Food Grade Citric Acid - 1kg Kraft Bag

  • £9.40

Citric Acid 100% Natural - it is a super-versatile, all-natural cleaning ingredient it can also be used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or as a pH regulator.

Citric acid has many so many uses. It can be found most famously in lemons and other citruses as well as in almost all fungi, fruits and even woods.

Nowadays we use it as a common natural food additive or as a pH regulator in soft drinks. This makes it great in your kitchen as it’s used in many fun recipes (such as Elderflower Cordial) and can be used to enhance the flavour of your food. Not to mention it’s an amazing antioxidant which is another reason it’s a great addition to your recipes.

This food-grade citric acid is also great at tackling limescale and can be an alternative natural cleaner to some smellier ones like vinegar. It’s also a useful preservative and can be used in many cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

The wide range of uses means it makes a great eco-friendly addition to the household.

Kraft bags are used to package the citric acid making it plastic-free. Since it’s all produced in Western Europe it has a smaller carbon footprint during transport compared to a lot of other products.

We also stock Bicarbonate of Soda and Percarbonate of Soda (an eco-friendly Bleach alternative).


DIY Cleaning Tips: 

Simple ways to use Citric Acid to clean at home

  • Clean your kettle with citric acidFill your kettle with water and add in a couple teaspoons of citric acid. Once it's done brewing, any build-up will be gone.
  • Clean your toilet: Just add a tablespoon into the pan and let it sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes (ideally overnight). Give it a quick brush or scrub and then flush. The water will wash away all the acid remains as well as any scum and mineral deposit build-ups, leaving your toilet bowl sparkly clean! 
  • Clean your bathroom floor: Add a tablespoon to your floor cleaner mixture/just water and soak your floor mop before your clean.
  • Limescale on your taps: Gently spread your solution over the taps and watch as the limescale gets rubbed off! Alternatively, you can pour the citric acid solution into a spray bottle (you will need to add more water) for easier application. Do not use on brass taps.
  • Create a spray cleaner for your entire bathroom: Mix 500ml hot water and one tablespoon citric acid into a clean spray bottle and shake it well. Then, spray it onto the dirty surfaces. Deal with any difficult-to-deal-with stains by soaking a clean cloth or towel with the mixture and pressing it to the surface. Let it do its thing for a couple of moments and then rinse the entire surface.
  • Cleaning your dishwasher: Fill the detergent cup with a Tablespoon. Run the dishwasher on a hot cycle, letting it do its thing. All the grime and build-up hanging out in there will be broken down and rinsed away.
  • Get rid of mineral deposits: Mineral deposits from hard water are tricky to get rid of. Add a few tablespoons to hot water, scrub with a sponge and rinse.
While completely eco-friendly and great at cleaning a lot of home areas, citric acids should not be used on natural stone surfaces or brass items. That includes things like stone flooring, marble countertops, brass taps, brass ornaments and brass antiques.