Personal Care

Because of the vital role of the bicarbonate ion in maintaining the normal function of the human body, and preserving the balance of biological and ecological systems, Sodium Bicarbonate is the natural choice for highly effective personal care products.

Sodium bicarbonate’s abilities to absorb odors and neutralize short-chain fatty acids and sulphur compounds make it an excellent deodorizer for Breath Care, Body Powders, and Foot Care products.

Sodium bicarbonate’s mild, but effective abrasion characteristics are why it is used for skin smoothing products like Microdermabrasion Media, Exfoliating Creams and Cleansers, as well as for Prophy Polishing and Toothpaste.

Effervescence is a classic method with which to achieve tablet and granule disintegration, foaming, and product sizzle. Sodium bicarbonate provides reliable carbon dioxide release, adding excitement and function to Bath Salts and Tablets and Self-Foaming products.
In addition, sodium bicarbonate helps impart a soft feeling to the skin, and is able to neutralize acidic irritants, making it a useful ingredient in topical skin soothing products.

ARM & HAMMER brand bicarbonates are used in a variety of oral care products. Sodium bicarbonate provides commercial toothpastes, dentifrices and denture cleaners with mild abrasive action to help polish, clean and deodorize the teeth.

For professional use, sodium bicarbonate provides "airbrasion" technology, gently cleaning teeth via a jet of sodium bicarbonate in a high pressure air stream. It also acts as an oral astringent and deodorizer in mouthwash.

Uses and Reason for Using
Dentifrice - Provides a mild abrasive action to help polish, clean and deodorize the teeth.

Mouth Wash and Gargle - As an astringent and deodorizer.

Sodium bicarbonate can be used in many skin care products, and ARM & HAMMER brand formulations offer excellent exfoliant,* abrasion, and effervescent properties. Commonly used in bath salts, sodium bicarbonate acts to release CO2, dissolve and disperse ingredients to impart a smooth feeling to the skin, and to absorb odors. The coarse granular grade is easily compressed into tablet form.

Uses and Reason for Using:

Body Powder - Imparts a soft clean feel to the skin while absorbing odors.
Effervescent Bath Salts and Tablets -
Releases CO2 to dissolve and disperse the ingredients, and imparts a smooth feel to the skin as it absorbs odors. The coarse granular grade is easily compressible into a tablet.
Bee Sting Kit - When applied topically, sodium bicarbonate can provide relief by acting as a skin protectant.

 

A variety of ARM & HAMMER brand bicarbonate grades are tailored for safe, natural deodorization, and can be formulated in stick, roll-on or aerosol forms. Bicarbonates  are also effective deodorizers for panty liners, incontinence pads, foot products and body powders, imparting a soft clean feel to the skin while absorbing odors.

Uses and Reason for Using:

Effervescent Denture Cleaner - Releases CO2 to dissolve and disperse the ingredients, and a scrubbing action to assist cleaning and deodorizing.
Deodorant - Provides safe, natural deodorization, and can be formulated into stick, roll-on and aerosol forms.