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Its uses and importance around the green home
Sure, it’s an important recipe for making mom’s delicious cookies and cakes, but Baking Soda’s real claim to fame is its amazing power to freshen and clean dirty spots around the house. Next to Vinegar, this super-versatile, super-effective salt has so many uses and it was not just yesterday that this was discovered.
Baking soda (or bread soda/ cooking soda/ bicarbonate of soda or just bicarb) is a mixture of two naturally occurring compounds; Sodium Carbonate (washing soda) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) to form Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3). This is a white solid fine powder which a variation of can be traced to the ancient Egyptians who simply used it as paint for their hieroglyphics. It wasn’t until about 1846 that Sodium Bicarbonate was commercially available by two New York bakers.
With a pH of 9, baking soda is 1000 times less caustic than bleach or ammonia but can be just as successful against fighting acidic stains. Its modern list of uses is almost unending and it can be used in medicine, personal hygiene, cooking, or even in pest control (for killing cockroaches). However, for our purposes, it is its vast utilization as a green cleaning product that we shall explore.
As a cleaning agent, Sodium Bicarbonate is most sought out for its qualities of being above all:
Let us see some places that it can be most effective when used for residential cleaning. Some of them are as follows.