Mountain Rose Herbs

Baking Soda

A natural source Sodium Bicarbonate that complements body care recipes by adding a smooth texture to creams and lotions. Also acts as a wonderful pH stabilizer and subdues viscosity thus making your products easier to handle. The line of baking soda offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is within NOP standards for use in organic production, and is manufactured to USP and NSF standards.

Baking soda usually appears as a fine powder, but can also appear as a white solid that is crystalline. Ancients Egyptians used natural deposits of Natron, a mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, as a cleansing agent like soap for a variety of purposes. In 1791 a French Chemist produced sodium bicarbonate as we know it today. In 1846, two New York bakers developed the process of making sodium bicarbonate and carbon dioxide into baking soda to help dough to rise quicker and more efficiently. Each of them started a company on their own, but later merged and became the makers of Arm & Hammer baking soda.

Also known as
Sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda

Typical Analysis
Sodium Bicarbonate- 99.6%
Moisture- 0.2%
Mesh Size- US #300
CAS# 144-55-8

Notes
The line of baking soda offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is specifically manufactured according to NSF standards for food and dietary purposes, and is within NOP standards for use in organic production.

Summary
We are finding new uses for baking soda all the time. A paste can be made that is very effective in cleaning and scrubbing. It has long been used as a natural tooth whitening agent. It has been used as a dry chemical for fire extinguishers. Antiquarian booksellers use it to absorb and remove the musty odor of older books. Everyone at one time or another has had a box of it in their refrigerator to help absorb odor. It adds a smooth texture to creams and lotions, and it acts as a pH stabilizer

Precautions
People on sodium reduced diets should check with a doctor before consuming baking soda.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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