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Potassium Carbonate

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Potassium Carbonate

Potassium Carbonate

Potassium carbonate is a water-soluble salt that can be used to make high-alkaline solutions. Historically, before the invention of baking powder, it was used as a leavening agent in baking. Its uses today include in the production of soap, glass and in some Southeast Asian cuisines.

Other names: Carbonate of potash, Dipotassium carbonate, Sub-carbonate of potash, Pearl ash, Potash, Salt of tartar, Salt of wormwood.

INCI Name:
Potassium Carbonate
Ingredient origins:
pH Adjuster
Common name:
Potassium Carbonate
EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.