The form of baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate as it is known today, was first produced by Nicolas Leblanc, a French chemist in 1791. It was first mass-produced in a factory in1846 by John Dwight and Austin Church in New York.
However, the ancient Egyptians were really the first people to use baking soda in its natural mineral form, which is called natron. The Egyptians used natron for cleaning purposes, and many other ancient civilizations used baking soda in its natural form in cooking and cleaning.
Baking soda can be used purposes that include oral care and homemade cleaning products. Baking soda also works as a cold and flu remedy or a deodorizer in the home.