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Where can I buy bicarb cheaply?

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Beesandbutterflies Sat 12-Oct-13 09:11:39

Wondered if anyone knows where I can buy bicarb as use a lot of it for cleaning and it's so expensive! Many thanks

Bunbaker Sat 12-Oct-13 09:21:27

Are you using bicarbonate of soda or washing soda?

A large (1kg) bag of washing soda crystals is £1. A 200g pack of bicarbonate of soda is £1.29 - from Asda.

Captainbarnacles1101 Sat 12-Oct-13 09:23:20

can i be mega cheeky and ask what u use it to clean pls. ��

PatTheHammer Sat 12-Oct-13 09:23:39

They had it in the 99p shop the other day, in the cleaning section. You cannot be too far away from a town with a 99p shop, they are bloody everywhere :-)

UriGHOULer Sat 12-Oct-13 09:41:35

You can buy it in big tubs from pool (and hot tub) chemical suppliers. It'll work out cheaper than buying those little packs, especially if you use loads.

UriGHOULer Sat 12-Oct-13 09:44:16

The thing I use it for mostly Captainb is sprinkling it on the carpets, leave it overnight and then Hoover, it brings up the dirt and smells brilliantly (I have a potty training toddler and pets).

Charlesroi Sat 12-Oct-13 10:07:14

Amazon - £5.99 for 3kg

Captainbarnacles1101 Sat 12-Oct-13 11:18:13

Oh brilliant Uri! My youngest 2 are both potty training!

Bunbaker Sat 12-Oct-13 13:42:48

Uri. Does that work with washing soda, or is it completely different?

UriGHOULer Sat 12-Oct-13 16:12:22

Hmm. I think washing soda is a different thing (sodium carbonate as opposed to bicarbonate) but that's as far as my science goes Bunbaker, sorry!

Rattitude Sat 12-Oct-13 17:40:17

As well as the Amazon option mentioned above, there is Summer Naturals. (It is more expensive than Amazon though, so only worth considering if you intend to buy other products from Summer Naturals).

I would recommend that you check your local Chinese supermarket. Mine sells a lot of bulk basics (such as sodium bicarbonate or white vinegar) very cheaply.

fuckwittery Sat 12-Oct-13 17:44:19

Washing soda and bicarb are different.
I have just ordered 3kg for £9 from Amazon after in desperation I sprinkled a bit on the floor my DD was sick on last night, after googling.
Honestly, the t'internet said it would soak up the smell but it was AMAZING. I'd already scraped and scrubbed the vomit with disinfectant and water, but the lounge frigging stunk. Sprinkled some bicarb on, rubbed it in with a scrubbing brush and 15 minutes later the horrendous smell had completely disappeared. I'm now planning to shake and vac me entire house as there are a few unresolved smells that linger around in various carpet patches. I am so excited about my bulk bicarb order!

Anything else anyone can recommend for bicarb use?

fuckwittery Sat 12-Oct-13 17:45:58

Blimey, that amazon link above - I ordered this morning for £8.98 and price just decreased to £5.99, its the same seller, so snap it up cheap!

Beesandbutterflies Sun 13-Oct-13 12:40:35

Thanks! I'll check amazon. I mostly use t for cleaning the carpets :-)) x

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