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Citric Acid Anhydrous

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  • Status: 100% natural, non-GMO
  • INCI Name: Citric Acid
  • Fat content: 0%
  • Solubility: Soluble in water
  • Colour and texture: White, Crystalline powder
  • pH range: 1.5 to 2.5 in solution at 5%

Citric acid is a natural substance that is derived from citrus fruits like berries, grapefruits, lemons and also corn. It comes in a white, crystalline powder and is non-GMO. Over the years, citric acid is used across a range of purposes and for a range of products including household cleaners, skincare, cosmetics, and many other applications.


Belonging to the Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family, citric acid makes a great exfoliant that helps remove the top layer of dead skin. Exfoliating the skin has grown to be something that most DIY skincare enthusiasts love to do for one sole reason - to leave your skin looking smooth and radiant. This natural exfoliant, however, can be used alone or added in many beauty products.  

Apart from the exfoliating properties, citric acid is also known for its skin-clearing and age-defying benefits. This is because it helps prevent the formation of skin impurities and maintains the skin’s natural glow.

As a pH neutralising agent, citric acid helps tone down the skin-sensitising components that exist in most beauty products. It includes colourants, thickeners, stabilisers, and other ingredients that require a neutralised pH level to encourage a functional product performance. Note that higher pH level can compromise the skin’s protective barrier, thus may potentially dry the skin and make it susceptible to acne-causing dirt.

Another benefit you can get from using citric acid is its product life-enhancing qualities. It supports the stability of a product and lengthens its usability for longer periods. Best to use in shampoos, creams, and lotions.

Citric acid is also an important addition in making homemade bath bombs. It helps create a pampering, spa-like experience through its noticeable bubbles. To make a practical bath bomb, it is advised to pair with sodium bicarbonate for quality results. You can also add essential oils for up to 2 parts and natural extracts to retain the bath bomb’s form.

In haircare, citric acid contains high levels of vitamins and minerals that are needed to maintain healthy-looking hair. It works by washing away all the flakes from the hair and potentially restoring its natural sheen.


  • Homemade soap
  • Body wash
  • Facial cleanser
  • Leave-on face mask
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Exfoliant
  • Surface cleaner

CAUTION: Citric acid is slightly gentler compared to other acids and can be used in sensitive skin. However, make sure to perform a skin patch test first before using it to avoid complications.


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We offer a wide range of skincare/cosmetic products that are fit for purpose. We ensure that we meet the maximum standards and that you receive only the best product that is matched to your chosen application.

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17 Reviews

  • 5
    Citric acid

    Published by Jessica Mayne on 24th Mar 2020

    I purchased in February 2020. Not only is this product amazing quality but your service was the best I have received in a long time! Thank you very much it made it. The day before the hens party! Your staff rock!

  • 5
    Great value

    Published by Celeste Higgins on 10th Jan 2020

    Buying from N-Essentials was much better value than buying a tiny pack from the supermarket - looks like this will last me AGES! This is must-have with my essential oil DIYs - toilet fizzies being my favourite so far, no more nasty chemicals or scrubbing!

  • 5

    Published by Belinda on 7th Aug 2018

    I was hesitant to buy this product from a new website, however there was no need to worry. I wanted a safe and effective ingredient to make bath bombs for my kids. It worked - the bath bombs were easy to make, really fizzy in the bath and gentle on our sensitive skin. I would have no hesitation buying again!

  • 5

    Published by Erica on 25th Jul 2018

    Wow such awesome product, bought it to make bath bomb for my boys, omg it’s such a good quality n so cheap

  • 5

    Published by Yuen on 23rd Feb 2018

    I bought a 2kg packet for my daughter to make bath bombs. It was a hit with her friends. Initially I bought it from WW, and was costing an arm and a leg. Bulk buying from N-essential is definitely the way ahead. Good quality too, bath bomb fizzles and bubbled as expected!

  • 5
    Hayley Crichlow

    Published by Hayley Crichlow on 22nd Jan 2018

    Absolutely love this citric acid! Its fine, isn't clumpy and perfect to work with. Toilet cleaner to bath bombs to shower cleaner! Love the fizzyness makes cleaning more fun.

  • 4
    Linda Hay

    Published by Linda Hay on 8th Jan 2018

    My first purchase

  • 5

    Published by Karen on 15th Dec 2017

    Haha, finally in bulk! We used to use them from the supermarket.. but price/quantity... no this is much better. Bath Bombs, toilet fizzies a plenty now

  • 5
    Amy Laan

    Published by Amy Laan on 8th Dec 2017

    Great product, not clumpy, easy to work with

  • 5
    wendy watson

    Published by wendy watson on 8th Dec 2017

    Great product compared with what I have bought elsewhere. Affordable and fine grade with no clumping.

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