Neutralizing Question

Submitted by Marc A on 12/8/05 at 11:33 AM. ( )

I have recently received a tanning product, and in the instutions it said to neutralize with sodium bicarbonate, and if you use baking soda, double the amout to be used. So, just to check on what I learned in 4th grade science, I checked the baking soda box, and by george it's sodium bicarbonate, Duh ! Now, why would these instructions state such a thing ? Am I missing something here ? Maybe baking soda is cut with an inert that I don't see on the box ?

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Same thing

This response submitted by Becky P on 12/8/05 at 11:50 AM. ( )


it usually says use...

This response submitted by Griz on 12/8/05 at 12:17 PM. ( )

sodium bicarb and if you use BORAX double the amount used. Maybe your mind is playing games or most likely just a typo on the product

Baking soda

This response submitted by cyclone on 12/8/05 at 12:20 PM. ( )

is the bicarbonate...perhaps they meant baking powder? It's a mixture. If a product that's used in foods/baking/cooking has additives it must be labeled on the container.


This response submitted by Marc A on 12/8/05 at 12:55 PM. ( )

I can't read straight anymore. I'l look again tonight, but I am sure thats what it said !

Industrial Grade

This response submitted by Anthony on 12/8/05 at 2:16 PM. ( )

Most of your sodium bicarbonate sold under the same name is industrial grade seams to be a stronger version of sodium bicarbonate sold as baking soda also sometimes can be found cheaper than baking soda .

Probably a misprint

This response submitted by Ryan on 12/8/05 at 5:00 PM. ( )

Double the amount if you use borax, baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. I believe the ratio for sodium bicarbonate is 1 oz of baking soda for every 1 gallon of water. 2 oz. Borax per one gallon of water.

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