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Homemade scouring powder

Combine nine parts whiting (from a hardware store) with one part soap granules. This mixture won't scratch surfaces as commercial products do, and it omits the unnecessary chlorine, which could accidentally combine with other chemicals -- like ammonia -- to produce dangerous chlorine gas.

Submitted by Dana from Michigan

 

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I like the baking soda.
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by WCSTONE   
I use baking soda. Sometimes I add Dawn dish soap to baking soda on greasy messes. I buy 12 LB bag baking soda in pool supplies at Walmart because I use it to clean so much.
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by SHERIBOOP   
Bar Keepers Friend or Baking Soda works just As Well, use with a dampen cloth or paper towel!! Cheaper Too!!
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by 1000009949701   
Soft Scrub with bleach works great for us. One in the kitchen and a bottle for the bathroom. As for the danger of ammonia mixing with it - we don't use cleaners with ammonia.
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TY, great tip!
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thx. nice money saver. will def try
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I like to use baking soda
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either Bon Ami or Bar Keeper's Friend has always worked for me. thanks anyway.
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also what is a soap granule?
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Whiting
Whiting - powdered calcium carbonate - is a safe, chemically inert fine white powder. it is sold in hardware stores, paint stores and stained glass supply stores. Substitutes may not be chemically inert and should not be used. All I did was google this.
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Always good to know how to make things since you never know when you might need it. Thanks for sharing.
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I just use Bon Ami or Barkeeper's friend. Both work great and do not scratch. Ty anyway.
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me too
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I love Barkeeper's friend!
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I know...just buy the cleaner. You might save money, but how often do you use cleaners like this???
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what is "whiting"
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I use Bon Ami too. Thanks for sharing your idea.
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me also..never heard of whiting and i just use baking soda..works great for me but ty for sharing
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love that it won't scratch
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yeah, that's exactly what i need,ty.
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by MSLILY64   
ty, will have to look up 'whiting' at the hardware store
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by JODY FROM IOWA   
I used to work in a small town hardware store and I have never heard of whiting.
by BLIZZARINO   
yeah, I've never heard of it. Learn something new everyday.
by CAROLAB   
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Would it be like BarKeepers Friend?
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That's what I was thinking.
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what is "whiting"
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by JBREPAIR   
likewise
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major question for me as well
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by SHINAR00   
let me know how it works for you all. we have stopped using any powder as it seems to resolidify in the pipes and blocking plumbing. plus we have a tender septic system.
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by BARINSKY   
It would be helpful if you explained what "whiting" is for those of us who have never heard of it. But, thanks for the tip.
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by ELIZABETHASQUINI   
thank you citydiner for letting us know what whiting is, because I didn't know either.
by CITYDINER   
whiting is calcium carbonate, a degreaser
by MARYFERN   
It is a cleaning powder.
by WEENIEWIFE   
never heard of whiting either. what is it used for?
by DFULCHER99   
Never heard of it either
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by AMAEBI   
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by JOERACER   
Never heard of "whiting", but thanks for the tip
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by NAPOLEONBAKER   
I have not heard of it either. I use Bon Ami. It used to come in a bar as well as a shakeer can (like comet). Bon Ami does NOT scratch. I bought 10 bars when a local hardware store went out of business years ago. Still have most of them.
by LRDORN   
My mom used to use whiting in the laundry. Brightens whites.
by 8182122   
I have not heard of it either maybe someone one here will tell us what it is and what is it usually used for.
by DADISH   
Neither have I.
by CHERYLPAYNE   
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