Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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What is the shelf life for Baking Soda?
The shelf life is three years. The expiration date is located on the bottom of the box and pouch.
Can I use Baking Soda and Clear Balance for my pool?
Yes, we recommend using Baking Soda initially to raise pH and alkalinity, and then following with regular use of Clear Balance to maintain levels.
How often should the box of Baking Soda in the fridge and/or freezer be changed?
We recommend changing the box in your refrigerator/freezer once a month for optimal freshness.
If my pH fluctuates greatly can I still use this product? If so, how much should I use?
Use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda per the package directions to initially adjust pH to proper levels, then use Clear Balance to maintain (follow package directions for dosing).
What is the difference between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?
Baking soda is 100% pure sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda (usually about 28-30%) and various acidic ingredients (singularly or in combination). Both are used as leavening agents in baked goods- baking soda will react with an acid, giving off carbon dioxide gas and causing dough to rise. However, they are used in different situations and are not interchangeable. Baking soda is typically used in a recipe that has an acidic ingredient (cream of tartar, buttermilk, etc.) that will react with the soda to give off carbon dioxide. Baking powder, which contains one or more acidic ingredients to facilitate the reaction, is used in recipes without acidic ingredients.
How does Baking Soda differ from Super Washing Soda?
Baking Soda is made of 100% Sodium Bicarbonate. Super Washing Soda is made of 100% Sodium Carbonate. While they sound similar, they are not the same. Both products can be used to improve liquid laundry performance for cleaner, fresher clothes. Both products can also be used for cleaning around the house. Baking Soda can be used in baking, as a dentifrice and as an antacid, Super Washing Soda cannot. Super Washing Soda should never be ingested. Be sure to check product packaging for specific uses and recommendations.
When used as a dentifrice how abrasive is baking soda?
Baking soda provides a mild abrasive action to help polish, clean and deodorize the teeth. It is the natural choice for highly effective personal products such as toothpastes, mouth wash and gargle.
Can Baking Soda be used as a booster in HE washing machines?
Yes, Baking Soda can be used with HE washing machines. Add 1 cup with your liquid laundry detergent.
How does Baking Soda help sooth poison ivy and bee stings?
Baking Soda temporarily protects and helps relieve minor skin irritation and itching by neutralizing toxins and irritants at the skin’s surface. Follow package directions listed under Drug Facts for skin protectant.
What is “dental grade” baking soda?
Dental Grade Baking Soda has a special particle size to provide optimum cleaning with low abrasion.