13 Best Baking Leaveners & Yeasts

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Baking Leaveners & Yeasts in 2020


LeSaffre Saf-Instant Yeast, Gold, 1 Pound

LeSaffre Saf-Instant Yeast, Gold, 1 Pound
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Saf-instant Gold Instant Yeast, 1 Pound Package
  • For sweet dough varieties (with a sugar content in excess of 5% of the total flour weight)
  • The outstanding performance of its fermentation action and its speed of use are the main benefits of saf-instant instant dried yeast
  • This product is suitable for all types of bread-making applications It is also well suited to even the most extreme climatic conditions
  • Certified Kosker Parve: Vacuum Packed Foil packaging feels like a brick, yeast flows as powder after it is opened

Seitenbacher Natural Ready Sourdough, 2.65-Ounce Bags (Pack of 10)

Seitenbacher Natural Ready Sourdough, 2.65-Ounce Bags (Pack of 10)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Pack of 10, 2.65oz bags
  • Experienced home bakers use this sourdough product with flour
  • Fresh baked sourdough at home
  • All you need is our mix and your oven

Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast,0.25 Ounce, 3 Count

Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast,0.25 Ounce, 3 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 0.75 ounce
  • The original active dry yeast
  • Highly stable and valued for its consistent performance since 1945
  • Comes in 2 sizes

Fleischmann's Yeast for Bread Machines, 4-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3)

Fleischmann's Yeast for Bread Machines, 4-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Pack of three, 4-ounce bottles(total of 12-ounces)
  • Also ideal for all rapid rise recipes
  • All natural yeast, highly active
  • Product of Canada

Duda Energy sbc1f USP Pure Sodium Bicarbonate Powder Highest Quality Organic Food Grade ORMI Listed Pure Baking Soda, 1 lb.

Duda Energy sbc1f USP Pure Sodium Bicarbonate Powder Highest Quality Organic Food Grade ORMI Listed Pure Baking Soda, 1 lb.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • 99+% Pure Sodium Bicarbonate, Food Grade, USP (United States Pharmacopeia), Less than 5 ppm Heavy Metals
  • ORMI listed, Certified for use in organic products, For use in food applications, cleaning, odor reducing in rooms, freezers and refrigerators
  • Works excellent as a buffer against Chlorine in Pool Applications. A must have for pools
  • Very Fine Powder, Highest Quality in the Market, Negligible Contaminates, ONLY the BEST from Duda Energy
  • Typical Particle Analysis: 0% Retained through 100 Mesh (~149 Micron), 31% Retained by 200 Mesh (~74 Micron), 36% retained by 325 Mesh (~44 Micron)

SAF Instant Premium Yeast 16 Oz, (Pack of 2)

SAF Instant Premium Yeast 16 Oz, (Pack of 2)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Ideal for bread, pizza, bagels, croissants and more.
  • Easiest yeast to use and will instantly rise your dough for great baking
  • No water proofing or preparation necessary. Bake like a professional with Premium Yeast
  • Active dry yeast with 2 year unopened shelf life
  • Gluten free and vegan acceptable

Arm & Hammer 33200-84011 Baking Soda Fridge-n-Freezer Odor Absorber, 16 oz (Pack of 12)

Arm & Hammer 33200-84011 Baking Soda Fridge-n-Freezer Odor Absorber, 16 oz (Pack of 12)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Environmentally sensible
  • User friendly
  • Ideal for Restaurants and Industrial kitchens
  • For best results, change every 2 months
  • Always use 2, 1 for fridge, 1 for freezer

Red Star Active Dry Yeast Baking Powder 4 oz (Pack of 12)

Red Star Active Dry Yeast Baking Powder 4 oz (Pack of 12)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 4 oz

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda - 13.5 lb. bag - CASE PACK OF 4

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda - 13.5 lb. bag - CASE PACK OF 4
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Red Star Active Dry Yeast, 32 Ounce Pouch, (Pack of 3)

Red Star Active Dry Yeast, 32 Ounce Pouch, (Pack of 3)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Pack of 3
  • 2 Pound

Fleischmann's Yeast, Regular, 4-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3)

Fleischmann's Yeast, Regular, 4-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Pack of three, 4 ounce each (total of 12 ounces)
  • All natural yeast and no preservatives added.
  • Instant yeast designed for mixing directly with other dry ingredients

Allinson Dried Active Baking Yeast / Leavener 125g / 5 Oz - Pack of Ten by Cooking Marvellous

Allinson Dried Active Baking Yeast / Leavener 125g / 5 Oz - Pack of Ten by Cooking Marvellous
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Allinson Dried Active Baking Yeast / Leavener 125g / 5 Oz - Pack of Ten

Fleischmanns Yeast AB Mauri Dact Double Acting Baking Powder, 50 Pound - 1 each.

Fleischmanns Yeast AB Mauri Dact Double Acting Baking Powder, 50 Pound - 1 each.
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Special Orders CANNOT be cancelled, returned or refunded.

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Rash: How to Feel Better Fast

The urushiol oil found in poison ivy, oak and sumac causes a severe, painful, itchy skin reaction in 85% of the population. The rash is generally treated at home using oatmeal, baking soda, and cool compresses to reduce symptoms and aid healing.

