Baking Soda II: America’s First Brand of Baking Soda

  Baking Soda, part I: Sodium Bicarbonate Baking Soda, part II: Dwight & Co., America's first brand of baking soda. In 1839 doctor and chemist, Austin Church reasoned that he could profit from finding a way to mass produce saleratus (aerated salt). Church heated soda ash (sodium carbonate) over a wood-burning fire until the sodium carbonate …