How to Make Your Own Washing Soda at Home

This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.

I’m a huge fan of making all of my own household products. Whether it’s bathing products, food or cleaning products, I like everything to be natural and to know what ingredients are going into the items we are eating or using in and around our household.


Today there are so many chemicals and unknown ingredients in all of the products we are purchasing from the store that are hurting us or making us sick. Who wants to be poisoned inside their own home? We certainly don’t. I learned how to make my own washing powder when I started making my own Homemade Laundry Detergent including this great cleaning ingredient. In turn, I can also show you how to make your own baking powder for cooking, both being made from baking soda, but definitely not at the same time.

I really struggled to find washing soda at the store. I swear I visited every grocery store and hardware store in the area trying to find it, and no one had any clue what I was talking about. I guess no one makes their own products anymore. Then I finally ran into a great washing soda recipe (this was years ago) that I could make myself at home using baking soda. That I could handle!

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I always hate those recipes where you can’t find half of the ingredients you’re looking for anywhere. That’s another great reason that I just make my own products. So let’s get to the recipe. I’m sure you’re ready to make your own by now!

This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home. This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.
Start with a box of real baking soda and a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Dump out your whole box of baking soda on the cookie sheet.
This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home. This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.
Spread the baking soda out evenly and pop it in the oven.
This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home. This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.

Bake for one hour and then let it cool completely. Label and prepare an airtight container for your washing soda. I include the directions for making it as well so I don’t have to go find them again.

This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home. This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.
Not having someone to hold the bag open for me, this is how I’m going to do it. Be careful pouring it as you don’t want washing soda in your eyes, nose or mouth.
This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home. This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.
Seal it up and put it in a safe place away from pets and children, to be ready when you need it.

Ingredients

  • 1 box real baking soda

Instructions

  1. This is super simple! Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with an extra large piece of parchment paper.
  2. Pour the entire box of baking soda out onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Spread the baking soda out evenly across the entire pan.
  4. Slide it into the oven and bake for 1 hour.
  5. When you remove it from the oven and pour it into a sandwich bag, be very careful. Once it changes into washing soda, due to the heat of the oven, it is caustic and can be very dangerous to breathe in or get into your eyes.
  6. Keep it out of reach of children. It would be very poisonous to them.

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This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.
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Synthetic Baking Soda vs Natural Baking Soda

As you can see, washing soda is made from baking soda and nothing else. There’s a chemical reaction that happens when you heat it to high temperatures for a period of time in the oven that makes it washing soda. I recommend using natural baking soda for this, only because I work hard to keep all chemicals out of my home.

I’ve been grabbing my natural baking soda from Sprouts for only $0.99 a box. So you know I grab a stack of them when I can, because I use it for everything!

I should very quickly explain the difference between conventional baking soda and natural baking soda just to make sure we’re clear. Natural baking soda is “mined directly from the ground in [its] natural sodium bicarbonate state (also known as nahcolite). There are no chemical reactions, nothing added or fiddled with. It’s just pure sodium bicarbonate, the way the earth made it” (Crunchy Betty)

Conventional baking soda, on the other hand, is synthetic, or man-made. Manufacturers use various chemicals and chemical reactions to take the by products of volcano ash and deposits and turn it into the baking soda we are familiar with in the store.

This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.
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Uses for Washing Soda

As easy as washing soda is to make on your own, there’s no reason that you should be spending big money on it. There are so many wonderful ways that you can use washing soda in your home. It’s composition makes it perfect for cleaning household messes, or using in natural cleaners.

The first and most ideal way to use it is in your laundry to remove stains and brighten your clothes. I actually use it in my Homemade Laundry Detergent recipe, but you could simply toss in a 1/2 cup of washing soda to any load of laundry to clean stinky clothes and remove the dinginess. This is great for when you have boys, or a really dirty husband, at home.

You can sprinkle it on stains for a minute or so before tossing your clothes in the washing machine, and if you have really tough grease stains, like my husband does driving and working on big machinery all day, you can soak your clothes in a cup of washing soda, with a full washing machine of water for 20 minutes before letting the load finish washing.

Anywhere in the house that you can think of to use an abrasive powder cleaner, you can use this. Use it to clean your grill, your bathtub, and even the oven. This is great for cleaning stubborn food or burns in your pots and pans, on tile floors or shower doors. Washing soda also makes a great deodorizer for trash cans, disposals, and even your carpet (as long as you vacuum it up rather quickly).

Wellness Mama has tons more fantastic uses for washing soda, like making an all-purpose cleaner and dishwashing soap with it. You should check out her article if you need more ideas.

This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.

Now it’s your turn.

With all of the great ways you could be using washing soda in your own home, there’s no excuse not to be making your own from here on out. What makes green cleaning, or making your own natural cleaners from home, so fantastic is that you know you’re using natural ingredients with no chemicals, you can whip them up anytime you’d like without having to run to the store, and they are way cheaper than what you would find at the store anyways!

Who knew that baking soda was so versatile. I have tons of great household cleaners and homemade bathing products that use baking soda, you’ll have to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on any of them. The latest is my Homemade Laundry Detergent.

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I would love to hear how it worked for you and what you ended up using it for! I love having it available, and so quick and easy to make, in my house. I just keep my bag ready on a high shelf in my laundry room to keep it away from my kids and our pets, and when I need a super cleaner, especially in the laundry, I have it waiting for me.

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This article discusses how to make your own washing soda at home. Why spend tons of money searching for it at your local store when you can easily make it yourself at home. Washing soda has so many great uses from laundry to clean showers and bathtubs and getting out crazy stains from your carpet. You won't want to be without this in your home.

 

 

 


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