30 Sep '16, 6pm

We all love baking soda, but where does it come from?

We all love baking soda, but where does it come from?

The provenance of baking soda is rarely discussed, which leads to the question, 'Is this miracle substance really as eco-friendly as we think?' If keeping a non-toxic, green home is a priority, then you’ve probably got a box of baking soda tucked away in a cupboard. Perhaps, like me, you’ve got multiple boxes – one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, and one on the laundry shelf. It seems that baking soda can be used for everything. It cleans homes, deodorizes furniture, exfoliates skin, kills mold, and polishes silver. I use it to wash my hair, to make deodorant, to take the stink out of sweaty gym clothes. We go through it at an astonishing rate, buying an extra-large box at least once a month. While it’s great to have a single, all-natural ingredient that can replace so many other chemical-laden ones, with the added bonus of being able to buy it in a recyclable cardboa...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/we-all-love-baking-s...

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