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Nutrition Basics

BAKING SODA & BAKING POWDER
Alum Powder & Cream of Tartar

Leavening Supplements


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  • Baking Soda & Baking Powder Description
  • Other Related Cooking Products (Cream of Tartar & Alum Powder)
  • Baking Soda Household Uses
  • Baking Soda & Baking Powder & Related Supplements & Products




  • baking soda & baking powder


    BAKING SODA & BAKING POWDER DESCRIPTION

    LEAVENING AGENTS

    Both Baking Soda and Baking Powder are leavening agents, which means they are added to baked goods before cooking to produce carbon dioxide and cause them to 'rise'. Baking powder contains baking soda, but the two substances are used under different conditions. Some recipes call for baking soda, while others call for baking powder. Which ingredient is used depends on the other ingredients in the recipe. The ultimate goal is to produce a tasty product with a pleasing texture.

    Baking Powder & Baking Soda Shelf Life

    Depending on the humidity and how well the container is sealed, you can expect an opened box of baking powder or baking soda to retain its activity for a year to 18 months. Both products last longest if they are stored in cool, dry locations. High humidity can lessen the effectiveness of these leavening agents much more quickly. It is a good idea to test baking powder and soda before using them, just to be sure they are still good. The test is quick and simple and can save your recipe.

    BAKING SODA

    Baking Soda is pure sodium bicarbonate. Baking soda is basic and will yield a bitter taste unless countered by the acidity of another ingredient, such as buttermilk. You will find baking soda in cookie recipes. It is the leavening agent that helps turn out light, airy breads and perfect cakes. Many recipes will instruct you to mix baking soda with other dry ingredients before adding liquid. They might also tell you to mix briefly or "only until moistened." Working this way keeps the baking soda from reacting until the end of the mixing process. To keep your cakes and breads from falling flat, put the mixed batter in the oven as quickly as possible.

    When baking soda is combined with moisture and an acidic ingredient (yogurt, chocolate, buttermilk, honey), the resulting chemical reaction produces bubbles of carbon dioxide that expand under oven temperatures, causing baked goods to rise. The reaction begins immediately upon mixing the ingredients, as you need to bake recipes which call for baking soda immediately, or else they will fall flat.

    How To Test Baking Soda

    Baking soda is meant to produce bubbles when mixed with an acidic ingredient. Check baking soda by dripping a few drops of vinegar or lemon juice onto a small amount (1/4 teaspoon) of baking soda. The baking soda should bubble vigorously. If you don't see a lot of bubbles, it's time to replace your baking soda.

    Baking soda can also be used for Household Cleaners, Deodorizers, and Personal Care.

    BAKING POWDER

    Baking Powder contains sodium bicarbonate, but it includes the acidifying agent already (Cream of Tartar), and also a drying agent (usually a starch, such as Cornstarch). Baking powder is available as single-acting baking powder and as double-acting baking powder. Single-acting powders are activated by moisture, so you must bake recipes which include this product immediately after mixing. Double-acting powders react in two phases and can stand for a while before baking. With double-acting powder, some gas is released at room temperature when the powder is added to dough, but the majority of the gas is released after the temperature of the dough increases in the oven.

    Baking powder contains both an acid and a base and has an overall neutral effect in terms of taste. Recipes that call for baking powder often call for other neutral-tasting ingredients, such as milk. Baking powder is a common ingredient in cakes and biscuits.

    How To Test Baking Powder

    Baking powder is activated by a combination of heat and moisture. Test baking powder by mixing 1 teaspoon of baking powder with 1/3 cup hot water. If the baking powder is fresh, the mixture should produce lots of bubbles. Be sure to use warm or hot water; cold water will not work for this test.





    OTHER RELATED COOKING PRODUCTS

    cream of tartar


    CREAM OF TARTAR

    Cream of Tartar or potassium bitartrate is a common household chemical and cooking ingredient. Cream of Tartar is also known as potassium hydrogen tartrate, which has a chemical formula of KC4H5O6. Cream of tartar is an odorless white crystalline powder.

    Cream of Tartar or potassium bitartrate crystallizes out of solution when grapes are fermented during winemaking. Crystals of Cream of Tartar may precipitate out of grape juice after it has been chilled or left to stand or the crystals may be found on the corks of wine bottles where the wine has been stored under cool conditions. The crude crystals, called beeswing, may be collected by filtering the grape juice or wine through cheesecloth.

    Cream of tartar is used primarily in cooking, though it is also used as a cleaning agent by mixing it together with white vinegar and rubbing the paste onto hard water deposits and soap scum. Here are some of the culinary uses of cream of tartar:
    • Added to whipped cream after it has been whipped to stabilize it.
    • Added to egg whites when whipping them to increase their volume and help them maintain peaks at higher temperatures.
    • Added when boiling vegetables to reduce discoloration.
    • One of the key ingredients in some formulations of baking powder, where it reacts with baking soda and an acid to produce carbon dioxide to promote rising of baked goods.
    • Found with potassium chloride in sodium-free salt substitutes.
    • Used to make icing for gingerbread houses.

    SUBSTITUTING IN RECIPES

    You can substitute baking powder in place of baking soda (you will need more baking powder and it may affect the taste), but you cannot use baking soda when a recipe calls for baking powder. Baking soda by itself lacks the acidity to make a cake rise. However, you can make your own baking powder if you have baking soda and cream of tartar. Simply mix two parts cream of tartar with one part baking soda.

