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Pickle laxative?


#1

hello, everybody!

question, i would like to use citric pickle; however, the only
citric acid i can find in my local supermarket (or anywhere) is in a
laxitive. can i use this for pickle? or would it do something
horrible and weird to my jewelery? i’d like to get this figured out -
the guy in the pharmacy has started to pretend i’m not there when i
ask questions.

thank you,
susannah


#2

I don’t know about the laxative, but I get my citric acid from a
supplier of soap making goods.
http://www.chemistrystore.com/Citric_Acid.htm

–Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Jewelry
http://www.featheredgems.com


#3

Hello Susannah I wonder if the laxative might make stones fall out of
rings ? Seriously now citric acid
(2-hydrox-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid) should be available from
almost any supermarket.The laxative most likely would be to low in
citric to be effective . Its uses include…

Preparation of citrates, flavouring extracts, confections, soft
drinks, effervescent salts; acidifier, dispersing agent; medicines;
acidulant and antioxidant in foods, sequestering agent,
water-conditioning agent and detergent builder; cleaning and
polishing stainless steel and other metals; alkyd resins; mordant;
removal of sulphur dioxide from smelter waste gases, abscission of
citrus fruit in harvesting; cultured dairy products. I would recomend
using tecnical quality if you can find it. I assume you are based in
the UK , you may have to just get on the phone and call chemical
supply houses and specialist cooking suppliers until you find some.
Good luck .PHIL


#4

susannah said that she could not find citric acid to use as a
pickle. susannah, look for citric acid in the canning section of a
large grocery store. you know, where they have all the supplies and
equipment. i found mine in a us store called anderson’s general
store. i have no idea how many anderson’s there are out there.

there were also some messages in orchid in the past that mentioned
suppliers. look in the orchid achieves.

green jean


#5

Try this site: www.from-nature-with-love.com Then click on
product quick list or do a search. They sell the citric acid by the
bag.

Diane Sadel
http://www.sweetgemstones.com