Friday, November 21, 2014

Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Castile Soap

public service announcement.
Do not use recipes that mix vinegar and baking soda. The reaulting chemical reaction turns the baking soda to salt. Same goes for washing soda. It has breaks fown the cleaning power of your vinegar turning it to water.

Do not mix vinegar and castile soap, the reaction creates and gloopy globby mess that is also ineffective. All bloggers who's recipes mix these items clearly do not have a grasp on chemistry.

If you are in doubt of a recipe there are plenty of  chemistry related sites and blogs out there that will provide a a list of how and what reactions occurs

Also a side note: Borax is now coming into question as a possibly harmful environmental cleaning agent. I still use it in laundry soap, but I am now ommiting it from my other cleaners.