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Citric acid is a weak organic acid; a natural preservative found in the living cells both animal and plant, with the highest concentrations found in lemons and limes.

It has a multitude of uses including food enhancer and preservative, cosmetic use, cleaning and washing and plays an integral part in keeping us healthy.

We have sourced the very best Citric acid, one which is Food grade and Pharmaceutical grade being both USP grade and BP grade (BP & USP are the highest benchmarks for pharmaceutical compliance) so you can be sure you are buying the very best!

Bath bombs – Bath bombs are fun and a great way to add extra nutrients & minerals into your body. A bath bomb just wouldn’t be without this amazing qualities of Citric Acid. One of the main ingredients of a Bath Bomb is Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate and Epsom Salt.  When this combination is blended and added to hot water, the carbon dioxide in the Bicarb Soda reacts with the Citric Acid resulting in some amazing bubbling, fizzing, effervescent sensations and appeal as you watch and soak in the water that’s now rich in minerals and also Magnesium supplied by the Epsom salt if they’re added.

Cosmetic formulations – Citric acid is often present in hair care formulations as an anti-dandruff agent in shampoos.  Citric acid can be found in commercial facial cream and lotions where it acts as an antioxidant, revitalising skin and balancing the pH of these products. Rich in Vitamin C and a powerful antioxidant, it enhances the production of collagen potentially restoring both skin firmness and elasticity. It is also a proven skin exfoliator that assists in removing dead skin cells. Skin that is revitalised with the use of Citric Acid could possibly result in a more youthful glowing complexion.

Improved Cleaning – If you live in an area with hard water then you’ll find that your cleaning agents have difficulty foaming up properly.  The minerals in hard water (usually calcium and magnesium) actually prevent surfactants from sudsng properly. Citric acid helps to bind those minerals resulting in water which is now soft, allowing the ingredients to do their work. It’s also true that when the water is soft, you’ll find that less product is actually required to do the job.

As a clothes softener – If you usually use a water softener or are in an area with hard water due to mineralisation (high in calcium and magnesium) then Citric Acid can be added to the laundry rinse in place of a commercial water softener. The amount will vary from situation to situation. If you are in an area with hard water, more will be needed. Also more is needed for larger washes. A bit of experimentation is needed. Possibly start with adding a tablespoon and see how that goes and increase if need be as required.

We stock Citric Acid in the quantities listed in the drop down menu.  Note that if you are purchasing this in quantities of 5kg or more, a seperate fee may be charged for delivery to your location.

Additional information

Weight 1.1 kg
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 20 cm
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