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Enjoy your cuppa…in a CLEAN mug

Clean tea mugs with Soda Crystals
How to clean tannin stains from mugs Us Brits do like a good cuppa. What isn't so nice are the brown stains that can build up in your favourite mug over time. Some people may choose to bleach the stain, but that may not get rid of the the tannin build up; it will bleach it, making it harder to see if the build up has truly been removed. You could try a scoring pad, but that can be fiddly and tim...
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Where to buy our products

Here is a list of some of the retailers of our products Download our list of: Retailers   Soda Crystals Soda Crystals are readily available in most supermarkets and many other retail outlets, either in the laundry or cleaning section. Sometimes they are sold under the retailers own brand. Be aware that if they are sold in a plastic bottle, they are NOT Soda Crystals, but soda ash and are not ...
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How do you clean your loo?

Have you read the small print? There is a bewildering array of toilet cleaners on the market and many are simply 'pop in the bowl' (or cistern) and forget. But have you actually read the back of the packet? You'll find that most of them contain a line 'Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects'. When you flush the loo and admire the brightly coloured liquid flowing off to the sewer, do yo...
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Sofa…so good!

clean sofa
A deep clean even the 'professionals' couldn't manage Here's an email we received recently from a happy customer: "I've been using your products for some time now and just wanted to share my latest success with you. A few years ago, we bought a very comfy second-hand,  three-piece suite.  It was a bit grubby but I thought we could have it cleaned and all would be fine.   W...
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Will you have a ‘traditional’ Christmas?

Christmas turkey and all the trimmings
As the Christmas season approaches, you're probably busy buying presents and lots of food to enjoy over the festive period. But don't forget the cleaning! Here's our round up of top tips for 'showing out' and showing off during the party season and for dealing with the aftermath of all that rich greasy food with some good old fashioned 'Traditional' cleaning products. 1. The turkey tin and othe...
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Home made toilet ‘fizzies’

Toilet fizzies made from traditional cleaning products
Have you ever looked on the label on the packaging of most toilet cleaners - whether it be liquid cleaners or products that sit on the side of the rim and dose some product with each flush? You'll see that the vast majority say 'extremely harmful to aquatic life'. Traditional cleaning products are a practical and more environmentally friendly solution. You can use Soda Crystals and a toilet br...
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What cooking pans should you buy?

Cast iron pan and food
There's a wealth of options when it comes to cooking pans for thermal hobs. Some options, like cast iron have been around for centuries whilst others are relatively 'new kids on the block', such as ceramic. Some were once en vogue but are now hard to find, like aluminium. Non-stick pans - should you use them? One of the most common types, particularly for frying pans,  are 'non stick pans' which...
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Is your BBQ dirtier than your toilet?!

A study found that the average British barbecue contains twice as many germs as a toilet seat! The article in the Daily Mail says that an outdoor grill contains a staggering 1.7 million microbes per sq cm, which works out to 124% more than a toilet seat, the study also found that just 36% of people clean their outdoor grills more than twice a year!!! Of course, inadequately cooked food can cau...
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We’re going all green-fingered!

With the Chelsea Flower Show in full swing, we thought we'd share some gardening tips of our own.   A good workman never blames his tools Use half a cup of Soda Crystals mixed with one litre of very hot water to clean caked grass, dirt and grime off spades, forks, trowels and even lawn mower blades.  Rinse, dry and lightly oil the metal parts to prevent rust.* Clear a pathway to success To ...
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Traditional laundry methods alive and well at The Vintage Wash House

Linda Peake set up The Vintage Wash House at Skipton’s Handpicked Hall in May of 2013. The shop is now located at 12 High Street, Skipton BD23 1JZ. The 1940s-inspired store sells nostalgic homeware gifts and a range of traditional cleaning and laundry products. From her store, complete with authentic washboard and mangle, and blitz-style paper-tape crosses on the windows, Linda demonstr...
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