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The downside of following authentic alchemical recipes is that, even although they are safe enough, some of them stink.
So it is with salt of urine.
The Kitab-al-Asrar of Ar Rhazi, the famous Arabic physician and alchemist has a recipe for making salt of urine. It says to take 10 litres of urine, leave it in the sun for 40 days until it becomes solid, or else put it in a fire until it becomes solid.
As you would expect there is an ammonia like smell to it. The recipe says you can let it become solid in hot ashes.
Possibly I botched this recipe a little, because I had a black substance when I had boiled all the moisture away:
By the way, the horrible bubbling black stuff from that video a couple of weeks ago is this experiment. Continue reading