Next wednesday I am getting a 55 pound bag of citric from a local chemical supplier. I will have extra so pm me if anyone wants some. It will be cheap - $1.50 a pound. Online suppliers are usually $2.75 a pound unless you buy big quantities.
Have to ship UPS Ground I'm pretty sure.
Actually just saw on the sage that it was $2.00 a pound - so I guess that it's not as big a savings as I remembered - but 50 cents is 50 cents! Btw a pound is a little less than two cups in volume by my experience - maybe 1 3/4 cups? Since I do my bombs and melts measuring the citric by volume thought that would help.
Also, I suspect that this distributor is the same place that BB gets theirs as I know for a fact they get thier sodium hydroxide there (I was there when they delivered my 55 pound bag and looked them up as soon as I got home - so now THEY Are my supplier!)
I should have checked where I get my lye then I guess. Live and learn. I found a 50lb. bag on ebay. Total with shipping was about 80.00. I hope all citric is the same and I didn't just buy the wrong thing. It seemed so much cheaper than the other places online that I looked but it said for bath bombs and such. Is all citric the same? Shannon
There was a gal I was talking to last week who said she had gotten this citric once that was larger granules and it didn't fizz. I don't know why that was. I'm not sure there is a difference - but I've heard that age matters.