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washing soda:

see sodium carbonatesodium carbonate,
chemical compound, Na2CO3, soluble in water and very slightly soluble in alcohol. Pure sodium carbonate is a white, odorless powder that absorbs moisture from the air, has an alkaline taste, and forms a strongly alkaline water solution.
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washing soda

[′wäsh·iŋ ‚sōd·ə]
(inorganic chemistry)

washing soda

the crystalline decahydrate of sodium carbonate, esp when used as a cleansing agent
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Wearing gloves, measure the washing soda or other alkali, 20 percent of your dry weight, or about 3 1/2 ounces per pound of dry fiber.
Once the Washing Soda is dissolved, pour the hot melted soap into the bucket and mix - very gently - with a wooden spoon.
In the container, dissolve a tablespoon of washing soda in each gallon of water to make up the electrolyte solution.
TO get rid of stains, soak fabric in water mixed with borax, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide, washing soda, or white vinegar.
Borax, washing soda or white vinegar in water can also clean and remove stains.
Put 1 pound of washing soda in a granite pan, add 1 quart boiling water and stir until soda is dissolved; let cool.
3 When it comes to clothes, use detergents which have as few enzymes and additives as possible - research shows that washing soda and hot water are as good as most commercial detergents.
Rather than springing forth from a conglomeration of carbon-based, or organic, chemical compounds, life may have been born of inorganic compounds more akin to table salt and washing soda, according to a team of chemists that recently created cell-like structures from a mixture of inorganic chemicals.
Borax, washing soda, or white vinegar in water can also clean and remove stains.
The deep earthenware sink had a curtain of flowered cretonne and a wooden draining board, the space beneath being used to keep a variety of things; Ajax,Brasso,Parazone, washing soda,double bars of Puritan soap,Lifebuoy and Swarfega, lavender scented Mansion polish, a ball of hairy string and a small tin that used to contain White Heather chocolates and toffees full of fascinating odds and ends -buttons and skeins of purple Silko left over from the violets my mother had embroidered on a table cloth.