    HOMEMADE BAKING POWDER RECIPE
      2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar (Potassium Bitartrate)
    • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

    Blend and use immediately or store in airtight dry container in cool place. Baking powder produces bubbles that cause baked goods to rise by making carbon dioxide gas as soon as the dry and wet ingredients are mixed. Ensure success by preheating your oven. Do not overmix your ingredients or wait to bake your recipe or the bubbles may have a chance to dissipate, causing your recipe to fall flat.

    Homemade baking powder will clump together if it is not used right away, but you can prevent this by adding 1 teaspoon of corn starch to the baking powder mixture. Store the baking powder in an airtight container. Commercial baking powder preparations often contain undesirable ingredients (such as aluminum compounds). By making your own baking powder, you will have complete control over your ingredients. You can test the baking powder before using it to make sure it is still fresh.

    EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTIONS CREAM OF TARTAR

    Cream of tartar, known chemically as potassium hydrogen tartrate, is an acidic salt that stabilizes beaten egg whites and give candies and frostings a creamier texture. Many older recipes that rely on baking soda also call for this versatile white powder. The acidic nature of the cream of tartar helps neutralize sodium carbonate formed by the baking soda, preventing that salty, bitter, "too much baking soda" flavor. If you do not have cream of tartar, you can substitute baking powder or a variety of other acidic ingredients.

    SWITCH BAKING POWDER FOR BAKING SODA

    If your recipe for cake or cookies calls for baking soda and cream of tartar, you can safely substitute baking powder for both ingredients. Cooking Professionals recommend using 1 teaspoon of baking powder for every 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 5/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar.

    GET A RISE OUT OF VINEGAR OR LEMON JUICE

    Lemon juice and vinegar act as effective cream of tartar substitutes in baking and beaten egg whites. Just make sure you use the right proportion for each situation. In baking recipes that also call for baking soda, use three times as much vinegar or lemon juice as you would cream of tarter. If you need the cream of tartar to stabilize egg whites, substitute vinegar or lemon juice in a 1 to 1 ratio. Adding too much liquid to egg whites can cause them to fall.

    BAKING WITH BUTTERMILK

    Recipes that use a lot of liquid allow you to substitute acidic dairy ingredients for cream of tartar. These include buttermilk and yogurt. To use these instead of cream of tartar, remove 1/2 cup of non-acidic liquid, like milk or water, for each 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in your recipe. Substitute plain yogurt or buttermilk for the non-acidic liquid.

    LEAVING CREAM OF TARTAR OUT

    In some recipes, it is better to leave out the cream of tartar than it is to find a substitute. If your baking recipe already contains acidic ingredients, like buttermilk or lemon juice, you should be able to safely omit the cream of tartar. Many candies and frostings also do just fine without this ingredient. Beating egg whites without cream of tartar may produce a less stable result, but it should not affect the final flavor. If your recipe does not contain any other acidic ingredients, omitting the cream of tartar could have serious effects on the flavor and texture of your finished food.

    alum powder


    ALUM POWDER

    Alum Powder is also known as Powdered Alum, Iron-Free Aluminum Sulfate, Potassium-Free Aluminum Sulfate, or Alum Baking Powder, Alum is both a specific chemical compound and a class of chemical compounds. The specific compound is the hydrated potassium aluminum sulfate (potassium alum) with the formula KAl(SO4)2·12H2O. More widely, alums are double sulfate salts, with the general formula A2(SO4).M2(SO4)3.24H2O, where A is a monovalent cation such as potassium or ammonium and M is a trivalent metal ion such as aluminium or chromium(III). When the trivalent ion is aluminium, the alum is named after the monovalent ion.

    TYPES OF ALUM

  • Potassium Alum: Potassium alum is also known as potash alum or tawas. It is aluminum potassium sulfate. This is the type of alum that you find in the grocery store for pickling and in baking powder. It is also used in leather tanning, as a flocculant in water purification, as an ingredient in aftershave and as a treatment to fireproof textiles. It's chemical formula is KAl(SO4)2.

  • Soda Alum: Soda alum has the formula NaAl(SO4)2·12H2O. It is used in baking powder and as an acidulent in food.

  • Ammonium Alum: Ammonium alum has the formula NH4Al(SO4)2·12H2O. Ammonium alum is used for many of the same purposes as potassium alum and soda alum. Ammonium alum finds applications in tanning, dyeing textiles, making textiles flame retardant, in the manufacture of porcelain cements and vegetable glues, in water purification and in some deodorants.

  • Chrome Alum: Chrome alum or chromium alum has the formula KCr(SO4)2·12H2O. This deep violet compound is used in tanning and can be added to other alum to grow lavender or purple crystals.

  • Selenate Alums: Selenate alums occur when selenium takes the place of sulfur, so that instead of a sulfate you get a selenate, (SeO42-). The selenium-containing alums are strong oxidizing agents, so they can be used as antiseptics, among other uses.

  • Aluminum Sulfate: This compound is also known as papermaker's alum. However, it is not technically an alum.

