Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash)

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Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) is the active ingredient in washing soda, formula Na2CO3. In fabric dyeing, soda ash makes permanent connection or as color fixer that holds the dye to the fiber. Adding the soda ash before (presoaked) the dye is the usual method for tie-dye.


  • Tie the fabric or leave them loose to start the presoaking process.
  • Make up a solution of 1/2 or 1 cup of soda ash per gallon of water.
  • Soda ash dissolves best in warm water, 96oF or 35oC.
  • Soak the fabric from 5 minutes to an hour (60minutes) depending on your recipe and technique.
  • Wring the fabric and start preparing to apply dye. (It is optional to dry the presoaked fabric)


Adding soda ash after tie-dye process is also doable.


Soda ash is also called washing soda and it used in making detergents and homemade cleaners.


Soda ash can be irritating to breathe and to skin as well. Wear a pair of gloves and face mask while handling soda ash mixture.


Abu soda (natriumkarbonat) adalah bahan aktif dalam soda pencuci, formula Na2CO3. Dalam pewarnaan fabrik, abu soda mengekalkan warna yang diwarnakan pada fabrik.Penambahan abu soda sebelum pewarna adalah cara menghasilkan ikat warna (tie-dye).


  • Ikat fabrik atau biarkan longgar bagi memulakan proses sebelum merendam.
  • Campurkan ½ atau 1 cawan abu soda dengan satu gelen air.
  • Abu soda larut dalam air suam, 96oF atau 35oC.
  • Rendam fabrik selama 5 minit hingga ke 1 jam, bergantung pada resipi dan teknik.
  • Perah fabrik dan mula untuk proses pewarnaan. (mengeringkan fabrik yang direndam adalah pilihan)


Tambahkan abu soda selepas proses ikat warna juga dibolehkan.


Abu soda juga digelak soda pencuci dan ianya digunakan dalam pembuatan sabun baju dan pembersih buatan sendiri.


Abu soda boleh menyebabkan iritasi kepada pernafasan dan kulit. Pakai sarung tangan getah dan sungkup muka semasa mengendalikan campuran abu soda.

Additional information

Additional information

Weight5.25 kg
Dimensions30 × 18 × 30 cm

CF10042 – 1kg, CF10043 – 5kg

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