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This Weak, Organic Acid Will Preserve Food*, Cleanse Your Skin and Clean Everything

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Citric acid is a weak, organic acid found in — you guessed it — citric fruits! Lemons, oranges, and certain berries contain citric acid in large quantities. This talented compound can be used as an antioxidant for skin, rust remover, emulsifier, a chemical intermediate, or a preservative. Citric acid is used in just about all processed foods, including the canned and jarred food in your pantry.

Citric acid is also an essential ingredient in bath bombs. The combination of citric acid and baking soda — when introduced to water — creates a fizzy, sub-filled haven for bath lovers. If you want to create a tried-and-true bath bomb, you need citric acid. It will give your skin a deep clean and remove contaminates from your everyday lifestyle.

Factory Direct Chemicals’ 99% Pure Citric Acid comes in an air-tight container with a child-proof cap. This food-grade product is safe to use in food and beverages.

  • Citric acid is known as “sour salt” in some industries and is used as a food preservative*, flavor enhancer for drinks, and helps with nutrient absorption.
  • Known to effectively de-contaminate bathrooms, mold, mildew, bacteria, toilets and many other versatile surfaces by removing lime, scale and hard water build up! It's an exceptional oven cleaner and red wine stain remover as well.
  • Deeply cleanses the skin and acts as an antioxidant to reduce the effects of wrinkles and aging. Treat acne, cleanse your skin, strengthen blood vessels, unclog skin pores and effectively clean yourself.
  • Makes powerful and soothing bath bombs with the help of baking soda and all natural ingredients.
  • Helps to effectively remove rust by creating a harsh acidic environment and is easily discardable since it comes from nature and is biodegradable.


* While not intended as a food additive, Our CITRIC ACID is manufactured to the same specifications. 

Make a Soothing Bath Bomb

Drop one in your bath tub and get ready to have an amazing and relaxing bathing experience. Citric acid has many benefits for your skin, and mixed with the right ingredients bath bombs will help you to relax, cleanse the skin from daily contaminations, increase elasticity and also leave it soft and silky. When the main ingredients baking soda and citric acid are mixed they release a fizzy reaction (carbon dioxide).

Citric acid can help repair the skin, fortify blood vessels, reduce the effects of aging, clear clogged pores, fight against daily contamination and also help repair damaged skin. Baking soda can also help to clean and deodorize yourself. These two chemicals make a winning pair in cleaning your skin. The oils, epsom salt, and other ingredients used in bath bombs can also help to cleanse and relax your skin. So next time you decide to unwind from the daily grind, consider making a bath bomb for yourself.

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All-Purpose Cleaning

Citric acid makes an effective all-natural, biodegradable, cleaning agent. It’s also very effective in removing soap scum, hard water stains, calcium deposits, lime, mold and mildew. It also serves as a preservative in many cleaning solutions. You can find citric acid in several cleaning products, such as auto cleaners, metal cleaners, oven cleaners, dishwasher cleaners, all purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, dish soaps, laundry detergents, air fresheners, window cleaners and more. 

Food Preservation

Since many bacteria are unable to grow in an acidic environment, citric acid is often added to jams, jellies, candy, canned foods and even meat products as a preservative. Because citric acid can be made in a powder form, it can also be used in dry foods when a sour flavor is desired. It is also used as a flavor enhancer for sodas, fruit juice, teas and other drinks. 

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Rust Removal

Citric acid allows you to easily and safely remove rust without damaging the steel finish. The chemical is gentle and safe to handle, and it combines with rust to form a soluble iron citrate. Being that it is an acid, it helps to create a harsh environment for rust and helps it lift with ease. Brushing it with a brass brush or brushing it with a scouring pad will greatly increase the rust removal process.

Red Wine Stain Remover

Citric acid can also be used as a strong stain remover and help lift tough to clean stains like red wine. With the help of baking soda, citric acid and vinegar, your red wine stain will bubble away because of the high acidity and degreasing properties of the chemicals used. To learn more about how to create a winning red wine stain removal solution, please refer to the featured images on this page.

  • Food additive (preservative, sour flavoring, emulsifier)
  • Chemical intermediate
  • Personal care products
  • Cleaners and detergents
  • Paper products
  • Construction products
  • Photography products
  • Laboratory reagents
  • Oil and textile use
  • Water and metal treatment
  • Paints and coatings
  • Medical devices

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