  • USES OF ALUM

    Alum has several household and industrial uses. Potassium alum is used most often, although ammonium alum, ferric alum and soda alum may be used for many of the same purposes.
  • Purification of drinking water as a chemical flocculant.
  • In styptic pencil to stop bleeding from minor cuts.
  • Adjuvant in vaccines (chemical that enhances immune response).
  • Deodorant "rock".
  • Pickling agent to help keep pickles crisp.
  • Flame retardant.
  • The acidic component of some types of baking powder.
  • An ingredient in some homemade and commercial modeling clay.
  • An ingredient in some depilatory (hair removal) waxes.
  • Skin whitener.
  • Ingredient in some brands of toothpaste.

  • A FOOD ADDITIVE

    Alum (Ammonium Aluminum Sulfate) is a crystalline powder. It is a general purpose food additive that functions as a firming agent. For food uses, use pure food grade alum crystals. Alum is not used for its flavor, but for its chemical properties in pickling and baking. It is used to prepare pickles made from vegetables and watermelon rind. Alum is the main reason pickles are crispy.Use roughly one ounce of alum powder per gallon of water wehn pickling. Dissolve alum in water using amounts specified in your recipe. Soak and rinse before canning. This product has no significant nutritional value per 1/4 teaspoons serving. It is used as a preservative. This alum powder cannot be used to grow crystals.

    THEATER ACTS

    During the roaring twenties, Alum Powder was often used in comedy acts, causing performers to pucker their lips in a comedic fashion.

    COOKING SUBSTITUTES

    Substitutes include Pickling Spice, Calcium Chloride food grade, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C powder, Cream of Tartar, Arrowroot powder and Citric Acid.






    BAKING SODA HOUSEHOLD USES

    Baking soda, aka sodium bicarbonate, helps regulate pH, keeping a substance neither too acidic nor too alkaline. When baking soda comes in contact with either an acidic or an alkaline substance, its natural effect is to neutralize that pH. Beyond that, baking soda has the ability to retard further changes in the pH balance, known as buffering. This dual capability of neutralizing and buffering allows baking soda to do things such as neutralize acidic odors (like in the refrigerator) as well as maintain neutral pH (like in your laundry water, which helps boost your detergent’s power). It’s a simple reaction, but one that has far-reaching effects for a number of cleaning and deodorizing tasks.

    FOOD PREPARATION & COOKING

  • Make Omelette Fluffier Make a flufier omelet by adding 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for every three eggs.

  • Brewed Tea: Use a pinch of baking soda in a gallon of freshly-brewed iced tea, to take out the bitterness and prevent cloudiness.

  • Fruit & Vegetable Scrub: Baking soda is the food safe way to clean dirt and residue off fresh fruit and vegetables. Skip produce washes. Just sprinkle a little on a clean damp sponge, scrub and rinse.



  • PERSONAL CARE

    Budget-Friendly Beauty

    Baking soda is not just for cooking and cleaning. It also has many health benefits, like relieving heartburn when added to water and soothing irritated bug bites and psoriasis flare-ups when applied to the affected area. With such versatility, it is no surprise that baking soda has plenty of beauty uses, too. If you want to green your beauty regimen and save money, try these easy at-home baking soda treatments for softer skin, shinier hair, and more.

  • Make Toothpaste: A paste made from baking soda and a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes. You can also just dip your toothbrush with toothpaste into baking soda for an extra boost.

  • Brighten Your Smile: Whitening treatments are pricey, plus, the hydrogen peroxide found in these products, can cause tooth sensitivity. Try this natural alternative instead. Simply wet your toothbrush bristles, sprinkle on some baking soda, scrub and rinse to remove surface stains on your teeth.

  • Freshen Pet's Teeth: Use baking soda to brush your pet's teeth.

  • Clean Toothbrushes: Soak toothbrushes in a mixture of 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup water. Let brushes stand overnight for a thorough cleaning.

  • Freshen Your Mouth: Put one teaspoon in half a glass of water, swish, spit and rinse. Odors are neutralized, not just covered up. Use baking soda as a gargle or mouthwash.

  • Soak Oral Appliance: Soak oral appliances, like retainers, mouthpieces and dentures, in a solution of 2 teaspoons baking soda dissolved in a glass or small bowl of warm water. The baking soda loosens food particles and neutralizes odors to keep appliances fresh. You can also brush appliances clean using baking soda.

  • Use as a Facial Scrub & Body Exfoliant: Show off flake-free arms and legs in tank tops and shorts this summer by gently buffing away dead skin cells. Give yourself an invigorating facial and body scrub. Create a mild exfoliator by making a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate the skin. Rub it all over your creckly elbows and knees for a smooth feel. Rinse clean. This is gentle enough for daily use. Use the homemade scrub before applying self-tanner to ensure your faux color is streak-free.

  • Prep Feet For Sandals: Fix feet that have been cooped up in boots all winter with a foot soak and toenail brightening scrub. Dissolve 3 tablespoons baking soda into a basin of warm water and add lemon slices. This is a great foot soak that simultaneously invigorates your feet while cleaning them. Leave your feet in the bath for 10 to 15 minutes. Then make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water and gently exfoliate your toes to brighten your nails.

  • Skip Harsh Deodorant: Pat baking soda onto your underarms to neutralize body odor.

  • Use as an Antacid: Baking soda is a safe and effective antacid to relieve heartburn, sour stomach and/or acid indigestion. Refer to baking soda package for instructions.

