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  Soda Crystals
dri-pak soda crystals

All-natural Dri-Pak Soda Crystals are bio-degradable and contain no phosphates, enzymes or bleach. Soda Crystals are an alkaline "washing soda". The main uses of Soda Crystals are to dissolve grease, soften water, loosen dirt and reduce acidity. You can safely combine Soda Crystals with other natural ingredients like baking soda and soap flakes for even more cleaning power. Soda Crystals, along with Soap Flakes, have a long history. They were the primary cleaning products in use at the turn of the twentieth century.

 

Soda Crystals are very effective but are also gentle. However, if you are submerging your hands in a soda crystal solution for a long time, it is advisable to wear rubber gloves - especially if you have sensitive skin.

 

SODA CRYSTALS SHOULD NOT BE USED ON ALUMINUM

 

Make a Soda Crystals Solution at the strength you need:

  • Mild       – 1 tablespoon Soda Crystals to 1½ cups of water
  • Regular  – ½ cup Soda Crystals to 1½ cups of water
  • Strong    – 1 cup Soda Crystals to 1½ cups of water

 

Directions for Laundering with Soda Crystals

  • Stains: Remove heavy stains on cottons or linens by soaking in a strong solution of Soda Crystals. Soda Crystals can shift grease, blood, ink, tea and coffee stains.
  • New Woolens and Blankets: Soak in a cold, mild solution before carefully washing - leaves blankets and woolens soft and fluffy.
  • Greasy Work Clothes: Soda Crystals are renowned for their ability to dissolve grease. Soak greasy clothes and textiles overnight in a strong solution, before washing normally.
  • Delicates: To hand-wash fine materials use a warm, mild Soda solution. Always test fabrics for color fastness before using Soda Crystals to soak, wash or remove stains.
  • Water Softening: In hard water areas, Soda Crystals have long been used to reduce the lime scale in tap water. This means that you can reduce the amount of detergent you would use in a washing machine to the manufacturer’s instructions for ‘soft water’. It also improves the efficiency of the machine and reduces the risk of breakdown and expensive repair bills resulting from lime scale build-up. Add a ½ cup of crystals to your wash load.

 

OTHER USES FOR SODA CRYSTALS

 

Around the Home

  • Paintwork: Paintwork will brighten after a wipe-down with a regular solution of Soda Crystals in warm water. You can prepare bare wood for painting too with a regular solution.
  • Blinds: A wipe with a regular solution will brighten venetian blinds, and help to shrug off dust.
  • Wicker Furniture: wicker and rattan furniture will come clean after a wash with a regular Soda Crystals solution. Soda Crystals will also help to harden the cane and tighten sagging seats.
  • Upholstery and Carpets: Soda Crystals are ideal for getting out wine stains. Dab upholstery with a mild solution to get rid of stains - or simply to freshen up the fabric. Take care not to scrub wool or other upholstery fabrics - it could damage them. Always test fabrics for color fastness before using Soda Crystals.
  • Windows, Mirrors, and Tiles: A very mild solution gives windows, mirrors and wall tiles a sparkle.
  • Unblocking and Cleaning Drains: Because Soda Crystals dissolve grease, they’re great for unblocking drains. Use a strong solution to flush drains regularly to keep them grease-free.
  • Garbage Cans: Clean out garbage cans with a regular solution to keep them clean and odorless.
  • Silverware and Jewelry: To put the shine back into silverware with ease, make a solution of 1 cup of Soda Crystals to a pint of very hot water and soak for 5-15 minutes in a bowl lined with aluminum foil. The tarnish will simply melt away. Rinse off and buff. Soak delicate jewelry in a regular solution. Soft stones such as Opals should not be cleaned using Soda Crystals.
  • Brass and Pewter: Will polish much more easily if first washed in a strong, hot solution of Soda Crystals.
  • Wine and Food Stains: Red wine and food stains can be treated with a strong solution of Soda Crystals. Large spillages can be treated by applying dry Soda Crystals directly to the stain, followed by rinsing in clean water. Use Soda Crystals for ink and grass stains too. Test for color fastness first.

