24 Baking Soda Uses and Why You Need It In Your Home

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Thanks to the folks over at Natural Living Ideas, you can learn about 24 Baking Soda Uses and Why You Need It In Your Home. Baking soda, baking soda sodium bicarbonate , is used for so many things, yet it doesn't get a ton of praise for all of the amazing things it can do for us. Baking Soda is also known by its chemical name sodium bicarbonate, which describes its chemical make up of sodium and carbon particles, which makes it a type of salt. When you taste baking soda on it's own, it does have a salty taste which is kind of bitter as well. The natural mineral form of sodium bicarbonate can be found as nahcolite which is part of the mineral called natron, which can actually be found in mineral spring water. The word comes from the Latin word saleratus which means aerated salt.

The use of natural baking soda goes back as far as ancient Egyptian times when they used baking soda as a part of their paint they used for painting hieroglyphics. Then, many years later, in 1846, John Dwight and Austin Church two guys from New York developed a way to create mass amounts of baking soda to sell to the public. Back then, people were using it a lot as a preservative as well, especially to keep fish from spoiling. These days natural baking soda is mined in places like the Piceance Basin in Colorado. Baking soda can be purchased in a box from various brands and companies, Arm and Hammer Baking Soda seems to be the most popular brand of baking soda in North America at present. Even on the Arm and Hammer baking soda box they claim it to have hundreds of uses. It is important to make sure that the baking soda you are using, especially if it is for internal use, that it is an aluminium free baking soda which is organic and food grade quality.

You might be wondering " Where can I buy baking soda also known as baking soda sodium bicarbonate ?", especially the aluminum free type. There are plenty of places to buy regular baking soda, all grocery stores will sell it in the baking isle, as well as even corner stores. Even gas stations are another place where you could probably buy baking soda. Baking soda is very easy to find, especially when buying it in North America. The organic aluminum free type of baking soda can be easily ordered online through amazon, and the Natural Living Ideas website shares a great link to where you can purchase it. We use natural baking soda for a lot of cooking and baking purposes of course, but did you know that there are also so many health benefits of baking soda? Baking soda sodium bicarbonate is a great alkalinizing substance which means that it reduces acidity in the human body which neutralizes your Ph level. Baking soda health benefits include being able to assist in removing parasites from the body, treat urinary tract infection symptoms, can help to restore Ph balance in the body, which is to bring the acidity of the body back to neutral. Although there are excellent baking soda health benefits, always heed caution when you ingest baking soda and take precautions especially if you have any existing health conditions. You can also use natural baking soda externally on your body, for deodorant or use a baking soda and water mixture as a hair rinse. Baking soda can also be used for tooth paste, and will help to naturally whiten teeth as well as freshen your breath. Baking soda (baking soda sodium bicarbonate) is excellent to use as an exfoliant and works well to clear up pimples and blackheads, leaving skin unbelievably smooth and soft. Check out all of the amazing uses and try some yourself!*

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