What You Can Do With Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the absolute basics of natural house cleaning. Nearly every recipe for making your own cleaners seems to contain baking soda in it somewhere – and those that don’t have it usually contain vinegar and are used for cleaning glass.
Baking soda can be used for so many things that it would be easier to say what it doesn’t do rather than what it does do.
* It can’t be used as a substitute for baking powder. If you do, the cake (or whatever) won’t rise and will have a horrible soapy taste as the heating process turns the baking soda to washing soda. However, if you have something acidic in the mixture such as yoghurt or vinegar, then the mixture will rise. Alternatively, you can make your own baking powder by combining 1 measure of baking soda with 2 measures of citric or tartaric acid.…