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The magic that is Bicarbonate of Soda!

‘Clean and Natural’ Bicarbonate of Soda is a traditional cleaning product, renowned for its deodorising and mild abrasive properties. Bicarbonate of Soda is often mistakenly referred to as Baking Soda; although they are very similar, it hasn’t got the raising agents required for baking!

MOLLY MAID, the domestic cleaning professionals, believe Bicarbonate of Soda (bicarb) is extremely versatile and has a number of useful properties, and can be used for the following household tasks:

  • Sprinkle a bit of bicarb on a wet cloth and use it in bathrooms, kitchens and anywhere else that you would normally use a cream cleaner.
  • Add a small bowl of bicarb to your fridge to neutralise smells. Change it once a month and your fridge should stay fresh.
  • Pour 200g of bicarbonate of soda, swiftly followed by a kettle of boiling water down your sinks once a week to keep them clean and unblocked.
  • Soak smelly or stained tupperware in hot water with a sprinkling of bicarbonate of soda overnight.
  • Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda on to BBQ grills, then soak, in order to reduce scrubbing.
  • Add 4tbsp of bicarb to a spray bottle 3/4 filled with boiling water – shake well. Allow to cool a little then add your favourite scented essential oils. Allow to cool completely and use as a spray to freshen clothes and soft furnishings.
  • Lightly dust your carpets with bicarbonate of soda, leave overnight then vacuum come morning. Your carpets will be fresh and clean.
  • Pour a glug of vinegar (malt will do) down your toilet, followed by a couple of tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda. Allow to fizz up and settle, then flush.
  • Clean your oven with a paste made from salt, bicarb and warm water, it makes it look shiny and new!
  • Clean thermos flasks (new and vintage) with bicarb and water -it takes any niffy smells out almost straight away.


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Thank you for the trust you place in us to safely clean your home. Latest government guidelines clearly state “Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes – for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople – you can do so" We are happy to offer our customers a safe and effective service following our HomeSafe procedures.