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Chalk

Postby F.B » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:03 pm

Anyone knows if chalk is always vegan? I've heard that magnesium carbonate is sometimes derived from oyster shells, is there any truth to that?

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Re: Chalk

Postby JP » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:26 pm

never heard that...

mineral sources are used here at least.
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Re: Chalk

Postby F.B » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:03 pm

Thanks JP. I spent an hour on google as I really want to be sure but I can't find much.
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Re: Chalk

Postby bigfootmarty » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:39 pm

Oyster shells are mostly CALCIUM carbonate...

often used in Calcium supplements
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Re: Chalk

Postby Lordmuppet » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:01 pm

have been using liquid chalk for the past year but just bought some regular chalk on account of it being a fraction of the price.

Normal chalk is a rather big disappointment though. Relative to liquid chalk it doesn't seem to stay on my hands for more than a few minutes :(

any suggestion for ways to make it stay on the hands longer? Maybe I'm not just applying enough.
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Re: Chalk

Postby Goob » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:39 pm

Lordmuppet wrote:have been using liquid chalk for the past year but just bought some regular chalk on account of it being a fraction of the price.

Normal chalk is a rather big disappointment though. Relative to liquid chalk it doesn't seem to stay on my hands for more than a few minutes :(

any suggestion for ways to make it stay on the hands longer? Maybe I'm not just applying enough.


My understanding is that liquid chalk is actually an antiperspirant, so it doesn't need to be reapplied very often. Normal chalk just drys your hands, so you will need to re-chalk regularly if you are sweating a lot.

Maybe regular antiperspirant sticks or spray would work as a cheaper alternative to liquid chalk?
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Re: Chalk

Postby ninearms » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:05 pm

Liquid chalk is magnesium carbonate in alcohol plus a thickener.

Best way to get regular chalk to stay on your hands is to use liquid chalk first...
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Re: Chalk

Postby Lordmuppet » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:32 pm

ninearms wrote:Liquid chalk is magnesium carbonate in alcohol plus a thickener.

Best way to get regular chalk to stay on your hands is to use liquid chalk first...


thanks I'll give that a shot!
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