National Bicarbonate of Soda Day is dedicated to recognizing the unique and integral substance that has been a part of our lives for centuries. This day is meant to remind us of the importance of such an unremarkable mass, to give it recognition and more attention.
The artificial creation of soda was first made in the late 18th century in France by Nicolas Leblanc. As it was not custom to share the secrets of such discoveries, it was kept a mystery and only used in France at the time. It was used in baking, giving pastries extraordinary lightness. Nowadays, it is widely used in the same way as a baking powder, and millions of tons of it are produced around the world. Not only is it used for cooking, but it is also used for eliminating unpleasant odors, brushing teeth, and for medical purposes. In fact, in ancient Egypt there were whole soda lakes that released soda under certain conditions, so we are not the first ones to use this substance.
Baking soda is:
- Present in our blood.
- Possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
- Kills viruses and bacteria, and is often used to wash fruits and vegetables.
- Included in colored pencils.
- Used to clean silver, giving jewelry its original shine.
- Used in water procedures to tighten skin, remove toxins, and promote weight loss.
How to take part
On National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, why not dive into the history of this unique product? You can share how to use it on social media platforms, and perhaps even share some life hacks! You can also bake a fluffy cake using soda and treat your friends to it.
When is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day celebrated in 2023?
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day is observed on December 30 each year.