Cleaning with bicarbonate of soda: an eco-friendly and inexpensive alternative

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Bicarbonate of soda, also known as baking soda, is totally natural and can be used alone or in combination with other products. It will quickly become indispensable in your cupboards.

Cleaning with bicarbonate of soda: an eco-friendly and inexpensive alternative

Cleaning with bicarbonate of soda is a simple thing to do daily to keep your house naturally clean and reduce the use of chemical products that are not so great for the environment or for you. If you are in the process of changing your usual habits to adopt an eco-friendly, eco-responsible attitude for keeping house, well then bicarbonate of soda is one of the four basics to have on hand at all times. The four basics are: Marseille soap, olive-oil black soap, white vinegar and last but not least, bicarbonate of soda. And, to add a fragrant touch, we recommend using a few drops of essential oils, organic if possible.

Take it from us, with this quartet of natural, ecological products you can clean and disinfect the house from top to bottom, every single room from bedrooms to bathroom to kitchen, from floor to ceiling!
In this article, we are going to talk about one of the products: bicarbonate of soda.

Why use bicarbonate of soda for cleaning?
There are many advantages to using bicarbonate of soda, also known as baking soda, but the three main reasons are that it is biodegradable, economical, and multi-purpose. Above all, it has amazing properties. It cleanses, whitens, deodorizes and freshens.

What can I clean with bicarbonate of soda?
You can clean just about everything with bicarbonate of soda: the refrigerator, the freezer, shower stalls and shower curtains, tile flooring and walls, sinks and basins … You can also use bicarbonate of soda to remove grease from dishes and pots and pans, and eliminate smells from linens and cupboards.

How can I use bicarbonate of soda on a daily basis?
You can use bicarbonate of soda straight from the box on a sponge or with a slightly damp brush. Or you can combine it with other natural products such as olive-oil black soap or Marseille soap. By doing this you make your own household cleaner and your own laundry detergent.

What other natural products can I use bicarbonate of soda with?
Bicarbonate of soda can be combined with many other natural products.  Here are our favouritesere :

Marseille soap flakes
When you make your own home-made laundry detergent  with Marseille soap, remember to add a little bicarbonate of soda to your preparation. This adds disinfecting and deodorising properties for your laundry.

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Olive-oil black soap
A great tip with a simple, quick and effective recipe for household cleaning with bicarbonate of soda:
Combine 1 tablespoon of black soap with 1 litre of water and add 1 teasspoons of bicarbonate of soda. Your very own natural and eco-friendly household cleaning product is ready to use!

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Essential oils
To personalise your household cleaning product made with black soap, and to add fragrance, you can add a few drops of essential oil to your preparation.
Turn to essential oil of lemon, acknowledged for its properties that remove grease and purify the atmosphere.

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Care and recommendations for using bicarbonate of soda
Here are a few steps one should take in using bicarbonate of soda. It is recommended that you wash your hands after each use, and ensure that the room is ventilated.
Close the box after use, and store it in dry conditions out of the reach of children.

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