Citric Acid
100% pure food grade citric acid that can be used in a wide range of applications such as bath bomb and soap making.
Citric acid is an alpha hydroxy acid used in personal care products to adjust the acidity or promote skin peeling and re-growth in the case of anti-aging products.
Citric acid is naturally found in citrus fruits and juices, providing the characteristic acidic taste.
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Citric Acid is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, but it is most concentrated in lemons and limes, where it can comprise as much as 8% of the dry weight of the fruit. Citric acid is also the most widely used organic acidulate, probably because it is classified as a weak acid. Citric Acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid and hence will have some exfoliant properties, although these are much weaker than Glycolic, Lactic and Malic Acids. It is a natural preservative because of its acidic (sour) taste to foods and soft drinks. In biochemistry, it is important as an intermediate in the citric acid cycle and therefore occurs in the metabolism of almost all living things. It also acts as an antioxidant.

CAS No: 77-92-9


Other Names: 1-2-3-tricarboxy-2-hydroxypropane, 2 hydroxy 1-2-3 propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxypropanetricarboxylic acid, C6-H8-O7, Citraclean, Citretten, Citro.

Usage: Component acidulant in beverages, confectionery, effervescent salts, in pharmaceutical syrups, medicines, in effervescent powders and tablets. Used to adjust the pH of foods and as synergistic antioxidant. Used in beverages, jellies, jams, preserves and candy to provide tartness. Manufacture of citrate salts.


This material is hazardous according to criteria of EPA New Zealand.

  • Causes mild skin irritation
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • May be harmful if inhaled

In emergency dial 111, and then ask for Fire, Ambulance or Police as necessary.

In case of poisoning phone National Poisons Centre – 0800 764 766


Inhalation                    Remove victim from exposure - avoid becoming a casualty. Remove contaminated clothing and loosen remaining clothing. Allow patient to assume most comfortable position and keep warm. Keep at rest until fully recovered. Seek medical advice if effects persist.
Skin Contact If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs seek medical assistance.
Eye contact If in eyes wash out immediately with water. In all cases of eye contamination it is a sensible precaution to seek medical advice.
Ingestion Rinse mouth with water. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water to drink. Never give anything by the mouth to an unconscious patient. If vomiting occurs give further water. Seek medical advice.
Notes to physician Treat symptomatically.
For First Aiders Wear safety shoes, overalls, gloves, apron, chemical goggles, respirator. Use with adequate ventilation. Always wash hands before smoking, eating, drinking or using the toilet. Wash contaminated clothing and other protective equipment before storing or re-using.


Hazchem Code                  Not applicable
Suitable extinguishing media                    If material is involved in a fire use water fog (or if unavailable fine water spray), alcohol resistant foam, standard foam, dry agent (carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder).
Specific hazards Non-combustible material.
Fire fighting further advice Not applicable


Small Spills                           Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination. Avoid inhalation of vapours or dust. Wipe up with absorbent (clean rag or paper towels). Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal.
Large Spills Clear area of all unprotected personnel. Slippery when spilt. Avoid accidents, clean up immediately. Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination and the inhalation of dust. Work up wind or increase ventilation. Cover with damp absorbent (inert material, sand or soil). Sweep or vacuum up, but avoid generating dust. Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal. If contamination of crops, sewers or waterways has occurred advise local emergency services.


Handling                               Avoid eye contact and repeated or prolonged skin contact. Avoid inhalation of dust.
Storage Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from foodstuffs. Store away from sources of heat and/or ignition. Keep container standing upright. Keep containers closed when not in use - check regularly for spills.


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