  • Treat Insect Bites & Itchy Skin: For instant relief from insect bites, sunburn, and poison ivy, make a paste out of baking soda and a little water, and apply as a salve directly onto affected skin or sore. To ease the itch, shake some baking soda into your hand and rub it into damp skin after bath or shower.

  • Soothe A Sunburn: If you forgot to reapply sunscreen while out in the sun and it resulted in a sunburn, try mixing 4 tablespoons baking soda into 1 quart water. Wet a washcloth with the mixture and apply the compress to the sunburn to cool down the heat. You can alsu use it to help heal regular burns to help increase the healing process.

  • Make a Hand Cleanser & Softener: Skip harsh soaps and gently scrub away ground-in dirt and neutralize odors on hands with a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, or 3 parts baking soda to gentle liquid hand soap. Then rinse clean.

  • Help Your Hair: Vinegar is amazing for your hair, but baking soda has its place in the shower too. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly. The next time you need to rid your hair of product buildup, reach for baking soda. Baking soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable. Hairspray, styling cream, conditioner, and heat protectants can leave the hair dull and weighed down. When the hair is looking limp at the roots, add a teaspoon of baking soda to your usual shampoo and onto your scalp to remove the buildup.

  • Go Longer Between Shampoos: To extend the life of a blowout, try this recipe for dry shampoo. Mix 1/4 cupp Arrowroot powder (a fine natural powder found in the baking aisle at most grocery stores), 1 tablespoon baking soda, and 1 drop Lavender Essential Oil. Then, dip a large, wide brush into the mixture, shake off the excess, and appy to the roots of your hair. Arrowroot powder will sop up oil at your roots, while baking soda will absorb both oil and odor, making your hair feel and smell cleaner with no shower required.

  • Fight Dandruff: To fight dandruff, table the shampoo for a few weeks and massage your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda instead.

  • Clean Brushes & Combs: For lustrous hair with more shine, keep brushes and combs clean. Remove natural oil build-up and hair product residue by soaking combs and brushes in a solution of 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a small basin of warm water. Rinse and allow to dry.

  • Make a Bath Soak: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to neutralize acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration, it also makes your skin feel very soft. A at-home spa treatment. Epsom salts are pretty miraculous for the bath too.

  • Soothe Your Feet: Dissolve 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water and soak feet. Gently scrub. You can also make a spa soak for your feet.


  • CLEANING

  • Make a Surface Soft Scrub: For safe, effective cleaning of bathroom tubs, tile and sinks, fiberglass and glossy tiles, sprinkle baking soda lightly on a clean damp sponge and scrub as usual. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. For extra cleaning power, make a paste with baking soda, course salt and liquid dish soap and let it sit then scour off. Another is to make a bathroom scrub by mixing 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.

  • Clean A Toilet: To clean a toilet, add 1/4 cup baking soda to the bowl, swirl, then scrub.

  • Handwash Dishes, Pots & Pans: Add 2 heaping tablespoons baking soda (along with your regular dish detergent) to the dish water to help cut grease and foods left on dishes, pots and pans. For cooked-on foods, let them soak in the baking soda and detergent with water first, then use dry baking soda on a clean damp sponge or cloth as a scratchless scouring powder. To remove baked-on residue by shaking a generous amount of baking soda on pots and pans. Then add hot water and dish detergent, let sit for 15 minutes and wash as usual.

  • Freshen Sponges: Soak stale-smelling sponges in a strong baking soda solution to get rid of the mess (4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1 quart of warm water). For more thorough disinfecting, use the microwave.

  • Clean the Microwave: Baking soda on a clean damp sponge cleans gently inside and outside the microwave and never leaves a harsh chemical smell. Rinse well with water.

  • Polish Silver Flatware: Use a baking soda paste made with 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Rub onto the silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry for shining sterling and silver-plate serving pieces.

  • Clean Coffee and Tea Pots: Remove coffee and tea stains and eliminate bitter off-tastes by washing mugs and coffee makers in a solution of 1/4 cup baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. For stubborn stains, try soaking overnight in the baking soda solution and detergent or scrubbing with baking soda on a clean damp sponge.

  • Clean Dishwasher & Coffeemaker: Dissolve 1/4 cup baking soda with a quart of water to your coffeemaker and add a cup of baking soda to your dishwasher and run a cycle in each appliance to clean appliance.

  • Clean the Oven: Sprinkle baking soda onto the bottom of the oven. Spray with water to dampen the baking soda. Let sit overnight. In the morning, scrub, scoop the baking soda and grime out with a sponge, or vacuum, and rinse.

  • Clean the Grill: Keep your grill clean all summer long by putting some baking soda on a damp brush, scrubbing the grate, then rinsing.

  • Clean Floors: Remove dirt and grime (without unwanted scratch marks) from no wax and tile floors, brighten dull floor finish, dissolve 1/2 cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water–mop and rinse clean for a shiny, sparkling floor. For scuff marks, use baking soda on a clean damp sponge, then rinse.

  • Clean Furniture: You can make a homemade lemon furniture polish, or you can clean and remove marks (even crayon) from walls and painted furniture by applying baking soda to a damp sponge and rubbing lightly. Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.

  • Clean Shower Curtains: Clean and deodorize your vinyl shower curtain by sprinkling baking soda directly on a clean damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean. Hang it up to dry.

