Soda ash is also very effective in removing alcohol and grease stains from clothing. Typically, medium dense or lighter grades of ANSAC soda ash are used in detergents.  Soda ash also adds benefits as such by aiding agglomeration, being a carrier for surfactants and as an alkali source for pH adjustment.

Washing soda is a chemical compound that can be used to remove stubborn stains from laundry and is an essential component in most homemade laundry detergent for powder, liquid, or single pod formulas. It is often used in commercial detergent mixtures as well to treat hard water.

The chemical formula for washing soda is Na2CO3 or sodium carbonate. It’s a salt of carbonic acid, a chemical that produces a wide range of salts collectively known as carbonates.

The sodium carbonate “softens” water helping other cleaning ingredients lift soil from the fabrics and suspend the soil in the wash water. The washing soda binds to the minerals which make water hard and allows the detergent to be absorbed into fibers properly to clean clothes.