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Bicarbonate of Soda

What is Bicarbonate of Soda?

Bicarbonate of soda, often referred to as baking soda, is a household essential with a multitude of uses. Let's delve into the details and explore its versatility.

Bicarbonate of Soda Cleaning Products

A superhero for household cleaning. Its mildly abrasive nature makes it perfect for scrubbing away stubborn stains on surfaces like countertops, sinks, and tiles without causing scratches. Plus, its natural deodorising properties help to neutralise odours, leaving your home smelling fresh and clean.

Whether you're tackling greasy kitchen messes, grubby bathroom surfaces, or even freshening up carpets and upholstery, bicarbonate of soda is your go-to cleaning companion. It is safe, effective, and eco-friendly, making it a must-have in every cleaning arsenal.

5 Ways to Use Bicarbonate of Soda

Want to unlock the full potential of this mild abrasive cleaning agent? Check out our blog for five innovative ways to use this powerhouse cleaner in your home. From banishing odours to adding warm water and scouring surfaces, this is your secret weapon for a sparkling clean space. It is most commonly mixed with white vinegar to create the desired chemical reaction - for maximum cleaning possibilities! Explore the cleaning possibilities with bicarbonate of soda.

Bicarbonate of Soda vs. Baking Soda

The question we often find people asking is, is bicarbonate of soda the same as baking soda? Yes, they are! They are two names for the same product. Made from sodium bicarbonate, this versatile powder is a must-have in any kitchen or cleaning cupboard.

The Power Behind Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate, the scientific name for bicarbonate of soda, is a chemical compound with remarkable properties. It reacts with acids to make carbon dioxide, which helps baked goods like cakes and bread rise and become fluffy. This only happens when it mixes with an acid to start the reaction. People typically use vinegar or lemon juice as the acid for cleaning.

Baking Powder vs. Bicarbonate of Soda

While both powder and soda are leavening agents, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are not interchangeable. If the recipe calls for a teaspoon of baking powder, you'd best pop to the shop for more baking ingredients. Baking powder has bicarb of soda and an acidic ingredient (like cream of tartar), so you don't need extra acid in recipes.


Bicarbonate of soda is safe and eco-friendly, but it can upset your stomach acidity and mess with your electrolytes. Also, using too much of it undiluted can irritate skin or damage surfaces because it is slightly abrasive. Therefore, always read and follow the instructions on the packaging and avoid ingesting bicarbonate of soda in large quantities.

As with any household product, it's best to keep it out of reach of children and pets to prevent accidental ingestion or misuse. Overall, when used responsibly, bicarbonate of soda is a safe and versatile cleaning and household product.

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