What's Sodium Bicarbonate?
Sodium Bicarbonate is a white powder that is commonly used as a leavening agent in baking, also known as baking soda. However, this ingredient has many other uses beyond the kitchen!
It's used in natural personal care and cleaning formulations. It works to neutralize acids and odors, making it a popular choice for a variety of applications. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of Sodium Bicarbonate and how we use it in our formulations.
Technical Name: Sodium Bicarbonate
Other Names: Baking Soda
Sodium Bicarbonate scores an "A" (lowest concern) in EWG
How to use it at home
When used in cleaning formulations, Sodium Bicarbonate can help to remove stains, dirt, and grime. It is often used as a natural alternative to harsh chemicals and can be found in a variety of household cleaning products.
Use it as a scouring powder to clean grime from kitchen and bathroom surfaces
As a deodorizing agent for textiles, rugs, mattresses, refrigerator, drains, trash can, and more!
Use 1/4 cup to deodorize and freshen your laundry load
When used in personal care formulations, Sodium Bicarbonate can help to neutralize skin pH, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin. Additionally, it can be used to absorb excess oil and odors, making it a popular ingredient in deodorants and other personal care products.
Make your own deodorant, dry shampoo, or toothpaste.
Soothes sunburns and razor burns. Exfoliate your body with a Sodium Bicarbonate + Water paste.
Helps strip chlorine from your hair and body after pool swimming
Baking Soda is a must-have kitchen staple in various recipes, from baking to cooking.
Rises dough of cookies, bread, cakes, while enhancing browning and weakens gluten for fluffy baked goods
Add it when soaking dry beans to help softening
Use it to neutralizes the acidity of your tomato sauce
How we use it
Sodium Bicarbonate is one of our favorite raw materials because it's naturally sourced in the US and offers powerful performance in a wide range of cleaning solutions.
It builds the soft texture and scouring power of both the Oven Scrub and Soft Scrub.
On liquid cleaners, it adds buffering power to the formulation and balances the PH of the product.
On laundry products, it's a key agent to deodorize your textiles and soften water by reducing the mineral deposits when rinsing.