Sodium carbonate - also known as washing soda, soda ash, soda crystals and soda Solvay - is really useful as the main ingredient in a lot of DIY recipes because it has a strongly alkaline taste and forms a basic solution in water.
It can be used as a laundry booster, to scrub and to remove grease or oil stains.
The packaging is fully recyclable or biodegradable.
Synonyms: Soda ash; carbonic acid disodium salt; disodium carbonate; calcined soda
Appearance: fine white powder
Relative Density: 2.53 g/cm3
Melting point: 851 of decomposes
Solubility: Soluble in water 106 g/l at 20C
pH: 12 at 106 g/l at 25C