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.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: This is one of those things I bought on a whim and haven't had time to make anything exciting yet. Very sour stuff though! I licked a granule or so off of my finger and it was awesome!
By:Anna, Chattanooga, Tennessee Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Jun-2014
Rating: Excellent quality and uniform grain size, without any clumping. Would buy from here again.
By:P., New York, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Apr-2014
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.
By:Julie, Palmer Rapids, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is the best price (and good quality!) I've found for this product. I love this product, rather than being in large grains like some others, this is more of a powder. I use it as pH adjuster and anti-oxidant, and it is very easy to incorporate into my products. Odorless, dissolves well, and easy to use!
Rating: Best price for the best Citric Acid I have ever found. The consistency is really nice ... no big crystals and no lumps. Makes amazing Bath Bombs!
By:Lisa, Winnipeg, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Best price and quality I've ever seen.
By:Jalisa, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: LOVE this product, best price I have ever paid.
By:Jalisa, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I love this stuff. i have had no problems at all with making bath bombs.
By:Lorriane, Gardena, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jan-2010
Rating: I love your citric acid. It's never in clumps. Perfect for bath bombs.
By:Tina, Miramichi, New Brunswick Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This saved me from quitting bath bombs altogether. It's not a crystal, more like a powder and mixes seamlessly with the baking soda. I don't use any witch hazel, or water, rather an oil mix, and it grabs onto everything and takes color well. I will never go back to the frustration of crystals again.
By:Nancy, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Mar-2010
Rating: The Quality of your citric acid is amazing, and the price is great, Citric acid is not an easy item to find if your out there looking for it , Thanks a bunch!.
By:Dan, Welland, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great price and a wonderfully consistent product. So glad you carry this. It's perfect for my bath bombs.
By:Cherie, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Easy to use, even-textured, odor-free, and well-priced! I use it for pH adjustment, bath bombs, & dyeing fabrics. Great product!
By:Terri, Atlanta, Georgia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Aug-2009
Rating: Great product. I will definitely order more
By:Shana, New York, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Apr-2010
Rating: Makes excellent bath bombs! Lots of fun for science-project-type situations with the kids too!
By:Az, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Fabulous product! Makes the best bath bombs!
By:Jennifer, Kanata, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This stuff is great in bath bombs! I bought all the ingredients for bath bombs here at NDA and had very consistent, good results.
By:Brook, Alameda, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Feb-2010
Rating: Great price, and great to use for my bath bombs.
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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:Cheryl, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great product and so fresh! ,My bath bombs and melts explode with fizz!!!! I looked every where for this and NDA's prices are the best!
By:Kristie, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Nov-2009
Rating: Awesome and a wonderful price as well.
By:Shirleen, Penetanguishene, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Got my first order from NDA, and was pleased to finally receive the citric acid I have been searching for all over the net and at local stores. Just being able to purchase it was a plus. I haven't tried anything yet with it, but as a novice in the soap making department, I can hardly wait!
By:Linda, Council Bluffs, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Jan-2010
Rating: I decided to make my very first bath bombs today using the Citric Acid that I purchased from NDA. It is a very fine, white powder, not lumpy or clumpy, that was very easy to mix. While I expected the small fizzy bubbles, I was surprised and delighted to see some really large bubbles fizzing from the first bomb I tried. I used the Red Currant and Thyme Tea Fragrance Oil from NDA and it was very crisp and refreshing, liked iced tea with a fruity overtone. Another great product from New Directions!
By:Deborah, Centennial, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Jul-2007
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: 09-Nov-2005
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: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I use this in my tub truffles and it's not too gritty.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I just made my first ever bath bombs with the citric acid I purchased in my last order, and they were SO fizzy! You can't beat the price or the quality of ND products. Thank you all so much!
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-Nov-2005
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!!
By:Leanne, Etobicoke, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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: 09-Nov-2005
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: 09-Nov-2005
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).