Sodium bicarbonate is an odourless white powdered substance that is a mixture of sodium and hydrogen carbonate. It has a bitter taste and is considered alkaline, which means it has a high pH. Sodium bicarbonate is used as a buffering agent and as a source of electrolytes. It is considered nontoxic.
Sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) is a refined, soluble, white powder used as a leavening agent helping to soften bath water, cleanse in mouth care and absorbent in deodorants.