 

In the Kitchen

Never use Soda Crystals on Aluminum Items

  • Cleaning Blackened/Burnt Pans: A strong Soda Crystals solution is very effective for removing burnt-on grease from pans and casserole dishes. Soak stubborn stains overnight.
  • Grill Racks: Burnt-on stubborn grease on grill racks will be easy to clean after an overnight soaking in a strong solution.
  • Stove Top: Cut through grease and burnt-on food by cleaning with a strong solution. Leaves enameled surfaces gleaming.
  • Floor and Stone Tiles: Use a strong, hot solution to cut through ground-in dirt and leave tiled surfaces sparkling clean. Note that Soda Crystals will remove any wax polish on the surface.
  • Cleaning Coffeepots, Teapots, Cups and Thermoses: Tannins from tea and coffee can leave nasty brown stains. Clean the stains with a strong solution. A soak for one hour (or overnight) will help to clean badly stained items.
  • Washing-up: Soda Crystals are a natural alternative to washing up liquids. Use a warm - hot mild solution. Ceramics and glasses will come up shining.
  • Glassware: After a wash and wipe in a very mild solution, glassware will sparkle.
  • Chopping Boards: Scrub with a Soda Crystals solution to get rid of lingering smells without tainting food. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Mops and Dishcloths: Soak in a strong solution in hot water to remove dirt and grease.
  • Cooking: For tender vegetables, lentils, and bean that retain their colors, simply add Soda Crystals to soaking and cooking water. When stewing apples, a pinch of Soda Crystals added to the water prevents the apples from going brown.

 

In the Bathroom

  • Baths, Sinks and Showers: Use a regular strength solution to freshen up bathroom porcelain and ceramics. It cuts through grease and lime scale. Do not use Soda Crystals on lacquered taps and fittings.
  • Toilet Bowls: Flush some Soda Crystals to clean and freshen toilets, and to help prevent blockages. Use them to clean toilet brushes too.
  • Drains: Use a strong hot solution to help keep drains flowing. A regular flushing will help prevent clogs.
  • Ceramic and Linoleum Tiles: Clean the bathroom floor with a regular solution. Tiles will clean up beautifully - but please note any polish or wax may be removed by using Soda Crystals.
  • Tiles and Grouting: Clean wall tiles with a regular solution to leave them clean and sparkling. Soda Crystals will bring new life to grouting too.
  • Sponges and Wash Cloths: Freshen them up with a soak in a hot regular solution of Soda Crystals.

 

For the Car

  • Windshields: A mild solution of Soda Crystals will help shift dead flies and grime off windshields. Avoid splashing onto paintwork - remove any splashes immediately.
  • Wheel Trims: Use a regular solution of Soda Crystals to remove grime and grease. Do not use on aluminum alloy wheels and take care to avoid paintwork.

 

For the Garden

  • Pest Control (whitefly and mites): Spray trees or plants with a solution of 4 oz. of Soap Flakes and 2 oz. of Soda Crystals to two gallons of water.
  • Mildew and Blackspot: Spray roses with a solution of one cup of milk and 2 oz. of Soda Crystals to each gallon of water.
  • Patios: A brush down with a strong, hot solution will remove slime left by rotting leaves and moss, and will also help to keep paved areas free of moss. Sprinkle directly on to moss, leave overnight and rinse off. Avoid spilling or spraying on plants.
  • Stonework: Clean steps and stonework with a strong solution. Avoid spilling or spraying on to plants.
  • Grills: Soda Crystals are renowned for their ability to cut through grease, so they’re ideal for cleaning barbecue grills. Use a hot strong solution.
  • Patio Furniture: Grimy plastic garden furniture will come clean quickly with Soda Crystals.

Each bag contains 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of Soda Crystals.


Please note that soda crystals begin to melt at 73.4 degrees. As it cools, the crystals reform in a block. The soda is as effective as ever but more difficult to handle. Lumps may be broken off and can be dissolved in water.

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