Silly question from a DIYer: baking soda vs NaOH
Hi all! I am not a professional chemist, just a DIYer who tries to understand skincare products better (and make some very simple products at home). I am a bit into chemistry, but I’ve already forgot even simple stuff from school, so hope you can help me to understand if it is OK to use baking soda as a pH adjuster.
Why professional manufacturers use NaOH instead? Because it is a strong base? Because baking soda produce CO2 on reaction with acids?
Baking soda of ok-ish grade is readily available in every store, so I wonder if I can still use it (or I miss some chemistry knowledge and I should prefer NaOH?)
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