Gbex says:There are many non-poisonous products that can be used for basic household cleaning. Like vinegar,the most useful of these is baking soda.
Like vinegar, baking soda has three major things going for it as a cleanser:
•It's non-toxic. Sure, eaten in large amounts it might make you feel unpleasant, but it's not poisonous.
•It's multi-purpose. The suggestions in this article are only a few of the many ways that baking soda can be used as a household cleanser.
•Best of all, it's CHEAP! The cost of baking soda (especially when purchased in several pound large boxes) is far less than that of any other, specialized cleaning agent.
Baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda, as it is also known) is a naturally occurring material, present in most organic life forms. It can be "made" from sodium carbonate, or soda ash. The soda ash is dissolved in a carbon dioxide rich solution, and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) precipitates out.