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    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 2nd Aug 06, 2:24 PM
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    where to buy citric acid?
    • #1
    • 2nd Aug 06, 2:24 PM
    where to buy citric acid? 2nd Aug 06 at 2:24 PM
    Anyone know where I can get citric acid as cheap as possible to make bath bombs?

    thanks
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  • vivaladiva
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 2:32 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 2:32 PM
    Hi
    You could try your local pharmacist - ours helped me out when I used to use vast quantities of bicarb for soaking nappies.
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 2nd Aug 06, 3:05 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 3:05 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 3:05 PM
    I've had no luck getting hold of citric acid (for elderflower cordial).I tried Boots and Tesco but no joy. I've got a feeling that it is impossible to get over the counter because it can be used to make illegal drugs I think I read that on here a few months ago, but could be wrong.
    • Swan
    • By Swan 2nd Aug 06, 3:12 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 3:12 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 3:12 PM
    my favourite Halal shop sells it, so I imagine you'd get it in any Asian grocer. didn't notice how much it was though, sorry

    actually, I think I might be going there tomorrow, so I'll have a look & post the price when I get back
    • Frugal Fox
    • By Frugal Fox 2nd Aug 06, 3:17 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 3:17 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 3:17 PM
    My local chemist sells it. I used it too to make elderflower cordial. My mum had no end of problems trying to get it from the chains of chemists - try an independent chemist.

    FF
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 4:04 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 4:04 PM
    Wilkinson sells it, if you've got one, for use in wine making. Hope that helps!
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  • tootles
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 4:07 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 4:07 PM
    Any one who sells wine making kit will sell citric acid......I get mine from Wilco's......
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  • Badgergal
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 4:20 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 4:20 PM
    My friend buys it from a soapmaking site in bulk.

    It is getting harder to find because it is a favourite ingredient for terrorists apparently and since the bombs here in London last year it has disappeared from shelves...
    • ethansmum
    • By ethansmum 2nd Aug 06, 4:27 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 4:27 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 06, 4:27 PM
    My sister and her OH work for a company that makes and sells cleaning chemicals....they sell huge containers of the stuff! Suffice it to say I have enough citric acid and bicarb to last until the next century!

    So failing all the above options try an industrial cleaning company!
  • Ted_Hutchinson
    My friend buys it from a soapmaking site in bulk.

    It is getting harder to find because it is a favourite ingredient for terrorists apparently and since the bombs here in London last year it has disappeared from shelves...
    by Badgergal
    I think it's more likely to be Druggies our local shops don't want coming in looking for citric acid.

    Safety:
    Always use new sterile needles. Sharing any drug injecting equipment (works) can easily lead to HIV and other diseases carried in the blood (such as hepatitis B and C) being passed on. Works are not just the needle and syringe but include spoons, mixing dishes, filters, water and citric acid.

    We get ours from the Wholefood shop but it is under the counter, rather than on the shelves so you have to ask for it, and no doubt would be told they didn't stock it if the owner didn't want you to return.
    • patchwork cat
    • By patchwork cat 2nd Aug 06, 7:11 PM
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    HI
    Drug addicts use citric acid to cut their drugs - soap making suppliers will sell it here is one
    • Old Joe
    • By Old Joe 2nd Aug 06, 9:25 PM
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    Bath Bombs?

    Fascinated reading this topic so being on a fixed income wondered if you might tell how I might make some in readiness for Christmas presents PLEASE?
  • Ted_Hutchinson
    Bath Bombs?

    Fascinated reading this topic so being on a fixed income wondered if you might tell how I might make some in readiness for Christmas presents PLEASE?
    by Old Joe
    How to Make Bath Bombs | Bath Fizzies Recipes | Teach Soap
    • Old Joe
    • By Old Joe 2nd Aug 06, 9:53 PM
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    Many thanks for your very prompt reply it is much appreciated.
    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 3rd Aug 06, 9:49 AM
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    thanks all very useful will post if and when I find some!

    thanks given to all i hope!
    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 4th Aug 06, 7:29 AM
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    found some in a small chemist 50p for 50g seemed ok as I needed less than 25g to make one bath bomb. It was yummy when I used it last night, I put red rose petals in and red coloring as well as essential oils. Will definitley make more for presents.

    I also made lip gloss from vaseline/colour/essential ols and is scrummy especially kept in the fridge!
  • Norbert Colon
    If you can't get citric acid, cream of tartar also produces an acceptable fizz when mixed with bicarb and water.
    • Swan
    • By Swan 4th Aug 06, 3:37 PM
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    update ... it's 70p for 100 grams in 'my' Halal shop




    I was afraid to ask about buying in bulk in case I got arrested
  • Sperolucem
    Citric Acid Found!
    I am advised by my local branch of Boots that citric acid originally could only be bought through chemists. However, the government has now re-licensed it to be sold by supermarkets. I was told you should find it on their home baking shelves.
    Having said that, neither of my local supermarkets were in fact stocking it.
    I eventually found some at a branch of Lloyds Pharmacy, but I tried two others in the same chain before getting lucky!
    Hope this is of some help.
    Sperolucem
    • kittie
    • By kittie 3rd Dec 10, 6:02 PM
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    I got a great big bag last year from a wine shop via the internet
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