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It absorbs odors
It reacts with vinegar
It’s slightly abrasive
It passes gas
Baking soda, a mainstay of many baking recipes, has colonized territory beyond the baking rack. It can be found lurking in the backs of refrigerators, in cleaning kits tucked beneath the sink, and in the list of ingredients for natural deodorants and toothpastes. We’ve been using this powder for millennia: Back in 3500 BCE, the Ancient Egyptians used it as a cleaning agent and to dry out bodies for the process of mummification. So, what makes it so special that we can eat it but also use it to fight rust and tarnish? The answer lies in its unique chemical properties.
Baking soda, aka sodium bicarbonate, is actually a salt. Go ahead and try it; you’ll find that it tastes like a milder version of the salt in your shaker. Like all salts, it is a neutral compound formed from a positively charged ion, or cation, and negatively charged ion, or anion. But while ionically speaking baking soda is neutral, its pH is higher than neutral. This means that it is slightly basic (the opposite of acidic), which is key to understanding why it’s such a good cleaner.
This simple, eco-friendly and economical ingredient can easily maintain your whole house and yourself clean! Sprinkle for example the soda over any textile you want to treat. Use a dry scrub brush or sponge to scrub the baking soda deep into the fibers. Let the baking soda sit for several hours or even overnight. The longer it sits, the better your results will be. The soda naturally neutralizes and absorbs odors rather than covering them up. So you can use it for furniture, and to wash the bacterias out of your clothes. You can also use it to make your own DIY deodorant! Mix coconut oil and corn starch with the soda and you’re done!