Baking soda was a mainstay in most American homes when I was growing up and I am sure it is still a part of many American households. Most of us remember seeing that baking soda box in our refrigerator when we were kids or watching parents use baking soda to freshen a garbage pail or help clean dirty laundry.
So, I decided to dig a bit further into the wonderful and often mysterious qualities baking soda has to offer us.
Baking soda is a white crystalline powder used in baking, cleaning, deodorizing. And should be a part of every household because of it's many wonderful uses and benefits. And did you know that baking soda is also known as bicarbonate of soda, soda bicarbonate, and sodium hydrogen carbonate?
Baking soda is very popular and widely used because of its reactions with other common products found about the home. And because of its physical properties many find it a good and economical choice for cleaning, deodorizing, and even extinguishing fires. Researchers found that baking soda actually neutralizes odors instead of covering up the odor. That is why baking soda is a key ingredient in many deodorants, body powders, bath salts, mouth washes, and toothpaste.
Baking soda is also a main ingredient in many anti-acid products because of its ability to neutralize acids. And because of its natural abrasive nature baking soda is a key ingredient in many cleansing products. This is apparent and easily demonstrated by adding baking soda to a dampened sponge or cloth and cleaning an item. The baking soda works its magic without even scratching the surface. Give it a try!
Baking soda is also used for cooking. It makes an excellent addition to breads, and pancakes, when mixed with acidic products like lemon juice. Researchers found that the lemon juice releases a carbon dioxide gas which causes the product to expand or rise when baking.
Baking Soda History
Baking soda was first produced in America more than 100 years ago (in 1839). And continues to enjoy great popularity because of its many wonderful benefits and uses. And in fact it is an excellent idea for every household to stock this miraculous and at the same time common household product.
More Baking Soda Uses For Beauty & Health
- Make A Body Scrub
- Use To Deodorize Hair
- Use To Deodorize Body
- Make A Facial Scrub
- Treat Sunburns
- Treat Bee Stings
- Use To Clean And Whiten Teeth
- Treat Poison Ivy
- Use As An Inexpensive Mouthwash
As you see there are many baking soda uses. Baking soda continues to enjoy great popularity because of its many wonderful benefits. And, that is exactly why it is an excellent idea for every household to add baking soda to their kitchen cupboards.
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