Great for making bath bombs. General Deodorization, mix with a facial cleanser for a gentle exfoliant. Spread on carpets, wait 20 minutes, then vacuum up scents and smells.
An absorbent for moisture and odors; an open box can be left in a refrigerator for this purpose. As a substitute for talcum powder to prevent foot odor. To clean a microwave oven from lingering odors. Rubbed into one's hands to remove odors from food preparation. If made into a paste salve with vinegar, it relieves burning from bug stings (particularly bee stings), poison ivy, nettles, and sunburn. It is used as an antacid to treat acid indigestion and heartburn. Mixed with water in a 10% solution can soften earwax for removal.
It is marketed as a whitener in some toothpaste brands. Add to hair if it's dirty and there's no time to wash it. Dry with warm air. A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.
A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminum foil. With water, it cleans the impurities on contact lenses. Rinse completely before wearing contacts to avoid stinging of the salt in baking soda. Cleans brushes and combs to prevent residues. Mix into a paste to clean the surface of an iron. Use to clean juice, wine, and coffee stains. Washing a car with it can remove dead bug bodies without damaging the paint. Pour 1 cup of baking soda down a drain and follow with 1/2 gallon of White Vinegar will degrease the drain. Baking soda and boiling water unclogs drains.
It is used as a fabric softener in laundry. It is used to test garden soil for acidity. If it bubbles, the soil is too acidic. Sodium bicarbonate has been used as a performance enhancer for sprinters, by countering build up of lactate through induced metabolic alkalosis.
It kills fleas and drives away ants. If it is applied to a pet's fur, it must be washed/rinsed off to prevent skin problems.
Can be used to kill crab grass. Must be used repeatedly to control but is effective. Dampen area then sprinkle lightly, too much may harm desired grass temporarily. The bottom part of a door frame can be lined with sodium bicarbonate to keep out ants. It is soluble in water.
Other Names: Sodium hydrogen carbonate, Sodium Bicarb, Baking Soda, Bread Soda, Cooking Soda, Bicarb Soda, Saleratus or Bicarbonate of Soda.
Grade: Food Grade in 50 Lb Bag Only.
Appearance: Solid crystalline which often appears as a fine powder
INCI Name: Sodium Bicarbonate
Solubility: Soluble in Water
Natural or Synthetic: Natural mineral from nahcolite
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: Indefinite shelf life
Storage: Cool Dark Dry, Tightly Closed.
Ingredients: Does not Contain Aluminum
Not for Ingestion.