  • Boost Your Liquid Laundry Detergent: Give your laundry a boost by adding 1/2 cup to 1 cup of baking soda (depending upon load size) to your laundry along with your regular liquid detergent to make liquid detergent work harder. A better balance of pH in the wash gets clothes cleaner, fresher and brighter.

  • Gently Clean Baby Clothes: Baby skin requires the most gentle of cleansers, which are increasingly available, but odor and stain fighters are often harsh. For tough stains add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your liquid laundry detergent, or a 1/2 cup in the rinse cycle for deodorization.

  • Clean Cloth Diapers: Dissolve 1/2 cup of baking soda in 2 quarts of water and soak diapers thoroughly.

  • Clean and Freshen Sports Gear: Use a baking soda solution (4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart warm water) to clean and deodorize smelly sports equipment. Sprinkle baking soda into golf bags and gym bags to deodorize, clean golf irons (without scratching them!) with a baking soda paste (3 parts baking soda to 1 part water) and a brush. Rinse thoroughly.

  • Remove Oil and Grease Stains: Use baking soda to clean up light-duty oil and grease spills on your garage floor or in your driveway. Sprinkle baking soda on the spot and scrub with a wet brush.

  • Clean Batteries: Baking soda can be used to neutralize battery acid corrosion on cars, mowers, etc. because its a mild alkali. Be sure to disconnect the battery terminals before cleaning. Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, apply with a damp cloth to scrub corrosion from the battery terminal. After cleaning and re-connecting the terminals, wipe them with petroleum jelly to prevent future corrosion. Please be careful when working around a battery as they contain a strong acid.

  • Clean Cars: Use baking soda to clean your car lights, chrome, windows, tires, vinyl seats and floor mats without worrying about unwanted scratch marks. Use a baking soda solution of 1/4 cup baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. Apply with a sponge or soft cloth to remove road grime, tree sap, bugs and tar. For stubborn stains, use baking soda sprinkled on a damp sponge or soft brush.


  • DEODORIZING

  • Deodorize Your Refrigerator: Place an open box in the back of the fridge to neutralize odors.

  • Deodorize the Cutting Board: Sprinkle the cutting board with baking soda, scrub, rinse. For how to more thoroughly clean your cutting board, see below.


  • CLEANING YOUR CUTTING BOARDS

    Do not risk food poisoning from bacteria on your cutting boards. Keep you and your family safe. Do not use a cutting board to cut meat, unless you can put it in the dishwasher. Use a dishwasher-safe plate instead. To clean cutting boards that are used for produce, try one of these methods.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency notes that soap and water kills bacteria. Wash the cutting board with soap and water (note: be sure to use real Liquid Soap, such as Dr. Bronner’s). Scrub with a sturdy scrub brush, to get into all the nooks and crannies.

  • Wash with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide alternating with straight white distilled vinegar. Let each material rest on the cutting board for 10 minutes or so before rinsing.

  • If you like the smell of Lavender, make an antibacterial spray by mixing about 10 drops of the pure Lavender Essential Oil to 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. Spray on the cutting board and do not rinse.


  • Deodorize Trashcans: Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of your trashcan to keep stinky trash smells at bay.

  • Deodorize Recyclables: Sprinkle baking soda on top as you add to the container. Also, clean your recyclable container periodically by sprinkling baking soda on a damp sponge. Wipe clean and rinse. Learn about how to recycle everything.

  • Deodorize Drains: To deodorize your sink and tub drains, and keep lingering odors from resurfacing, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain while running warm tap water - it will neutralize both acid and basic odors for a fresh drain. (This a good way to dispose of baking soda that is being retired from your refrigerator.)

  • Deodorize & Clean Dishwashers: Use baking soda to deodorize before you run the dishwasher and then as a gentle cleanser in the wash cycle.

  • Deodorize Garbage Disposals: To deodorize your disposal, and keep lingering odors from resurfacing, pour baking soda down the drain while running warm tap water. Baking soda will neutralize both acid and basic odors for a fresh drain.

  • Deodorize Lunch Boxes: Between uses, place a spill-proof box of baking soda in everyone's lunch box to absorb lingering odors.

  • Remove Odor From Carpets: Liberally sprinkle baking soda on the carpet. Let set overnight, or as long as possible (the longer it sets the better it works). Sweep up the larger amounts of baking soda, and vacuum up the rest. (Note that your vacuum cleaner bag will get full and heavy.)

  • Remove Odor From Vacuum Cleaners: By using the method above for carpets, you will also deodorize your vacuum cleaner.

  • Freshen Closets: Place a box on the shelf to keep the closet smelling fresh, then follow these tips to organize your closet in an eco-friendly way.

  • Deodorizing Cars: Odors settle into car upholstery and carpet, so each time you step in and sit down, they are released into the air all over again. Eliminate these odors by sprinkling baking soda directly on fabric car seats and carpets. Wait 15 minutes (or longer for strong odors) and vacuum up the baking soda.

  • Deodorize Patio Furniture: Before you store your patio furniture for the season, scatter baking soda under chair cushions to keep them fresh smelling.

  • Deodorize Cat Box: Cover the bottom of the pan with baking soda, then fill as usual with litter. To freshen between changes, sprinkle baking soda on top of the litter after a thorough cleaning. You can make a DIY litter by mixing a small box of baking soda wiht 3 incres of sandy clay. You can also use Green Tea for this purpose.

