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Citric Acid

Citric Acid

“Beautifully packaged, perfect for making dishwasher rinse aid, fabric softener and hair conditioner rinse.”

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Adding just a small amount to water creates the same acidic solution as vinegar, which makes this an even cheaper natural DIY cleaning solution. 

  • Scum Buster: As an acid it can break down mineral deposits, rust, and scale that can accumulate on surfaces. Its acidic nature makes it effective in dissolving certain types of stains and residues especially soap scum. 
  • Antimicrobial Properties: While not as potent as some disinfectants, citric acid can help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria, making it useful  in natural cleaning solutions for surfaces that need mild disinfection. 
  • Limescale and Mineral Deposit Remover: The acid reacts with the minerals in hard water, such as calcium and magnesium, to dissolve and remove limescale buildup. This is particularly useful in descaling appliances like kettles and coffee makers. 
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What is it?

Citric acid is a weak organic acid found naturally in citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and limes. It's also produced through fermentation of various sugars. This white crystalline substance has a sour taste and is commonly used as a natural preservative, flavour enhancer, and in a wide range of food, beverages, and household products. 

Ingredient: Citric Acid pharmaceutical grade
Chemical Formula: C₆H₈O₇
pH level: Approx. 3.5

Key Benefits

The Cleaning Vinegar Alternative
An efficient and budget-friendly alternative to cleaning vinegar. While cleaning vinegar is a staple for eco-conscious cleaning, citric acid offers similar acidity, making it a potent degreaser, descaler, and stain remover. It's often more affordable and doesn't have the potent vinegar scent.

Remarkable Cleaning Abilities
Its chelating properties mean it excels in breaking down mineral deposits, limescale, and stubborn stains. From coffee makers to faucets and showerheads, citric acid dissolves build-up with ease, restoring shine and function without the overpowering vinegar odour.

Effervescent Magic
Ever marvelled at the fizzing wonder of bath bombs? Citric acid is the secret behind that delightful effervescence. Adding it to your DIY beauty and bath creations not only enhances the fizz but also contributes to a refreshing, invigorating experience.

Compared to store-bought cleaning products and specialised descaling solutions, citric acid's cost effectiveness shines. A small amount goes a long way, providing savings without compromising on results.

Eco-Friendly Choice
Compared to certain synthetic chemicals, it is considered more environmentally friendly, aligning with your commitment to greener living.

Usage Tips


  • Dilute to make an acid solution like cleaning vinegar
  • Use a solution to descale kettles, coffee makers, and other small kitchen appliances affected by limescale buildup.
  • Sprinkle citric acid on a damp sponge and scrub cutting boards.
  • To clean and deodorise the dishwasher, place a bowl with 1/2 cup of citric acid on the top rack and run an empty dishwasher
  • Dilute to make rinse aid solution for dishwasher


  • Add a teaspoon to the rinse cycle as a natural fabric softener
  • Cleans and removes limescale build-up in the washing machine, simply run a hot load with a few tablespoons


  • Removes limescale and mineral deposits from the showerhead
  • Sprinkle in toilet bowel before scrubbing
  • Mix with Bicarb Soda to make bath, shower and toilet fragrance bombs


  • Perfect for window and glass cleaning
  • Add to hot water for floor cleaning

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Gillian H.
Excellent Toilet Cleaner

Fast and effective at removing stains in the toilet.

Susi W.
Ctric Acid

Hi there,
I have been using citric acid as a fabric softener for 8 years from under your sink. The research Analise puts into sourcing her products is stainable and ethical, and financially viable. I would recommend any product from under your sink.

Amy L.

beautifully packaged,
Perfect for making dishwasher rinse aid, fabric softener and hair conditioner rinse

Chloe B.
Vegetable glycerin & citric acid

Has made my body was so lovely on the skin. Quick turn around time. Lovely service will be ordering again. Thank you

Pace S.

All of the products are amazing, Thank you so much Analisa, lovely lady :u1F970: