Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Make your own Washing Soda

Did you know you could turn your baking soda into washing soda? It is so easy. And it is so much cheaper then buying washing soda.
All you need is baking soda,a pan, and an oven set at 400  degrees

Pour your baking soda in a pan.
put into a 400 degree oven.

Sir occasionally.

It will take about an hour to an hour and a half.

When you make it you will be able to see the difference. Washing soda looks and feels different then baking soda. Washing Soda is grainy, dull , opaque and is separate grains where as baking soda is powdery and crystallized and reflects light and clumps together.

The washing soda you make will look a little different then what you buy. When I first started doing this I had to put some baking soda on a plate and put the homemade washing soda next to it so I could tell the difference but after you do it you will be able to see the difference.

I put baking soda on the top left and store bought washing soda on the top right and the homemade in the middle it is kind of hard to see in the picture but there is a difference.



  1. What do you use it for and how much do you use?

  2. This is great and will save me a lot of money since I make almost all my own cleaners. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Thank you for another handy tip! It is good to be able to make at home as many things as possible for cleaning... the store bought equivalents cost way too much and often have undesirable ingredients in them. Thanks for taking to time to share! Elle

  4. Bonnie,
    I use it in my homemade laundry soap. I just did a post on how to make your own laudry saop.

    It is a great way to save if you make your own cleaners and not that hard to make.

    Elle Mental,
    Your Welcome.
    I agreee I can't believe how much it is in the store and so cheap and easy to make your self.


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