Citric Acid

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by GallopingGoats, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. GallopingGoats

    GallopingGoats New Member

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    Who is the best supplier for citric acid for the bath melts? Shannon
     
  2. kidsngarden

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    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.

    Thanks,
    Bethany

    edited to update price - I found my quote sheet!
     

  3. kidsngarden

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    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!)

    Bethany
     
  4. GallopingGoats

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    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
     
  5. kidsngarden

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    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.

    Bethany
     
  6. Gabe

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    I always make my soap without Citric Acid.
     
  7. kidsngarden

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    Gabe -
    People usually use citric in bath products like bombs and melts, I also have it in my lotion recipes.
    Glad to have you here! I see you are new!

    Bethany
     
  8. Gabe

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    :blush I only make soaps. noo bombs :nooo
     
  9. GallopingGoats

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    well I sure hope that I bought the right stuff. My gut kept saying that there might be a reason that it was so much less expensive. I should know to listen to my gut. Shannon
     
  10. Kalne

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    What does citric acid do for lotion?

    I'd love to get some to play/experiment with but I'm going to have to wait until I *really* need to order something so I can get everything shipped together. Shipping can be such a killer.
     
  11. Aja-Sammati

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    I had some that was bigger grains- it fizzed just fine.
     
  12. kidsngarden

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    To be honest I don't know what it does. I use a modified version of Barb's recipe and that what was in it so that's what I use! I know people use it to adjust PH...

    Bethany