Vitamin C Powder, Chlorine Removal From Water
Chlorinated water can make eczema, psoriasis, or rashes worse.
Many clients have severely reacted to the chlorinated water here in Christchurch. Throughout New Zealand chlorinated water is the norm.
If you find chlorine exacerbates your skin condition, a simple solution is to add a small amount of sodium ascorbate to your bath. Yes, sodium ascorbate. The salt form of vitamin C. It must be the salt form as the acidity (pH) of your bathwater will remain neutral. If you use other forms of vitamin C your bath will become acidic and continue to irritate your skin.
Safe to use in baby's bath, children's bath, & adult baths. Only use a small amount (see below.) If you are bathing your baby with a small amount of water, just a pinch of vitamin C powder will help. More is not better in this situation.
But who wants a salt bath?
t's a minuscule amount of salt and the water remains neutral.
You only need 1/8th of a teaspoon (or 1/2 a gram) to neutralise a child size bath. Honest.
This 50 gram pottle is enough to neutralise the chlorine in 100 kid sized baths. A larger bath needs 1/4 of a teaspoon max. More is not necessary and is just a waste of product. You will notice the chlorine smell leaves right away. It's quite fascinating
How does it work?
It's simple chemistry. The chlorine in your water wants to react with something to make a more stable compound. That's why leaving your water to stand for 24 hours tends to remove most of the chlorine. Not helpful if you want to bathe.
The salt form of the vitamin C essentially takes the hand of the chlorine and "calms it down" to a stable salt (NaCl.) The rest of the vitamin C (dehydroascorbic acid) remains in the water. It is harmless.
For those who are interested:
C5H5O5CH2ONa + HOCL → C5H3O5CH2OH + NaCl + H2O
(Sodium ascorbate + free chlorine → dehydroascorbic acid + salt + water)
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Food grade sodium ascorbate.
No preservatives. No other additives.
Free from gluten, eggs, dairy, animal products.