  • Deodorize Pet Bedding: Eliminate odors from your pets bedding by sprinkling liberally with baking soda, wait 15 minutes (or longer for stronger odors), then vacuum up.

  • Deodorize Sneakers: Keep odors from spreading in smelly sneakers by shaking baking soda into them when not in use. Shake out before wearing. When they are no longer wearable, make sure to donate your old sneakers.

  • Freshen Linens: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the rinse cycle for fresher sheets and towels. You can also make homemade lavender linen water with the following formula.


  • As far back as ancient Egyptian and Greek times, people used lavender, rosemary, tansy, and other herbs for cleaning. LAVENDER LINEN WATER

    Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used essential oils of Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Peppermint, and other herbs for cleaning. They freshened their linens by placing fragrant sachets, herbs, and flowers in drawers and closets. Homes were sweetened with garlands of Lavender and Peppermint. This recipe is a simple formula you can use to sweeten your home and your linens.

    LAVENDER LINEN FRESHENER

    1 teaspoon (100 drops) Lavender Essential Oil
    5 to 10 drops Peppermint, Spearmint or Rosemary Essential Oil (Optional)
    2 ounces 80 to 100 proof Vodka
    24 ounces Distilled or Purified Water

    Pour essential oils and vodka into a bottle, cap and shake to emulsion. Mix with distilled water. Sprinkle on sheets or other other linens to freshen. Spray onto linens before ironing. The mix will cloud, and eventually separate. Shake well before each use.


  • Deodorize Your Hamper: To deodorize the funky-smelling hamper, sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the hamper (or over dirty clothes) to keep items fresher until laundry day.

  • Deodorize Your Wash: Gym clothes of other odoriferous clothing can be neutralized with a 1/2 cup of baking soda in the rinse cycle.

  • Freshen Stuffed Animals: Keep favorite cuddly toys fresh with a dry shower of baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on and let it sit for 15 minutes before brushing off.


  • MISCELLANEOUS USES

  • Camping Cure-All: Baking soda is a must-have for your next camping trip. Its a dish washer, pot scrubber, hand cleanser, deodorant, toothpaste, fire extinguisher and many other uses.

  • Extinguish Fires: Baking soda can help in the initial handling of minor grease or electrical kitchen fires, because when baking soda is heated, it gives off carbon dioxide, which helps to smother the flames. Always keep an open box of baking soda by your kitchen stove within easy, quick, grabbing range for extinguishing sudden grease fires. For small cooking fires (frying pans, broilers, ovens, grills), turn off the gas or electricity if you can safely do so. Stand back and throw handfuls of baking soda at the base of the flame to help put out the fire–and call the Fire Department just to be safe. (Every household should have an all-purpose fire extinguisher available and in working order.)

  • Septic Care: Regular use of baking soda in your drains can help keep your septic system flowing freely. One cup of baking soda per week will help maintain a favorable pH in your septic tank.

  • Unclog Drain: Pour 1 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup hot vinegar to quickly unclog the kitchen drain. To deodorize a drain, pour about 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 vinegar. After 15 minutes, pour in boiling water to clean residue. Note: Use this method only if your pipes are metal. Never mix with other cleaning solutions. Do not try this if you have recently used a commercial drain product.

  • Icy Sidewalks: Scatter baking soda on icy sidwalks. It is not as corrosive as salt.

  • Discourage Weeds: Discourage weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways.

  • Pest Repellent: Surround pet's food bowls with baking soda to keep pests away.



  • BAKING SODA HEALTH BENEFITS

    BAKING SODA - TRUE ENEMY OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
    An Article By: www.undergroundhealth.com

    It used to be common knowledge that baking soda could easily cure a common cold, as well as assist in numerous other ailments. What happened to all that information? Additionally, I have come across people who have swore it to rid their cancer and then I came across this following written piece that was quite intriguing…

    "When taken orally with water, especially water with high magnesium content, and when used transdermally in medicinal baths, sodium bicarbonate becomes a first-line medicinal for the treatment of cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, influenza and even the common cold. And importantly, it is also a powerful buffer against radiation exposure, so everyone should be up to speed on its use."

    Below is an article written from the wonderful book 'Sodium Bicarbonate - Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment - Second Edition’ by Mark Sircus, AC., OMD. I felt it was a good idea to share this information so please be sure to check it out - with an open mind of course. It is understandable how this can seem far fetched but there are a number of well known natural cancer treatments that are working today that mainstream medicine refuses to talk about. What you'll find about the effectiveness of bakings soda in curing many types of illness nothing short of incredible.

    See More Proof of The Amazing Healing Effectiveness of Baking Soda Here

    BAKING SODA VS THE PHARMACEUTICA INDUSTRY

    There are many reasons to use baking soda but one overall reason is that sodium bicarbonate is a natural substance that will not harm us, our children or the environment because is it not a chemical compound that effects nature in any kind of negative sense. Baking soda is actually a compound that is found throughout nature, in the ocean, in the soil, in our foods, and in our bodies. Baking soda is a neutralizer of many other compounds, which makes it extremely helpful as a medicine in the age of toxicity, which we are all presently passing through.

