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Washing Soda (Soda Ash) - Light

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Washing Soda (Soda Ash) - Light, Safety Data Sheet


Washing soda can be used to remove stubborn stains from the laundry, it has many uses. It is very alkaline and helps ti work on a variety of stains. Also it can be used to treat hard water. Should not be confused with washing powder, which is powdered soap used as a detergent, also it should not be confused with baking soda.

It can also be used to clean things like coffee machines.Difference from Washing Soda light. Molecularly lighter the washing soda dense, this will stay suspended in water when being used in the wash and therefore may do a better job of cleaning. Other than this, there are no other differences.

Washing soda also known as sodium carbonate or soda ash. It is a white powder. Its purpose is to help remove dirt and odors.

Washing soda is a highly alkaline chemical compound which can be used to remove stubborn stains from laundry. It also has numerous uses around the house, and it is used in a range of industrial applications as well. Washing soda should not be confused with washing powder, which is a powdered soap used as a detergent; it is also not the same thing as baking soda, although the two compounds are closely related.

The chemical formula for washing powder is Na2CO3 , and it is also known as sodium carbonate. It is a salt of carbonic acid, a chemical which produces a wide range of salts collectively known as carbonates. One common source of washing soda is the ashes of plants; for this reason, it is sometimes called soda ash. Sodium carbonate can also be extracted from sodium chloride, also known as table salt.

In laundry, washing soda accomplishes several things. The high alkalinity of washing soda helps it act as a solvent to remove a range of stains, and unlike bleach, washing soda does not usually stain. It is also used in detergent mixtures to treat hard water; the washing soda binds to the minerals which make water hard, allowing detergent to foam properly so that clothing will come out clean, without any residue. Sodium carbonate is also used by some textile artists, since it helps dyes adhere to fabric, resulting in deeper penetration and a longer lasting color.

Around the house, washing soda can be used to descale things like coffee machines and bathroom tiles which may accumulate mineral deposits as a result of exposure to hard water. It can also be used to strip floors of wax so that they can be refinished, and for other touch cleaning jobs like scrubbing the stove. However, you should wear gloves when cleaning with washing soda, because it is very caustic and it can cause severe skin damage. Incidentally, the best way to treat a chemical burn is with baking soda, also called sodium bicarbonate, as it is a buffer and it will neutralize both acids and alkalis. Apply baking soda to the site of the burn for several minutes, flush the wound with water, and seek medical attention.

Many markets carry washing soda, typically with other laundry products. Some companies make mixed detergents with washing soda which are specifically formulated for hard water, and you can also find washing soda on your own. Since sodium carbonate can be dangerous, make sure to keep washing soda out of the reach of children and pets


Other Names: Soda Ash, Washing Soda, Sodium Carbonate, soda ash 100 grade.
CAS: 497-19-8
Appearance: Fine White Granules
Solubility: Soluble
Natural or Synthetic: Natural it is the salt of carbonic acid, can be extracted from table salt.
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 2+ years
Storage: Cool Dark Place


Not for Ingestion.

This is a great product with very fast shipping. I will continue to buy from Soapgoods.
Great product at a good price. I don't know anyone else who is selling the light soda ash in 50 lb sacks. It seems that everyone else is selling only the dense. This light soda ash seems pure and works great for my purposes.
I love this product! I used this to make my own dish detergent and laundry detergent and it cleaned better than the pre-made stuff I spent a small fortune for. The washing soda came in an opaque container that was very easy for storage and usage.
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