Homemade Alka Seltzer

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:31 am on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

With all this holiday eating, some people are going to have upset tummies. Well never fear, Instructables has instructions of how to make your own Alka Seltzer for much cheaper than the store-bought stuff. Here’s how to make it:

Put the following ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly:

1/4 cup citric acid (aka sour salt or lemon salt)
1/2 cup minus 1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup fructose
3 tablespoons cornstarch

Store in an airtight container. When needed, pour 2 teaspoons into a small glass of water, stir, and drink. Make sure your measuring spoon is dry and you don’t get any water in your jar…

This recipe will yield about 66 doses.

Sounds easy. According to the site, a dose of Alka Seltzer costs $.50. A dose of the homemade stuff costs $.025. That’s a savings of $.475 per serving, 20 times less than the store-bought stuff. Wow.

Read the full instructions here.

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