Citric Acid is an essential ingredient in making bath fizzies and bath bombs. The reaction between the citric acid and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) result in a delightful effervescence when added to water. Citric Acid can also be used to reduce the pH of your handmade soap. In cold process soap it is dissolved and added at trace. Find an example recipe with step-by-step instructions on the Soap Queen blog post for Sudsy Shampoo Bars. You can also use citric acid to reduce the pH in liquid soap by creating a 20% dilution in water and mixing a small amount into your liquid soap. Be careful to add very small amounts slowly as adding too much can cause the soap to thin out and separate.
It is best to store citric acid in a cool and dry environment and prevent humidity and moisture from getting to it. Since this can be tricky we recommend using your citric acid within 6 months of purchase to ensure that your bath bombs will fizz!
This is not a food grade product.
Botanical Name: Citric Acid
Common Name: Citric Acid