3 May 2012
Green Cleaning in Focus: Bi-Carb Soda
By Laura Trotta (BEng (Environmental), MSc (Environmental Chemistry))
In the second of our green cleaning in focus features, we take a detailed look at an amazing universal product, Bi-Carb Soda (also known as sodium bi-carbonate or baking soda).
Commonly used as a rising agent in baking, Bi-Carb Soda is also a versatile green cleaning product suited to every room in your home.
Bi-Carb Soda is made from soda ash (or sodium bicarbonate) which occurs naturally in our environment. The soda ash is refined to form a safe, pure product that cleans, deodorises, softens water and is a fantastic scouring powder. Bi-Carb Soda is economical and readily available from most supermarkets and grocery stores.
If you haven’t yet discovered the wonder of Bi-Carb Soda as a green cleaning product, try out some of its uses below and in no time you’ll be converted!
Click here for information on other natural green cleaning products to use in your home.
About the Author:
Laura Trotta is an eco mum, environmental engineer and founder of Sustainababy
. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry and had eleven years experience working as an environmental professional prior to starting her business. Green has always been a way of life for Laura, rather than the latest trend. She lives in regional South Australia with her husband Paul and son Matthew.