Soda crystals, also known as washing soda have always been used for cleaning. They are still a good choice as they are biodegradable and don’t contain phosphates, enzymes or bleach. They are perfect for cleaning lavatories, work tops, mirrors, and also for unblocking drains and pipes.
A recent study has found that using chemical products for cleaning could cause asthma.
Clean up walls, bathtubs and showers with borax by sprinkling it on a damp cloth. If you are feeling lazy you can just leave a thick paste of water and Borax on the grubby area overnight before brushing off and rinsing!
The Eco Lifestyle Handbook: Sarah Callard/Esme Floyd/Diane Millis