Bicarbonate of Soda
Bicarb is available from Wilko, Home Bargains, Savers, Robert Dyas, independent hardware stores and many other retailers. In Eire, you can buy Bicarbonate of Soda from Mr Price. Find your nearest M. Price store.
1. Pour some bicarb into a lady's tight and tie off. 'Hide' in a convenient location to help keep odours at bay. Also ideal for wardrobes and drawers to stop clothes smelling musty.
2. Open a box of bicarb and leave in the fridge. Once the deodorising effect is wearing off, pour them down the kitchen sink to help keep the drain clean & fresh.
3. It’s a mild alkali so it’s effective in neutralising bee stings*.
*In contrast to bee stings, wasp stings are alkaline and therefore should be treated with White Vinegar and NOT Bicarbonate of Soda. If the sting is stuck in the skin, wipe it in the opposite direction with the edge of a credit card to avoid squeezing more of the venom from the sac into the skin.
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