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Old 11-25-2008, 12:43 AM   #1
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Is citric acid the same as vitamin c tablets? could i just crush some up and use it? Also, I don't have dome shape molds so what else could I use?

Does anyone have a good recipe?


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Old 11-25-2008, 12:59 AM   #2
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Hi jen - I have read a little bit up on this and the general consensus seems to be do NOT substitute ascorbic acid (vit c tabs) for citric. Citric acid is readily available in your cooking isle in your local supermarket usually and is quite cheap to buy.

Have a look at this link for making bombs:-

http://www.teachsoap.com/bombs.html

If you type 'bath bomb recipe' into google you will find lots.

HTH!

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Old 11-25-2008, 01:47 AM   #3
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do you know if i can get the citric acid at Walgreens?
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:52 AM   #4
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do you know if i can get the citric acid at Walgreens?
Living in Australia, I don't even know what a 'walgreens' is

Until someone comes along to help out, why not look up their phone number, call and ask them? It should be called just citric acid - it is where I shop anyway. HTH
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:01 AM   #5
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I posted regarding finding citric acid on your other thread.

regarding molds - oh you can use ANYTHING. I make tiny ones from my tablespoon measuring spoons (two pressed together for a ball, or just one pressed against the table for a dome, and bigger ones from my 1/4 cup dry measuring cup. I also LOVE the shape when I use the little cups the frosting comes in when you buy the tube of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls - those are PERFECT. I've also used plastic eggs I bought for my kids' easter baskets, and a variety of their toys LOL. (what's theirs is mine). mold possibilities are ENDLESS.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:17 AM   #6
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Well I couldn't find citric acid, only Fruit Fresh. So I'll just have to try that. Also, I didn't get borax because i found a recipe that didn't call for it. Does anyone use a recipe without borax?
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:20 AM   #7
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I just made some and I don't think they turned out. I have them in the oven drying now so we'll see tomorrow.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:07 PM   #8
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Hi - If you life anywhere near the Western United States, you can order citric acid from Magestic Mountain Sage and it will arrive very quickly (you can order from them wherever you are, but they are in Utah - I live in Colorado and my orders from them arrive within a few days). The citric acid is somthing like 2 or 3 dollers per pound. They also have lots of other fun goodies.
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Well I haven't been able to find an actual ingredient statement quickly, but I did see that Fruit Fresh contains FOUR ingredients, and then clearly not just ascorbic acid. I'm pretty sure one is a starch of some sort to keep it free flowing.

As for Borax, well among the hundreds of recipes I've seen on the web I've only come across one with borax, so keep looking and I'm sure you will find something.

I the oven? I tried that once...
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:05 AM   #10
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I got a response on the ingredients of Fruit Fresh.

The ingredients are as follows:

Dextrose, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide (Anti Caking)

So primarily it's sugar.


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