Used for a range of purposed from cooking to cleaning, citric acid is naturally occurring in citric fruits.
It’s an odourless crystalline white solid.
Here are a range of uses for the amazing ingredient, confirming how versatile it is.
REMOVES HARD WATER STAINS: a solution with a six percent concentration of citric acid will remove hard water stains from glass without scrubbing
RUST REMOVER: it is used to dissolve rust from steel
BATHROOM SPRAY: Dissolve 2-3 Tablespoons in 1 litre warm water and spray your affected areas
MOUTH RINSE: Citric acids kills bacteria and is a general disinfectant so can be used as a mouth rinse. But be careful – too much could cause tooth decay.
RINSE AID: Make a rinse aid for your Dishwasher using citric acid and distilled/demineralised water
BATH BOMBS: Make with Citric acid, bicarb and some essential oils of your choice and have some fun!
FACE MASKS: Citric acid reduces fine lines, is very good in preventing wrinkles, removes dead cells, prevent acne and treats uneven skin tone. Making this a darn fine ingredient for facials and homemade scrubs.
TREAT FOOT ODOR: and toenail infections Use equal quantities of citric acid and bicarb in a bucket large enough for feet, fill it up with lukewarm water and add few drops of tea tree oil. Immerse your feet in it both morning and night for a few days.
CLEANS DENTURES: Soak your dentures in a cup of warm water and teaspoon of food grade citric acid to help disinfectant and whiten
JEWELLERY CLEANER: Soak diamonds in warm water and citric acid, rinse and wipe until sparkling.
DESCALES & DISINFECT: Washing Machine In an empty washing machine, add two tablespoons of citric acid, use hot water, and run on the longest cycle.
CAR CLEANING: Can be used to clean radiators and wheels
FOOD PRESERVATIVE: Citric acid is present in a lot of processed food and the labels show it as “E330”. It is used in the canning process as it helps to maintain a healthy Ph balance inside the foods and helps to prevent botulism (a harmful form of food poisoning).