Can I use washing soda in my washing machine?
In this regard, what does washing soda do for laundry?
The sodium carbonate "softens" water helping other cleaning ingredients lift soil from the fabrics and suspend the soil in the wash water. The washing soda binds to the minerals which make water hard and allows the detergent to be absorbed into fibers properly to clean clothes.
One may also ask, how do I clean my washing machine with washing soda?
To clean the drum, remove smells and flush away bacteria, add 500g of Soda Crystals to the drum on an empty cycle and run it on the longest hottest wash. If you have hard water, add 500ml of White Vinegar or 250g of Citric Acid to the drum, and run an empty cycle on the longest hottest wash.
Washing soda itself is extremely alkaline with a pH level of 11. This unique chemical composition makes it extremely effective at degreasing and deep cleaning clothes. However, because of the high pH level, washing soda is quite caustic and should never be touched with bare skin.