It is certified as both Food grade & USP grade. USP is the abbreviation for United States Pharmacopeia which is the standard for measuring Pharmaceutical grade.
Many folk are concerned about aluminium in their Bicarb. We go the extra length at Blants, and actually have our Bicarb analysed for aluminium, and are pleased to relay it is completely free of aluminium.
Sodium Bicarbonate-Baking SodaOur Bicarb is a Safe Soda, No fillers, no additives, no free flow additive, no anti cake, non GMO, Fumigation free, Allergen free, Gluten, Nut & Dairy free, no added colours or fragrance, and not tested on animals!
Certified Organic Sodium Bicarbonate
Our Sodium Bicarbonate is registered with Australia Certified Organic (ACO) as an Approved ingredient for food formulations or manufacturing organic products as a Bicarb suitable for Organic Input Production. No others on the Australian market have been awarded this high standard.
Our Bicarb, including our other products, are also available in NZ. For New Zealand residents please visit - www.blants.co.nz
Sodium bicarbonate is a secondary product of Soda Ash, derived from natural deposits or man-made.
The natural deposits are called Trona and are reported to be ancient mineral deposits in the Green River, Wyoming region 450km below the surface that was once covered by an enormous lake. As the lake evaporated it left behind a deposit of Trona between sandstone and shale said to be so large it could provide the world for thousands years.
The Trona Ore is brought to the surface, refined into slurry containing both Soda Ash and Sodium Bicarbonate. The crystals and liquid are separated in a centrifuge. The crystals are then dissolved in a bicarbonate solution and then filtered to remove any non-soluble material. Purified carbon dioxide is fed into the filtered solution with the resulting reaction forming Sodium Bicarbonate. The Sodium Bicarbonate is held in holding bins where it cures, then packaged and shipped.
There you have it, a simple production from nature to package !
Sodium Bicarbonate Benefits
Just some of the endless list of uses for Sodium Bicarbonate
Take a refreshing and relaxing bath with Sodium Bicarb !
Sodium Bicarb (baking soda) when added to your bath, will relax aching muscles by neutralizing lactic acid in the muscles, while softening the skin. For a pampering and revitalizing bath soak, fill your bath tub with warm water and dissolve 2 cups of Sodium Bicarbonate in it - a 10 to 15 minute soak will make you feel regenerated at once !
Read about - Acidity, the Kidneys, and Sodium Bicarb
Sodium Bicarb in the laundry:
Sodium Bicarb (baking soda) can freshen up your laundry by adding half a cup bi-carb soda to the rinse cycle of your laundry. This will give your sheets and towels an odour free and fresh feeling. Baking soda in your washing machine is known to boost the strength of liquid laundry detergents, making your clothes come out cleaner, brighter and fresher.
Sodium Bicarb as a cleaner:
Baking soda (bicarb) can also act as a very mild abrasive cleaner, perfect for removing stains from your sink, fridge, stove top, dishwasher, bench tops, bathroom tiles, tubs or shower recess. Cleans stained tea and coffee cups.
Sodium Bicarb-The #1 deodorizer:
Sodium Bicarb Actually eliminates odours rather than just covering them up. ~To eliminate odours from smelly shoes sprinkle Bicarb of Soda inside shoes in the evening - shake out in the morning. ~Sprinkle on your carpet before vacuuming to eliminate food and pet odours. ~Keep an open box of baking soda in the back of your refrigerator and in your pantry - replace every 3 months or so. ~Run your dishwasher or washing machine through its cycle with Bicarb of Soda in it instead of soap to give it a good cleaning, and to reduce odours.
Keep your Drains clean and free flowing by putting 4 tablespoons of bicarb of soda in them each week. Flush the bicarb down with hot water.
In the Kitchen
Cooking: Naturally since our Bicarb of Soda is Food grade it can be used for any cooking application. Use it confidently in baking breads, scones, cakes, or any recipe that requires Baking Soda.
Alkalising to neutralise body acid
We receive many calls from folk asking about using our Bicarb for alkalising. If you are looking for a Bicarb / Baking Soda as a safe soda to use internally to alkalise your body by buffering acid, then you could not find a better Bicarb to do so. Alkalisation is something we at Blants have been interested in for many years. Neutralising excess body acid is reported to be very beneficial for our health. To neutralise acid, one should start with eliminating the possible causes of acid, such as junk food, alcohol, coke, coffee etc. Try to destress and take time out to reflect & meditate. Eating lots of leafy greens will definitely help buffer acids. Baking Soda is a quick, inexpensive, effective method of alkalising the body offering immediate results.
Alkalising needs to be done correctly. Many folk who are introduced to alkalising take Bicarb Soda / Baking Soda with no idea what their body pH is ! We need to know the pH of our body so we know how much to take, and how often to take it, and when enough is enough ! We are aiming for a pH of 7 to 7.5. Litmus strips are available online, or from some pharmacies, or health food stores will provide us with the base information required to know how much Bicarb to take. Litmus strips work by changing colour when urinated on, and provide a clear indication of our body pH.
Baking Soda / Bicarb contains Sodium, thus the name Sodium Bicarbonate. When Baking Soda is consumed so is Sodium. We suggest when taking Baking Soda to alkalise to be aware it does affect your body sodium levels. The question may be - Is Baking Soda safe soda ? Many folk who have used it as an alkaliser have reported a depletion in a variety of chromic disease symptoms without side effects.
An alternate alkalising salt for those who are unable to use Sodium Bicarbonate are Tri Salts, which are a combination of either of these three alkalising minerals, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium as Carbonates or Bicarbonates, and work in the same manner as Sodium Bicarbonate does.
From generation to generation Sodium Bicarbonate has earned a reputation as an absolute necessity in many a household. Affectionately known as Bicarb of Soda, or baking soda, and it is accepted as a safe, versatile, environmental friendly all-round household product with a multitude of uses ! Blants Organic Natural Sodium Bicarbonate, which is 'Aluminium Free' USP & Food Grade, is THE very best in Australia ! Much of the available Bicarb is a man-made product, not Natural and certainly not Organic! You can also combine sodium bicarb in the bath with magnesium.