| sexyandfamous wrote:|
Midna, so you just buy random vitamin C that one can find at the store, crush it and then use half a teaspoon of it?
No no, it has to be pure. You buy any ol' vitamin c supplement and I promise you're not getting vitamin c at its purest. Hell, you might not even be getting actual L-Ascorbic acid but maybe a derivative like Ascorbyl Palmitate. You might be getting preservatives and silicates which is not what you're looking for.
It has to be PURE L-ASCORBIC ACID POWDER. Period.
There are crystals you can get too but I ultimately recommend powder purely because it's far easier to work with and likely will not recrystallize in the solution.
This is the powder I buy: http://www.amazon.com/Vitamin-L-ascorbic-powder-pure--1-8oz/dp/B005VEE5YM/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1388012557&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=l-ascorbic+acid+powder
Only 8 bucks! It's pure, it's ultrafine powder, and most importantly, it's effective.
At the amount I make weekly, and this being 1.8oz, this is worth 10.8- roughly 11 teaspoons.
Since I use .5 teaspoons per week at this concentration, I use 2 teaspoons per month. 11 divided by 2 equals 5.5 so this alone is good for 5 and a half months and that's only from buying an $8 cup of powder.
WAAAY more cost effective than using some overly expensive $20+ vitamin c serum that probably oxidized by the time it got to your doorstep!
Excluding the cost of water, the cost of making this per month would be $1.45!
Edited by Midna - Dec 25 2013 at 5:16pm