Homemade Alka Seltzer

Discover how to make homemade Alka-Seltzer with common household ingredients for fast relief from indigestion and heartburn.

Key Takeaway:

  • Homemade Alka-Seltzer offers a cost-effective and customizable alternative to store-bought antacids.
  • Baking soda and citric acid serve as the main ingredients, providing relief from common digestive issues.
  • Experiment with different flavors and customize the dosage to suit your needs.

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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