Naturally occurring in citrus fruits such as lemons and limes, Citric acid is an organic substance used in a range of products and for a range of purposes including as a food preservative, household cleaners, a soap making additive and in cosmetics and shampoos among many other applications.
Citric acid and Bicarbonate soda forms the base for bath bombs and fizzes.
Will also lower the Ph in shampoo formulations and personal care products.
Citric acid is used to produce Mozzarella and Ricotta cheese.
Cleaning and chelating agent:
Citric acid is an excellent chelating agent, binding metals. It is used to remove limescale from boilers and evaporators. It can be used to soften water, which makes it useful in soaps and laundry detergents. By chelating the metals in hard water, it lets these cleaners produce foam and work better without need for water softening. Citric acid is the active ingredient in some bathroom and kitchen cleaning solutions. A solution with a 6% concentration of citric acid will remove hard water stains from glass without scrubbing. In industry, it is used to dissolve rust from steel. Citric acid can be used in shampoo to wash out wax and coloring from the hair.