Growing up in rural Michigan, poison ivy was an unavoidable part of life. I am one of the lucky 15% who don't react, but I learned a lot from watching friends and family search desperately for relief. According to the University of Illinois, Springfield, about 85% of people will experience the itchy, painful rash and blisters of a reaction to the urushiol oil found in poison ivy, oak, and sumac. If you are one of them, you know first-hand the agony and frustration of a long-slow recovery. While it takes two to four weeks to fully heal from a poison ivy or oak exposure, there are steps you can take to feel better as quickly as possible.

First Response

The first and most important step is to learn to identify poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, all of which contain urushiol oil. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website has an identification guide for the three plants. If you believe you have been exposed to poison oak, ivy or sumac, the goal is to remove as much urushiol oil as possible from the surface of the skin. Rubbing alcohol, cleanser wipes, and some specialty products such as Zanfel Wash are all somewhat effective, but soap and water is best. Use only cold water in washing, as warm water will open the pores of the skin and allow the urushiol oil to penetrate more quickly. According to the University of Illinois, Springfield, you may have up to five minutes to remove the oil and prevent a reaction altogether, depending on the composition of your skin. You may also have up to 30 minutes to wash away at least some of the oil and reduce your reaction.

Most pets are not affected by urushiol oil, but humans can pick it up from the pet's fur. Wash your pet with pet shampoo, wearing long rubber gloves if you believe it has been exposed. Similarly, wash all clothing (including shoes) and equipment that may have come into contact with the plants, in order to prevent the oil from transferring to skin. Remember that even if you are one of the 15% who do not react, contact with your clothing and pets can still cause a reaction in someone else.

Relieve the Itch

Once the itch has begun, it is probably too late to remove the urushiol oil and stop the skin reaction. Running cold water over the itchy area will help reduce the symptoms, as will anything cool and moist such as tea, coffee, and vinegar. Cold compresses and baths are the most recommended treatment at this stage. Over-the-counter non-steroid creams help sooth the itch, as can aloe vera gel. Over-the-counter oral anti-histamines (such as Benedryl) can help reduce itching enough to let you sleep . It is extremely important to avoid scratching at the itch, as bacteria under your fingernails can become embedded in the skin and cause an infection as the rash forms.

The reaction may seem to spread, but according to the FDA's fact sheet on poison ivy, oak and sumac, it is only because urushiol oil penetrates skin at different rates depending on the skin's thickness and composition. It may take up to 48 hours for the full extent of the itching and rash to show from a single exposure. You may also be re-contaminating yourself from oil left on clothing and equipment.

Relieve the Rash

Once the rash forms and begins to blister, you should avoid home remedies that may introduce or allow bacteria to grow (such as mayonnaise or yogurt). Even over-the-counter creams can create an infection. They should only be applied after the area has been washed with gentle soap and cold water. Old, previously opened containers of ointments and creams can be a breeding ground for bacteria, and should be replaced once the rash has healed.

The home treatment most commonly recommended by officials and medical doctors is baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Create a paste using 3 parts baking soda and 1 part cold water. Apply to the rash for 20 to 30 minutes at a time, using a bandage or wrap to keep the paste against the skin if necessary. The baking soda will soothe the skin, relieve the itch and draw fluid from the blisters as it dries . Rinse with cold water or white vinegar. The vinegar may sting, but has antibacterial properties that may aid healing. You can also add half a cup of baking soda to a cool bath and soak for at least 30 minutes to treat a larger area. Repeat as often as necessary, but at least two to three times per day.

The second most recommended home remedy is oatmeal. Prepared, unflavored, instant oatmeal can be stored in the refrigerator to use as a cold compress. Quick oats can also be added to a lukewarm bath to treat larger areas. The starch in cool cooked oatmeal leaves a soothing, protective film over the rash, which can reduce inflammation and aid healing. Clean the area first with cool water and mild soap, so that the oatmeal can do its work without trapping bacteria.

Chamomile tea is used by some for its anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used as a cold compress between baking soda treatments to ease pain and itching. Tea and other home remedies rely on the fact that they are cool and wet, so a cold water compress alone may have a similar effect. Hot water can irritate the rash and increase itching, so take no more than lukewarm showers and baths while you heal. Ice can damage the healing skin, so opt for cool instead of ice-cold treatment.

Again, avoid scratching the rash and introducing bacteria. You may need to wear gloves at night or cover the rash with a bandage to prevent scratching in your sleep. According to the Center for Disease Control, the rash is not contagious and the blisters do not contain urushiol oil.

When to Seek Medical Attention

John Hopkins Medicine suggests that you see your doctor if the rash is severe (over 1/4 or more of your body), forms large blisters, or is located on the face or genitals. Very young children, the elderly, and immune-compromised individuals should also be seen by a doctor for evaluation and treatment. The most common treatment by doctors is with prescription oral steroids (such as Prednisone) or steroid creams.

If there are signs of infection, such as a fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, milky or cloudy discharge from blisters or a pale yellow crust on rash areas, then see your doctor right away.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe swelling (especially if it affects your eyes), if you have a general allergic reaction (such as hives covering much of your body or difficulty breathing or swallowing), or if you have accidentally ingested the plant or inhaled smoke from a burning plant and are experiencing a reaction.

The information in this article is based on successful home treatment methods, but it is not that of a medical professional and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. People can have life-threatening reactions to urushiol oil. Only your doctor can tell you whether your symptoms are serious enough to require medical attention.

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