Citric Acid


Citric Acid - tangy - used in bath and body products

Citric Acid is often used with Bicarb

Baking soda and bicarbonate of soda are different names for the same thing; in Australia, we generally call it bicarbonate of soda, but overseas, especially in America, it is referred to as baking soda.

It is used as a leavening agents. In blending, this agent causes air bubbles (produced by stirring, whipping or beating) to expand when cooked – causing it to ‘rise’.

Bicarbonate of soda is a pure leavening agent. It must be mixed with moisture and an acidic ingredient for the necessary chemical reaction to take place to make food rise. Because it needs an acid to create the rising quality, it is often used in recipes for bath bombs or bath fizzies along with citric acid.

To Make Fizzing Bath Salts

  1. Sieve together 1/2 cup bicarb soda, 1/4 cup citric acid and 1/4 cup cornflour (or Soap Dough Powder) into a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  2. In another mixing bowl, stir together 10 drops of essential oil and a few drops of Renascent Pigment Colourants.
  3. Stir this mixture into the sieved powder mixture. Combine quickly so the powder does not start fizzing. Mix thoroughly using your hands (with gloves on) so the oil and colour is evenly distributed throughout the powder. (The cornflour prevents the powder from “clumping” together.) Add some dried herbs or Milk Bath Powder if desired.
  4. Stir through 1 cup of Rock salt
  5. Place the mixture into clear containers, making sure the lids are screwed on tightly. Layer different colours for a display effect. Sprinkle a handful of the powder into a hot bath just before getting in.

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