A Guide To Cleaning With Soda Crystals

In the world of cleaning, there's a versatile and natural powerhouse that often goes overlooked: soda crystals. Also known as sodium carbonate, washing soda, or soda ash, these humble crystals pack a punch when it comes to tackling household dirt and grime.

Keep reading as we delve into the world of soda crystals, exploring their benefits, uses, and why they should be your next cleaning cupboard staple.

What Are Soda Crystals?

Soda crystals are simply sodium carbonate, a natural mineral compound that has been used for centuries as a cleaning agent.

Unlike many commercial cleaners, soda crystals are gentle on the environment and won't break the bank. Made from natural ingredients, they offer a safe and effective alternative to harsh chemicals.

Benefits of Using Soda Crystals


One of the standout features of soda crystals is their versatility. From the kitchen to the bathroom and beyond, there's almost no cleaning task that soda crystals can't handle. Whether you're tackling stubborn grease or stubborn stains, soda crystals are up to the challenge.


In a world where cleaning products seem to get more expensive by the day, soda crystals are a breath of fresh air. A single pouch of soda crystals can last for multiple cleaning sessions, making them a cost-effective choice for budget-conscious households.

Environmental Friendliness

With growing concerns about the impact of chemicals on our planet, many homeowners are seeking out eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Soda crystals fit the bill perfectly, offering a natural and biodegradable alternative to chemical-laden cleaners.

How to Use Soda Crystals for Cleaning


Start by mixing a solution of soda crystals and warm water to tackle grease and grime on kitchen surfaces and appliances. 200g of soda crystals in 500ml of warm water in a spray bottle will do the job!

Spray or wipe the solution onto dirty surfaces, leave to soak for a minute or two and then wipe them down.

This solution is great for kitchen surfaces, hobs, extractors, bins, ovens and inside fridges.

You can also use this soda crystals solution to soak and clean greasy pans!

Soda crystals aren't suitable for use on aluminium.

Unblocking Drains/Pipes

Need to unclog a drain or remove stubborn stains from pots and pans? A sprinkle of soda crystals will do the trick.


Boost the cleaning power of your laundry detergent by adding a scoop of soda crystals to each load. For tough stains, soak clothes and fabrics in a solution of soda crystals before washing - hence the name washing soda!

You can also use soda crystals to deep clean your washing machine. Add a cup of soda crystals into an empty drum and run on the cleaning cycle.

Cleaning Toilets

Pour 300g of soda crystals into the toilet bowl and leave overnight. Scrub and flush for a sparkly, clean toilet.

Soda crystals are a natural, versatile, and affordable solution for keeping your home clean and fresh.They regularly feature in the popular Nancy Birtwhistle cleaning books and due to their non-toxic nature, your home and the planet will thank you for giving them a go!

Do you have any favorite uses for soda crystals? Share them with us in the comments below!