Bicarb soda (sodium bicarbonate, baking soda) is an inexpensive fine white powder so safe you can and do eat it. It’s also excellent for cleaning away stains, absorbing unpleasant smells, softening water, relieving itching and for use as a toothpaste and deodorant.
When combined with vinegar it fizzes, and in the process creates a very effective cleaner with no toxic vapours and no harm to the skin on your hands.
Bicarb soda is great for cleaning refrigerators, freezers, stainless steel and laminex. It can be used as a powder, paste or solution– or in combination with vinegar, lemon juice, borax or salt (as a tough scouring powder).