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Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, is a naturally occurring salt composed of a sodium cation and a bicarbonate anion. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder.
HOW IT’S MADE?
Sodium bicarbonate, comes from soda ash obtained from Trona and Nahcolite ore, a hard, crystalline material. Trona dates back 50 million years, when parts of Wyoming in the US, was covered by a 1,554-square-kilometer freshwater lake. The local climate ping-ponged from wet to dry and during the wet periods, mineral rich mud created by the erosion of igneous rocks was swept in the lakebed. Eventually the lake dried out to form a 200-billion-ton deposit of pure Trona between layers of sandstone and shale. This deposit is large enough to meet the entire world’s needs for soda ash and sodium bicarbonate for thousands of years.
WHY DO WE USE IT?
Sodium bicarbonate is one of the most important ingredients in bath bombs. When mixed with citric acid it forms a hard base which reacts vigorously when dissolved in water to produce their characteristic fizzing over a period of several minutes.