sodium silicate in laundry???
sodium carbonate used to remove stains/odors , Im thinking it is what you have left after heating sodium bycarbonte (baking soda)
(did not think it mite work on Gooses jars) it is cheep,helps remove beer wine stains.works as a laundry "booster"
sodium silicate is used as high temp. binder, fire proofing ,diping eggs,silicone rubber,etc.
(I could be wrong as I have CRS)