Miscellaneous_: Sodium Hexametaphosphate

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, April 10, 2007 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Cathy for this Frugal Baby Tip!

I found another cleaning article online "Keeping Your Home Clean and Safe" at: http://www.greenliving.org/healthyliving/cleaning.html

You might be able to get this in most natural food, environmental or alternative stores. Or try this mail-order company: The Living Source - 800/662-8787

OK, here's the article...

Sodium Hexametaphosphate is probably the best substance you can use in your dishwasher. Not only does it cut grease and leave dishes spotless, it also acts as a scale inhibitor and will actually clean your dishwasher with each washing. You use the same amount of Sodium Hexametaphosphate as you would dishwasher detergent and watch your dishes sparkle!

Because Sodium Hexametaphosphate is a water softener, it will boost the cleaning action of soap for any use. Just add a few tbsp. to your dish water (remember to use the amount that makes the water feel slippery) and use half as much dishwashing liquid. No more water spots on hand-washed dishes either.

Sodium Hexametaphosphate will work as well on your windows as it will on your dishes. Just dissolve about a tsp. each of Sodium Hexametaphosphate and liquid soap with warm water in a spray bottle. You can also use this solution on glass shower doors to dissolve mineral build-up (if necessary, make the solution a little stronger).

No, Sodium Hexametaphosphate won't foam up into bubbles, but what it will do is make a little liquid soap froth all over the place. Again, add it a little at a time, dissolving it in your bathwater until the water feels slippery. A wonderful bath is to use Sodium Hexametaphosphate, liquid soap and a couple of sliced lemons. You'll have a fragrant, luxurious bath that will make your skin softer and smoother than you can imagine.

Do natural soap shampoos leave your hair feeling sticky? Try rinsing with a solution of Sodium Hexametaphosphate and the soap film will come right out.



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