Sodium Carbonate - Carbonate de Sodium
Sodium carbonate is an odorless, white crystal commonly used in glass making, ceramics, saponified waxes, water based waxes, detergents, stain removal, laundry soaps and in the paper and metallurgical industry. For home use, sodium carbonate is a powerful cleanser and degreaser. It is also known as ‘soda crystals” or “washing soda” or “soda ash”. It can also be uses to strip furniture and mixed with Borax for bleaching. It is soluble in water. Product origin is France.
How to use Sodium Carbonate
For Cleaning: Mix 1 teaspoon of Sodium Carbonate in 1 L of warm water. Use a cloth to gently clean surfaces.
For degreasing: Mix 3 tablespoons of Sodium Carbonate and 1 teaspoon of detergent in 1 L of warm water. Use a cloth to gently clean surface.
How to use Sodium Carbonate to make a glue for paper:
Mix together: 30g of lime chalk, 20g of sodium carbonate, 50g of casein powder, and 1/2 to 1 litre of cold water. Once a homogenous mixture is obtained, this mixture can be used cold for glue on paper.
For information on how to strip a piece of furniture with Sodium Carbonate, please click here (the article is in French but can be translated).
Warning: Sodium Carbonate is non-toxic to the environment, but it can irritate the skin and can cause burns. Gloves and safety glasses are recommended when using this product. Do not use Sodium Carbonate on aluminum. Do not use this product in food or drink.
Composition and Chemical Formula: sodium carbonate Na2CO3
For more information please see the Material Safety Data Sheet.