From cooking and cleaning to health and beauty, baking soda is an all-purpose, almost magical ingredient. This comprehensive compendium covers it all, with instructions for using it to keep your house sparkling fresh, leaven dough and breads, whiten teeth, rebalance the digestive system, and much more. An A-Z of common ailments details the ways baking soda can enhance our well-being. The book is filled with recipes for fun foods like gingerbread, as well as for body-care and cleaning products. It's a must-have for every home.