Citric Acid (Anhydrous) 500g

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Pure citric acid, food Grade  (Anhydrous)

An anhydrous citric acid is a water-free form of citric acid. The appearance of this compound is colorless, and it is odorless. Best used when making  Bath Bombs as it contains no water molecules.

Citric acid is naturally concentrated in a variety of fruits and vegetables and is particularly concentrated in lemons and limes. As with most organic acids, citric acid is a weak acid, with a pH level between 3 and 6.

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Uses & Benefits

Food flavoring and preservative

Squeeze a citrus fruit (such as lemon or lime) over fresh products to keep it from browning. The Citric acid is useful in preventing cut fruits (particularly apples or bananas) from browning after exposure to air.

Use 1 tsp. of Citric acid per 1L of water (or juice) when canning products to help the final product preserve.

Add 1 tsp. of Citric acid per 1L. of rinse and soak water when sprouting seeds until ready to consume.

Bath bombs

We can make our own bath bombs by using Citric acid. Citric acid is completely safe to use in bathtub. The fizzy effects are caused by the reaction of Citric acid with water and other ingredients (such as baking soda, witch hazel and fragrances).

Beauty Benefits

Citric Acid and Milk Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

To brighten oily skin and get a similar effect to that of a light chemical peel, try a milk mask that combines citric and lactic acids to slough away dead cells and even out skin tone.

To make this mask, combine

1/4 cup low-fat milk,

2 tbsp. citric acid powder

1/4 cup water in a small bowl.

Stir until the ingredients are blended and the powder has dissolved, and then apply the mixture to dry skin. Let the mask dry for 15 minutes — it will begin to tighten and crack, so sit still — then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Citric Acid Peel for Clogged Pores

A rubbery peeling mask penetrates deep into pores and sucks out dirt and oil as it dries, leaving skin softer, cleaner and brighter in appearance.

Stir together

1/2 cup water,

1/2 cup orange juice,

2 tbsp. citric acid powder

1 packet of unflavored gelatin

Add all the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat on medium, stirring constantly until the gelatin and citric acid powder fully dissolve. Transfer the mixture into a heat-safe bowl, and refrigerate for 25 minutes. Apply a thin layer of the mask to dry skin, and let it dry for 30 minutes. Peel off gently, starting at the outside edges of the mask.

Citric Acid Scrub for Uneven Skin Tone

To attack areas of uneven skin tone or roughness, a citric acid scrub leaves skin feeling rejuvenated and soft.

Combine 1/4 cup plain yogurt,

2 tbsp. rolled oats and

1 tbsp. citric acid powder in a small bowl.

Stir until the ingredients are mixed, and then apply the scrub to damp, just-cleansed skin. Scrub gently in a circular motion with your fingers for up to two minutes or until you experience a slight tingle. Rinse with cool water.

Medical uses

Citric acid is used to help kill harmful bacteria, as well as infections on the surface of the skin that can be common in people with diabetes, the elderly and people who smoke. Citric acid also can be combined with sodium citrate and potassium citrate to lower acid levels in the urine to help prevent gout attacks.  This can help prevent kidney stones.

Cleaning products

Citric acid may be added to cleaning products, as it can help remove hard water build-up on dishes and glassware. It also can be used to remove coffee and tea stains, yellowing/browning discolorations and water and urine stains. Some commercial products that contain citric acid are water-based and can cause corrosion on metals. To minimize and prevent rust, dry the metal after cleaning it

Try Making Ricotta

This recipe starts out with whole milk and yields a significant amount of creamy, delicious ricotta that will last up to two weeks in your refrigerator. And you get to skip the thickeners and stabilizers most commercial brands include.

  • 3.7 Liters whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon citric acid (dissolved in 2 tablespoons cool water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cream (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Put the milk into a medium-sized pot over low heat. In a separate bowl or container, dissolve the citric acid in the two tablespoons of water and then add that mixture to the milk. Add the salt to the other ingredients. Add the cream, if using. Whisk to combine the ingredients well.

  2. You will need a meat or cheese thermometer to get an accurate read on the temperature. Stir the milk mixture as it warms to prevent it from scorching on the bottom of the pot. At between 73.8c to 87.7c the milk will separate into curds and whey.

  3. Once the curds have separated from the whey, turn off the heat and let the ingredients sit at room temperature for 10 minutes

  4. Line a colander with several layers of cheesecloth and place the lined colander in a large bowl. Pour the ricotta into the colander. Tie up the ends of the cheesecloth and then tie the bundle somewhere it can hang and drain for 30 minutes (Tip: Tie to your kitchen faucet). Don’t throw out the whey – you can refrigerate it and use it to make lacto-fermented recipes.

    After half an hour, untie the butter muslin or cheesecloth bundle and transfer the ricotta to a food storage container. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
    Homemade ricotta will keep, refrigerated, for up to two weeks.

Additional information

Weight 500 kg

29 reviews for Citric Acid (Anhydrous) 500g

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    I needed this product to make bath bombs. Very well priced and super fast delivery. I love that they show you other applications for the product and provide recipes for those. Then they also have all the other products required for the recipe too. So educational and empowering.

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