Our Citric Acid is derived from corn and sugar beets through natural fermentation, and is GMO free. It is an excellent antioxidant and exfoliant, and it can be used as part of a product’s preservative system by altering the pH levels. Citric Acid is also the most widely used organic acidulate, probably because it is classified as a weak acid.
When applied to hair, Citric Acid opens up the cuticle allowing for deeper penetration of the cleaning agents. It is generally not recommended if you have any artificial hair coloring done, unless you are trying to strip the color out. It can also be used in shampoo.
INCI: Citric Acid
Directions For Use: Use up to 30% in bath bombs. As a pH adjuster, add 0.1% at a time until the required pH is achieved.
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Rating: I regularly use citric acid to descale the kettle and pots, to remove rust, and to neutralise odour. Even better when I create my DIY bathroom and kitchen cleanser by mixing some citric acid in distilled water then adding polysorbate, coco glucoside, apple cider vinegar powder, d-Limonene, and some drops of tea tree oil and preservative. The end product is better than any store-bought product without any unnecessary chemicals. It leaves the kitchen and bathrooms spotless plus smelling fresh and clean. I will continue buying my citric acid here. Thanks NDA!
By:Patricia, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Nov-2012
Rating: I bought this to make toilet cleaning bombs. They worked great and it was easy to work with.
Rating: I bought this massive bag and was so impressed, a huge cost savings. I will be continuing to purchase.
By:Chris, Onaping, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Feb-2017
Rating: I use this in my bath bombs as well as some of my soap. Excellent price for this product but I do wish there were different options besides 1kg and 25 kg as I usually end up ordering 4 kg at a time.
By:Kerry, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Nov-2017
Rating: Perfect for making bathbombs, high quality for an amazing price!
Rating: Great product for my bath bombs. I like the consistency if this Citric Acid, I have ordered from other sources before but usually get stuck with chunky gritty stuff and no good way to grind it down further. So I always come back to NDA! Thanks again for your great products!
By:Jalisa, Guelph, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011
Rating: Great price for a great product! I bought it to make my dishwasher detergent as it was sooooo much cheaper than buying at the local drugstore (nearly $8 for less than a cup!). Great for cleaning stubborn toilet stains too!
Rating: This is the BEST Citric Acid I've ever used...and I make A LOT of bath bombs. No clumps and nice and fine, just the way you want it. And packaged very nice to keep it from clumping. Where I'm from it can be tricky to find Citric Acid, and when you find it, it's usually chunky. So I'm super glad to find it this at NDA.
By:Dina, Welland, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jan-2012
Rating: This product is amazing. Does a fantastic job making bath bombs. Very impressed!
By:Stacey, Belmont, Nova Scotia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jan-2013
Rating: I had intended to use this to make bath bombs, but never got around to it. Then I decided to try some in my toilets that had really hard stains and left it over-night. The stains just broke off with mere light pushing with the brush. So then I decided to try it on other things, like the dishwasher, sink, etc. It's an amazing cleaner - working so much better than CLR! We're ordering more for it's cleansing properties, but I also do intend to make some bath bombs this time around.
By:John, London, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Aug-2012
Rating: I bought citric acid from here because I had ran out of the citric acid I had bought from another on line sp and beauty place. This by far was the best I have ever used. I use it for my bath bombs and it does not clump like the other did from the other place I got it from. It is very fine and soft and easy to work with. I made better bath bombs with this then the other stuff. I am sticking with you guys for my citric acid.
Rating: Great price, and great to use for my bath bombs.
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2010
Rating: Just got my citric acid today and can't believe how fine and beautiful it is! I cannot wait to make some bath bombs with it. I used to buy citric acid from a soap store here in Toronto but it was so coarse that I used to have to grind it in a coffee grinder before I used it.
Also, Tiffany was incredibly helpful and shipped my order a little earlier because I was worried I wouldn't get it in time for the workshop I'm running!
I'll be using New Directions Aromatics for all my soap and bath bomb making needs!
By:Shirleen, Penetanguishene, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jul-2006
Rating: I used to buy citric acid from the bulk food store,
what a mistake!
NDA's citric acid is a fraction of the price and much nicer!!
Its great in my bath bombs
By:Stephanie, London, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Oct-2008
Rating: Great price and quality, I use this product in my bath bombs, bath melts, and to adjust the pH.
By:Kristelle, Granby, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Feb-2007
Rating: I use this in my tub truffles and it's not too gritty.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2007
Rating: All citric acid works well, but I really like the consistancy of New Directions citric acid. Its not to powdery/clumply or to thick. Its a great price too.
By:Stephanie, Cochrane, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2007
Rating: My first bath bombs turned out AWESOME! Thanks New Directions, for consistently providing me with high quality ingredients for all of my concoctions. Neroli-Cinnamon Bath Bombs w/ Shea & Mango butter are to die for!!
Rating: Consistently fresh and well priced. Must have for bath fizzies and other applications. I will not use any other citric acid other than ND!!
By:Kate, Hamilton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Mar-2006
Rating: A lovely thin while power form of Citric Acid that dissolves easily. A great product for reducing the PH in products as well as providing the anti oxident qualities.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006
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