National Bicarbonate of Soda Day is dedicated to a unique substance that has become an integral part of our lives! It appears in chemistry, cooking, cleaning… The purpose of the holiday is to remind people that such an unremarkable mass deserves more attention.
Soda was created artificially in the late 18th century. It was received by the French chemical engineer Nicolas Leblanc. At that time, it was not customary to share the secrets of such discoveries, so the substance was shrouded in mystery. It was used only in France – thanks to it, magnificent biscuits and other pastries were made. At that time, other countries were moving in the opposite direction, using familiar yeast mixtures for dishes. Today it is used in the same way as a baking powder, which gives the dish an extraordinary lightness.
Soda is the simplest industrial product; millions of tons are produced in the world. In addition to extensive use in cooking, they are used to eliminate unpleasant odors, brush teeth, for medical purposes … The list goes on and on. By the way, in ancient Egypt there were whole soda lakes that released a substance under certain conditions, so we are definitely not the first users.
Did you know that baking soda:
- present in our blood;
- possesses anti-inflammatory properties;
- kills viruses and bacteria – it is often washed with fruits and vegetables bought in a store;
- included in colored pencils;
- perfectly cleans silver, giving jewelry its original shine;
- used in water procedures – it perfectly tightens the skin, removes toxins, promotes weight loss.
How to celebrate
At National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, plunge into the history of a unique product! Share how to use it on social networks – maybe you know some life hacks? Make a fluffy cake using soda and treat your friends to them.
When is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day celebrated in 2022?
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day is observed on December 30 each year.