Make it fizz! Citric acid is a gluten-free, kosher grade, white crystalline powder that is commonly found in citrus fruits. Citric acid is also a main ingredient in our Bath Fizzies/Bombs and is what contributes to the fizz effect once mixed with baking soda and water. Aside from creating the Bath Fizzies/Bombs, citric acid has been used in multiple ways including: carpet cleaner, wood brightener, and shower cleaners.
At room temperature, citric acid is a white crystalline powder. When mixed with sodium bicarbonate and water it will begin a fizzing action, this is what makes bath bombs fizz!
- GMO Free (not genetically modified)
- Gluten Free
- Kosher Food Grade
- Naturally Manufactured
Found in citrus fruits, it is a good, natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic (sour) taste to foods and soft drinks. In biochemistry, it is important as an intermediate in the citric acid cycle and therefore occurs in the metabolism of almost all living things. It also serves as an environmentally friendly cleaning agent and acts as an antioxidant.
Citric acid exists in a variety of fruits and vegetables, but it is most concentrated in lemons and limes where it can comprise as much as 8% of the dry weight of the fruit.
Other uses: Citric acid can also be used to dissolve hard water deposits from shower doors, to remove mild rust stains, remove tarnish from brass and copper, and to remove spots and yellowing/browning on carpets and rugs.
Carpet Cleaner: Mix 1 pound of citric acid to one gallon of water. Apply the solution to your carpet or rug and leave overnight. Vacuum.
Wood Brightener: There are numerous acidic compounds in common use as wood brighteners, such as citric, oxalic, and even phosphoric. Phosphoric is fast, dangerous, and ecologically unsound. It is banned in some states and faces ever-tightening restriction or even elimination as time passes. Citric acid is a little slower, easier to control, effective, non-hazardous, and quickly gaining popularity.
SAFETY: Citric acid is recognized as safe for use in food by all major national and international food regulatory agencies. It is naturally present in almost all forms of life, and excess citric acid is readily metabolized and eliminated from the body.
Contact with dry citric acid or with concentrated solutions can result in skin and eye irritation, so protective clothing should be worn when handling these materials.