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Why don't people just use sugar soap for cleaning??

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Pruners · 04/06/2008 17:17

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Pruners · 04/06/2008 17:18

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Flamesparrow · 04/06/2008 17:20

No idea what you're talkin about

hanaflower · 04/06/2008 17:22

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Pruners · 04/06/2008 17:24

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WowOoo · 04/06/2008 17:25

Just coz the Cillit Bang advertising makes people think they need toxic stuff in the bathroom (makes my eyes sting!!)

Whizzz · 04/06/2008 17:25

It may have a nice name, but it's still a chemical (quite a strong alkali) - you still need to be careful how you handle it

TheFallenMadonna · 04/06/2008 17:27

It's a bit nasty isn't it? But then so is bleach I suppose.

KatyMac · 04/06/2008 17:27

Watch your hands - it's very corrosive

Whizzz · 04/06/2008 17:29

Katy - it's an irritant not a corrosive (unless it's a very strong concentration) - made from sodium phosphate & sodium carbonate.

You shouldn't be handling it without gloves & also watch splashes in your eyes - alkaline is VERY nasty in the eyes (worse than acids)

Pruners · 04/06/2008 17:33

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KatyMac · 04/06/2008 17:40

I thought it had the corrosive thingie on the pack - sorry

Whizzz · 04/06/2008 17:43

Basically I don't think it's any better or worse than other branded cleaning products - providing you know the hazards & are careful with it. As it looks like sugar crystals for example watch how you store it, especially with kids about.

Whizzz · 04/06/2008 17:45

Thinking about it Katy - it might well have. It's only the degree of how far the stuff attacks the skin that's the difference between corrosive & irritant

Tatties · 04/06/2008 17:52

I have heard of it for cleaning walls before painting but wouldn't use it for that because I am lazy I just paint the walls

And I don't use it for anything else because I never see it and I suppose it wouldn't occur to me

brimfull · 04/06/2008 17:55

cos it's easier to have a spray thingy under the sink than faff about mixing up sugar soap everytime you want to clean

BoysAreLikeDogs · 04/06/2008 17:56

Would you wear rubber or vinyl gloves [anxious] ?

Pruners · 04/06/2008 21:00

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WowOoo · 04/06/2008 23:24

Make mine myself and put in old Spray bottle. I've got through some cheapo gloves though. Strong ones are needed and yes, it needs to be locked away like other cleaning stuff. Normal stuff makes my eyes sting though but I still use that too for other jobs.

Find Borax very good for general cleaning and have got my bare hands in this that corrosive/alkaline too Katy and Whizzz?

Think a bit of elbow grease is really honestly all you need most of the time TBH!

BoysAreLikeDogs · 04/06/2008 23:25

Marigolds - thanks pruni

SlartyBartFast · 04/06/2008 23:29

good ideas

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