Surely you’re familiar with sodium bicarbonate, that good old, all-purpose product for cooking and cleaning. But its applications are so diverse we’re pretty confident we can surprise you with a few uses you didn’t suspect, especially with regards to summer activities.
Sodium Bicarbonate (or Sodium hydrogen carbonate) has been a staple in households worldwide for decades. Whether for baking, curing a stomachache or cleaning, its most common applications are well known by most – probably more than the chemical processes behind them, owing to the properties of its sodium and bicarbonate ions. But as the summer is upon us, we at Solvay (a company that happens to be one of the world’s main producers of sodium bicarbonate, under the brand Bicar ®) figured we would dig up a few summertime applications you probably didn’t know about for the nifty white powder.
1. Swim in a cleaner pool
2. Cleaner vegetables for your summer salads
3. Experience the joys of camping without the smelliness
4. Eco-friendly garden maintenance
5. Softer, cleaner and better smelling laundry
So these are our sodium bicarbonate summer tips; we hope you found them useful. Now that you know all this, we can only wish you a great summer holiday enjoying a crystal clear pool, fresh smelling laundry, clean fruits and vegetables and a healthy garden… And last but not least, sodium bicarbonate is completely harmless for the environment. Talk about a miracle powder!