Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It helps to regulate pH—keeping a substance neither too acidic nor too alkaline. When baking soda is added to either an acidic or an alkaline substance, it neutralizes that pH. Baking soda has another amazing property that it can resist change of pH when added to a substance. This property is known as buffering capacity. This dual capability of neutralizing and buffering allows baking soda to do things such as neutralize acidic odours (like in the refrigerator) as well as maintain neutral pH (like in your laundry water, which helps boost your detergent’s power). Baking soda has many usages ranging from cooking food to cleaning teeth and deodorizing fridge to mouth wash. Baking soda has amazing applications at home. Peeling fruit is the best way to remove pesticides. However, it also means you don't get the important nutrients such as fibres, vitamins and minerals. Interestingly, soaking fruits and veggies in a baking soda is the most effective way to remove pesticides without peeling them. Many of us think of baking soda as just an ingredient for baking or something that helps to keep our refrigerators odour-free, but also incredibly good for your health and your entire home too. It ranges from basic daily hygiene to baking soda health benefits. It makes a perfect stand in for many personal care products, which are adding their own twist to the toxic tangle of pollutants and personal health. Naturally fight the effects of your little one's artistic efforts end up all over the wall you just repainted, scrub lightly with a damp sprinkled in baking soda. Nearly every dirty spot in your kitchen can benefit from a baking soda treatment. Just combine it with water to clean countertops, stainless steel sinks, microwaves and cooking utensils. Its super effective and helpful in all sorts of cleaning emergencies.