Sodium bicarbonate is ideal for your daily cooking habits and beyond. Some of its benefits: -It can be used in various ways, from your daily meals to the protection and care of your body. -It is an excellent antacid and helps relieve indigestion and heartburn. -It is also used in oral care to fight plaque and whiten the teeth. -Sodium bicarbonate can be used in personal care due to its antiseptic action (as an ingredient added to a homemade cream or lotion). -It is an excellent cleaner for surfaces and floors. -You can also use it as a fabric softener in the washing machine. -Sodium bicarbonate can be used as an insect repellent and it can absorb unpleasant odors.