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  • 500g Sodium Bicarbonate – Certified Food Grade - Aluminium and Gluten Free

    £5.95

    Sodium Bicarbonate


    Sodium Bicarbonate (IUPAC name: sodium hydrogen carbonate), commonly known as baking soda, is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. It is a salt which is composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. Sodium bicarbonate is a white odourless crystalline powder but often appears as a fine white powder. Sodium bicarbonate has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). Our product is the natural mineral form Nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.


    Baking Powder

    Baking powder, also sold for cooking, contains around 30% of bicarbonate, and various acidic ingredients which are activated by the addition of water, without the need for additional acids in the cooking medium. Many forms of baking powder contain sodium bicarbonate combined with calcium acid phosphate, sodium aluminium phosphate or cream of tartar. Baking soda is alkaline; the acid used in baking powder avoids a metallic taste when the chemical change during baking creates sodium carbonate.


    Personal Hygiene

    Toothpaste containing sodium bicarbonate has been shown in several studies to have a better whitening and plaque removal effect than toothpastes without it.Sodium bicarbonate is also used as an ingredient in some mouthwashes.

    It has anti-caries and abrasive properties. It works as a mechanical cleanser on the teeth and gums, neutralizes the production of acid in the mouth, and also acts as an antiseptic to help prevent infections.

    Sodium bicarbonate in combination with other ingredients can be used to make a dry or wet deodorant.Sodium bicarbonate may be used as a buffering agent, combined with table salt, when creating a solution for nasal irrigation.

    It is also used in eye hygiene to treat Blepharitis. This is done by addition of a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate to cool water that was recently boiled, followed by gentle scrubbing of the eyelash base with a cotton swab dipped in the solution.


    Pest Control

    Sodium bicarbonate can be used to kill a variety of pests including cockroaches, fleas, ants and bed bugs to name just a few.Sodium bicarbonate can also be an effective way of controlling fungal growth, and in the United States is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency as a bio-pesticide.


    Alkalinity/pH Increase

    Sodium bicarbonate can be administered to pools, spas, and garden ponds to raise the total alkalinity. This will also raise the pH level and make maintaining proper pH easier. In the event that the pH is high, sodium bicarbonate should not be used to adjust the pH.


    Mild Disinfectant

    It has weak disinfectant properties, and it may be an effective fungicide against some organisms. Because baking soda will absorb musty smells, it has become a reliable method for used-book sellers when making books less malodorous.


    Cleaning Agent

    A paste made from baking soda with minimal water is recommended as a gentle scouring powder, and is useful in removing surface rust, as the rust forms a water-soluble compound when in a concentrated alkaline solution.

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