Baking Soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, has been used for years to treat stomach ailments, eliminate odors, clean your home and create scrumptious food. But baking soda is also great for skin and hair care.
It can be used as a dry shampoo, a clarifying rinse to remove residue and chlorine from hair, a foot soak, a bath soak, and more.
We use baking soda in some of our deodorants. It is effective at absorbing all types of moisture, including sweat, which makes it useful for keeping your underarms dry. It also effectively kills odor causing bacteria. By neutralizing the acid in sweat, the underarm environment becomes less friendly to odor-causing bacteria thus preventing body odor from forming.
While some people with sensitive skin choose to stay away from baking soda, others actually prefer it because it is the only thing that actually works for them! In general, baking soda tends to perform better at fighting odors than other ingredients found in natural deodorants.
While any baking soda will do for cleaning, all baking sodas are not created equal. Our baking soda is mined directly from the ground in its natural state. There are no chemical reactions, nothing added or processed--simply pure sodium bicarbonate, just the way our Earth made it. Less expensive baking soda is made using a chemical process that creates baking soda from mined trona ore. This baking soda is not necessarily bad, but it’s not the same as natural baking soda.
A side note: Baking Soda does not and never has contained aluminum. It is baking powder that may contain aluminum--so look for the aluminum-free label when buying baking powder.
Read our blog "Is There Aluminum in My Baking Soda."