    Life-threatening asthma in children is often resistant to treatment with bronchodilators and systemic corticosteroids. Recent research suggests that administering sodium bicarbonate - an ingredient commonly found in kitchens - in intravenous (IV) form can significantly improve pH and PCO2 in children with life-threatening asthma. Sodium bicarbonate can save the day when nothing else can. The only other substance we can say the same is with magnesium chloride, which when injected will save a person during cardiac arrest and pull one out of a stroke if given soon enough.

    There has been work going on at the University of Arizona, using bicarbonate (baking soda) as a potential treatment for cancer. Robert J. Gillies and his colleagues have demonstrated that pre-treatment of mice with sodium bicarbonate results in the alkalinization of the area around tumors. (Raghunand 2003) This type of baking soda treatment has been found to "enhance the anti-tumor activity" of other anticancer drugs. This is very similar to the recently published research of injecting O2 directly into tumors where such direct administration of Oxygen also facilitated the action of chemotherapy.

    This year these same researchers reported that bicarbonate increases tumor pH (i.e., make it more alkaline) and also inhibits spontaneous metastases (Robey 2009). They showed that oral sodium bicarbonate increased the pH of tumors and also reduced the formation of spontaneous metastases in mice with breast cancer. It also reduced the rate of lymph node involvement.

    When it comes to sodium bicarbonate it is an open and shut case. Baking soda is already in wide use and has been for decades, even by oncologists who do not want their patients dropping dead too quickly because of the tremendous toxicity of their treatments. Sodium bicarbonate is used routinely to keep the toxicity of chemotherapy agents and radiation from killing people or from destroying their kidneys. In relation to bicarbonate, millions of people in the world either consume bicarbonate ions in drinking water or have been treated clinically with bicarbonate in hospitals, medical centers, or emergency. Sodium bicarbonate helps to save countless lives every day. This is why baking soda is so powerful and hated by the drug companies.

    Dr. Boris Veysman specialist in emergency medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey describes one emergency room experience: "The emergency department is always noisy, but today the triage nurse is yelling "not breathing," as she runs toward us pushing a wheelchair. A pale, thin woman is slumped over and looking gray. Without concrete proof of a “Do Not Resuscitate” order, there’s no hesitation. Click, klang, and the patient has a tube down her throat within seconds. I do the chest compressions. On the monitor, she is flat-lining - no heartbeat. I synchronize my words with the compressions and call out for an external pacemaker. Pumping … thinking: Cardiac standstill … after walking in … with cancer … on chemo. This resuscitation isn't by the book. "Get two amps of bicarbonate," I say to the intern. The jugular line takes seconds, and I flush it with sodium bicarbonate. This probably will correct the blood's extreme acidity, which I suspect is driving up the potassium. The external pacemaker finally arrives. Potent electric shocks at 80 beats per minute begin to stimulate her heart. The vitals stabilize.

    Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) lives up to the image on the Arm and Hammers box, it is the ultimate heavy weight work horse medicine that every healthcare professional and parent should be knowledgeable about and routinely using. When combined with other strong but basic natural substances like magnesium chloride and iodine one has at ones fingertips a trinity of medical super heroes ready to perform scientific medical miracles in a single bound.

    We are talking about serious medicine when we talk about sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Earlier and more frequent use of baking soda is associated with higher early resuscitability rates and with better long-term neurological outcomes in emergency units. Sodium bicarbonate is very beneficial during CPR.

    Bicarbonate is present in all body fluids and organs and plays a major role in the acid-base balances in the human body. Bicarbonate deficiency is the most unrecognized medical condition on earth even though it is extraordinarily common. Problems from acid pH levels (relative deficiency in bicarbonate ions) take a large toll from human physiology and the more acid a person gets the larger the problem for cell physiology. Every biochemical reaction is pH sensitive with enzymes being especially sensitive. Our diet plays an important role in maintaining appropriate pH levels in the body.

    Most modern diets give rise to unhealthy acidic pH conditions. This is where baking soda comes into play. An imbalanced pH will interrupt cellular activities and functions to extreme levels as ph drops further. Excessive acidic pH leads to cellular deterioration which eventually brings on serious health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and heartburn. The fact that the biological life functions best in a non-acidic (alkaline) environment speaks miles about the usefulness of baking soda.

    "I have used intravenous sodium bicarbonate therapy mostly as a naturopathic treatment for patients who consistently react to allergens or that have chemical sensitivities. This is a great therapy during the Vancouver allergy seasons of spring and fall. The alkalinizing sodium bicarbonate IV can often immediately stop an allergic reaction, or asthmatic attack, since such reactions cannot persist in an alkaline environment. Some of my patients also get benefit from taking an alkalinizing drink every night to reduce their chemical sensitivity symptoms," writes Dr Eric Chan. "All of my Vancouver and Richmond patients have tolerated this therapy markedly well."

    "Uniformly, in ill patients, increasing the alkaline buffer of the tissues makes patients feel better. As mentioned above, this is particularly true in chemically sensitive patients, and can actually be a "cure" in the sense that we are increasing the body's ability to react in a healthy way to noxious stimuli. If I use the intravenous sodium bicarbonate in such patients, it is usually given twice a week for a period of 4 to 5 weeks. Sodium bicarbonate is a very effective way of directly improving celllular health by making the tissue more alkaline," concludes Dr. Chan.

    Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is the time honored method to 'speed up' the return of the body's bicarbonate levels to normal. Bicarbonate is inorganic, very alkaline and like other mineral type substances supports an extensive list of biological functions. Sodium bicarbonate happens to be one of our most useful medicines because baking soda physiology is fundamental to life and health. So helpful and elementary it’s even instrumental in helping sperm swim up and enter the cervical canal. It is not possible to be a fully educated medical professional without coming up to speed on vital medical information about baking soda. This book is full of contributions from universities, hospitals and clinicians who have for decades been researching and using sodium bicarbonate for many medical applications. Baking soda is an essential medicine, which no emergency room or intensive care ward would be caught without. This book represents a full medical review that combs through all corners of the medical universe to lay bare the full knowledge of baking soda and scope of sodium bicarbonates use in medicine.

    Everything I know about baking soda you should know and when you do, you will know more than anyone else who has not taken the time or has had the interest to fully research the subject or read this book. It’s an experience to know much more about such a basic vital substance than your doctors. Take the journey and sail through bicarbonate seas. Read and learn more about baking soda and then begin to think of what is the medical truth about sodium bicarbonate as a treatment for cancer.

    This book also gives the keys to understanding that vast fraud and the intended rip off of labeling Carbon Dioxide (CO2) a poisonous gas. In these pages you will find the truth about CO2 because it is a great part of the secret about sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), which turns to CO2 in the stomach when mixed with water. As we shall see sodium bicarbonate, CO2 and Oxygen (O2) are all tied together. All three are essential for biological existence on planet earth. CO2 is no more of a poison than water.

    Sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) is probably one of the most useful substances in the world; no wonder the pharmaceutical companies don’t want doctors or anyone else to know much about it. Sodium Bicarbonate is an important medicine - of the safest kind - and it is essential when treating cancer, kidney and other diseases."

  • Source: DrSircus.com: International Medical Veritas Association



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    This book has a special focus on the use of sodium bicarbonate for cancer treatment but also covers its use in areas of kidney disease, diabetes, treatment of flu, the common cold and other areas of general medicine. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is a true work horse medicine that does everything from saving lives in a heartbeat to curing or diminishing a common cold.

    Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) was trained in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Santa Fe and the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He also served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla, Mexico. He is part of the Scientific Advisory and Research Development team of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine.


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    This is pure Baking Soda, a sodium bicarbonate. Baking Soda is a naturally occurring substance that is present in all living things. It helps living things maintain the pH balance necessary for life. Baking Soda is made from soda ash, also known as sodium carbonate. The soda ash is obtained in one of two ways: it can be manufactured by passing carbon dioxide and ammonia through a concentrated solution of sodium chloride (table salt). Or it can be mined in the form of an ore called trona. The trona is dissolved into a solution through which carbon dioxide is bubbled, and sodium bicarbonate precipitates out. The reusltant product, 99% sodium bicarbonate, is pure enough to be listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia since 1848. The most universal use of Baking Soda is for baking in which Baking Soda is used to promote leavening. Leavening increases the surface area of dough or batter by causing it to rise and become light and porous. The most common leavening agent is carbon dioxide, a gas that is produced by a chemical reaction with the use of Baking Soda, baking powder or yeast in a recipe. Baking Soda yields the carbon dioxide for leavening when it’s heated. When used as a leavening agent, Baking Soda also reacts with acidic ingredients to render a neutral, tasteless residue. Common examples of these acidic ingredients include sour milk, buttermilk, molasses, cream of tartar, lemon juice and the acidic substances in baking powder.
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    Amazon: Cream of Tartar, McCormick Gourmet Collection, 2.62-oz. (Packaging May Vary)
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    Amazon: Cream of Tartar, Freshly Packed, Bulk Foods Inc, 4 oz.
    This product is best known for helping to stabilize and give more volume to beaten egg whites. Cream of Tartar is used as the leavening agent in baking powders and can be used to produce a creamier texture in candies and frostings. This product is used commercially in some soft drinks, candies, bakery products and gelatin desserts.


    Amazon: Wilton Meringue Powder, 8 oz Can
    Adds body to royal icing, meringue, boiled icing; stabilizes buttercream. Replaces egg white in many recipes. Resealable top opens completely for easy measuring. Certified Kosher. Ingredients include corn starch, egg whites, sugar, gum arabic, calcium sulfate, citric acid, cream of tartar, artificial flavors, silicon dioxide.


    Amazon: Cream of Tartar, Marshalls Creek Spices, 10 oz.
    Marshalls Creek Spices is a division of Pure And Natural Spices, where we pack a large selection of spices, herbs and blends, in attractive, clear almost quart size some jars smaller wide mouth jars, with tamper proof seals. We stock over 200 different varieties. All packed weekly, unlike what you buy in the store.


    Amazon: Cream of Tartar Powder, Frontier Natural Products, 1 lb.
    Cream of Tartar powder (potassium bitartrate, potassium hydrogen tartrate) or tartaric acid, is an effervescent acid obtained as a by-product of wine making. The acidic powder is used for culinary and other household purposes, among them: stabilizing egg whites and increasing their heat tolerance, preventing sugar syrups from crystallizing and reducing discoloration of boiled vegetables.


    Amazon: Cream of Tartar, Badia, 2 lbs.
    A natural acid derived from wine making and used to increase food's heat tolerance.




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